No one wants to live in a home filled with nasty and uninviting smells. However, if you want your home to smell great make sure you deal with the following tasks, below.
Deep clean your appliances
The kitchen can be one of the most significant sources of nasty smells in the home. One reason for this is that it is where we keep most of our appliances that deal with food and food waste. Indeed, keeping these appliances clean and free of any rotting food is a major step to banishing nasty smells from your home.
Of course, most people realise that cleaning out their fridge each week and wiping it down with antibacterial spray is a must. Yet, those same people often forget that appliances such as dishwashers also need similar care and attention or can contribute to bad odours in the home.
The good news is that you don’t have to get on your knees with a toothbrush to make sure the inside of your dishwasher is sparkling clean. Instead, you can use a fast and effective dishwasher cleaner. For those that have never tried one before you can check out this guide on how to use dishwasher cleaner which goes through a very easy process. Just be sure to only remove the sticker not the cap, as this will melt away to release the cleaning fluid once the dishwasher is working.
Refresh your textiles
There are likely all kinds of soft surfaces inside your home, from sofas to beds, to carpets and curtains. The problem is that anything made of fabric will absorb a certain amount of moisture, odour, and bacteria throughout its life. This means that if it goes uncleaned for a long time, it can not only be unhygienic but begin to release these odours back into your home.
With that in mind, if you want your home to smell fresh and clean, it’s crucial that you deep clean your textiles regularly. Steam cleaning is ideal for this because it means you do not have to use any chemicals, but the heat of the steam will destroy odours and odour-causing bacteria. You will need to test the steam on a piece of the textile that is not usually visible first though, to be sure that it will not damage the fabric.
Abolish unwanted moisture
Unwanted areas of moisture in the home are often sources of bad odour. Indeed, if left unattended they can easily become areas of mould that can not only smell but be a significant health hazard to anyone living in that space.
To that end, dealing with any areas of unwanted moisture before they become a problem is the best idea. One way of doing this is to avoid the build-up of moisture altogether by carefully considering the climate in which you live. For those in humid climates keeping textiles including carpets to a minimum is best. While for those in cold climates making sure you have plenty of ventilation in the kitchen and bathroom areas is vital, as these can help reduce the build-up of mould and moisture, even when you don’t want to open windows all year round.