There are several reasons why your home might have unpleasant odors. Here are the EIGHT TOP REASONS for odors in the home and how to address them with common items from your kitchen, and products from No-NonScents.com:
- Poor ventilation: Inadequate air circulation can cause stale and musty odors in your home. Ensure that you have proper ventilation by opening windows or using exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms. Consider bringing in fresh air with a high-quality air purifier or investing in a ventilation system if needed. Odors emitting from your HVAC ductwork can be addressed with placing a 60-Day Odor Control Cabinet & Pouch in each Cold Air Return.
- Pet Odors: Pets can leave behind smells from their fur, urine, or litter boxes. Regularly clean and groom your pets to keep odors at bay. Vacuum upholstery, carpets, and pet bedding regularly. Use pet-friendly cleaning products, like our Odor Control ONE Tablets and consider using any of our Odor Control Kits, which specifically made for pet odors.
- Cooking odors: Strong smells from cooking, especially when using pungent ingredients like garlic or spices, can linger in your home. Ensure proper ventilation while cooking, such as using an exhaust hood or opening windows. Clean your kitchen appliances, stovetop, and countertops regularly with our Odor Control ONE Tablets to prevent odors from accumulating.
- Smelly garbage: Rotting food and waste in your garbage bin can lead to foul odors. Empty your trash frequently and clean the bin with a disinfectant to eliminate lingering smells. You can also use odor-absorbing products, like baking soda or charcoal, in your garbage can to neutralize odors. Our 30-Day Odor Control Granule Kit is the best means of controlling trash can odors.
- Mold and mildew: Excess moisture in your home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, resulting in a musty smell. Find and fix any water leaks or sources of moisture. Clean up existing mold using appropriate products, and consider using dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels in your home.
- Dirty carpets and upholstery: Carpets and upholstery can trap odors from spills, pet accidents, or general dirt over time. Regularly vacuum carpets and upholstery to remove surface dirt and use a carpet cleaner or professional services for a deep clean. Consider using baking soda as a natural deodorizer before vacuuming.
- Smoking: Cigarette smoke can leave a strong, lingering odor in your home. If you smoke indoors, consider quitting or designating a specific area outside for smoking. Clean walls, fabrics, and furniture regularly to get rid of the smell. Use air purifiers with activated carbon filters to help eliminate smoke particles and odors.
- Poor cleaning habits: Neglecting regular cleaning routines can contribute to unpleasant odors. Regularly cleaning hard surfaces, floors, and appliances, counters, walls and trim with our Odor Control ONE Tablets and microfiber will solve surface in no time flat!