House Smells Bad? We Can Help!

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House Smells Bad? We Can Help!

House Smells?

Learn How to Identify and Rid Your Home of Bad Odors

So, your house smells.

We can help with that.

Tough odors can be a pain to eliminate. Often, they are hard to identify and pinpoint. Guests who walk into your home may be turned off by bad smells. Even though you may think your home smells great, to others, the odor may be more noticeable. The smell could be coming from a range of things – like animal odors and smelly carpets. We’re going to help you figure it out.

The Usual Suspects

Rotting Food

Tucked away in the archives of your fridge or kitchen cupboards (especially at your workplace or office), may be old and rotting food that you’ve forgotten about. When your house smells, we suggest checking here first.

On a weekly basis, homeowners should purge their entire fridge, tossing away old and expired food before it starts to grow mold. As soon as food begins to go moldy, the harsh smell infiltrates your home, leaving a rather unpleasant scent. Once you’ve cleared out your fridge, use distilled white vinegar and a soft cloth to clean.


Pets are a major contributor to house smells.

Litter boxes give off an overwhelming odor if they are not changed frequently. If your pet has had an accident on your living room carpet, it’s important that you soak it up immediately in order to prevent the urine from seeping and setting in permanently. Use an enzyme removal agent as soon as possible. It contains a chemical that animals dislike, ensuring they don’t go again on the carpet.

Vacuum daily and clean your countertops and dressers to keep the smell of animal odors at bay. 


Because they easily soak up and retain odors, carpets can be a disaster. Ask about our carpet cleaning services if your carpet is heavily soiled.


Musty house smells are generally associated with moisture.

Water damage is usually the main cause of bad smells throughout the home. It’s important to identify where the water is coming from in order to tackle the source. It isn’t enough to cover up the smell with cleaners and scented sprays, as these are simply a bandage method in solving the issue.

Look in crawl spaces, the attic, and the basement to locate where the dampness is coming from. It’s important to also keep your gutters clean, as water can accumulate and stand there for long periods time, eventually leaking into your home.

Learn more about our water damage restoration services today!

Homeowners should open their windows at least once per day to get rid of stale air and allow fresh air to fill their home. Although you can’t always keep your home smelling fresh and clean, there are certain things you can do in order to prevent house smells from forming in the first place.

Professional Steam Cleaning

On Time Steam Cleaning can assist in cleaning all areas of your home, including carpets, upholstery, tile and more. We use powerful steam cleaning machines to dissolve odors at their source, leaving you with a wonderfully smelling home. Contact us today for more information about our professional steam cleaning services.


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