You can keep your house as clean as a whistle, however, if it has a bad odor, it will never truly feel clean. There are so many factors that go into keeping a house neat and tidy. There’s dust, mold, bacteria, dirt, food, kids, pets, and more, that are all standing in the way of a sparkly clean abode. With all of these come the potential for foul smells, and once those odors are set in, they become very difficult to eliminate. This means you have to stop them before they happen!
Your furniture and carpet can and will absorb smells from everyday sources such as smoke, pets, spills, and more. In addition to the obvious methods of keeping a house smelling fresh and clean (taking out the garbage on a regular basis, making sure that all spills are cleaned immediately), something else that you can do is deodorize your upholstery. If you’re thinking, “huh??” right now, you’re not alone. Many people don’t think of deodorizing their upholstery when cleaning, however, this is a crucial step in the cleaning process and also one that will ensure your house smells as clean as it looks. Deodorizing your upholstery is crucial for the following reasons:
The Deep Cleaning Factor
Many people clean their homes on the surface. This means that to anyone coming in, things may look neat and tidy. The house has been vacuumed, dusted, mopped, etc. but this doesn’t take into account the ground in, deep-down dirt, dust, etc. that may have built up over time. It is this mess that is buried beneath the surface that is where your odor problems will lie and where foul odors will stem from. While a professional cleaning is the best way to ensure that your home is cleaned to the core, deodorizing your upholstery can guarantee that bad smells stay away as well.
The Humidity Factor
For those that live in a humid climate or somewhere with a lot of rain, there is a good chance that these environmental factors may affect the smell of your home. If your carpeting or furniture is wet or moist for any period of time, this will surely cause bad odors. Think about a wet towel that you keep piling up, never giving it a good chance to dry. What happens to the towel? It starts to smell. The same will go for your home. Deodorizing your upholstery will protect it from these odors, and as an added bonus, it will also protect against the mold and mildew that undoubtedly comes along with humidity and dampness.
The Allergy Factor
If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, it’s likely that odors in your home are affecting these conditions and making them worse. Deodorizing your upholstery and your carpeting will help you and your family sleep better and breathe easier.
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The Bacteria Factor
There’s no doubt that you wouldn’t want your children laying around on a couch that you know is full of bacteria (yuck!). Bacteria, however, can grow everywhere and it also spreads quickly. Deodorizing your upholstery will help to eliminate these bacteria, resulting in furniture that not only smells a lot nicer but is also safer for your family to use. You’ll surely feel a lot better every time you see your kids, your partner, or even your pet lounging around on the couch knowing that your upholstery has been deodorized, and therefore the bacteria removed.
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No one wants to live in or even visit a bad smelling home. Deodorizing your upholstery, however, will not only fully eliminate bad odors, it will also keep you and your family healthier and safer. While some smells may be removed using at-home methods such as baking soda, tougher odors will require a professional in order to remove.