You can choose to occupy your day spraying around your home to replace the unpleasant odours that bother you. Or, you can decide on the most effective way to get rid of these odours. Identifying and dealing with the main source will prevent the problem from recurring. It’s even more urgent that you find it if, no matter what you do, the odour doesn’t seem to be going away. There are tips you can follow to target the source of the odour and get rid of it completely. You can also get the most out of professional cleaning services like carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and stain treatment.
- Investigate the cause of the smell
You might think that doing this is very tiring, but once you find the source of the stench, your life will be more comfortable. Do a thorough search in all areas of your home to trace where the odour is coming from. If you have cats at home, be reminded that they sometimes like to take dead animals with them so you need to check under the bed, and behind appliances and furnishings. Damp, musty smells are likely coming from mould, which grows on ceilings and walls. Treat any mould problems right away or they will spread throughout your home.
- Store your items properly
Consider also the possibility that the odour is coming from a chemical inside your house, like varnish, paint, or other cleaning products. These chemicals should be placed in a separate area because of their strong fumes and the danger of accidental poisoning. Garages or sheds are the best storage areas, but kitchen and cleaning products in tightly closed containers can be put inside the cupboard.
- Vacuum and professional cleaning
Some odours are caused by the lifestyle and habits of people, such as smoking. Cooking and grilling food can also cause different odours. Unfortunately, the particles of odours from these kinds of sources have the tendency to stick to carpets and upholstery. Although odours from food may smell good at first; they do turn nasty later on, particularly if you accidentally burned the food. You can vacuum surfaces to get rid of the smell. If that doesn’t work and the smell persists and gets worse, it’s time to call the carpet and upholstery cleaning experts.
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