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How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Damp walls lead to mould and fungal growth. If you want to know how to keep your home smelling fresh, you’ll need to know how to fight the dampness in your walls.

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Moisture in the walls are a breeding ground for mould and fungus. It can cause the wall paint to peel, making your house look unaesthetic. Dampness in your walls will also give a musty odour to your house. This problem is amplified during the monsoons. 

However, you can prevent moisture from seeping into your walls. Use the cleaning tips given below to keep your home smelling fresh. 

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Dehumidifier

b) Baking soda

  1. Step 1: Seal Cracks

    Moisture seeps into the walls through cracks. So, seal cracks as soon as you spot them. It is especially vital to mend all gaps before the onset of monsoons.

  2. Step 2: Repair Leaks

    Leakage in your walls can be due to faulty construction or plumbing. Identify the source of the leakage and seal the pipes to stop moisture from seeping into your walls. If needed, get a professional contractor to look at your walls and do the necessary repairs.

  3. Step 3: Check Thoroughly

    Keep inspecting your walls, windows, chimneys and the furniture regularly. If there’s leakage or dampness in these areas, get them fixed immediately before the problem compounds. You must prevent the growth of mould. They are potential allergens and can trigger various respiratory problems in your loved ones. Wash the affected area with dishwashing liquid and water where possible.

  4. Step 4: Use a Dehumidifier

    Keep your home well-ventilated. Open the windows and let sunlight in. Exposing your walls to fresh air and sunlight will keep them dry. Consequently, the paint on your walls will stay intact for longer. If the weather is cloudy, use a dehumidifier in the room.

  5. Step 5: Eliminate the Odour

    To eliminate the odour, simply place a boul of baking soda around the smelly areas. Baking soda helps absorb the odour. You may change the bowl once every 2 months. You may also use an air purifier to eliminate damp odour from your home. Place a bowl of ground coffee around the smelly area. It will not only absorb the odour but also release a fresh coffee aroma.

How do you know that the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom have been disinfected?

To eliminate the odour, simply place a boul of baking soda around the smelly areas. Baking soda helps absorb the odour. You may change the bowl once every 2 months. You may also use an air purifier to eliminate damp odour from your home. Place a bowl of ground coffee around the smelly area. It will not only absorb the odour but also release a fresh coffee aroma.

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