Bad Smell in the House
Win the battle against stinkiness. If you've got a bad smell in the house, these tips will help you stamp out the stink.
Eliminate Drain Odor
Chlorinate a Stinky Drain
Clean Car Air Ducts
Neutralize smoke and other smells in your car with an aerosol can of automotive duct cleaner. Most products require you to spray the cleaner into the vents and the blower motor intake. One way to find your blower motor intake opening is to turn the system on defrost and hold a tissue under the dash. You can buy a can of duct cleaner at auto parts stores. One brand is Clean Air.
Professional Stench Stopper
Hockey equipment gets really stinky. Rick Bronwell, the assistant equipment manager for the Minnesota Wild hockey team, offers this advice: "The most important thing is to air everything out. In addition to that, try a product called SportSense. It eliminates bacteria that cause odors, but just as important, it eliminates bacteria that can cause a skin infection." SportSense is available in several sizes at sporting goods stores or online at amazon.com. You can use it on all kinds of sports gear.
Freshen Up Work Boots
At the end of a long workday, fill up your boots with cedar chips. (Better yet, slide in an old sock that's filled with cedar chips.) The cedar chips absorb moisture and eliminate odors. You can buy a bag of chips, sold as animal bedding, at a pet store. Change out the chips every month or so.