Every house has its own fragrance, but some do smell nicer than others. Between pets and cooking, keeping your home pleasantly scented can be a challenge.
With busy lifestyles and little one’s charging about, it’s hard to keep on top of cleaning. So don’t worry if you think your house has an odour. We’ve got some tips for keeping your home fresh without spending hours – or a fortune.
Keep the air flowing
No one likes to sit in a cold room. That’s why cracking open a window in the middle of winter doesn’t seem like the most enticing idea. As off-putting as it might be to open your windows when it feels like -10ºc outside, keeping your home well-ventilated will help to reduce any bad scents.
Another way to increase the fresh air flow in your home is with fans and filters. Fans move the air around quickly while filters are a great way to keep dust and allergens out of the atmosphere. This is especially helpful if you have pets or allergies as getting rid of dust and dander can help reduce symptoms. You can also invest in an air purifier that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs and prevent them spreading around the home.
It’s no secret that kids and pets love to make a mess. Furry friends run in and out of the house, dragging dirt and outside bacteria into your home. While it sometimes seems little ones get a kick out of leaving muck dotted around here and there. When you have kids or pets, regular vacuuming is a must. A good rule of thumb is to do it at least once a week – but a busy home might need it more often. Clean corner to corner and room to room. Get under all the furniture as those areas can hold dust bunnies for days. Don’t forget about the stairs either. Start at the top and work your way down.
Use an enzyme cleaner
So, you’ve cleaned every inch of your house. You’ve got the windows opened wide and vacuumed all the bits up, but it’s not as fresh as you’d like. There’s still a little funk lingering. What do you try next?
An enzyme cleaner. Enzymatic cleaners work as both a deodoriser and cleanser so it’ll help keep your home pleasantly fragranced while disinfecting. A product like Bio one™ can be used to absorb odours in the fridge, freezer, wardrobes and more. It’s all-natural, vegan and non-toxic so it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. You can spray it just about anywhere as it won’t harm kids or pets if they come into contact with it. Mix the solution according to the instructions and leave to sit for ten minutes.
Clean up pet accidents right away
Pet accidents are common. That’s because it can be just as tricky to house-train them, as potty training a toddler. Often, they’ll use any area of the house as their private bathroom. Whether it’s a bit of urine or something worse, it’s important to clean it up right away. Carpets will quickly soak up mess and bad smells so if you let it sit, the smell will only get stronger. If you come across an accident on your floor, give it a quick spritz with Bio one™ and let it work its magic for a few minutes.
It’s easy to forget the hidden pipes that carry waste and water to and from our homes. But, if a smell pops up it might be down to a pong-causing blockage. If you’re dealing with a smelly drain:
- Spray the plug and drain with Bio one™ to banish bad bacteria.
- Try plunging the drain. If that doesn’t work, you might need to call in a plumber to snake the drain and clear it out with their equipment.
- Use a water softener. This can reduce the amount of soap scum left behind, preventing bad smells forming in your pipes and drains.
Find a spot for your shoes
Good shoes are beautiful. Different colours, styles, and textures. But, they all have one thing in common. They often smell. Whether it’s trainers, boots, or heels – after a while, unpleasant odours start to appear. Our feet are warm and sometimes moist, so naturally, our shoes are too. That’s when bad-smelling bacteria pops up. If you have a lot of shoes, storing them in an organised way is important. They can get dusty and smelly if they’re left out in the open so instead of tossing shoes into a corner or leaving them by the door, try putting them in bins or racks to contain any nasty pongs.
Take out the rubbish
Taking out the bins isn’t a fun task. Most people don’t like doing it. But it’s a chore we have to endure because a stinky bin will lead to a smelly house. All the leftover scraps of food will start to rot and a strong pong will escape into the room. Stick to your binmen’s schedule and take it out frequently.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
From ventilating properly to vacuuming more often – with these strategies in place, your home’s natural fragrance should be one to remember (for all the right reasons). Our top tip is using an enzyme cleaner, like Bio one™. It’s the ideal all-rounder, perfect for any messy jobs, as it will help keep your house clean, hygienic and free from any nasty whiffs.
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