How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odors in Your Home in Minneapolis

Over the years, odors in your home tend to accumulate. They seep into the fibers of the carpet, the cushions of your couch, and your clothing. Then, these odors leak into the air. The smells lead to reduced indoor air quality, an unpleasant environment, and respiratory issues.

Something must be done. Your options are to repeatedly spray a whole can of air freshener, which is terrible for the environment and your respiratory health, or schedule professional odor removal.

Reducing Kitchen Odors

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the entire house. The only other room that sees more use is likely the bathroom. Coincidentally, both are known for their occasional odors.

In your kitchen, there are numerous sources of bad smells. You have the trash, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and perhaps even the pantry. Let’s rid your home of these odors.

  • Trash – On occasion, it’s not the trash in the bin that is causing your unwanted odors; it’s the bin itself. You’ll want to periodically clean the trash can using baking soda, a deodorizing pack, or a garden hose in severe cases.
  • Refrigerator – If you cook often, your refrigerator is probably bogged down by leftovers, some of them forgotten in the back. These odors mix together to form a pungent cloud whenever the door is opened. Occasionally, remove leftovers and toss them in the trash. For smelly foods, such as fish or cheese, consider double wrapping them before tossing them.

Stopping Bathroom Odors

Your bathroom is home to many foul odor sources, including the toilet. The toilet should be a part of your regular cleaning routine to prevent bad smells from accumulating. Use a toilet bowl cleaner when the bowl starts to look dirty or grimy. To combat odors, use a cleaning gel or pour half a cup of bleach into the water. You can reduce bathroom odors through regular cleaning pretty easily.

Combating Musty Smells

A musty odor throughout your home is likely a sign of mold growth. Finding the mold is the first task in eliminating the odor. You need to locate the source of moisture. It may be a hidden plumbing leak or loose tiles in the bathroom that are accumulating water from the bathtub.

If the issue is a mold infestation, the only way to remove the smell is to schedule mold remediation. The entire growth must be eradicated by a mold expert.

Contact Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis for professional odor removal services and mold remediation in your home. You can reach us at 612-200-2302.

About The Author

David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.