Let’s Find Out_ Causes of Bad Smells in Your Home

Is your house stinky, and you can’t find the source? There are many causes of bad smells in your house. You want to get rid of them right away; otherwise, you could end up with bigger problems. That’s what we’re going to discuss in this post. Here are some of the places where the stench may be from: 


Sure, dishwashers make our lives so much easier and convenient, but they can get smelly as well. This is because dishwashers are susceptible to mold, mildew, and rotting food bits. You can avoid this by wiping down the inside of it. If you want something more intensive without spending a lot of money, just fill a small bowl with white vinegar and place it in the lower rack of your dishwasher. Make sure it’s empty of dishes, though! Run it on a normal cycle, and that will keep your dishwasher clean and odor-free. 

Garbage Disposal

Cleaning your garbage disposal is important because this will get rid of any leftover food particles and grease that get stuck under your blades. You can use a garbage disposal cleaner for this.


If there are bad smells coming from the fridge, you need to clean up any spills right away. Make sure to throw out spoiled food and wipe down the interior if necessary. If the smell persists, you can use activated charcoal or newspaper. 

Place the activated charcoal in bowls and place them inside. On the other hand, roll the pages of a newspaper into a ball, add a drop of vanilla extract, and place them inside. 


Your carpet goes through a lot daily, which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise if it starts to emit bad odors, especially if you don’t clean it regularly. 

The best thing to do here is to hire professional carpet cleaners to clean it. You can also use baking soda and allow it to sit for a couple of hours before you vacuum them. 

New Furniture

Ironically, some new pieces of furniture can give off foul odors, and they can even compromise your indoor air quality. Keep your home well-ventilated to eliminate the bad smells, and you can also get yourself a high-quality air purifier to help improve and maintain indoor air quality. 


Your sheets absorb body oil and sweat, which can cause nasty smells. That’s why you need to wash it once a week by using hot water to kill bacteria. Add more freshness to it by using a linen spray.


Your closets can reek, especially if there are dirty clothes inside. Avoid this by keeping closet doors open so it won’t trap moisture inside and not storing any dirty clothes inside. If the weather is humid, you can have a mini dehumidifier inside your closet to help absorb excess moisture. 


Mildew loves bathrooms. Address this by using white vinegar and spraying it on affected surfaces. Wait an hour before you wipe the areas with a sponge and hot water. Make sure to open your window, or you can have a fan inside. 


Keep these items and areas clean in your house to eliminate bad smells. While DIY solutions do the job, professional cleaners can take the burden off your shoulders and ensure that no stone is left unturned during the cleaning process. Best of all, they can leave your home smelling fresh.

Get rid of those bad smells in your home! Queen Bee Cleaning Services offers deep cleaning services to help you keep your house clean and smelling fresh. Book an appointment with us today!


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