Good Questions: How Can I Get Rid of the Pizza Odor?

Good Questions: How Can I Get Rid of the Pizza Odor?

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Maxwell Ryan
Nov 15, 2007

Hello AT,

I am in the process of moving into a new apartment. It will be the first time living alone, and I am excited about my new life ahead of me!

My place has pretty decent bones, lots of windows, new wood floors, and deck! Sounds pretty great!

However, after actually spending more than 10 minutes in the place, I realized a big problem. It is located upstairs from a pizza & cheesesteak place(I live in Philadelphia)...

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My entire apartment smells like a greasy kitchen from the deep fryers below. It absorbs into my clothes and textiles. I can't get over the smell! I haven't started living there yet, so I maybe I will get used to it?

Does anyone in the AT world have any suggestions for products or machines to neutralize or mask odors like this? I think it is going to be tough one.....

Thanks! Janelle

Dear Janelle,

This is a tough one and methinks that greasy exhaust MAY be tougher to fight than smoke or other things. Nevertheless, we've put a bunch of good links below.

Our biggest advice would be to address all the cracks. Because they're below you, you want to address any air leaks between you and them. When we lived in Chinatown here in NYC, we had a lot of smoke coming up around the heating pipes. After really plugging them up, it stopped.

Anyone else?

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