The smell of home is the best smell in the world, right? I would still like to think this is true, but unfortunately, many chemicals used in our home could taint our perfect smell of home.
We are conditioned at a young age to connect the smells in our house with the smell of home. What we didn’t know though, when we were younger are the potentially dangerous chemicals that are associated with the smell of our home. Every area of our homes could become exposed to certain chemicals that could become toxic to our health and contaminate the air we breathe. The United States EPA actually ranked indoor air quality as one of the top-five environmental risks to public health and found that indoor air pollutants were 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor air pollution levels.
Indoor air pollutants can be caused by many items in your home and in every area of your perfectly maintained house. We are gonna go step-by-step through your home to determine the culprits of the odors and the best solutions to eliminate these toxic pollutants in your home’s air.
What Smells Create the Worst Odors?
The scary reality is that many of us are so unaware of the potential odor offenders that are in our homes, which makes it 100 times harder to eliminate the source of the odor. Some of the most common culprits of these strong odors can include cigarettes, cigar smoke, pet odors, mold, mildew, unappetizing foods, pet urine, and bacterial types of smells like body odor.
There are many hidden areas and little spots in our homes that odors can seep into, especially into our furniture, carpeting, and drapes which can be a challenge to clean. It’s vital to become aware of what is safe and natural to use in your home to remove these odors swiftly and effectively.
Dangers of Masking the Odors
Often we look for a quick and easy solution to removing odors. The first thing many of us grab to rid our house of the icky smells can be either an air freshener mist or a strong scented candle but are these real solutions to your long-term odor issues? These products may do the trick for a short while but the effects can be long-lasting in your home’s air. Around 75 percent of American homes use some form of air fresheners to rid their homes of lingering odors even though environmental groups have repeatedly cautioned consumers of the potential dangers of using these products in their homes. Many consumers still decide to dispel the toxic air fresheners into their air as the quick fix to their odor problems.
Also, many cleaning products used in homes are filled with harsh masking fragrances to give it that clean smell in your house. So that long-term smelling laundry detergent you want your clothes to smell like could be impacting your health negatively. Other masking fragrance products in your home may include lotions, shampoos, dryer sheets, cleaners, perfumes/cologne, plug-ins, wax melts, deodorants, and soaps. Finding alternative methods to removing tough odors in your home will help your air quality tremendously and create a healthier environment for you and your family.
How to Eliminate Bad Odors
Finding the source of the odor can be your most difficult task in removing those tough lingering smells in your house. When you’ve found the source of your worst smell you’ll need to remove them with deep cleaning or a strong removal strategy. Focusing on one area of your home at a time is the best method to ridding your house of all the lingering odors. Bit by bit we will go through each specific area of your home to find the potential sources of bad odors and the best remedies for each of these trouble areas.
Keep Bathrooms Smelling Fresh Always With These Bathroom Odor Solutions
Suprise, surprise. Bathrooms can be a significant culprit for odors in homes. I mean when you think about it, most of the chemicals in our homes are in our bathrooms. We have endless amounts of chemicals in bathrooms, from perfumes, deodorants, lotions, and shampoos. Not to mention the strong chemical products that we use to kill the strong bacteria we feel our bathrooms harbor. We are gonna focus on the main odor producing areas in your bathroom that create a significant amount of odor and create the most potential hazard to you and your family.
What to do About Strong Sewer Smell in Bathroom
Have you ever ran your water and smelt that foul water smell, almost like you would imagine a sewer smells like? You may begin to wonder, “Why Does My House Smell?” but as you are running your sink or even your shower water, the scent hits you again. The first solution you may think to do is to buy some heavy chemical filled product to kill the smell, such as a harsh disposal cleaner. In reality, though, drain cleaners are one of the most dangerous products found in your home. The two main ingredients in drain cleaners include Iye and sulfuric acid, both of which are severely erosive and corrosive to the skin, airways & eyes. Does that really sound like something you want to apply in your home, especially to your water?
The best method to apply to your smelly drains is the OdorKlenz Sink & Disposal Cleaner & Deodorizer, the ultimate disposal odor remover. Unlike many disposal cleaners, the OdorKlenz Sink & Disposal Cleaner & Deodorizer is made from castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and metal oxides making it a safe and effective product to use in your bathroom. It is basically a gentle soap with the added benefit of our advanced odor neutralizing technology, which breaks down the odors right at the source. All you have to do is pour about 1/3 cup of our OdorKlenz Sink & Disposal Cleaner & Deodorizer into the disposal area and let it sit for a few minutes. After you have let it sit, it is best to run the water and disposal and add a little bit more product and the odor should be gone. It works great in your sink disposal, as well as your shower disposal!
Best Bathroom Odor Eliminator
Another big culprit of odors in your bathroom can be the boys of your household. When your boys are first starting to use the potty they can have a hard time confining their business to just the toilet. One of the most potent smells in your bathroom can be urine odor from situations just like that! Urine odors can also be one of the hardest odors to remove with just one treatment, so many products you will need to use multiple times or use a large portion to eliminate the smell. Unfortunately, though many of the products will leave you with the strong chemical smells that can irritate your airways. However, OdorKlenz removes the odors without leaving behind strong scents or fragrances. The easiest application to use to remove urine odors quickly and efficiently is by using the OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment to clean up your bathroom smells. This product destroys odors from a variety of sources including urine, deep down eliminating the stubborn odors at the chemical source. I find the best way to apply it, is by mopping it onto your tile floor in your bathroom using 1 part OdorKlenz Source to 4 parts of clean warm water. Sponge or mop the product onto the tile floor, but do not let it fully dry. You want to use clean water to remove the product from the floors so it does not leave a white residue.
Ultimate Kitchen Odor Removal
Our kitchen is commonly referred to as the heart of any home. It is where we all congregate to talk and eat, or where mom and dad make their famous dishes. The kitchen though also houses a lot of odors, from cooking odors to foul odors from either the kitchen sink, your refrigerator, or your communal trash can. We are gonna go piece by piece through your kitchen eliminating all the potential odors stuck in your air.
Ultimate Fridge Deodorizer
If you’re like me, sometimes I forget to throw away food after it expires, which leads to a less than stellar smell permeating throughout my fridge. Even after I go through my food and throw away the soiled food, my fridge still smells like death. The one popular resolution to bad fridge odors for many people is placing baking soda in your fridge to trap the odors. However, this can take time as baking soda isn’t a quick fix. Instead, I would recommend using the OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment to remove build up odors. All you have to do is use 1 to 4 diluted OdorKlenz inside a clean pressurized pump sprayer and spray inside your contaminated refrigerator. In some cases, you may need to wipe if after with a wet cloth to remove excess product. You will be amazed how fast this product will rid your fridge of odors!
How to Remove Cooking Odors In Your Kitchen
Cooking odors can overtake your whole house, some smells can be good and yummy, while others can be strong and very potent. I’m sure you have cooked something with a strong smell before such as curry, fish, or onions. The real question is though, how to get rid of cooking odors that want to linger in your home and overtake not just your kitchen but your whole house.
What is the Best Cooking Odor Air Purifier
It can be hard to remove lingering odors in your air, but it is possible with an efficient air purifier. Air purifiers are designed to filter the air we breathe in from chemicals and toxins in our air. Although this is the premise, many filters will remit the toxins and chemicals back into the air after time. With the OdorKlenz Mobile Air System, you don’t have to worry about that happening. The OdorKlenz technology is made from earth-friendly minerals, non-toxic, fragrance-free, and is designed to attack the chemical odors produced and eliminate them completely so you don’t have to worry about them sneaking back into your air. The system covers up to 750 square feet of space so it is perfect for your kitchen area.
Achieving an Odorless Kitchen Sink Drain
Food, water & other kitchen waste gets tossed into our garbage disposal without a second thought. However, when the build up of all that we throw down the disposal starts to elicit an unwelcomed smell you can become unsure of your best plan of attack. Well, first let’s start with how the build up in your disposal can accumulate. Garbage disposal is designed to ground food into small enough pieces that they can make it down the drain and out of your kitchen with ease, but sometimes this is not the case. Issues start to arise when particles of food get stuck and remain in the shallow part of the garbage disposal.
So now getting to how to get rid of the smell in garbage disposals. When this occurs finding a drain cleaner is the most effective product to use, but be careful as to which product you select for the job. Like I suggested in your bathroom sink and shower, I also recommend for your kitchen sink. The OdorKlenz Sink & Disposal Cleaner & Deodorizer can and will effectively eliminate tough food buildups in your garbage disposal. After using the product you will be amazed that you don’t smell anything foul in your disposal any longer.
Say Goodbye to Musty Shoe/Hall Closet Odors
Usually, homes have a closet right by their front door designated to their shoes for easy access. Those shoes though in the closet are typically the shoes we wear the most, meaning they tend to be pretty stinky. Home remedies seem to be a pretty popular method of removing shoe odors and even in some rare cases, people become so frustrated with the unpleasant smell permeating from their shoes that they toss them in the garbage. After a while, a musty odor will start to accumulate and we then have to figure out the cause of the smell and what musty odor removal technique to apply to this situation.
Before you go trying to make weird concoctions or start heading to the trashcan to toss your shoes in them, try our OdorKlenz Sport Powder. The OdorKlenz Sport Powder is designed for shoe odor specifically, by using our patented technology that works fast to neutralize the odors that build up in shoes without the use of toxic chemicals or perfumes. You just apply a visible coating inside of the shoe and the sports powder will begin to remove bad foot odor that has accumulated in the inside of the shoe. The powder actually works in your shoes for weeks blocking potential odors from returning, unbelievable!
How to Address Pet Urine Odors in Pet Areas
It is estimated that 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned in the United States. So the likelihood that your household has a pet is very probable, and if you do have one you must know the odors they leave behind in your home. Pet can leave their trace on just about anything in your home from the carpeting, upholstery, bedding, clothes, and even leave dander traces in your air, especially dogs that leave their distinct dog odor in your house. I try to refrain my pet from having free rein in my house, limiting them to specific areas in the house. One of the biggest issues pets can bring to your home is potential allergies. Each animal has different dander than can affect us in different ways, but having an indoor air purifier to help eliminate these allergens is your greatest plan of defense. Just like I talked about in your kitchen, trying moving your OdorKlenz Mobile Air System to the Pet Area to remove those strong allergens. It may even be a smart decision to get another mobile air system specifically for your pet area so it can optimize the elimination process of pet dander.
Also, it is essential to bathe your dog frequently so you can remove odors and excess dander from their fur. Rather than buying a product that contains harsh masking agents and fragrances, look for a product that will actually remove the odors. With the OdorKlenz Pet Shampoo, you don’t have to worry about fragrances masking the odor because with this natural shampoo we use our advanced odor neutralizing technology to create an added benefit for you and your pets. The best part is that it is safe and gentle to use on pets!
How to Find An Effective Dog Urine Eliminator
Accidents happen, and with your dogs, this couldn’t be more accurate. Whether you are training a new puppy or your older dog can’t hold their bladder anymore, pee accidents can occur in your home. To me, pee smell is by far the worst smell, just because it is so hard to remove and it permeates throughout your whole house. Even worst is trying to find urine accidents after it has dried in your home. Many of us will go and grab our ammonia cleaner to do the clean-up job, but that is really the worst thing you can use to clean up the urine. Dog urine actually contains ammonia so when you clean up the pee accident with ammonia you are essentially attracting the dog back to the spot because it thinks that is where it can go to the bathroom. You will want to find a cleaner that will eliminate the odor completely so that your pet doesn’t go back to the scene of the crime. Depending on how you find the urine, you have two different methods of cleaning the accident.
The first method would be if you found an accident that just occurred where there is still liquid present. The OdorKlenz Absorbent Granules would be the most effective product to use to clean the mess up. The granules are perfect to use when cleaning up liquid mishaps because it soaks up the messes so it’s easier to clean. Using the OdorKlenz patented earth mineral technology, the granules eliminate the odors at the source naturally. All you have to do is locate the scene of the accident, sprinkle the OdorKlenz Granules on the affected area and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the liquid has been absorbed you can broom up the granules and you are all done. Easy peasy!
The second method to use would be if you found the accident after a period of time. Our OdorKlenz Pet Urine Eliminator is designed to be used specifically on urine odor stains that have seeped into the surface, especially to remove dog urine smell from carpets. All you have to do is blot the area with a wet towel, soak treatment the area with warm water and go back and pat it damp, then pour the pet urine eliminator on the area. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then towel dry it, followed by vacuuming up any excess residual product.
Epic Mildew Odor Removal Secrets Revealed
Laundry odors are endless, from smelly worn clothes to towels and clothes left in the washer for too long, or even the smell of your washing machine after taking a beating trying to work magic on your stinky items. The most pungent smell that can come from your laundry room, however, is the smell of damp clothes or towels that have sat in the washer for a little too long. That sour smell can be a mildew aroma stemming from these wet clothes and towels.
The question still remains on how to get mildew smell out of towels and other wet articles of clothes. Generic laundry detergents sometimes just don’t meet the needs your fabrics require of them. When this is the case you may consider adding an extra power source to your laundry routine. The OdorKlenz Laundry Liquid or OdorKlenz Laundry Powder Additives is the key power move to play in your laundry room. It works to neutralize the wet towel and musty smell from your laundry and get your items clean and odor free, making it the best laundry detergent for mildew smell.
What to do About Stinky Washing Machine Odors
Did you know that you are supposed to clean your washing machine on a monthly basis? When doing laundry I began to realize that my laundry was acquiring a pungent smell after being cleaned. After analyzing my washer I realized it was the culprit of strong odors rubbing off on my clothes. When this begins to happen it may be time that you clean your washing machine. Your washing machine gets a build up of soap scum, which is the soap residue combined with the skin and body oils from your clothing.
So now we need to know how to get the odor out of a washing machine. To eliminate these odors from your washing machine you need to find a non-toxic washing machine deodorizer to clean the scum from the machine. The OdorKlenz Washing Machine Deodorizer was specifically designed to help remove and neutralize odor causing residues that build up in your washing machine. We use our earth mineral technology that was designed to attack and neutralize the odors at the source without the use of masking agents or toxic chemicals. Just by applying this product to your washing machine you won’t have to worry about your clothes stinking after it goes through a cycle again.
How to Handle Musty Room Smells
Family rooms are where a lot of the living gets done in your home, it’s where we all congregate to watch tv or spend valuable time together. Family rooms tend to have the most furniture in them including couches, chairs, tables, rugs, carpets, and curtains. All of which can obtain and collect many unwelcome odors. If your family is anything like mine, we tend to eat and drink in our family room leaving behind food messes and spills on our furniture. The key product to use in this room for all furniture messes and odor smells is the OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment. You can apply this product to spills on carpets and rugs by following these simple instructions. Start by vacuuming the area for debris and start soaking the area with clean, warm water. Soak up the excess water and then pour the source treatment on the area you want to treat. Pour fresh water over the product and apply pressure by standing or walking on the area. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then start to soak up excess water, it is important to wait for it to dry before vacuuming excess product.
Upholstery can also trap odors especially cushions and couches. To remove the odor pull out your handy dandy OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment to do the job, the product works best when diluted at a 1:1 ratio with clean warm water. You can lightly dab the product onto the area with a clean cloth or sponge. Then you just let it sit for 15 minutes, and when it’s absorbed you can take a water extractor to extract the liquid in the upholstery.
Wood Odor Removal Solutions
Antique pieces of furniture or furniture that don’t get a lot of use can develop mildew or musty smell. This smell could start to fill your family room area, leaving it unbearable to sit in. The best method on how to get rid of musty smell in furniture is by using the OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment. OdorKlenz can be used and sprayed onto a variety of surfaces inside and outside. Use 1 to 4 diluted OdorKlenz and place inside a clean pressurized pump sprayer, you can spray onto the surface or within the chores of the furniture and follow it up by going over the area with a wet towel.
In Home Gym and Equipment Odors
The convenience of an at-home gym provides you with the ability to quickly and efficiently get your daily workout done, but it also has some disadvantages. The disadvantage being the gym smells that get trapped inside your home, either by your gym clothes or your workout gear. Nobody wants their house to smell like a stinky odor infested gym, at least I don’t! The first plan of attack is working the odors out of your athletic clothes. Our gym clothes carry with them bacteria and sweat making some pretty foul scents. Many clothes absorb the sweat making it impossible to remove with just regular laundry detergent. With the OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive, you just add it in with your regular everyday detergent to rid your clothes of sweaty gym odors. It is optimized to remove and neutralize the stubborn sweat and body odors from your workout clothes. It is gentle enough to use on Dri-Fit clothing and yoga pants but strong enough to remove the odors at the source without using harsh chemicals or fragrances to hide the odor. OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive is the ultimate laundry detergent for gym clothes! The OdorKlenz Sports laundry additive was optimized to remove and neutralize the stubborn sweat and body odors from your workout clothing. Gentle enough to use on DRI-FIt clothing and yoga pants but strong enough to remove the odors at the source without the use of masking agents or toxic chemicals.
The OdorKlenz Sports laundry additive was optimized to remove and neutralize the stubborn sweat and body odors from your workout clothing. Gentle enough to use on DRI-FIt clothing and yoga pants but strong enough to remove the odors at the source without the use of masking agents or toxic chemicals.Select options
Rancid Smelling Gym Gear
We can neglect our gym gear throwing it in your car or closet and not being careful about washing the gear of bacteria and odors. Rather than taking your gear and washing every item in your washer there can be a much simpler method to clean gym items such as shoes and bags. The biggest problem people are plagued with is on how to get rid of foot odors in shoes, especially stinky sneakers that you religiously wear to the gym. Like I earlier discussed when talking about shoe closets, the OdorKlenz Sports Powder will work wonders on your sneakers. Lightly sprinkle some powder into your shoes and let it remove the lingering odors present.
Also, your gym bag can take quite the beating with all the harsh odors you throw into it, including your smelly sneakers. Nowadays most gym bags are washing machine safe, however, that can be quite a process cleaning it and then letting it air dry. The OdorKlenz Release Bag is a handy thing to have in your back pocket or your gym bag for that matter. The OdorKlenz Release Bag quickly and easily apply a light powder coating to your larger athletic gear like pads, helmets, and gear bags to help fight off odors, minimizing the odors from those big items that can’t always be washed. It makes deodorizing your bag much simpler and safer for people always on the go.
Baby Rooms & Cloth Diaper Odors
The most precious additions to our families can often bring with them the stinkiest of odors. Babies are the little ones who make big messes, like explosive soiled diaper messes. For new parents finding out the ingredients in detergents is important before using it on your baby’s cloth diapers. Many detergents have harsh chemicals in them such as enzymes, brighteners, dyes, softeners, bleach, and synthetic fragrances. My recommendations are to find a natural laundry detergent to use on your baby’s cloth diapers, but lets’ get real this is a hard odor to get out. So you may need to up the power of your laundry by adding in our all natural OdorKlenz Laundry Additive to your cycle. The OdorKlenz Laundry Additive is made from earth minerals and contains no masking agents, making it the best laundry detergent for cloth diapers.
Diaper Pail Odors & Smelly Trashcans
Another source of odor in your baby’s room is from diaper disposals and trash cans, the designated spots for your baby’s soiled diapers to be disposed of in. These areas can produce quite the stench, and understandably so! Poopy diapers can wreak havoc in your trash can and diaper disposals spreading its odors all over it. Rather than going and grabbing harsh chemical cleaners to rid these areas of odors, you need to think about the chemicals you are exposing your little one too.
With the OdorKlenz Source Odor Treatment, you don’t have to worry about harsh chemical exposure for your newborn. OdorKlenz is made from earth minerals, making it safe and easy to use for any situation. All you need to do is use 1 to 4 diluted OdorKlenz and place inside a spray bottle, then you can go ahead and spray clean the diaper disposals or trash can and then rewipe with a wet cloth. This will take care of all the harsh odors from your baby’s diaper accidents.
Common Car Odor Issues
The family vehicle is the hub to all destinations, whether that be school, after-school activities, beach days, or sports games. Needless to say, your car is hit with many different environments and collects many different smells making a very interesting aroma in your car, to say the least.
Having kids in your car means you can be almost certain a spill or mess of some sort will occur in your vehicle. When a spill occurs in your vehicle it soaks its way deep down into the material of your seats or floor, holding onto those odors for dear life, even a mountain of paper towels won’t do the trick in removing the odors. The first thing you need to do is locate the spill while it is still wet, and sprinkle the OdorKlenz Absorbent Granules on the spill and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. In your car, the best way to clean up the granules is with a hand broom or vacuum and once that is done the odors will be erased from your vehicle.
How to Make Your Car Smell Good
Your car can absorb odors in all its cloth material like the car seat cushions or the floor mats. Sometimes these odors can be caused by you and your family or maybe it’s the result of the previous cars owners who you purchased your vehicle from. Rather than finding solutions like harsh cleaning products or masking fragrances, try something that will eliminate the odors naturally.
The OdorKlenz Eliminating Pad is perfect to use in your car to erase these odors. The OdorKlenz Eliminating Pad is embedded with our patented earth mineral technology to absorb and neutralize odors and toxins at the chemical source. Simply place the odor pad under your seats, allowing you air circulation in your car to push the technology up capturing the lingering odors in your vehicle. By the way, you can also cut and use the pad as an air filter in your car, making it a multi-functional product.
Your home has many areas that all can harbor all sorts of tough odors. From your kitchen to your baby’s room, odors can sneak their way into your home in the smallest of places. It can be difficult to rid your home of all these hidden odors but it’s possible to do so. Just by implementing our OdorKlenz products into your home and everyday cleaning process, you are not only eliminating the odors but making your home smell fresh and non-toxic.
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