Home Odor Problems

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Home Odor Problems  seem like they are never ending. We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company like you have battled odors on our own home.

Here are some tips that we think may be helpful to you.

Drain Odor

The traps in floor drains or any drains that aren’t used often will eventually dry out. This may sound harmless enough, but a dry trap can cause a room to fill with potentially harmful sewer gas from the septic tank or the city sewer system. Eliminate this problem by adding about a quart of fresh water topped with a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil. The oil floats on top of the water and seals it against evaporation. Your drain will hold water in the trap much longer.

Stinky Kitchen Drains

If this happens pour a cup of bleach down the drain. This should take care of this problem.

Washing Machine Odors

Sometimes you can have a foul smell coming from your washing machine. A simple way to eliminate this is by running a cycle with a mold-killing tablet and leaving the door open long enough to promote drying.

Sports Gear

Sports gear can quickly bring a new odor into your home after you or your children have been out vigorously enjoying some type sporting activity. The first thing that needs to happen is to air everything out. You should then use a product that will eliminate bacteria that causes odor when cleaning this gear.

Watch out for Shoe Odors

Especially work boots can create a new odor problem in your home. An old fashion remedy that works is fill a sock with cedar wood chips. The chips will absorb moisture and eliminate the odor. Remember that these chips are good for only about a month.

Odors from Your Dishwasher

Sometimes food scraps get caught in the tub, be sure and clean out any scraps and run just a dishwasher cleaner through a cycle, should fix this problem.

We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope that you found these tips helpful. Please remember when you just can’t seem to get rid of those odors, we are experts in removing and eliminating odors in your home or office. Please visit our website at http://www.servicemasternow.com to earn more about all the services we offer. We service the entire Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama and surrounding areas.

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