Does your home have a musty smell to it? Do your Collingwood neighbours wrinkle their noses each time they walk in your front door? There are many causes of poor odours lingering in your home. Thankfully, there are several things you can do about it.
No matter if you’ve been living in the home for years or you’ve recently purchased it, here are a few awesome tips for removing those lingering, poor odours throughout a home.
Wash the Walls
If you have a lingering smell of smoke from cigarettes or tobacco, it can be a challenge to get it out. One of the first places to start is the walls. You will want to scrub every inch of the walls all around your home. You can try a soap and water mixture or a vinegar solution to reduce the smell. There are also strong cleaning solutions that can do the trick and are specific to removing these types of odours.
Make Baking Soda Your Best Friend
For poor odours, baking soda can become one of your greatest cleaning companions. You can sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it sit for a few minutes before vacuuming it up. This will help to capture the poor smells in your flooring. If there is a specific room in your house with a poor smell, you can leave an open container of baking soda on the counter or table. The baking soda will help to capture the smell in that room and minimize it.
You can also use baking soda to clean out your home’s appliances and remove all funky and musty smells that emerge from these devices. For example, when cleaning your dishwasher, sprinkle baking soda all around the inside of the device. Fill a dishwasher-safe cup with vinegar and place it on an empty rack. Then, run the dishwasher cycle to remove all the scum and water deposits that build up inside this powerful machine.
Use Candles, Potpourri, Air Fresheners, Etc.
If you simply want to improve the smell around your Collingwood home for a specific length of time or you want to enjoy a certain smell each time you walk in the door, there are many items that can help. For example, light your favorite candle and place it on the counter or make your favorite potpourri on the stovetop and let the smell waft throughout your home. You can even place air fresheners in every room throughout your home as well.
Take Drastic Measures
In some cases, you may have to take more drastic measures to remove poor odours throughout your house. For example, if you just can’t get out that musty or smoke smell, you may need to remove items where the smell is the strongest. For example, it may be time to replace the carpet throughout your home, update your refrigerator, and throw out your old garbage can. You may need to hire a professional painter to paint the walls throughout your home with odour-blocking paint as well.
Sometimes, a few home upgrades can solve the problem, increase your home value, and improve the look and feel of the space.