No one wants their home to smell of anything but fresh cotton and roses, or perhaps newly baked bread at a push? Unfortunately, in real life, this isn't always the case, especially if you have problems with your plumbing, pets, or even damp. Luckily, my post below goes into detail regarding some of the most common unwanted whiffs in the home, and what you can do to get rid of them. Keep reading to find out more.

Drains, we can't do without them in the home, otherwise running water, washing up, and bathing would be impossible. However, that doesn't mean that they aren't a right pain in the posterior sometimes, especially when they get clogged up and start to smell.

Blocked drains are a major source of unwanted smells in the home.

In fact, it's pretty easy to clog up the drain in your home if you are not careful to clean them regularly and monitor what is put down them. For example, if you have been tipping away, warm oil left over from cooking you are making a significant mistake. The is because the oil then cools in the drain and pipe and clogs it right up, which then in turn catches and holds nasty pieces of food that start to rot and smell.

Happily, there is something that you can so if you are struggling with a clogged drain and its to contact your local plumbers and ask for their help. In fact, you will find that the best ones are well versed in effectively unblocking drains, something that will quickly and easily get rid of any nasty niffs they are emitting.

Damp is another culprit when it comes to unwanted odors in the home. In particular, damp can be absorbed by the walls, and soft furnishings and creates a musty smell that it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of.

To deal with smell caused by damp in your home, you must first deal with the damp itself. After all, there is no point just masking the odor as it will always return if it's not eliminated.


To do this, you will need a dehumidifier which will absorb some of the moisture in the air and reduce this issue. Although, do also be aware that if the problem is being caused by a significant underlying issue such as rising damp then installing a damp course may also help and can lead to a long-term reduction in the smell.


For many of us, our pets are more than just animals, they are part of our families, and as such, they spend time all over our homes. Unfortunately, this means that they are often responsible for unwanted whiffs in our homes as well.

More regular baths can help your pets smell better!

Don't panic though, if this is an issue that you are experiencing because there are some tactics you can try. Firstly, you may try bathing your pets more often, as well as changing their food to see if that make a difference?

You can also get some smart products that eliminate the odor of pet waste if this is the issue, and these should stop the stink and ensure that your home smells much sweeter.