Smoke Odor

Do you know how to get rid of the smoke odor from a fireplace insert? The smell wafts into the room, even after the ashes are removed. I have tried placing backing soda in there, but it does not seem to help. Thanks.

Washing soda works wonder on smoke and soot. I use washing soda to clean the glass window on our wood stove; it works like magic. Depending on how sooty the situation, combine 1/4 cup washing soda or more to 1/2 gallon of water. For really bad situations use a thick, wet, washing soda paste. When you use a strong washing soda mixture, it will need a lot of rinsing. You need to wear gloves when using washing soda because the mineral is slightly caustic. It is also strong enough to peel wax off a floor, so spot test if you are using this mixture on any finished surface.


LMj Sunshine

Thank you for info.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for info.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good to know

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Ximena Jaramillo
Ximena Jaramillo4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for the info

Nb B.
No B.4 years ago

how about getting rid of cigarette smoke smells

Seda A.
Seda A.4 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago

will try it. Thanks