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Ew! What’s that Smell? How to Eliminate Bad Odor from Your Home


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You can clean and scrub your house daily, but you will still notice a smell. A smelly house can make you not want to invite people over – or even worse, you may not want to be in your own home! As long as you live, cook, and play in your home, the smells will be there. The good news is you can eliminate bad odors by using simple cleaning products. Doing the following will help get rid of bad odors in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room.


Your trash is a common culprit for bad odors in your home. However, you may notice the smell is still there after you take out the trash. If this is the case, then the smell is from your trash can and not the trash itself. To clean your trash can sprinkle baking soda between the liner and the can. After sprinkling baking soda, you should use a disinfecting spray to kill off bacteria.


How often do you wash your dishwasher? It is not surprising that most people do not wash their dishwasher regularly. But an unclean dishwasher interior can cause a smelly home. The best way to clean your dishwasher is by adding a dishwasher cleaning tablet. To prevent your dishwasher from smelling, also be sure to clean off food from your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher.


Toilets can become smelly for different reasons. To prevent your toilets from becoming smelly due to dirtiness, then clean your toilet weekly. Make sure you clean your toilets before they look dirty. To clean your toilets use a toilet bowl cleaner. After scrubbing your toilet, add a half cup of bleach to the toilet bowl. Adding bleach will help prevent odors.


You may notice your bedroom closets have an odor to them. The odor is due to moisture that gets trapped. If you want to eliminate this odor, then do not close your closet. Having a closet door that is open will allow the smell to escape and prevent moisture.


Your carpets are not like other flooring in your house. Carpets absorb smells due to the fibers they are made from. To eliminate odor due to carpets, sprinkle baking soda all over your carpet. Let it sit for about ten to fifteen minutes and then vacuum.


After a few years, your mattress will start to smell. It is completely normal due to sweat and dirt. The best way to clean your mattress is to add baking soda and let it sit. Once you let the baking soda sit for a little while vacuum your mattress.

Eliminate Odors for Good

Doing the things mentioned will help to eliminate most odors. In some cases, you may not be able to get rid of smells altogether. There are some smells that require professional help. If you have tried to get rid of odors in your home, but have been unsuccessful, then call the professionals at Kelley Klean. Kelley Klean will find the source of your odor problem and eliminate it for good.