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5 Cleaning Tips for Fighting Household Odors

Nobody wants their house to smell. However, at one point in time or another, you will walk into your home and notice that it smells. When this happens, you may take the trash out, hoping to solve the problem, but if the issue is not resolved, you may wonder what to do next. Here are a few cleaning tips that can help you fight everyday household odors:

Air Out Your House

If you notice your home smells, one of the first things that you may want to do is do a light cleaning, such as vacuuming and dusting, and then airing your home out. Sometimes smells are simply trapped in your home. Opening up the windows and using fans can help smells in your home to escape, while also letting in fresh air. 

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

When you notice a smell coming from your home, you may try to figure out where it is coming from. If it seems to be emanating from the kitchen, your garbage disposal may need to be cleaned. There are many different ways to clean your garbage disposal and remove smells. Some people grind up a lemon or orange in the disposal, while other people allow baking soda and vinegar to sit in the disposal. Either option will remove odors. 

Clean Your Drains

It is recommended that you pour a pot of nearly boiling water down your drains every month. This includes your sink, shower and bathtub drains. This helps to remove sludge and build up that can cause smells to be emitted from the drain. If you smell odors and are not sure why, try to clean your drains with hot water to see if that solves the problem.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned

Your duct work carries hot and cold air from your HVAC unit, air conditioner or heater into your home. But overtime, the ducts get filled with dirt and dust. This dirt and dust can begin to smell as it just sits there. It is recommended that you have your ducts cleaned every two to three years, or as needed to remove odors that you cannot otherwise remove from your home yourself. 

Deep Clean Your Carpets

Lastly, if your home smells, it may be time to deep clean your carpets. Your carpet fibers can hold in many things, including dirt, dust, pollen and allergens. All of these items can cause your home to smell. A professional can use hot water extraction or steam clean your carpets to remove all of this debris and any scents that may be lingering in your carpet. 

If the odor still is not resolved, it may be time to look into hiring an Atlanta house cleaning service, such as Amazon Cleaning. We can help to clean your entire house, removing any dirt, dust or residue that may be causing smells to exist in your home. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment. 

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