Asked on Oct 13, 2017

Odors get trapped in my stair well. What can I do?

ShoshanaQuestarLinda Sikut


5 answers
  • Christierei
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Buy a gallon of cheap vinegar. Pour it in buckets and leave on the stairs. At first the vinegar will smell strong. But after a day or two there is no smell at all.
    • Louise Glenn
      on Oct 17, 2017

      I agree- works for me. My house traps odors so I tried leaving a bowl of vinegar out and it absorbed the odor. I left it out overnight so I wouldn be bothered with the vinegar smell.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 13, 2017

    What stair well? Where? Please provide moore information on the details of your stair well.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Christierei's vinegar idea will be helpful, but you still have to find the source of the smell. Is it in your own home or do you live in an apartment? Could it be coming from a dead animal in the walls? Is there a pile of wet or moldy rags somewhere? Could it be coming from another apartment? You really need to find the source before you can fix it permanently.
  • Questar
    on Oct 14, 2017

    If the reason for the smell is that house cooking, etc. just waft there and there isn't enough air movement to push them onward, thry some sachets with cedar shavings, or carved cedar cut outs for decore or attractive jars or bowls with baking soda in them to absorb the odors.

  • Shoshana
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Apple cider vinegar is a good odor neutralizer!
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