Few things are as disgusting as a bad odor in your home. Foul plumbing issues in Baton Rouge can cause smells that make life unpleasant for everyone around you and in some cases – the source of the odor may cause illness. The good news is, bad odors are easy to clean up with stuff you may already have on hand at home.

Removing the source of a foul odor is the best home remedy. This may sound obvious for garbage stinking up the trash can, but it could be something else, like food debris in your sink.

To eliminate odor coming from your sink, run ice cubes and squeeze lemons or oranges down your drain while running the disposal for about 30 seconds. Then, follow up by squirting liquid dishwashing detergent while the disposal is running. Finally, run cold water down the drain to clear leftover debris and your sink should be left odor free. If needed, follow with a couple tablespoons of baking soda.

Try putting out boxes of activated charcoal or baking soda in malodorous rooms. These safe and inexpensive powders absorb impurities in the air, while cleaning the odors away. Change the boxes out every few days to insure freshness and repeat as necessary to control odors.

A solution of half white vinegar.

and half water is an effective aerosol mist. Use it to absorb odors in the air, by spraying the solution in a stinky room with a regular household sprayer. Not only does vinegar clean, it has its own smell that will mask bad odors.

If your dog brings in the aftereffects of his encounter with the skunks in your neighborhood, use a citrus-based product to remove the offending odor. Skunk spray is oil-based, so the treatment must dissolve the oils; citrus is effective at breaking up oil, and it has its own pleasant aroma.

Sometimes, foul odors cannot be removed, but they can be lessened by masking them with another, more powerful scent. Flowers, plugins, potpourri, heated oils, scented candles, and cedar shavings are all effective odor-masking strategies. To avoid having your nose assaulted by one, all-powerful aroma, use a variety of pleasant scents to diffuse the air and cover up the smell.

For more information on getting rid of unwanted smells, contact Reliable Plumbing today!