Even the cleanest of homes can suffer from halitosis. There are many reasons
for house Odors. Here are the 10 most
- Garbage –
the most common, and most obvious culprit of a smelly home is garbage.
Simply taking out the trash is not always enough to eliminate the odor of
garbage. Frequent cleaning of your inside garbage containers with a
disinfectant cleaner will help keep your home from smelling like a garbage
- Sinks and garbage
disposals – often these two fixtures are overlooked during normal
housecleaning but can be a great source of stink in your home. Regular
cleaning of your drains and garbage disposal will help keep away the
- Stoves –
while you may keep the surface of your stove spotless what's under your
burners may be permeating through your home. Spilled or overflowing food
and juices under the burners can give off a horrible odor in your home.
Regular cleaning will solve this problem.
- Pets –
whether you own a dog, a cat, or a chicken, pets give off odors that
aren't always controllable. Besides frequent baths and frequent cleaning,
a pet smell is hard to get rid of by cleaning alone.
- Lack of ventilation
– everything needs to breath including your house. Stale odors from
cooking, pets, and other household living can fill your house with bad
odor in no time. Opening windows periodically to let in some fresh air
will do both you and your house some good.
- Hood Vents –
although it occurs to few people, the vent above the stove is a wonderful
place for odors to develop. If you've ever saved grease in a jar you know
how smelly it can become. Imagine the hood vent in your kitchen and how
much grease it has accrued over time.
- Mold – if
you have mold growing in any part of your house it is a serious problem
and should be addressed immediately. Rooms that are prone to dampness such
as the bathroom can cause mold to grow creating a horrible musty smell as
well as causing heath problems.
- Dirty clothes
– a pile of dirty clothes never smells pretty and can stink up a house in
no time. Keeping dirty clothes in a clothes hamper with a lid will help
eliminate the odors.
- Carpets –
pet dander, dirt from shoes, spilled food, etc. all lay within your rugs
and carpets. Simple vacuuming only removes the top dirt. It does not
remove the smell or the dirt underneath the fibers. Frequent steam
cleaning or shampooing will help ease the bad smell in your home.
- Shoes – yes,
shoes that have been worn by people usually smell. If you line your shoes
up near the front door this is what your guests will smell when they walk
in – dirty feet. Sprinkling baby powder in each shoe helps. Placing them
out of sight and out of nose range is better.
So how do you get rid of all these smells? Well, some people never rid their
home of odors, they just cover them up. The stores are filled with options to
cover up the bad smells of your home. This is a great idea if you want to spend
hundreds of dollars each year in throw-away deodorizers and sprays.
The most practical and economical way to eliminate house odors completely, without just
covering up the smell, is a Ozone
Generator. For more information on how you can clean the air quality in
your home please contact