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9 Steps To Eliminating Airborne Odors From Your Home

Does your home ever have unwanted smells that you can’t get rid of? These foul are often caused by pets, mold and mildew or even from everyday events like cooking. The smell rotting fruit in your refrigerator, means you need to throw away the over-ripened item. In the same way, the best way to remove odors in the rest of your home is to remove the causes of the smell. To help you do this, we’ve compiled a list of nine do’s and don’ts for a better smelling home.

Does your home ever have unwanted smells that you can’t get rid of? These foul are often caused by pets, mold and mildew or even from everyday events like cooking. The smell rotting fruit in your refrigerator, means you need to throw away the over-ripened item. In the same way, the best way to remove odors in the rest of your home is to remove the causes of the smell. To help you do this, we’ve compiled a list of nine do’s and don’ts for a better smelling home.

Don’t:

Light candles

Many people light candles to fight the odors in their home. The truth is that candles merely cover up or mask the odor and the smoke can contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Use chemical deodorizers

Spray and plug-in air fresheners, much like lighting a candle, simply mask the odors in your home. This means they eventually wear off and have to be replaced or re-applied.

Smoke indoors

Do yourself and your family a favor and make your home smoke-free. The cigarette smoke often gets trapped inside and lingers, causing asthma and other health problems.

Do:

Ventilate your home

The most effective solution to removing odors from your home is to open your windows and allow the home to breathe. Also, using fans that vent to the outdoors in each bathroom and above the stove helps eradicate odors from your home.

Clean regularly

Another very effective method of eliminating indoor odors is to clean and vacuum your home frequently. Odor-causing pollutants can often settle into your carpet and upholstery. Be removing the cause of the problem, you will immediately notice less odor.

Change your air filter

The air filter in your central heating and cooling system should be changed about every 1-2 months. If it has been awhile since the last time you installed a new filter, it may be the cause of your odors.

Install an air purifier

Sometimes the weather doesn’t permit opening windows and cleaning isn’t enough to remove those foul smells from your home. A whole-home indoor air purifier eliminates odors by absorbing the odor-causing particles.

  • We recommend: Guardian Air/Air Knight air purification systems, they produce a Hydroxyl that bonds with airborne impurities and deliver a “fresh” smell from the ductwork.

Minimize your use of chemical cleaners

Chemical cleaners and disinfectants can not only be harmful to the surfaces they are used on, but also release harmful chemicals that contribute to your indoor odor problems.

Get your ducts cleaned

  • Your ductwork is a perfect hiding place for odor-causing germs and bacteria. Cleaning your ducts removes unwanted smells caused by the buildup of dust, pet dander and mildew and improves the smell of your home.

Create cleaner, healthier and better smelling air for you and your family by following the nine easy steps above.

For more information on cleaning the air in your home, contact Cool Today online.