November 28, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The air filter in your central heating and cooling system should be changed about every 1-2 months. If it has been a while since the last time you installed a new filter, it may be the cause of your odors.
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.
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.
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.
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