Unpleasant odors in your Spring Hill, Florida, home can be annoying and keep you from feeling comfortable inviting guests over. They have a variety of causes, and some could be symptoms of more serious problems. Bad household smells can come from mold, dirty ductwork, or smoke. Here’s how you can handle these problems.
A stale or musty smell could mean you have mold in your insulation or underneath your wallpaper or carpeting. Mold can cause allergies, asthma attacks, runny noses, and other health problems. Moisture or high humidity can encourage mold growth. After you clean up mold and get rid of damaged items, make sure you fix any leaks in your plumbing or roof to prevent future mold problems. You should also use a whole-home dehumidifier to keep the humidity in your home low.
If you keep smelling dust, dirt, or a rotting odor, you could have dirty ductwork. Contaminants in your ductwork can spread and cause unpleasant odors in the rest of your home. If you have pests in your ductwork, you might also notice a scurrying sound. When these pests die, the smell is extremely unpleasant. You should contact an HVAC professional to clean your ducts and seal any leaks where the pests may have entered your ductwork. This also makes your heating and cooling system more efficient and reduces your utility bills.
If you smoke, you cook a lot, or you’ve had a fire, your home could smell like smoke. If you’ve had a bad fire or someone in your household has smoked for many years, you may need to replace your furniture and repaint your walls and ceilings. To keep these odors from lingering in your home, have an exhaust fan installed in your kitchen and use an air purifier.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer with more than 20 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of air conditioning and heating equipment. Call us at 866-881-5935 for excellent service.
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