Preventing Your Home From Bad Odors
Unfortunately, spraying your home with air fresheners will not do the trick. Bad odors in your home often mean something is wrong. It could be as simple as kitty litter or as complex as a dirty water pipe. Either way you must tackle it before it worsens and worsens. For more serious issues, always get professional help.
Here are some tips on stinks that are engulfing your home, and whether or not they are serious issues to be concerned about. To start with, open all windows for fresh air. Invest in indoor plants for purified air. Kitty litter
needs to be changed as often as possible, as well as cages for pet such as ferrets and hamsters, fish bowls, dog pens and any animal beds. Be sure to make sure your pet didn't have an accident around the house that has gone unnoticed, and don't be angry with her/him if there was an accident. Cooking
can also add to stinks as grease sticks around. Clean light fixtures and walls once a month to prevent odors, and clean floors and counter tops weekly. If you or the previous owners of your home smoked, this may be more difficult of an odor to get rid of. First, don't smoke in your home. If you already do, stop immediately.
It's foul smelling and hazardous to your health and well-being. Guests and children don't appreciate that odor either. Opening windows and investing in indoor plants are especially beneficial for this circumstance. Address smoking problems immediately for best results. Leave washing machine doors
open to eliminate air to prevent smelling. A helpful home remedy is to run your dishwasher with white vinegar which helps clean out the washer (and also helps make your glasses come out shiny!). Water heaters, plumbing, and pipes
should be left to the experts. If you notice awful smells stemming from these areas, call an expert immediately. Don't try to handle it on your own based of a DIY video, you'll end up breaking a pipe or hurting yourself. Again, let an expert handle this. Dust, sweep, vacuum and mop your floor weekly or every other week for the super busy-bees.
Guests with allergies and pet peeves will not appreciate coming to visit your dirty home, nor will people who are afraid of bugs. Dirty homes attract bugs more often than we would like to admit, so keeping good cleaning habits
is essential to eliminate odors. Keep your house purified and ventilated and also be aware of water damage
. Water damage is stinky and dangerous, and so is carbon monoxide. If you are afraid that either of these are affecting your home, seek expert help immediately. If none of those are the reasons for the stink- clean out your fridge and take out the trash. Don't wait for your kids to do it or for your mom to do it, if you notice the stink, do this immediately. Often food rots in the trash or in plasticware and we have no clue until we are cleaning out these areas. Take the trash out each time you put something in that will rot very soon.
Following these tips are effective ways to keeping odors out of your home. Don't be afraid to seek out an expert for serious odor smells, because experts always know what you're doing. Stay tuned with Cleanout Express for more helpful tips on cleaning and organizing your home!