Homeowners usually don’t talk about the smell of their home much, especially because it is so easy to become nose-blind to odors in our own homes. That’s why it’s important to think about it every now and then, especially if you notice any bad odors. Home odors, both good and bad, can be caused by a number of things. But it’s the bad odors that seem to linger for a little too long.
Pets, food and musty environments can create odors that are hard to live with. And while many individuals turn to air fresheners and other deodorizing products, these products often contain harmful chemicals, and probably won’t totally get rid of your odor problem. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that can help you remove odors from your home!
Use apple cider vinegar in your drains
Have you noticed bad odors coming from your drains? While bad odors could be a sign of a specific plumbing issue that may need to be fixed by a professional, sometimes odors are a natural result of use. Fortunately, there is a natural way you can help eliminate these odors. Let us introduce you to apple cider vinegar.
Yes, apple cider vinegar is good for more than just your health! Pouring small (and safe) amounts of this down your drains can help eliminate some of the bad odors that may be coming up from your pipes.
Use baking soda/vanilla extract in your refrigerator
Sometimes we can forget about our leftovers for a little too long, and in return have to smell it every time we open the fridge. To avoid long-term smell issues, try these two solutions.
First, a simple trick is opening a box of baking soda and leaving it in your refrigerator, replacing it monthly. The other trick to try is soaking a couple of cotton balls in vanilla extract, and let them sit on a small plate in the back of your fridge. Both of these tricks have been seen to help eliminate bad odors coming from the fridge, and vanilla extract has also been seen to do the same in your freezer!
Essential oils are one of the best natural deodorizers you can use in your home! Whether you fill up an oil diffuser or put a few drops on wooden clothespins around your home, you will be able to enhance the smell of every room in your home, and eliminate those bad odors!
Lastly, houseplants are a great way to enhance not only the smell in your home, but the quality of air as well. House Plants such as English ivy, peace lilies, Boston ferns, snake plants and many more can help purify your home’s air by eliminating pollutants and odors.
Although chemical products may take away your home’s odor in the short term, it can be harmful for your home’s air and your respiratory health. But with these natural solutions, you can get your home smelling better in no time.
At ServiceOne, we understand how important it is to have quality air in your home. That is why we offer a variety of indoor air quality products to help clean your home’s air. Visit our website today to learn more.