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How To Get Rid Of Bad Odors In Your House

carpet cleaning serviceYour home is your safe space, and the last thing you want to come home to is an odd smell. Wax melters, candles, and air fresheners can mask those odd odors, but when it comes down to it those scents are only temporary.

So how can you get rid of lingering odors that just won’t quit no matter how much air freshener you spray? Here are a few ways you can get rid of those frustrating stenches based on which odors you need to kick to the curb.

Urine odors

To take down the urine odor in your home, you need to identify where the smell is coming from in the first place. If the smell is coming from your bathroom no matter how much you scrub your toilet, there could be some hidden culprits behind the scenes.

Use a baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar mix to clean the spots around your bathroom you may not be cleaning as deeply as you need to. this includes the hinges of your toilet seat, the floor around your toilet, and your toilet brush holder.

If the urine odor is coming from your carpeting or upholstery because of your pets, consider using an enzymatic cleaner to help break down the stains in your carpet and the bacteria lingering there. It’s recommended to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once every year to keep your carpet smelling fresh.

Garbage odors

If your home still smells like your garbage even after you’ve taken out the trash, there’s a good chance that your trash can is the culprit. It’s actually recommended to give your trash can a deep clean every once in a while to keep these smells from haunting your home.

Use rubber gloves, disinfectant spray, and a scrub brush to scrub away those lingering garbage odors.

Musty odors

Like urine odors, how you take care of musty smells depends on where they’re coming from in your home. Musty clothing and fabrics can be cleaned by adding a cup of vinegar to the washing machine.

If your musty odor is coming from the kitchen, wipe down the countertops and cabinets with vinegar. Use a dehumidifier in the space, too, to fight back against any humidity in the room that could be growing mildew.

Do you need carpet cleaning services for your home?

It’s no secret that carpeting is still one of the most popular flooring choices. In fact, carpeting makes up 51% of the U.S. flooring market. But carpets are also prone to soaking up bacteria, smells, and stains without proper maintenance.

Williams Carpet Care provides professional carpet cleaning services, upholstery cleaning, and odor treatment. For more information about our carpet cleaning services and odor treatment to keep your flooring looking and smelling great, contact Williams Carpet Care today.