Our homes are happy, safe places for us and our family. However, over time, some bad smells might appear. Nobody wants to have a smelly home, so regular cleaning is a must. Often, a bit of cleaning does the trick. However, sometimes, it is hard to get rid of some specific odors, and that is why you should rely on some of these tricks to restore the freshness of your home.
Identify and remove
Logically, in order to get rid of the bad smell, you need to remove its source. Spraying air fresheners and opening the windows can help you for a short while, but as soon as the fresh air is gone, the smell will come back. Whether the source of the smell is mold, mildew or even some animal carcass in your chimney or under the house, you need to call the specialist, remove the source and the foul stench will be gone. Follow the trail and see what the problem is, so you can nip it in the bud.
Opening windows and doors can sometimes be enough, especially if the air in your house is only stale. If there are any musty smells present, caused by dust or lack of ventilation, let the fresh air inside. Open the curtains and blinds, let the daylight in and it will instantly remove the unpleasant odors. Also, you should open any shut-in spaces, such as cupboards, closets and cabinets and air them out as well, or put some homemade fresheners inside.
Help from technology
In kitchens, simply creating a draft is sometimes not enough. Constant cooking, trash cans and drains can cause plenty of foul smells which can only be resolved with the help of technology. You might already have a ventilation system, or an electric fan installed, but those can only blow some of the smells away. In order to completely remove the smells, you should rely on quality air purifiers. They will clean the air, remove the odors and bring enough freshness back to the kitchen. What is more, you can always bring them in other poorly-ventilated rooms and get rid of any smelly particles in the air. To do so, all you have to do is spend some time checking out the air purifier reviews online, and find a perfect one for you.
Tame the pet odor
Even though we love our pets, they can produce great amounts of uncomfortable odors. What is more, sometimes it is hard to get rid of it because they are constantly there and the smell becomes embedded in the fiber of our furniture, carpets, curtains, etc. In order to successfully get rid of pet smells you can rely on activated charcoal. It is a form of carbon that has been “activated” which makes it extremely porous, and a great absorbent of various odors. All you have to do is place a few pieces around the house, near your dog’s bed or cat’s litter box and you’ll successfully get rid of all the bad smells.
Mold in the bathroom
Bathroom is the wettest place in the house, and it can easily become the dirtiest. In order to remove all the smells, you will have to clean it regularly. However, standard cleaning products are sometimes not enough. You can easily make your own cleaning product that is guaranteed to remove any urine and mold smells. Make a mix of 3 parts water, 1 part cheap vodka and up to 20 drops of essential oils such as citrus or lavender; put it in a spray bottle and keep it in the bathroom. Now, every time you are cleaning, use this mixture and your bathroom will be clean and the odors will be gone. Another thing that can cause problems with smells are the doors of the washing machine, since they are sealed tight, which allows mold and mildew to grow and spread, and therefore stink. You can easily use your homemade product to clean the doors, and don’t forget to keep them open between washings.
Don’t let your home become smelly. Not only is it uncomfortable if your home smells bad, but it can also be very unhealthy. Air out the rooms frequently and rely on your air purifiers and home-made cleaning products to keep everything clean and odor-free.