Every home has a smell, but some houses just smell better, (while others are worst!) If you’re worried about the foul smell inside your home, we’ll help you tackle the causes and provide you with expert tips on how to make your house smell good.
Be Careful When Using Air Fresheners
Most of the time, people associate a pleasant smell with a clean environment. But that’s not always the case. It is possible that you are just concealing the odd smell with strong home scents. While that can work temporarily, there are chemicals that may harm you and your family in the long run.
Why Is Your Home Not Smelling Good?
There are various reasons why your home smells bad. Here are a few common ones to watch out for.
Mold growth is common in damp, humid, and wet conditions. They usually smell a bit earthy and sometimes like wet socks. Keep every corner of your house, especially walls and carpets as dry as possible to prevent its growth and spread.
Check your home for leftover food and drinks. If you just had a party, clean your house right away. We understand that it can be tiring, so we suggest hiring professionals such as Prestigious Cleaning Team. Old stains from foods and drinks emit a foul smell so if you leave them for too long, your house may smell like spoiled food.
It’s lovely to have pets at home. In fact, several studies show that it helps our emotional state. But let’s admit it, accidents happen anywhere in your house. It’s good if you spot it right away, but sometimes it’s hard to notice them until you start to smell an awful odor.
Smoking is obviously bad for your health and your home. The smell can last for hours or even days. If you can’t quit smoking (but we still recommend that you do), have a designated area outdoors where you can smoke.
If your home doesn’t have the proper ventilation, you will notice that it can get smelly. This is especially true during hotter days or if you live in a humid area. Let clean fresh air come into your house by opening the windows and using home ventilation systems.
How To Make Your Home Smelling Good and Keep It Smelling Fresh?
Know Where the Odor Is Coming From
To ensure that your home smells fresh and stays safe, it’s important that you know where the odd smell is coming from. Once that is done, it’s easier to remove it.
Inspect your rooms, especially the dark and damp spaces, to check for mold and mildew. Some of the areas you must first look into are the heating vents, air conditioning, laundry baskets, carpets, windowsills, and bathroom.
Properly Dust Your Rooms
Dusting, as most of us know, can cause respiratory problems. Too much dust can make your home smell musty. When dusting, don’t just focus on your tables and shelves. You also need to work on your blinds, ceilings, and the light fixtures. Don’t forget to use a damp cloth for hard surfaces to prevent the dust from going all over. Also, always wear your face mask.
We know that this can be a tedious job and we urge you to call the Prestigious Cleaning Team to do the dusting for you.
Keep A Spotless Floor
Hardwood floors are easier to clean because you just need a damp mop. However, if you have a carpeted home, this is a bit more challenging. Fortunately, you can use baking soda on the affected area. Let it sit overnight so that the odor will be absorbed.
When done, you can now vacuum the baking soda. If this doesn’t work, you can use a mixture of water and vinegar.
Remember to work on the hard-to-reach areas such as the spaces under your large furniture.
Keep Your Windows Open
When you open your windows, you also break the stagnant air that may cause a foul smell. But you have to be careful when opening your windows. If you live in an area with a high level of smog, check the air quality first.
Wash Your Laundry Regularly
We recommend washing your bed sheets once a week. For your clothes, make sure that they don’t stay in your hamper for a long time. The sweaty clothes will never have a pleasant smell. If you just worked out and you have sweaty gym clothes, wash them right away.
Invest in an Indoor Air Purifier
Most of us buy stuff for our home to make it look aesthetically pleasing. Why not get something more ‘functional’? Indoor air purifier destroys the pollutants from your home. These pollutants are often the source of foul smells.
Buy a Quality Dehumidifier
If you live in an area where it’s humid, you better get a dehumidifier. As we’ve said, such conditions are ideal for mold and mildew to grow. But with a dehumidifier, you can remove the moisture, making your home smell fresh.
Use Natural Odor Absorbers
Baking soda is truly a gift from heaven! This can trap odors in places like your basement and bathroom. Just remember to replace the baking soda regularly.
What Scents Can I Use for My Home?
Instead of using chemical air fresheners, we recommend going natural. You may use plants like jasmine or roses. You may also go for natural essential oils which are known to have health benefits. If you want to make your own home freshener, you may add ten drops of essential oil to a cup of water. Place it in a spray bottle and use it when necessary.
Prestigious Cleaning Team Can Help You
If you don’t have the time to clean your home and make it smell fresh, our team can do the job for you. We’ll clean your home using the right solutions and with the right equipment. Our team also does other cleaning services that you can check out.