No matter what the source of a bad odour is, it can make it very uncomfortable to live in your home. It can be particularly upsetting when, after you finish buying a new home, a disturbing odour makes itself known. You can, however, deodorize the house so that it smells great and is comfortable for everyone to live in.
First, find the source of the smell. There is nothing more frustrating than going through the trouble of eliminating a bad odour only to have it resurface again. Most likely the smell will come from previous pets that lived in the home or from cigarette smoke. Check all areas of the house including the attic and basement for mold and other possible sources.
Once you have dealt with the source of the bad smell, the next step is to deep clean your home. Lingering odours tend to be absorbed into fabrics so clean the carpets and wash any curtains that may have been included in the sale. Dust and wash any hard surfaces as well such as the walls and counters. A small amount of bleach in water works well to kill germs and other odour-causing bacteria. Since paint can also absorb bad smells, another option is to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls.
There are a couple of things you can do to maintain the fresh clean smell of your home. Use a carpet deodorizer whenever you vacuum. Air filtering machines can help eliminate smells and allergens. Scented candles, incense, and air fresheners can fill your house with nice warm scents that welcome you home every time you step through the front door.
After buying a new home you’ll want everything to be perfect. Use these deodorizing tips to make your new house smell great.