Bad Smell in Your Choctaw Rental Property
Are you wondering how to get rid of that awful smell in your rental home? Before you assume odor-absorbing paint is the answer, first try to identify correctly the real cause of any unpleasant smells.
Cause of smell:
The bad smell on your rental property could be coming from a combination of sources. These include cigarette smoke, pet odors, and mold and mildew. However, it might be far more challenging to identify the cause of smell if your rental is only subtly musty (the “old house” smell).
Mold volatile organic compounds: Mold volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) cause houses to smell musty, though chemicals released by MVOCs are not dangerous. The persistence smell can be a huge problem when trying to lease your lease your rental property.
The best way to get rid of the bad smell is to eliminate the source of mold in your home. Check thoroughly for mold and remove it completely to prevent it from coming back. Next, inspect your rental home for water leaks, condensation and other factors that encourage mold to grow. Make sure these problems are appropriately resolved. If possible, consider installing a humidifier to keep moisture levels under control.
Carpets, walls, furniture:
Over time, carpets, and walls can start to give off odors you may not like. Anything with visible sign of water damage should be removed, cleaned and thoroughly dried. Upholstered furniture items should also be thoroughly cleaned and checked carefully for signs of mold or mildew growth. Also, wipe down walls with a cleaning solution of vinegar or ammonia to eliminate odors clinging to the paint.
Sometimes cleaning doesn’t help to remove the musty smell. As such, it might be time to try odor-absorbing paint which helps to cover and absorb unpleasant odors. Also, an odor-absorbing paint may help to create fresher indoor air quality.
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