12/20/2018

That Stinks! Common Causes Of Odours In The Home


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There are few things worse than noticing a smell which you don’t like over and over again. While the scent you are picking up may not be around all the time, it certainly makes its presence known when it wants to, and this is usually just as you think that it’s gone. Living with bad smells is never a pleasant experience, with most people wanting to have a home which is fresh, not smelly. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the most common areas to create nasty odours in your home, giving you the chance to get them into shape.

Drains & Pipes

The drains in your kitchen will have to deal with a lot of abuse, often having solid matter sent down with the water these pipes are designed for. Unfortunately, as time goes on, this will slowly start to leave residue in the system, eventually making it impossible for water to flow. Before it reaches the point of needing a sewer repair company, though, it will start to smell. To avoid this, it’s worth spending some time each week cleaning the drains in your home, with bleach doing most of the work for you.

Mold & Damp

Some homes aren’t as good at dealing with things like damp as others. With some buildings being very susceptible to this sort of issue, it can be easy to find yourself in a place with a lot of mold. While this doesn’t present much of a threat to you, it can certainly produce some nasty smells, and this is something which most people will want to avoid. Keeping on top of something like this is as simple as cleaning your windows and walls as often as you can.

Organic Matter

When organic matter is left uncleaned, it will often start to create some very nasty smells. Of course, though, you don’t always have control over this, and it might not be until the scent kicks in that you realise something is hidden away. Chimneys, for example, can often traps birds, unfortunately causing them to die. Once a bird begins to decay, the smell will easily travel around the whole home, as most chimneys are designed to touch each room.

Food

While it falls under the same category as organic matter, food is an issue which needs to be solved on its own. When perishable foods find their way to the backs of cupboards or fridges, they will quickly lose their freshness, and it won’t be long until a smell appears. If your kitchen is small, it can be very hard to find the source. This makes it worth spending some time each month cleaning the food storage in your home.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of ridding your home of all of its nasty smells. There are some scents which can’t be gotten rid of, and these will usually come when you have teenagers living with you, making it something you just have to live with.

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