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Getting rid of pesky odors

You are not alone if you are considering seasonal house cleaning to give your home a fresh, clean smell; after you have been keeping all your doors and windows shut during the winter months. It was probably noticeable as soon as you started keeping the windows closed, that your house started to take on a stale and musty odor. Once the weather begins to warm up, you realize that the problem goes well beyond burning candles, or spraying air fresheners, Here are some tips that you might find a little more effective at removing household odors.

Dealing with cigarette smoke

The smell of cigarette smoke scan last for years in carpet and upholstery fibers. Smoke particles will also cling to the walls, surfaces of appliances, and clothing. If you are a smoker you may not even be aware of the cigarette odors in your home. If you are concerned about it, call one of your non-smoking friends in to give you a trusted opinion. When it comes to removing odors from carpets and fabrics; sprinkle baking soda over the suspected areas, and let it sit for a couple hours. This should give the baking soda sufficient time to absorb the odor. Vacuum up the baking soda with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. If this does not remove the odor you will probably need to rent a carpet and upholstery cleaner.

Garbage disposal and drain odors

There few things more disgusting than cooking over a sink that has the smell of food rotting in the drain. One of the best ways to cure this problem is by pouring white vinegar down the disposal while it is running, or to freeze the vinegar into ice cubes and run them through the disposal, chopping them up. Another solution is to pour oxygen bleach down the drain.

Pet smells

Airing out the furniture is a simple and inexpensive way to get rid of pet odors. Choose a breezy day to open up the windows and shift your furniture so it is exposed to the sun for a while. It is also helpful to take removable parts like pillows and arm covers and hang them outdoors to catch a breeze. Afterwards, you should vacuum the furniture with machine that has a HEPA filter. When it comes to carpets and rugs, soak problem areas with pet-odor-specific cleaning products that don’t just cover up the odors instead of removing them. It is also helpful to use a HEPA filtered air purifier while the carpets and furniture is drying. This type of air purifier has strong, odor-removing capability.

Seasonal house cleaning services in Charlotte, NC

Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable seasonal house cleaning services.


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