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Old 02-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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My pellet stove had an problem and it smoked up the house really bad. Never had it like this. The house smells like a campground (not all that bad) but how do I get it out?
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:49 PM
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due to the nice weather I have been airing out the house and using fans to get the air moving but it's still there after 2 days of open windows.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:03 PM
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Deep fry a couple turkeys in your house that should just about take care of that "campfire" smell.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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No doubt!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:50 PM
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ozone machine, call a rental store and ask for one
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:30 PM
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The ozone machines work well.

You could call your insurance company. This is covered under almost all types of homeowner's insurance. Depends on the extent of the damage--soot--etc---and your ded.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:46 PM
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5 gallon bucket of Fabreze.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:19 PM
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I had an earlier post about this same issue after finding a squirrel had plugged my flue.

Wash every wall and ceiling. Shampoo carpets. Open windows as often as possible. Fabreeze. Time. Even more time.

Never got so fed up that I looked into finding an ozone generator, but I am sure that would do it. An effective one means you have to evacuate the house for a time......
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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When folks get this problem, many of them do a complete wash of all of the walls, windows and ceilings in the house.

If they can't wash the ceilings or walls, then often the only real solution is to repaint everything in the house so that you seal the smoke smell between the layers of paint.

Here is another pretty good write up on the issue:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natura...rom-a-home.pdf

Remember, this is essentially the same category as a house fire so the clean up costs should be covered by your homeowners insurance under the fire loss protection of your policy. Check with your insurance agent and hire the professional that he recommends to take care of the issue.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:34 AM
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These folks make a business of cleaning up such problems:
http://www.servpro.com/?kmas=840&kmc...46-e-223175028
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