All that fine swine cooking throughout the evening had left our small apartment smelling of bacon, especially in our stairwell, where a bag of our party's trash sat overnight. Yes, I find it a most welcoming smell to return to normally, and we even had a rental housing inspector perk up and note the agreeable smell yesterday as he came in to inspect our place. But my girlfriend is a (most understandable) vegetarian, and I don't think she finds the smell as welcoming as I do, so I've been working on more active ways to remove the smell today.
First, just opening the windows throughout the house to allow for circulation can help, but this got foiled by a morning rainstorm. So I turned to our new found favourite, the Halo UV vac, as we've read that UV light can help remove bacteria causing odours. A small candle has been burning (supervised) for a couple hours and we've also set a bowl of odour soaking activated charcoal in the stairway's top landing.
Checking now, the smell is still there, but reduced by about 50% from this morning. Smoky, deep odours like bacon or cigarette smoke are the most difficult of smells to remove, as they permeate into walls and surfaces, so it might take a few more days of constant circulation and a few more candles. Till then I can enjoy the gift that keeps on giving.
Anyone out there have any other helpful hints for expediting the departure of our smoky house guest?