Winter is coming to southeastern Nevada and as the best carpet cleaners, we know that winter weather doesn't mean in Nevada what it means in a lot of the rest of the country. Our winters are usually pretty mild and the good thing about that is that it makes winter a perfect time to open the windows and get some fresh air, which is something it's impossible to do in the scorching heat of summer. If you can't wait for cool weather so that you can get the smelly, stuffy air out of your home and get it ready for holiday visitors, here are some tips for deodorizing your home naturally:
✓ Get Rid Of The Source Of Smells
The source of most lingering, nasty smells in your home is food and food containers. If your home smells a little funky but you're not sure where the smell is coming from, empty all of your trash containers first. If you have children, check their rooms for food garbage, like banana peels or sour milk. Even if you find the source and remove it, it may take a while for the room or house to smell better. It's a good idea to clean kitchen trash cans periodically and even sprinkling the bottom with baking soda before you put a plastic trash bag in it.
✓ Vacuum A Lot
A good vacuum, especially one with a HEPA filter can make a big difference in keeping your home smelling good. You must vacuum as often as possible, especially if you have small children or pets. Humans and animals constantly shed skin and hair that is covered in natural oils with degraded bits of hormones. Bacteria that thrive on this food source poop all over your carpeting, which is what can cause the smells in your carpeting. In addition to regular vacuuming, you must also have your carpets steam-cleaned at least once a year by the best carpet cleaners in Las Vegas, NV, Zerorez, to make sure they smell good and that they're clean.
✓ Open The Windows
Winter in southeastern Nevada is a great time to fling open the windows and let the breezes flow through your home. Studies have shown that indoor air quality is significantly worse than outdoor air quality so make sure you have lots of fresh air circulating this winter.
✓ Use Citrus Cleaners For Freshness
Nothing can make a home smell fresher than the smell of citrus. There are many natural cleaners on the market that employ citrus oils to clean non-porous surfaces and make the whole house smell great. A mild solution of a cleaner with lemon or orange extracts can be used to clean trash cans, the refrigerator and more. You can even pour a cup into your garbage disposal and let it sit for an hour to rid it of the food smells that build up inside it over time.
✓ Treat Pet Odors
If you have pets who have accidents on your carpeting, make sure you blot them up as soon as possible. Use as much water as possible but not so much that you saturate your carpet. If you find a smelly, dried spot of urine, add a little vinegar to the water to break down the crystals in the urine. Once the area is dry, vacuum it thoroughly.
To help your home stay fresh-smelling this winter, call the best carpet cleaners in Las Vegas, NV, Zerorez, at (702) 567-0016. You can also visit www.zerorezlasvegas.com to find out more about our other cleaning services.
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