Get Rid of Fireplace Odor with Nok-Out
There is something about a roaring fire in the fireplace that is just an awesomely comforting winter thing. Who among us has not passed time being mesmerized by the flames? Ahhhhh! Sometimes however, that fireplace can get a little smelly and if it is summertime, the allure of those flames can be overpowered by the stench of last winters smoke odor. Nok-Out will remove fireplace odor on contact. If your fireplace has gotten a little stinky, here’s how to get rid of fireplace odor with Nok-Out.
Cleaning Tips and Suggestions
First, be aware that Nok-Out does its work when it comes into direct contact with the odor source. Keep this in mind as you are doing this cleanup. The second thing to note is that smoke residue – whether tobacco or wood smoke – is sticky stuff that clings tenaciously to what it touches. The final thing to keep in mind is that all cleaners need time to do their work. A best practice is to spray and allow the surface to stay wet with Nok-Out for a few minutes so that it has time for the work do get done.
Here’s What to Do
- Put down a cheap plastic drop cloth and have a trashcan with bags handy. You will also need a pair of rubber/latex gloves and fireplace whisk broom, a wire brush, old newspapers.
- Begin removing old ash, broken bits of partly burned wood, and anything else there in the fire chamber. Carefully put that stuff in a trash bag. Use the whisk broom tool and a pan to sweep the area clean. Sweep the walls a bit if it removes anything stuck to the walls.
- Remove the andirons if possible and use the wire brush tool to clean away excess soot. Be careful at this step so that the soot does not wind up on your floor. Spray the andirons with Nok-Out, give them a good wipe and then spray again with Nokout – allow them to air dry.
- Line the bottom of the fireplace with newspapers. Place Nok-Out in a bucket, and using the wire brush, dip into Nok-Out and begin to scrub the walls. Gather up wet newspapers and scrub the flooring of the fireplace. Wipe residue with paper towels or cloth rags. Spray Nok-Out on the grout, corners, any cracks or chinks of the walls, and flooring of the fireplace. Pay special consideration to the outside of the fireplace, and the mantel as well. Wipe/spray carefully around and in the area of the damper, Open and spray inside, if possible.>
- If doors are present, treat / spray/wipe with Nok-Out.
- With clean rags soaked in Nok-Out, wipe down the walls around the fireplace, the molding, the threshold, bricks, or anywhere smoke odors may reside.
- Because smoke odors are constantly drifting down from the chimney, after 5-6 hours, if there are doors present on the fireplace, close them to keep odors from re-entering through the chimney flue.
- Repeat this procedure during cool months whenever the fireplace is cleaned out.
- Weekly, when the fireplace is not in use, spray the exterior and interior of the fireplace lightly with Nok-Out, paying attention to interior corners and grout.
- Repeat any step that needs repeating.
And That Should Do It!
Although cleaning the fireplace is potentially a messy job with no small amount of scrubbing, if you follow these steps you can get rid of fireplace odor in your home with Nok-Out.
If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.
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