Keep the Air in Your Home Clean and Breathable
When strange smells invade your home, it can impact your comfort and make your house harder to live in for every member of your family. Whether it’s a lingering smoke scent from a fire, a persistent smell from bad leftovers, or a dusty air conditioner, lingering odors are something that you want to get out of your home as soon as possible.
We asked our restoration experts to suggest some effective DIY odor removal tricks that you can use on your own, with just some household products and elbow grease. With these few simple tips, you can ensure your family is always breathing clean, odor-free air.
Clear Your Plumbing
Issues with your plumbing are one of the biggest causes of lingering odors. If something smells strange in your home, take some time to clean out your drains and your garbage disposal, and to check your pipes for cracks, leaks, or corrosion. In a worst-case scenario, you may have a hidden water leak that’s led to mold growth. If you suspect that may be the case, professional leak detection services can help you pinpoint the source of the issue.
Clean Out Your HVAC System
Your air conditioner, air ducts, and heater are also a great place for bad smells to hide and spread throughout your home. Replace your filters to ensure that no dust or bacteria is sneaking into your air supply and consider having your ducts professionally cleaned.
Use Natural Scent Absorbers
A lot of household products have natural odor absorbing properties that make them especially useful for cleaning your air. For example, an open container of baking soda in your fridge can stop spoiled food from irritating your nose, and shallow bowls of coffee grounds scattered around your home can get rid of any lingering scents.
Common household products like these can be used to counteract odors in your home when utilized properly:
- Baking soda
- Coffee grounds
- White vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar
Professional Odor Removal Services
If you can’t seem to get rid of smells no matter what you do, our restoration experts offer professional odor removal services guaranteed to get rid of any stench. If a disaster like fire or flooding is responsible for lingering odors in your home, a professional service is specifically trained to help you and your home recover.
Call All Dry Services at (561) 220-6270 to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment today!