These are the causes of nasty smells in a house
Smells in a home can have all manner of causes. That makes it particularly important to know where that smell is coming from before you can start deodorising your home.
Unpleasant smells have a very specific reason. For example a blocked drain, mould or a wood burner. HG has a specific solution for all those causes. Take a look at our product page.
A nasty smell can also be temporary. For example after cooking. Unfortunately there are also unpleasant smells in the house that have a recurring source. Pets are a common cause. Dogs, in particular. Sometimes, something dirty got onto the sofa. Naturally you want to remove that and also find a solution for pet odour removal.
There are many tips and products to mask unpleasant smells. But when the smell has a source, it is much better to tackle the source with HG.
HG odour eliminator for all surfaces: the effective and organic odour remover
Do you want to know how to get rid of dog smell? Is there a pet odour neutralizer? With HG odour eliminator for all surfaces you remove horrible smells effectively and organically. You do not mask, but remove the source of the smell of the affected area.
Do you have a nasty smell in your house from a temporary source? For example cooking, cigarettes or frying? Then use HG odour eliminator for all surfaces.
Complete the following steps to remove nasty smells with HG odour eliminator for all surfaces.
- Spray the surface liberally with HG odour eliminator for all surfaces. It is important that you apply the air freshener to the source of the smell.
- Depending on the surface with the smell, the horrible smell will disappear between 20 minutes and a few hours.
- When the treated surface is dry, the horrible smell has disappeared!
Deodorise the house: 3 tips for the main causes
First of all it is important to locate the source of the smell. You’ve got it already? The smell is temporary or does not seem to have a specific cause? HG eliminator of all unpleasant smells at source is the easiest solution to remove all the horrible smells from your house and to deodorise your house.
Would you like to try something else to get rid of the smells in your house first? HG has DIY tips for the three main culprits of a nasty smell in a house.
1. How to get rid of dog smell
Many people have a special dog blanket or basket. It is a good idea to wash those regularly to remove the smell of the dog from the house. It is also good to ventilate to remove the dog smell from the house. The dog smell has got into the carpet or the rug and you want to know how to get the smell out of the carpet? Sprinkle it with washing powder or baking soda. Leave that to absorb for an hour and then vacuum it up.
2. Remove smells from the sofa
If the smell is in the furniture, for example an upholstered settee or a chair. There are various tips for removing smells from a sofa. If you have an upholstered settee, you can apply undiluted shampoo on the stain, rub it in with a damp cloth or sponge and then leave it to dry. You can also dissolve a few spoonfuls of soda in hot water. Treat the source of the smell with a sponge and then dab it dry.
3. Remove the smell of smelly fruit
If rotting fruit produced a smell in the kitchen, that can stick around. Remove the culprits first. Then clean the area with cleaning vinegar.
Prevent a nasty smell in your house: 2 tips
The best is to prevent smells in the house so that you don’t have to deodorise your house. However, that isn’t always possible. Particularly not when you have a dog. Or when you had an accident with the sofa. Yet there are tips that can prevent a smell in the house. HG provides 2:
1. Prevent dogs smells in your house
Are looking for dog odour remedies? You can take various precautions to prevent the smell of your dog from spreading through the house. The typical dog smell is often because dogs get wet. So dry your dog when it got wet. A wash from time to time doesn’t do any harm either. You can also use baby wipes. The most important point is that the dog is cared for properly. Sometimes infections or the wrong type of food can produce a nasty smell.
2. Prevent your sofa from smelling
A sofa gets a lot of use. That can produce a nasty smell too. So vacuum the settee regularly. You can also use special products to make sure that dirt does not have a chance to adhere to the settee. HG has a suitable product for every type of sofa. For fabric and leather.
Frequently Asked Questions about neutralising smells in a house
What is the cause of a nasty smell in your house?
A dirty smell in the house can have many causes. Sometimes it’s temporary, for example after cooking. A nasty odour can have a really specific cause, such as mould or a blockage. Sometimes a nasty smell can come from the dogs, or vomit, urine, or simply because something dirty fell onto the sofa.
How do I deodorise the house?
Locate the source of the horrible smell in the house first. Is it not temporary? Does it not have a specific cause, such as mould or a blocked drain? Depending on the source of the smell, there are various things you can do. Baking soda or washing powder help against dog smells. An upholstered sofa that smells can be cleaned with shampoo or with soda in hot water. You can use white vinegar for smelly fruit.
How do I prevent nasty smells in the house?
It is often difficult to prevent a nasty smell in the house. Do you have a dog? Dry your dog when it got wet. You can also use baby wipes. To prevent upholstered furniture from having a nasty smell, you need to vacuum it regularly. It also helps to treat the furniture with special products so that dirt adheres less quickly.
Which HG product do I use to deodorise the house?
With HG odour eliminator for all surfaces you remove horrible smells effectively and organically. You do not mask, but remove the source of the bad smell.