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How to Remove Cooking Odors From Your Home

The kitchen is the heart of the home and where most of the cooking goes on. Some foods that you cook, although delicious, can leave a lingering odor in your home. It can be difficult to get rid of cooking smells. Here are some simple tips to help you get rid of some of these undesirable odors.

Open Windows

Window with a flower

Fresh air will make a world of difference. Ventilate your home by opening your windows. A nice breeze will take odors out of the air. Try opening windows in the front of your home and in the back so that there is a good flow.

Confine Area/Use Fan

Pots on a stove

Shut any doors that you can, especially if you have a door to your kitchen. Confine the area with the odor in it from the rest of your house. Turn on your stove fan if you have one until the odor is minimized.

Cook Certain Foods Outdoors

Food cooking on a grill

If the weather is nice, cook certain foods that you know will cause odor outside. You can use your grill or if a deep fryer if you are cooking fried food. Make sure to leave your fryer outdoors afterward though, until it is cooled off.

Use a Scent Warmer/Light Candle

Lit candles

Use a plugin warmer or light a candle to freshen your air and make it smell nice. There are really great scents that you can use that will make a huge difference. Leave them on for at least an hour or longer.

By using the above methods your home will be smelling good again in no time. Remember that ServiceMaster Restoration is available should you need any of our services. We offer 24/7 Emergency Fire, Water Damage, and Mold Remediation services. No mess is too big for us to handle.