5 Ways to Get Rid of Unpleasant Odors for Good
We’ve all been there and have had unpleasant odors in the home linger for days. The good news is that there are cost-effective ways you can eliminate unpleasant odors. Trust me I know. Being a Dog Owner it’s something I need to be on the ball with constantly. Yoda and Casper can be seriously stinky at times. Here’s a list of five safe solutions for eliminating various smells in your home.
Knock Out Garbage Odor
The prime suspect for many bad smells in your home is the rubbish. But you have to identify if it’s the can that’s the culprit or the food in the bag. If it’s the food in the bag, simply take the bag out to the trash bin. If it’s the trash can, wash it with the mixture of warm water and white vinegar. Place a couple fabric softener sheets at the bottom of the can for a fresh smell. Repeat the process as needed to keep the bin smelling clean. You can also use a scented bin bag for extra protection.
Stomp Out Putrid Toilets
It’s easy to let that ring around the toilet build up when your household is hectic. That’s OK. Just grab a quick box of baking soda, some salt, and borax. Add one cup of baking soda, one cup of borax, and one cup of salt to make a quick scrub. Put in a few drops of essential oil like citrus to leave a fresh scent.
Alleviate General Funk
Creating your own air fresheners is a cost-effective and safe way to eliminate odors in your home. Simply mix three parts water with one part cheap vodka. Then add 10 to 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, like citrus or lavender. Buy a couple small decorative spray bottles, and add the mixture. Place the containers in various spots around the house.
Also . you might want to get rid of the carpet. Carpet traps unpleasant smells, and using carpet fresheners and baking soda sometimes isn’t enough. You may want to contact a professional in your area to remove the carpet and replace it with hardwood or vinyl floors.
Get the Pet Odor Out
Activated carbon and charcoal are the same thing and are both good at neutralizing foul odors. They have been treated to increase the amount of oxygen, which makes them more porous and able to absorb bad odors. Activated carbon and charcoal are thus great for eliminating pet odors, but you can use them in lockers, gym bags, and cars. Use activated carbon embedded air filters so that your air remains pure and odor free. Call an HVAC professional today to help with service or installation needs.
Stop the Rancid Dishwasher Smell
Yes, its true that dishwashers can have a foul smell. Sometimes bits of food and other gunk get collected in the drain and cause odors. So check the drain hose to make sure it’s not crinkled. Pour a gallon of household or distilled white vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher. Let that sit for a little over an hour, and then let the dishwasher run through a full cycle.
If this doesn’t get rid of the odor, call a plumber because it might be something more serious. Follow these simple steps, and you and your family will be on your way to a cleaner smelling home.