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Sometimes there are foul odours that can emanate in your home as a result of not taking certain preventative steps. It’s not enough to spray air freshener or light an aromatic candle: address the root of the smell by fixing the heart of the problem.
If there are some nasty funks in your home and you’re not sure what it is causing them, take some of these approaches to get the indoor air smelling fresh again.
One of the common sources of bad smells in a home involves plumbing; unpleasant sewer smells in the basement, or a sewer gas smell in the bathroom, are not uncommon. It’s important to prevent sewer backups but a bad smell along these lines indicates there’s a real problem; you may notice an odour resembling rotten eggs, which is actually hydrogen sulphide from sewer gas.
Not only does this cause a bad smell, breathing it in can be bad for your health. Call a professional plumber immediately if this smell fills your home.
Real plumbers will identify the origin of the odour, which could be several things, like a dried out water seal on the floor drain or it could be the result of a backed-up municipal plumbing system. You need a real diagnostic to determine what it is and get it fixed quickly.
It’s impossible to cook in your home without smelling any food in your kitchen, and for many people the smell of things like bacon or caramelized onions makes a house feel like a home. But it’s important to have ample air circulation in your kitchen to get rid of smells that are perhaps less welcome, like fish or garlic.
Switching on your oven’s overhead fan and opening the windows is of course the simplest way to disperse the heavy food smells and replace it with fresh air. It can be really helpful to have a modern hood vent that regulates the air in your home effectively.
Cleaning the surfaces of your kitchen will also help the room smell clean, as well as the dishes, sink, and the stovetop. Anything that comes into contact with food should be cleaned regularly, and your home will be fresher for it.
Storing Garbage and Recycling
Another common source of bad smells inside a home comes from the garbage or recycling. If you’re disposing of items which smell particularly bad, make sure you change the bags regularly — keep them outside, ideally in a sealed container so animals can’t get in.
Alternatively, get a garbage can that has a tight seal, preventing bad smells from reaching the home. You don’t want your home to smell bad from food you’ve already thrown out, so having a garbage can that contains food smells is a good way to keep your home feeling fresh.
Nobody likes to smell foul things, and air quality is important. Remember these tips to keep the air fresh in your home and you and all your home’s visitors will be grateful you did.