When you are selling your home, its smell and odour also play an important in attracting buyers. Just like the look of your home, the fragrance factor should also be considered. Here are five smells that you should avoid as it could make your home into a stinker:
A lot of homeowners caulked, blown insulation, weather-stripped and sealed their homes for greener utility bills. Sure, this will your home more energy-efficient, but the disadvantage of this is that you lock all odors in. It is goodfor a home to havesome air. If not in winter season, try to open the windows and feel the aromatic delights of fresh-mown grass and flowers. Also, rooms that aren’t used much typically have musty odors. Try to check the guest bedspreads, long curtains, and old carpets that are rarely replaced or opened.
If you have pets in your house, you have to deal with poop and pee. You have to deal with feeding as well. In times of selling it, these are the things that you should prioritize looking into. For dogs or or pets with fur, groom them. Maintain them properly by bathing and brushing their hairs. They might also get on your furniture or other items where they shed piles of fur. One great idea is febreeze these things. A thorough steam cleaning might also be needed of all fabric surfaces.
Food, smoke and grease odors
There are some foods that are really stinky such as cabbage and fish. When you're marketing your home, avoid such foods for a while. Meanwhile, if you like to cook, clean your oven, burners, and any other equipment and check for burned food or spills.
Dampness, mold and mildew
As time goes by, pipes may leak and gutters might clog. These will result in some moisture that later on will be turned into a smelly rot. Also, damp spaces in your home are liely to grow mold. Thus, if your bathroom smells like a wet, dirty dog and you don't have a dog, you might have some leak or mold in your walls or under the floor.
Human raging hormones
While we have secretions that make us attractive to sex partners, these can be offensive if the smell is too noticeable. Usually, these are common in bathrooms, bedrooms and laundry rooms.