It’s an inevitable truth that no matter if you live alone, have kids, or pets, you’re going to deal with a stinky house at some point. You might find that the odor from last night’s dinner is still in the air or that your dog’s bed doesn’t smell as fresh as it could, which affects the whole room. While some odors are inevitable no matter what you do, there are some ways you can help keep your house smelling fresh all the time.
Clean Your Rugs
Rugs are dirt and odor magnets. You spill food and drink on them and track in the unknown on the bottom of your shoes. Even if you don’t wear your shoes in the house, your feet are still dirty and that all gets transferred into the rug. While spot treating certain stains helps keep spots from marring the rug’s design, you’ll want to do a deeper clean at least once a year.
If you have specialty-made rugs, you’ll want to rely on an area rug cleaning Portland OR service to clean them. If you attempt to clean a delicate rug yourself, then you could end up damaging it on accident.
Change Your Air Filters
When you go for long periods without changing your air filter, it’s bad for your HVAC system and the smell of your home. Bad smells that waft through your home can get trapped in the filter and will continually circulate with the rest of the air in the house. Depending on the type of system you have, you should plan to change the filters every month or two so your air is as clean and fresh as possible.
Address Pet Accidents Immediately
A natural part of being a pet owner is cleaning up their occasional accidents. However, when your pet soils the carpet or flooring, you want to clean it up as quickly as possible. The longer you let it sit, the more chance it will have to seep into the carpet’s pad or under the floorboards. The smells will then continue to linger in your home.