Steps to Eliminate Past Home Odors After Purchasing a Home

May 07, 2018 | Home & pets, Remove dog smell, Remove mildew smell

Buying a home is an exciting and nerve-wracking journey, as you invest your money in one of the biggest purchases of your life. You think you found the perfect home to take residence in for the long foreseeable future, meeting your needs and checking off your complete wish-list. However, what happens when you move in and you learn that your dream home may not be as dreamy as you had imagined it to be? The harbored odors trapped within the foundation of your home have all the sudden seeped into your nose and has staked claim in your residence. From mold smell, musty house smell, or even lingering pet smells that have become embedded into your home’s floor and walls. Don’t fret, your dream home can become a dream again, with the right tools and some knowledge on odor elimination, you can ensure that the smells in your newly purchased home are completely absolved for good.

Just Bought a House and it Smells?Just Bought a House and it Smells?

Did you just buy a house and all of the sudden the smells have started overtaking your new environment? You may be thinking that these odors came from nowhere, or even blame yourself for poorly screening the home before you purchased it, whatever the case may be the odors must be dealt with ASAP. The source of odors in your new home can occur from a multitude of culprits including carpets, furniture, walls, or even from deep down in the foundation. And with very little information of prior owner’s activities, you have no way to know where or what could have caused the odor. However, with a little investigating and your keen sense of smell you can figure out what and where the source of the odor is coming from in your new home.

Mold Smell in House

The smell of mold growth in your home can have a very distinct pungent smell that can commonly be associated with that unwanted and dreaded mildew smell. Mold can grow in the most unsuspecting of locations such as within the walls or behind wallpaper, which can make it hard to determine the source of the odor permeating throughout your home. However, once you have detected that moldy smell in your home, the chances of finding mold growth somewhere within your home is almost certain.

Signs of Mold

Mold odor can be a key sign of mold growth in your home, but another major sign of mold to be aware of is the appearance of mold or discoloration on the surfaces of your home. Mold can often time be mistaken for dirt on the surface of your home, thus knowing signs to look out for in determining if it is mold that is growing on your surface is important. Mold will usually grow around or near moisture, including in bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, or even in basements. If you see a source of moisture, followed by discoloration, and to top it off a mildew type odor you can gather that mold is the issue and source of odor in your new home.

How to Get Rid of Mold Smell in House

The only way to control the mold odor in your home is to completely eliminate the mold from your home. When you are dealing with mold in your home, the best and most effective action to implement is to have a mold remediation specialist come to properly remove the mold from the surfaces of your home. Once the mold has been expelled from the surface of your home, however, you will still need to treat not only the air in your home – which has now collect mold spores – but also treat soft surfaces like carpeting and upholstery furniture that could have potentially gathered mold residue into their surface. To treat soft surfaces in your home – upholstered couches, rugs, and carpeting – you need to use an effective VOCs and odor removal solution that can eliminate both of these pollutants. The OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment neutralizes odors completely without damaging your carpet, tile flooring, wood flooring, or upholstery. It is water based so it is safe to use on almost any surface that is water-safe. This treatment is easily applied to the surface either by pouring it directly to the source – for carpets or rugs – or sprayed on diluted with warm water onto the surface – upholstered furniture – that has obtained an odor. After treatment, you will be able to tell a drastic difference, with most of all the mold odor eliminated from your home. Additionally, using a carpet refresher as general maintenance for your carpet can be useful to deodorize the smells. If, after your treatment of the soft surfaces of your home, there is a mold odor still left in your home, the next course of action is to treat the air. Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air according to the EPA, and with mold potentially growing in your home the levels of your air quality could be increasingly more polluted. To ensure that your indoor air quality is clean and pollutant free, you may consider bringing in an air purification system to do the job completely. With the OdorKlenz Mobile System, not only will indoor air pollutants be eradicated from your air, but microorganisms-bacteria, viruses, and mold spores – will be captured in the HEPA filter. This air purification system uses both a patented adsorptive neutralization technology embedded into a VOC air cartridge, but also utilizes a hospital-grade HEPA filter to capture particulate matter 0.3 microns or larger. Triple protection, to ensure that the pollutants and mold odors have vanished from your new home!

How to Get Rid of Dog Smell in House

Pets and their odors can be a strong offender in a home, and if the new home that you purchased reeks of pets it can be a frustrating and altogether a potentially long process to remove. Pet dander, urine, and just general pet odor can be the culprit behind the dog smell in your new home. If your home has carpeting, this could be the potential source of the pungent dog smell. Carpeting acts as a sponge, absorbing liquids and odors that come into contact with it and soaking it down to the subfloor of the flooring. Once the subfloor has become contaminated by liquid, especially dog urine, it can be difficult to remove the odor without a subfloor treatment like the OdorKlenz Sub Floor Treatment Kit. This kit is ready to use, with ten packets that only require water, you just place it into the provided syringes and apply directly to the padding or subfloor of your flooring. The OdorKlenz patented technology will then begin to work by making contact with the urine odors and completely destroying them at the source. Flooring in general, whether carpeting or other can have the most wear and tear, contributing to the strong odor of dog smell trapped in your new home. Make sure to thoroughly clean your flooring with a natural cleaner if the dog smell still persists throughout your home. And if the smell is still present even after all your cleaning efforts have been exhausted than you may need to think about ripping up the flooring and starting from a new.  

How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell in House

One of the most stubborn and difficult odor problems to get rid of in your home is an old musty smell. The musty smell could indicate a few different problems in your home, either a potential water leak or even mold growth in your home. A leaky sink or a broken pipe are common sources of water leaks and thus the development of mildew odor that you keep getting a whiff of in your new home. The areas in your home which are prone to acquiring water leaks that tend to hide dampness can include attics, basements, and bathrooms. When you are stuck dealing with mildew smell in your new home, the first step is to determine any source of water in your home that could have leaked onto the surface or foundation. This leakage will cause the odor as time progresses and it sits on the surface. Be sure that once you have determined the area of odor that you repair the issue and absorb the water. This will ensure that the moisture, in turn, doesn’t elicit the strong mildew smell in a new home.

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