It doesn’t matter if it is trash smell, pet smell or a mildew smell. Odors can wreak havoc on one’s nose and trust me they are unbearable. Commercial deodorizers can help to settle the odor but the fact is, where there is tink, there is something unwanted mess that you need to clean it up. Clean the messed area first, otherwise you are just wasting your time because you’ll be only masking the odor as I said before. So, it’s better you remove it.

If you are facing similar odor problem and getting frustrated with it, let’s take control of those odors before they take control over you. Here are some odor removal tips.

In many homes, odors come from kitchens, laundry, pets, dirty carpets, bathrooms, and garbage. And in most cases can be dealt with with some simple home remedies.

General odors

Use you god gift sensor “nose” to identify from where the bad smell is coming from. Once you find the mess that is causing the odor, clean it with hot soap water, using a antibacterial cleaner or detergent. After cleaning, take a bowl and fill it with ½ cup water and ½ cup white vinegar and go over the surface to clean the the area. Once the area is completely clean, open the windows and let the air come in.

NOTE: Some surface should not be cleaned by vinegar like marble and natural stone. Because it could etch and dull the surface.

You can follow the steps below to smell like oranges and cinnamon. Take two tablespoon of cinnamon and some orange peels and simmer them gently in 4 cups of water. This fresh scent will permeate through your house.

Pet odor

If you smell it but don’t know from where it is coming from, you’ll need to follow your nose or you have to look it for by using a black light. Body fluids and certain vitamins contains phosphorus. Back lights emit an ultraviolet light that makes phosphorus glow.

Turn out the lights over the carpet and any biological material will come to light, highlight the area where your pet urinated.

Steps to remove urine stains:

  1. Blot with white paper towels until you’ve gotten as much liquid out as possible. Do not rub – you don’t want to spread the stain.
  2. Liberally apply (not too wet though) a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. Let sit a few minutes then use clean towels or more paper towels to soak up the liquid.
  3. Cover with a clean towel until dry to keep dirty feet, pets, and kids off the spot.
  4. If there is any odor remaining after cleaning, generously sprinkle baking soda over the spot and work into the carpet with your fingers. Let sit several hours then vacuum.

Smoke Odor

Smoke can be tough to get rid of depending on the buildup and frequency of exposure. It be very tough to get rid of depending on the buildup and exposure’s frequency. Below are some general freshening tips:

For general fresening:

  • Sprinkle baking soda over the carpets and leave it overnight, vacuum in the following morning.
  • Fill a nylon stocking with cat litter to absorb odors. Place discreetly behind the TV,furniture, etc.

Heavy Duty Cleaning Can be Done with Ammonia and Water

If the buildup is in larger amount, the a heavy duty cleaning of carpet, wall washing and furniture is necessary. Tar and nicotine gets stuck on surface like walls.

If you want to clean and deodorize walls and cupboards, use non-sudsing ammonia.

  • Take a bucket and add 1 gallon of water and 1 cup ammonia then stir to mix.

Lay down towels or old sheets to grab excess drips and keep the floor dry.

Ammonia can harm if it gets into your eyes so wear protective eyewear and gloves. Ammonia too has a strong odor, so open windows when you have a lot of cleaning to do.

For peace of mind – get your smoker to go outdoors!

Lay down towels or old sheets (depending on the size of the area you’re cleaning) to catch excess drips and keep the floor dry.

Ammonia can burn if you get it in your eyes so wear protective eyewear and gloves. Ammonia also has a strong odor, so open windows when you have a lot of cleaning to do.

You may also have to wash draperies, furniture and carpets.

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