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Odor Removal and Deodorization

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Are you experiencing a bad odor in your house? Living in an environment with a bad smell can be uncomfortable for many people. In addition, allergic or asthmatic people can experience respiratory irritations from breathing in the bad air.

However, there are various deodorization methods that you can employ in your house to remove the bad-smelling odor.

  • Odor removal and deodorization in the kitchen

To deal with odor in the kitchen, you will have to address the major contributors to the bad smell in your kitchen;

  • Trash

Your trash or the trash can might be a major contributor to the bad odor in your kitchen area. Ensure you regularly dispose of your trash while cleaning the trash can well. Use baking soda to clean the trash can, then disinfect it using Lysol to kill all potential bacteria.

  • Refrigerator

If you mix fresh food with leftovers in your fridge, expect a bad odor. Ensure that your leftovers are kept in a closed lid before storing them in the fridge. You can also have an open box of baking soda in the fridge for odor removal and deodorization.

  • Microwave

You often use your microwave to warm almost everything from soup and tea to leftovers. So you can imagine the kinds of smells that keep circulating in your microwave during the day. 

In some cases, some food particles will fall in your microwave. Therefore, proper cleaning of your microwave is very important while leaving the microwave door for some fresh air to enter.

  • Cutting boards

Sanitizing your cutting board might not be enough to remove the odor of onions and garlic. You can wash your chopping boards using a dishwasher or lemon to scrub your wooden cutting board.

Odor removal and deodorization in the bathroom

  • Toilet

Toilets, if not attended, can be a major cause of an odor in your house. Don’t wait until you start smelling the odor from your toilet. Ensure you keep your toilet clean using the best toilet deodorizer.

  • Mattresses

After several years (or months), your mattress may emit a musty odor. To remove the odor on your mattress, sprinkle baking soda and vacuum it up.

  • Closet

If you keep your closet closed, it traps all the humidity and smell in one place. This will end up producing a bad odor over time. Instead, you can use a closet dehumidifier to ensure your clothes do not absorb moisture.

Odor removal and deodorization in the living room

  • Carpets

Your carpets are major contributors to bad odor. This is because people and pets are stepping on them regularly, leaving a ton of dirt particles behind. Carpets are also prone to moisture absorption, which will only contribute to the bad odors. 

It becomes uncomfortable to live in a home with a bad odor. By simply following our odor removal and deodorization techniques, you can help keep your home smelling clean. For professional odor removal and deodorization, contact your SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley or SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms.

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