Does your house have foul odors that you can’t seem to get rid of? Is your nose so used to the smell that someone else had to tell you it won’t sell in this condition, said HomeLight?
Unfortunately, Glade plug-in air fresheners, scented candles, and cans of Febreeze will not kills the odors. Masking the problem with nausea-inducing fruity fragrance will only have home-buyer reaching for the Pepto-Bismol. All of these are only temporary and cover-ups to the scent. There are a few remedies that can be used to remedy the odor.
Spread baking soda over carpets and big furniture
With a colander, sprinkle a deodorizing powder like baking soda on carpets and big furniture. Let it sit for at least 30-60 minutes. Then vacuum it up, using your vacuum attachments on couches and chairs.
Scrub down surfaces with vinegar
Wash walls and ceilings with water/vinegar solution – ceilings can be the biggest culprit in a persisting smoke smell in a home, as cigarette smoke tens to travel upwards.
Ventilate to increase fresh airflow
Air out bathrooms by turning on fans and opening windows to get the fresh air circulating. This keeps humidity in check to prevent mildew growth.
Get rid of mold and mildew from the shower
Make sure to air out the shower after each use. You may need to clean your shower curtain to prevent mold from growing. Be sure to spray down your shower after each use.
MicroShield 360 is an EPA registered, FDA approved proprietary coating system that can be applied to any surface in the home. It is colorless and odorless. The coating system is a perfect complement to cleaning & disinfecting routines. It will mask hard to cover odors, prevent mold growth and bacteria from adhering to treated surfaces.