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How to Make Your Irvine Home Smell Better

Candle Sitting on the End Table in a Living RoomAs an Irvine renter, you yearn for a home that smells fresh and clean. But bad smells can sometimes develop in a home before you even realize there’s a problem. Simply spraying air freshener or lighting scented candles isn’t the answer. The smell might be masked for a while, but it will always come back. Instead, to make your rental home smell better, it’s essential to address the most common sources of unpleasant smells. When you have done it, you will have a clean and pleasant place to live.

If you’ve identified a foul smell in your house, the first thing to check is your garbage disposal. Garbage disposals are notorious for unpleasant odors because food often gets stuck around the blades, which then starts to rot. To get rid of awful odors in a garbage disposal, put a bit of lemon-scented dish soap or lemon rinds down the drain, turn on the water, and then run the disposal for a minute.

Along with the garbage disposal, humidity is another leading cause of bad indoor odors. If you reside in a humid climate or notice a build-up of condensation on your windows, chances are you have excessive moisture in the air of your home. Damp rugs, furniture, sponges, and towels can start to mold and smell terrible. To fix the problem, try using a dehumidifier or fans in rooms prone to moisture build-up. Additionally, be certain to dry towels and rugs completely before storing or throwing in a hamper, and replace sponges every two weeks.

If you’ve addressed both your garbage disposal and high humidity levels, but the smell continues to persist, your next step is to clean a few of the most usual causes of bad smells. A few of the prime culprits are litter boxes, garbage cans, and diaper pails. If you have one or more of these items in your home, be sure to deep clean it at least once a month, more frequently, when required. It’s furthermore vital to check your refrigerator for unpleasant smells. Expired food and moldy leftovers can bring about an unlikely smell. About once a month, clear out anything past its expiration date and then scrub out your fridge with hot, soapy water. If really needed, wipe down the inside of your fridge with a mixture of water and white vinegar to kill any lingering bacteria. Steer clear from using bleach, however, as the fumes make it unsafe for use around food.

As you’re going about it, bear in mind to refresh your soft surfaces. Fabrics can easily trap bad smells, making it hard to keep your house delightful. Carpets and upholstery should be steam cleaned about once a year. For freshening carpets and rugs between cleanings, try sprinkling them with baking soda and then vacuuming thoroughly. If you see urine or other spots, clean them immediately with an enzyme cleaner to ensure that they don’t leave foul odors behind. As much as possible, wash bed linens, pillows, and other soft surfaces regularly to keep nasty odors at bay.

If you’ve cleaned your house thoroughly and yet still notice unwanted smells, there are some other things you can take into consideration and try. For instance, simply opening your windows and airing out your house can have a big impact on trapped odors. This is specifically helpful at preventing cooking odors and smoke from getting trapped indoors. To deodorize your house while also adding a fascinating scent, try scented candles or simmer herbs and fruit in a small saucepan on the stove. Citrus slices, lavender, and mint can all add an enticing aroma to the air and help replace any other smells. Be that as it may, though, note that strong scents aren’t always the best option for interior spaces. Avoid overly sweet or pungent scents that can quickly become overpowering; opt instead for natural florals, citrus, or woods. These subtle scents can aid in giving your rental house a delicate, however, enticing aroma.

If you’re looking for a new rental home to try these tips and tricks in, Real Property Management Agile has your next home! Check out our listings or call us at 949-503-5300.

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