What is That Smell?

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Is there a lingering odor in your home that you can’t seem to go away, no matter how hard you scrub? It might be because you are cleaning the wrong area in your home! Read this and find out unusual places that may be the cause of the weird odor, how to clean them, and ways to keep your house smelling amazing.smell

Places to Clean

The Garbage Disposal

Not many people think that this sink appliance needs to be cleaned but you will notice a difference when it is. Cleaning your garbage disposal is also easier than you think, no digits will be harmed, we promise. To clean, take lemon and lime rinds that you may have laying around the kitchen and run them through the disposal with warm water. You can even pour in a half cup of baking soda for good measure. Your garbage disposal should smell fresh and clean after.

Trash Cans

Trash cans are another area that does not get much attention. You are constantly throwing food into them; do you ever make note when the bag slips or when magically misses the bag? (You can blame your children later.) It might seem weird but clean the trash cans. Take out the trash and before you put another trash bag in, take it outside add some dish soap into the bottom and spray is down. Rinse and repeat if necessary.


Most likely not being cleaned enough. The recommend amount of time to clean you fridge is once every month. (Yes that’s right, twelve times a year. Go to you fridge and get started. We know you have not touched it since before Thanksgiving.)

Smells good now! Time to keep it that way!

Stove Simmer

Add a coup of water into a saucepan and add citrus slices, essential oils, herds, and spices. Oranges with cinnamon and nutmeg with a little bit of vanilla is a good one to try! No need for measurement just the most you add of a certain item the more it will smell like that item. Heat up the water to a boil then reduce the heat into a simmer. Leave it on low heat for 20 -30 minutes and the whole room will smell like you special concoction.

Car Freshener in You Vents

Putting a car freshener in you air vents will dispute the freshener better than a wall plug in. You are already using the vents to circulate air what not some fresh fragrances. (Note: do not use new car smell. Good for a car not for a home.)

Enjoy your fresh smelling home and keep it smelling fresh year round. If you have any home repairs or renovations on your to-do list this spring, call House Doctors today and get an estimate!



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