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How to Remove Common Home Odours

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| 2014 May 08 |
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How to Remove Common Home Odours

It’s not always easy to pinpoint where an odour is coming from, especially when there are no signs of what’s causing it. Fortunately, we have two dependable ways you can remove common home odours and, subsequently, improve your indoor air quality.

Clean the carpet

You can drastically reduce and even eliminate odours inside your home by regularly cleaning the carpets, or, better yet, removing them entirely.

Water damage is trouble in any part of your home, but water-damaged carpets are especially worrisome. Why is that?

It’s simple: they are so darn difficult to dry! And, because carpets retain moisture, they are notorious for trapping bacteria, dirt and mold spores. Eventually, these microbes begin to smell.

If you don’t want to completely remove carpets from your home, keep a close eye on them for any type of water damage, including spills. Dry them immediately–because mold can start to grow within just 24 to 48 hours. This might mean calling on a professional water damage restoration company.

You should also frequently clean the carpets to eliminate nasty bacteria and dirt, thereby preventing build-up.

How to Remove Common Home Odours
Clean your carpet on a regular basis or remove it from the home to prevent dirt, mold spores and other nasty things from accumulating and stinking up your home.

Improve ventilation

In addition to cleaning the carpets, ensure there’s sufficient air flow throughout your entire home.

Many homes have a closed-loop system, essentially recirculating the same air throughout the house, time and time again. This system encourages the build-up of indoor air pollutants, such as mold spores; moisture; and odours.

The EZ Breathe Ventilation Unit

If you’re not sure how you can improve the ventilation system in your home, consider an upgrade. For example, the EZ Breathe unit fits virtually anywhere in your home and functions as a dehumidifier, air purifier and ventilation system.

Benefits of the EZ Breathe system:

  • Reduced indoor air pollution
  • Controlled moisture indoors
  • Comfortable heating and cooling levels
  • Fewer or no lingering odours
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Making sure your home is properly ventilated is an effective way to reduce odours and generally improve your indoor air quality.

If you’ve cleaned the carpet and improved ventilation throughout your home, and yet the odour remains, you may have a black mold issue on your hands.

For a professional opinion and effective odour removal services, call the experts.