What’s That Smell In My House?

Your house smells like many things, but foul odor shouldn’t be one of them. The last thing any homeowner or renter wants to do is walk home to the smell of a clogged sewer drain or wet dog fur – especially when you’re expecting guests.

Still wondering what that smell is? We’re here to help you sniff out the issue and figure out what it means:

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Mold – moldy or a dank smell can mean possible water or moisture damage. Check for visible flooding or leaks, or even wet patches on the walls or ceiling. There, you will find your answer.

Pets – The smell of a dirt or wet dog is an obvious one. Usually, the best remedy for this is to create an odor neutralizing and fabric spray made from baking soda and white vinegar.

Combustion By-Products – Use your gas detection meters or call your local gas utility if you sense a gas odor. Old or problematic gas appliances as well as improper ventilation can cause the smell.

Dust – Got dust? You’ll know by visually inspecting your ductwork. Poorly maintained forced air systems plus poor cleaning can make any home smell like dust, so be sure to vacuum vents weekly and check on your ductwork often as well.

The best way to keep the air clean in your home is to invest in air cleaners and purifiers. At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to have quality, fresh air ventilating throughout your home. That is why we offer our customers air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

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