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Try These Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Odours At Your Home

Try These Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Odours At Your Home

Try These Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Odours At Your Home
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A well-organised house is not enough for a home to be considered beautiful. It has to smell just as good as it looks. Imagine walking into your own home filled with a pungent smell, you won't like it. At times, there exist some elements in our home that produce unfavourable odours. Smoke, pets, cooking and mildew are some of the things that produce an uninviting odour which can penetrate into walls, furniture and rugs.

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 If you feel that your home has a continuous odour, here are a few tips that can help you do away with such smells:

Go natural: The easiest and the most convenient way to get rid of bad smell is by bringing in the natural air. Fresh air is the best gift your home can get and will help cut foul smell.

Do vacuum: Vacuum clean your upholstery, curtains and carpets. Room deodoriser and baking soda are good agents to clean the carpets. Sprinkle them on the rug and then vacuum to clear the dust.

Thorough wash: Hard surfaces like floors, glossy paint, sinks, tables and countertops should be cleaned regularly. You can use a mixture of water and soap or white vinegar and water to clean.

Bath pets: Pets tend to smell and fill odours; hence, clean and bathe them on a regular basis. The practice is also useful for your pet's hygiene, too.

Clean the systems: Clean the filters of your cooling and heating systems regularly. This will help remove foul smell and make your equipment more efficient.

Repaint: If the regular cleaning ideas don't work, then repaint your area. The new coat will cover the old paint and help you get rid of odour caused by moisture.

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Here are some tips to use and apply room-wise to remove the smell.

Rooms: Living area, bedrooms or family room should be regularly cleaned and vacuumed. If you or someone else in your home smokes, then keep proper ventilation in the room and regularly open the windows. Keep fresh flowers or light incense candles or diffusers to keep the smell away.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms are prone to mold and mildew due to heavy moisture content. Keep them ventilated by either installing an exhaust fan or opening a window. Regularly clean the area in and around the taps and below the sinks to keep mildew away. Mop the floors regularly and keep the toilets clean. Also, spray room fresheners in bathrooms.

Kitchen: Cooking and used dishes in the sink are the main source of odour generation in the kitchen. Use exhaust fan while cooking or install chimney to absorb the odours and smoke. Keep the countertops clean and wipe your sinks regularly. Keeping a box of baking soda in refrigerator also absorbs odours.   

Last Updated: Sun Dec 18 2016

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