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Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 6:36 AM


Dear Sploofus gang,
My son and I came home last night to a smoldering mattress in his room which had filled the house with smoke. Anyway, everything is ok, but my house reeks! I slept all night with all the windows open and fans everywhere. Any suggestions?

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 7:12 AM

Thank goodness you and your son are both safe.
I just found this - "Smoke residue on household items can be cleaned with a solution of tri-sodium phosphate, or TSP, read the directions for safety, and this solution will be a valuable tool in cleaning away the smoke residue that you will find on any item that you are able to save after a fire".
I don't know if that's any help to you. I'm sure many ideas will be given from your fellow Sploofees.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 7:12 AM

I'm glad everybody is okay.

One product my husband and I have had a great deal of success with is called odo ban. After cleaning up and running a carpet cleaner, just spray the affected areas and let dry.

Odo Ban is available at Sam's Wholesale club and WalMart.

Good luck!

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 10:17 AM

I concur with Missgeorge - Odo Ban is the best stuff ever.

Praise God everybody is ok!

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 6:17 PM

Thanks, friends. Hubby is on his way to get some Odo Ban now! You all rock!

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.2 - Posts: 6097)
Thu, 30th Aug '07 7:57 PM

Glad you're all okay, Leah! I know how messy the smoke can be. We had a kerosene heater smoke up the house several years ago while we were gone. Guess we were lucky something didn't catch on fire. Good luck with all of your clean up.


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 10:03 AM

Hi Leah,
Just wondering how you got on with the Odo Ban????
Guess you have MOUNTAINS of Laundry to do as well,
because of the dirt and grease that fire creates.
Not to mention the shock to your system!!!!
Hope you are doing well.

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 12:52 PM

TSP (Mandy's suggestion) is hard to find, but amazing for cleaning walls and woodwork. I use it before painting new paint over old paint.

You can get it at a hardware store ... particularly the old fashioned kind of hardward store that carries everything.

Diva305  (Level: 152.6 - Posts: 1655)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 7:49 PM

Thank G-d You're okay! That's all that matters.
Here's my house after fire (12/26/06)¤t=DSCN0480.jpg

Sold-moved-went by there the other day-empty lot!

Buy stock in Fabreeze!

Over 600 lbs. of laundry!


Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 9:07 PM

Odo-Ban totally rocks! Laundry, curtains, rugs, etc. have all been cleaned. I'm so tired! Smoke alarms worked great...we just weren't home to hear them. However, we did come home earlier than expected, so the damage was minimal. I think my 16 year old son has a calling as a fireman, as he went into action immediately! He said he learned it all on the field trip we took to the fire station when he was in kindergarten. When I think about what could have happened, I feel very grateful that God was watching out for us...I also feel like throwing up! Thanks for the kind thoughts and words! I love Sploofus people!

Koozbane  (Level: 256.3 - Posts: 14)
Sun, 2nd Sep '07 9:17 AM

We're so thankful that everyone is OK!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 3rd Sep '07 1:58 AM

Everyone probably knows this....

For a small kitchen fire, you can cover the fire
with SALT to put it out.

****Sugar is very flammable****

If it's a pan fire, you can put the lid on the pan
to cut off the oxygen.

In the bedroom, I guess you must smother the flames
with a blanket or a quilt.

****Never use water on an electrical fire****

When in Doubt....RUN OUT!!!!

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