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Get Rid of That Persistent Odor

Imagine moving into your new home and you’re ready to get to work on your home comfort. You’ve got your gloves, you’ve painted all the walls, and you’re excited to investigate whether or not you need a new heating system in the coming years. Our team can help with that, but there’s one thing we’d like to address first before we get to your heater.

What’s that awful smell? And more importantly, why won’t it go away? We understand what it’s like to be greeted with an unpleasant odor that just won’t go away in your new home, and we’re here to tell you that we’ve got solutions that can help.

By mixing a little bit of DIY action that you’re likely capable of, with a little bit of technology from our team like an air filter in Phoenix, AZ, you can maximize your comfort and get rid of that foul odor for good!

Odors Can Be Eliminated

We’d first like to start this blog post off with a note of positivity. We know that you can feel defeated when dealing with an odor that just won’t go away. Part of you will get so frustrated in your attempts to eliminate the smell that you might feel like your home is a lost cause. However, this is not the case. People refurbish and completely renovate old homes with foul odors all the time. Whether it’s the stench of cigarettes or mold, these three tips can help you remove it.

1. Refreshing and Repainting Your Home

Were you planning on hiring a professional to decorate and paint your home? Or perhaps you were going to make a family activity with painting some of your rooms with more fun and enticing colors? Either way, this quickly helps reduce odors by either covering them up with paint that seals them away in an acrylic dungeon, or through washing your house with cleaners. Simple cleaners like lemon, baking soda, and water can be applied to your walls and floors to help pull away decades of dust, debris, dirt, and even contaminants that have been absorbed from the air.

This is a great step to take if you’re looking to remove odors.

2. Cleaning Your Carpets and Using Easy to Clean Surfaces

Carpets are aesthetically really nice, especially when you like walking barefoot through your home. However, carpets can also absorb lots of contaminants from the air like smoke, mold, and mildew. Try steam cleaning or shampooing your carpets so that you can more thoroughly remove the contaminants and odors along with them.

3. Investing in an Air Filter or Air Purifier

You didn’t think we were done, did you? The air of your home is going to remain contaminated unless you do something to address the source of the problem. Your home’s surfaces and carpets might be fine after a long day’s work, but your air is still going to need help.

An air filter can help trap contaminants over a certain size and keep them for disposal. An air purifier will also eliminate biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores as they’re cycled through your HVAC system. When you invest in one of these units along with the hard work you put into your home, you can completely and effectively eliminate any odor!

Contact Thomas Home Services for more tips towards keeping your home clean and fresh. Call the World’s Friendliest Technicians!

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