Our noses are truly powerful little machines. You’ve probably noticed that after being away for even a short period and then reentering a room that you notice a strange smell. Here are a few reasons why your Warner Robins, Georgia, home might smell and a few tips on how to reduce those strange indoor odors.

High Humidity and Mold

Each home will have a unique smell, and that’s normal. However, there are a few odors that you need to watch out for and that could indicate a problem. High humidity in your home can cause mold, which not only smells bad but can also be bad for your health. If you find mold in your home, it’s time to call in the professionals to clean and fix your home’s leaks or high humidity.

Stale Air from Poor Circulation

If your house just has a slightly dusty or old smell, it’s likely nothing to worry about. One of the simplest ways to get rid of a musty smell is to air out your house. On a nice, cool day, open all your windows and get some cross-ventilation going. This is also the time to check your AC filters, which if dirty, can make your home dusty and lower your indoor air quality.

Backed-Up Pipes

Other common sources of foul odors are the refrigerator, garbage disposal, bathroom, dishwasher, and washing machine. For your dishwasher and washing machine, try running a load of vinegar to get rid of any foul odor. Open a box of baking soda and leave it on the back shelf of your fridge to reduce food odors. And for your garbage disposal, grind a lemon or lime rind in it for a nice citrusy scent.

Whether your home smells musty, moldy, or just like old food, it’s important to determine the source and find effective methods to fix the problem. If you find mold or have humidity issues in your home, don’t hesitate to call Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-225-4921. We can provide effective indoor air quality systems and services to keep your indoor air quality fresh and clean.

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