Many people enjoy being greeted by the ultra-fresh, citrus-kissed scent. Where this is common when one visits hotel lobbies or other 5-star establishments, homeowners want to replicate the fresh scent in their homes. When they set out on this project, this is when you may notice unfavorable odors in your home. Today, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to list the common odor sources that are likely creeping in your home.
Rotten Meat or Other Smell in Garbage Can
Garbage stinks, obviously. From waste, scraps of food, potential mildew and other odors develop, and often, rapidly. Using odor neutralizers and disinfectants can eliminate a lot of the unpleasant odors temporarily and will provide freshness to the air. Spray the trash can with diluted bleach and let it sit for a few hours to clean it properly. Rinse the diluted bleach thoroughly and wash it our again with hot soapy water. Rinse the can well and be sure it is completely dry before replacing the liner.
Why Does My Dog or Cat Smell So Bad?
Though pets are just extensions of the family, just like humans, they can get smelly. Ensure your pets are regularly bathed and groomed and the places they frequently lie down are cleaned. Your upholstered furniture, carpets, rugs, and other surfaces will need to be cleaned often, especially if they have accidents.
Musty Smell of Wet Clothes
Experts strongly recommend that you avoid putting the dirty clothes basket in your bathroom. Bacteria grows in humid and moist environments. Leaving your clothes in the bathroom only lets the bacteria grow.
Mattress Smells Like Body Odor
With our own sweat and naturally produced oils, smells can develop in our bedding and on our mattresses, over time, they begin to create odors. It is encouraged to wash your bedding weekly, have your mattress every 1-3 months and invest in professional deep mattress cleaning every year or two. Experts also recommend taking a shower before bed.
Washing Machine Smells
Making the perfect breeding ground for smelly bacteria, household appliances that come in constant contact with water can harbor mold. Moisture from each cycle is trapped in the seal every time you open and close the washer’s door. Additionally, moisture and mold can be trapped in the detergent drawer. Always leave the door and detergent drawer open for a few hours following your last load to prevent this. Use a one-to-one mixture of white vinegar and baking soda to wipe down the affected areas of mold growth.
Dishwasher Smells Like Sewage
Similarly, to the washer, dishwashers have the moisture content and the potential to grow mold. To flush out the interior, including the silverware basket, filter, panels, and door gasket, routinely run an empty dry-heat cycle.
Garbage Disposal Smells Really Bad
A common kitchen odor stems from garbage disposal. Grinding a few thin strips of lemon, lime, or orange peel in the disposal periodically can help neutralize these odors.
Odor from Air Ducts
Air ducts can easily be the source of odors since they filter a lot of contaminates and can also harbor mold and mildew.
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To help you neutralize the odors in your home, call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning for our odor combating services including overflow switches, odor neutralizers, electrostatic filters, ultraviolet lights, as well as air duct cleaning.