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4 Lingering Odors in Your House & How To Remove Them for Good

4 Lingering Odors in Your House & How To Remove Them for Good

Whether you’re a property owner who is moving to a new place or you’re a property manager owning a property for a secondary income, dealing with lingering odors after previous owners/renters have left the house can be stressful. Not everyone has the same habits when it comes to cleaning and maintaining a house, so when strong odors linger around, it’s important to tackle the source of the smell and properly clean the areas to rid the house of those annoying odors.

Strong odors are unpleasant and can have negative health effects, especially if you don’t know what kind of activities and lifestyle the previous owners had. Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you remediate houses and properties from odors and strong, lingering smells.

Odor in carpets - A common problem for homeowners

Some odors, like pet urine, linger around for long periods, even after the urine has dried. It goes the same for food spills and dead animals/organic matter. If the floor has carpeting, the best way to eliminate these lingering odors is by removing the carpet (if possible), washing it, and leaving it out while you clean it with a proper disinfectant. 

If you can’t remove the carpet, be sure to vacuum the whole area. A helpful tip is to sprinkle a layer of baking soda and let it sit for a while before starting to vacuum. It will help neutralize smells. Be sure to spot-clean stains and spray the whole carpet with a solution of vinegar and water. 

If this becomes too overwhelming,  Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Our specialists can promptly determine the source of the smell in your house, and they will focus on eliminating any dangerous remnants.

Musty smell - A hint of mold damage

The property might be impacted by mold if you perceive a smell of wet clothing/socks or an earthy scent. In this case, it is best to leave it to professionals to care for damaged and contaminated areas. Mold is associated with many respiratory health conditions, and leaving it unattended can deteriorate the property and cause further health complications like allergies and asthma. Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro-certified Mold Remediation Contractor.

Nicotine stains on the wall - Exuding unpleasant and lingering odors

If the previous owners were smokers (some people do not respect the rules about non-smoking indoors), chances are there are nicotine stains on the walls. Tobacco smoke lingers on almost any surface (walls, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, fabric, upholstery), and the odors will persist if you don’t clean these stains. 

If you need help with cleaning the property and removing nicotine stains and lingering odors, Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you. 

Kitchen smells - Vinegar and baking soda can help eliminate them

The smell of food can be quite irritating. If you’re moving into a new place that smells like burnt toast or food, spraying vinegar on the countertops and all the surfaces (including walls) can help neutralize odors. Be sure to deep clean the kitchen area, and look for any food leftovers inside kitchen cabinets and drawers (this way, you’ll notice if there are rodent droppings and other pest waste in the kitchen).

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you

If you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. In most cases, people can’t be sure of what is causing the odors or what previous owners did on the property that is now causing these smells. We will make sure to track down the source of the smell, and using professional chemicals, we will rid your property of these uncomfortable -and sometimes dangerous- odors.

Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.
Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.

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