What air fresheners can’t do for those pesky smells.
A lot of people rely on air fresheners to keep their homes smelling fresh. Not only is there a lot of concern these days for the safety of most air fresheners, as well as a lot of talk about the health concerns related to them, but the truth is they don’t really work. They’re sort of a band-aid for bad smells.
Air fresheners put pre-determined odors into the air, which acts as a cover for the odors that are present. Home smells come from a number of things, and some stick around longer than others.
Here are the 3 biggest smells that air fresheners won’t cover up:
1. Cooking Odors
Cooking smells good! Until it doesn’t. No one wants to smell last night’s fried fish, steamed broccoli, or sautéed onions the next morning. Some people will fill the house with spray air freshener, but really that just makes for a floral scented, fishy smelling house, right? That’s because the odors from cooking end up in your drapes and furniture. They stick to fabrics, and so the bad smell sticks around. And air freshener won’t cover that up.
2. Pet Odors
Urine. There, we said it. Pet urine, and especially cat urine, can make your house smell really bad for a really long time. Sprinkling air freshener for your carpet on the floor does not get rid of the odor, just covers it up temporarily. The urine in the carpet needs to be cleaned and treated before it will go away fully.
Fire smoke and cigarette smoke linger in a home longer than almost any other type of odor. That’s because the molecules from the smoke settle on your furniture and carpets. Even the best air freshener won’t cover up the smell of cigarette smoke. The only way to help get rid of the smell of smoke is professional cleaning.
If you’re tired of living in a less-than-fresh smelling home and you’ve realized that air fresheners will not get rid of the smells, it’s time to call a professional. A professional carpet and floor cleaner can use professional products and equipment to address the lingering odors in your home that have made themselves comfortable on your furniture and flooring.