Bleach is a great product to use when cleaning certain areas and things in our homes. But sometimes the smell can be too strong. If you don’t use bleach that often and you use it to clean for the first time, it can smell extremely strong. If you realize that the bleach smell is too strong to bear don’t worry, In this article, I will show you how to get rid of the bleach smell. Whether it’s in your house or on your hands after following these steps the bleach smell will be gone.
How to get rid of bleach smell in house
When cleaning our homes with bleach or other products the smell can be somewhat unbearable, not because it smells bad but because the scent is too strong. Here are some quick ways you can get rid of the bleach smell.
Air out the room
Bleach usually has a strong smell the first time you are using it to clean. If you continue to clean with bleach the smell will become noticeable over time.
The best thing to do is to open up your windows and turn on a fan, so the room can be aired out. It will take less than a day for the bleach smell to disappear from your house. It’s best to open every window in the house and not just the one closest to the bleach smell. Doing this will let fresh air inside your house and the bleach smell will be pushed out through the window. Also, remember to turn off the AC before opening up your windows.
Use a spray that eliminates odors
Sometimes letting fresh air in won’t solve the problem fast enough. A good way of getting rid of the bleach smell from your house is to use odor-eliminating products. This includes products such as odor-eliminating candles and sprays.
If you want to eliminate the strong bleach scent from your home with an odor-eliminating spray all you have to do is spray the surface of the areas that you cleaned with bleach. If you arent sure where cleaned just spray all over the room that you cleaned. Doing this won’t mask the bleach smell with another fragrance it will just get rid of it.
To deodorize your home with odor-eliminating candles all you have to do is put each candle in a separate room of the house. If you only cleaned one room just put one candle in it and light it. Doing this will get rid of the bleach smell from your house in no time.
How to get rid of bleach smell on carpets
To get rid of the bleach smell from carpets all you have to do is sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet ( or the spot where the bleach is spilled). Let the baking soda sit on the carpet for about 15 minutes then use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the baking soda residue that’s on the carpet. THen use a broom to sweep up the carpet and use the vacuum again. Do this until there is no more baking soda left on the carpet. This is a great way to get rid of the bleach smell from your carpets. It is also a good way to deodorize your carpet from any bad odors.
Things you should not mix bleach with
I know that sometimes a lot of people inner chemist comes out when they are cleaning with different products. Sometimes they want to mix things for a better clean but it is not a good thing to do. Especially when you are mixing bleach with other chemicals. Before you mix bleach-related products with other chemicals do a quick google search to find out if it is safe. Here is an article that will show some things you should not mix bleach with.
How to get rid of bleach smell on hands
Sometimes when we use bleach or products that have bleach in them it can cause our hands to smell like bleach. I will show you a couple of ways on how you can get rid of the bleach smell off your hands.
What to use to get rid of bleach smell from hands?
- Use vinegar-In this article I mentioned some things you should not mix with bleach and vinegar was one of them. So you might be wondering why would I include it here for getting rid of the bleach smell from hands. Well, it’s because you’re actually mixing anything together.
To get rid of the bleach smell from your hands with vinegar all you have to do is wash your hands with water and dry it with a clean cloth or paper towel. Then pour a little vinegar on both hands and wash them (rub them together). Then use soap and water to wash away the vinegar smell.
- Lemons– Lemons are great for eliminating odors. Just cut a lemon in half and use one half to rub your hands. This will get rid of the bleach smell from your hands and it will also get rid of any other bad odors.
- Use ground coffee– Coffee taste delicious but did you know that it’s great for eliminating odors? To get rid of the bleach smell of your hands you need to do is rub a little of the ground coffee on them. This will get rid of the smell.
How to avoid bleach smell on hands?
The best way to avoid bleach smell on hands is to just wear dishwashing gloves. You can also dilute the bleach with water so that the scent isn’t as harsh. Even if you do this I still recommend that you use rubber gloves.
What happens if you get bleach on your skin?
Bleach can irritate your skin if you get too much on it. Here is an amazing article that will give you more details on this “what to do if bleach spills on your skin”.
In this article, I showed you how to get rid of bleach smell using some simple methods.
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