With the current outbreak, restaurants, events, schools, and more are all shut down. Meanwhile, medical professionals and health experts are strongly recommending that everyone practice social distancing.
Ultimately, that means you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in your home for the next week or two.
There are a number of ways you can make the best of this situation. You could read, work on a hobby, finish that home project, play games with your family, binge your favorite show, etc. But with all of that time spent in your house, things may start feel and smell a little stale.
Before you deep dive into your personal list of activities, it’s not a bad idea to freshen up your home. Here are a few things you can do to keep your home smelling pleasant.
A Deep Clean
Now is the perfect time to clean your entire home. While hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and disinfectant wipes are in short supply, paper towels and other cleaning materials should still be found on shelves. Gather the supplies you need and move through your house room by room.
If you have family members or roommates in the house, get them involved. Play music. Have some fun with it. A good, thorough cleaning will go a long way in leaving your home smelling fresh.
Keep the Trash Covered and Empty
Trash is one of the primary sources of foul scents in any given home. If you’re using a garbage can that doesn’t have a lid, it’s time to make a change. Covered garbage cans do a great job of containing smells. Still, you should make sure your garbage is emptied regularly. You don’t have to wait until it’s overflowing to take out the trash. Be proactive.
Scoop/Move/Cover the Litterbox
Pets can provide great company during the time. If you have cats, however, litterboxes can add unwanted aromas to your home. Cat litter is designed to help contain this smell, but it can only do so much. You should be scooping your litter box daily and replacing it entirely once a week or so.
If you still notice the smell, it might be a good idea to move it to a less prominent area. Cats are generally pretty good at finding it, wherever it is. A covered litterbox can help as well, though some cats aren’t fans of them.
Even if your house smells nice, it can still feel stale. This ultimately comes down to airflow or lack thereof. If it’s warm enough, crack a window or two. Having a window open on both sides really makes a difference with controlling airflow.
Otherwise, a fan or two can help.
Clean Your Air Ducts
While your air ducts perform the important job of carrying heated or cooled air throughout your home, they can also contribute to dust and stuffiness when left unchecked. Overtime, dirt and debris build up in your air duct systems. Eventually, this build up can start to exit the vents, spreading excess particles throughout your home.
To keep your home’s air clean and fresh, you’ll want to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned by a professional. For air duct cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding communities, contact Air Duct Cleaning Company today!
In addition to removing dirt and debris, and we apply a sanitizer to your ductwork, killing mold, mildew, and viruses.