How to Remove the Sewage Smell From a Basement

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Basements might often have a slight sewage smell.
Basements might often have a slight sewage smell. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Sewage smells can sometimes emanate from your basement and make it uncomfortable for you and your visitors to spend time there. These sewage smells can linger long after a sewage flood or a sewage issue in your home is resolved. Remove these odors with natural products that will actually remove and absorb the odors rather than commercial products that only cover up smells.

Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Baking soda

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Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. White vinegar is a natural and non-toxic odor neutralizer.

Spray the white vinegar over hard surfaces in the basement. Let it dry there completely. Do not spray white vinegar on natural stone floors because it will etch them.

Sprinkle baking soda over soft surfaces such as upholstery and carpets.

Let the baking soda sit overnight to absorb odors.

Vacuum the baking soda up in the morning.

Fill a bowl with white vinegar and place it in the center of the room. The white vinegar will evaporate and will neutralize odors in the air.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always solve the cause of the odor smell before attempting to remove the smell otherwise the smell will simply return.

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