How to Deodorize your Home?

Smelly homes are bound to happen if you haven’t had time to take the trash out or wash your yoga clothes in a few days. The secret to deodorizing a room is first getting rid of the source of the odor, which you can do with a thorough cleaning. In this blog, we will learn;

How do you Deodorize a House?

How to Deodorize your Home?

How to Remove Odors from Your Home?

Surely you’ve heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This adage holds true when it comes to carry out the odor removal process in your home. The best way to maintain a pleasant smelling house is to create a regular cleaning routine and stick with it.

To actually deodorize your home, you can sprinkle baking soda on floors and furniture and vacuum it up. Baking soda neutralizes odors instead of just masking them.

Pro Tip: If you have pets, you’ll want to make sure they’re not in the room until you’ve vacuumed up the baking soda as it can make animals ill.

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In addition, you want to look at other ways you can minimize smells such as:

  1. Leaving gross shoes and sneakers outside or investing in foot odor products
  2. Doing laundry on a regular basis
  3. Washing dishes on a daily basis
  4. Washing your pets when they’re dirty and keeping bedding and litter boxes clean
  5. Making sure no one in the family is leaving food, dirty dishes or piles of smelly laundry in his or her room
  6. Keeping sink drains free of food debris
  7. Taking out the trash regularly and cleaning your trash cans when they begin to smell
  8. Replacing your kitchen sponge before it starts to stink
  9. Maintaining a clean refrigerator
  10. Keeping sporting and fishing gear outdoors or in the garage
  11. Tossing out unrefrigerated produce or other foods before they spoil
  12. Opening windows (when the weather is nice) to air out your home
  13. Leaving your bathroom door open after showers so the room gets some ventilation

Expert Recommendation:

Treat the Cause Not the Symptoms!!

One common mistake many people make is masking the odor. While your candle warmer or favorite room spray may spread pleasant scents when used, you need to actually remove odors from your home if you want it to smell nice all of the time.

Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to deodorize your home.

What if you can’t Remove Odors from your Home?

If you’ve tried deodorizing and have directly treated what you thought to be the source of the smell, you may be dealing with a more serious issue than a stinky trash can or stale laundry. Foul odors that hang around could be a sign that mold is growing somewhere in your home.

Recommended Read: Can I Clean Up Mold Myself With Bleach?

What if you have trouble getting rid of smells even though you’ve been cleaning? Seek out for mold testing and inspection services.

A simple clean won’t do the trick when mold is involved. Instead, you’ll need to contact a professional that’s equipped to deal with this issue. And don’t put off getting help with mold control. When left to linger, mold can cause serious health issues, including headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms.

About Lisa McIntyre

Lisa McIntyre has always resided in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Applied Science. Ultimately, her passion for science and teaching came to fruition after her husband requested her assistance in developing Dry Effect Restoration Services. She was able to develop her knowledge, degrees and certifications further in many indoor air quality associations and organizations. Thus allowing her to educate Realtors and Insurance Agents on the damages that many common indoor air quality irritants and water bacterial growths can lead to in ones home or business. Over 10 years later she’s glad to have taken the leap of faith to assist her husband what seemed to be a fun project into a lifetime achievement and to see the individuals she teaches prosper from their newly found knowledge.

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