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If you invest a lot of time in keeping your home clean and tidy, it can be disconcerting, to say the least, when you notice that your house does not smell as fresh as you would expect. Why does my house smell funky?
When your house smells bad it can be unpleasant and embarrassing, so it is really important that you are able to find the source of the stink ass soon as possible. With that in mind, below you will find some common culprits behind smelly houses.
A gunky garbage disposal
If your kitchen is starting to smell, the first thing you should check is the garbage disposal. It may do a pretty good job of getting rid of waste, but chances are there is always some gunk left behind, and when it builds up, it will start to smell. Get rid of the odor by mixing a little bleach and baking soda, along with some lemon rinds, and putting it down the disposal. It’ll smell lemony fresh.
Septic tank problems
If you have a septic tank, it may start to smell if there is something stopping it from digesting waste in the right way. A septic system repair would be the best course of action to solve this issue if you can trace the smell back to your septic system, and the sooner the better.
Washing machine woes
Many front-loading washing machines can state to stink because residue can find its way into the rubber seal in the door. This is an issue easily overcome by cleaning the seal regularly and leaving the door open so it can air dry, which will help to prevent mold growth too.
If you have pets, they can smell pretty bad from time to time. When they smell, and they roll on rugs or sit on couches, the stink can get into the fabric and it can be difficult to do anything about it. One thing that works well is sprinkling rugs with baking soda and a few drops of essential oil. Leave for as long as possible before vacuuming. Washing fabrics regularly or spraying with commercial fabric fresheners should also help to get rid of pet smells. Oh, and of course, bathing your pets regularly too, even if they won’t thank you for it!
Something surprising that can make your home smell bad is brand-new furniture. Manby pieces of furniture have been manufactured with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can cause your home to smell horrible in a chemical sort of way. Opening windows and letting as much air in as possible will help to disperse these odors in a hurry.
If you do not wash your bedsheets at least once a week, there is a chance they could cause a stink in the bedroom because your body odors and dead skin cells will be collecting and letting off an odor that is unpalatable. Put them in the wash.
Hopefully, you can now identify the source of the pong and eliminate it for a fresher-smelling home. Good luck!
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