Smelly or stuffy home? Solve the problems with these tips


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Ever notice how some homes feel airy and comfortable from the minute you walk in? Others can feel stuffy, and sticky with odors in the air. Everyone gets used to the scent and feel of their own home, so much that they don’t always recognize what others do when they come in the door. If you notice your home smelling stuffy, this article is for you. If you want to make sure your home is comfortable and odor-free for guests, this article is also for you. Even if you’re not sure if your home carries a smell to others walking in the door, these steps will help you make sure to avoid any traces of unpleasant scents.
ZAP Services Cooling and Heating is a local business serving families in the Cleveland and Clarkesville area for more than 14 years. We’ve built our business based on word of mouth and good customer service. We help people when they need air conditioning repair service in Clarkesville, GA and we can help you. See how these tips enhance your home.

  • How to get rid of fish smells. If you fry up some salmon, your home will have a smell that lasts for days, especially if you cook fish often. Boil some water over the stove with two teaspoons of baking soda and a lemon peel to soak up the smell.
  • Dealing with pet odors. Vacuuming the house is an essential step. A Roomba or other robotic vacuum is helpful to use between deeper cleanings. Buy one with a scheduler to run every two days. You will be amazed how much hair it picks up. What you won’t see as much is all the pet dander it’s also collecting. Changing the air filter on your AC or furnace will also help with catching and removing pet odors, hair, and dander from the air. Change your filter every month during the high use seasons, especially. With a pet, filters will clog faster so it’s essential to stay on top of this task. Set a reminder on your smartphone to help.

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  • A smelly garbage can wafting into the air. The smell of rotting food can linger in the garbage basket even after you take it out. Pour some coffee grounds into the bottom of the can. Keep a box of baking soda opened under the sink near your garbage to help absorb odors.
  • How to eliminate musty smells. Basements are especially vulnerable to getting damp and moldy. Run a dehumidifier. Use a clean spray bottle and add some tea tree oil along with an inexpensive vodka or rubbing alcohol. Spray the area 10-20 times. The alcohol will dry up the odors and the tea tree oil will help kill mold in the air.

Get the air conditioning repair service in Clarkesville, GA your family needs from ZAP Services Cooling and Heating. We know how to make your home cool and comfortable, so give us a call us today at 706-219-1709 to schedule your appointment.