Don’t Ignore These Dangerous House Smells

Don't Ignore These Dangerous House Smells from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Some home smells are normal, so there is often no need to worry. You can often mask them with the items you use for aromatherapy, so whether it’s the smell of your burnt toast, the scent of your damp dog, or the pong from your litter bin, you won’t need to worry too much about them.

However, there are some house smells that you do need to worry about. Going beyond those things that can be considered normal, you need to be on high alert if your nose picks up on them. We will list some of them below, so take heed, and call for help if these ever become noticeable in your home. 

#1: A rotten egg smell

Now, if you do have eggs in your pantry, it might be that they are actually rotting. Our advice: Don’t eat them!! However, natural gas also has a rotten egg smell, and this is because a chemical is added to alert you to any leaks. If you do pick up on this smell, and you’re certain your home is free of rotting eggs, call the gas company on your mobile phone and get out of the house. We are telling you to use your mobile because your landline could create a spark, as could any household appliance that is linked to your electricity.  

#2: A gross bathroom or kitchen smell

Okay, so unpleasant smells can be common in the bathroom (we aren’t going to go into any details), and if you burn your food, your kitchen can be prone to them too. However, if you pick up any unpleasant smells coming from beneath your shower or sinks, you might have a problem. On the one hand, it could be a blocked drain, in which case you might want to call on a plumber for drain cleaning support. On the other hand, the problem could be sewer gas, and this could lead to a dangerous explosion if not dealt with at the source. So, call a plumber anyway, as you don’t want to take any chances. 

#3: A musty smell

Musty smells indicate damp, and where there’s damp, there are usually signs of mold. Not only is mold unpleasant to look at, but it can be bad for your health too, especially if you have asthma or any other kind of respiratory condition. If you can spot mold in your home – just follow your nose towards the musty smell – you can usually get rid of it yourself. There is some advice here on how to do so. However, if you can’t spot mold, it might be that it is hidden within your walls. In such an instance, you should call a home inspector or your local health department for expert support and advice. 

If your home does smell bad, it could be the waste food in your bin or something your cat has left in her litter tray. On the other hand, it could be something far more harmful, so be warned. Follow our advice for the smells we mentioned, and if there are any other odors you aren’t sure about, you should call a home inspector, a damp proofing specialist, or your local health department. And commit to research to find out more.

Take care, and thanks for reading!

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