How To Get Gas Smell Out of Clothes
Yikes and double yikes! As you have found out, just washing gasoline-soaked clothing — especially heavy jeans or work shirts — does not get the clothing completely odor- or stain-free. Since gasoline is a petroleum product, it can leave an oily residue and still smell, even if washed several times. To be 100 percent safe, the clothes should be hung outside to “air out” for at least 24 hours, until the smell is completely gone, BEFORE washing the clothing. If they are really saturated, you should first hose them off outside. Since there is a slight risk of combustion (fire) because of the potential fumes coming from the washing machine, DO NOT put them in the washer until you can no longer smell the gasoline.
After airing the clothing outside, wash the items ALONE (with nothing else) on the hottest setting that’s safe for the fabric, and at the highest water level,f you work with or around diesel, you know that it can be a very persistent smell to remove from your clothes. There are numerous health concerns that are related to being exposed to diesel smells such as migraines. OdorKlenz laundry can remove diesel smells from your clothes and keep your clothing odor complimentary without the use of masking representatives or scents.