Yes. Fuel oil trapped in the pores of wood and other porous materials produces fumes, especially when the home is being heated. Room fresheners or fume suppressants are ineffective in eliminating fuel oil fumes as they do not address the source and the generation of fumes continues. VaporRemed, on the other hand, is a bioremediation product that attacks the source of the fumes – the fuel oil trapped in the pores – and eliminates the fumes almost immediately. We have found VaporRemed to be effective on wood, carpet, and packing materials that have been affected by fuel oil spills in basements.