How To Get Rid Of Bad Smells In An Apartment Unit

One of the most difficult things to do as a landlord is to get rid of bad smells from an apartment.

Ridding an apartment of a bad smell is important because, if you don’t get rid of that smell now, it could lead some prospective tenants to think that something is wrong with your property while they are touring it.

Yes, some smells can be frustrating to eliminate, but the good news is that it’s possible to get rid of bad smells if you follow these tips.

Air The Apartment Out

One of the best things that you can do as a landlord is to air out a smelly apartment.

Even though this is a simple solution, there may be ‘residual’ smells left from the previous tenant, that can be eliminated simply by airing the apartment out for the day.

Deep Clean The Apartment

Another helpful thing that you can do to get rid of a bad smell in an apartment is to deep clean the unit.

Start by wiping all hard surfaces down then hire a professional cleaning company to clean the flooring and window coverings.

It’s not uncommon for flooring and blinds to hold onto smells from the previous tenant that lived there so hiring a professional cleaning company is worth the investment.  

What To Do If The Smell Lingers

Let’s say that you aired the apartment out, and had it deep cleaned, but found that the unit still has a bad smell.

One more solution that you can use to eliminate that smell is to replace the flooring because it may be possible that the flooring has absorbed the smell and is responsible for the apartment continuing to smell bad even after you had it professionally cleaned.

Carpeting is especially ‘notorious’ for absorbing smells so if it’s been a while since you replaced it, you shouldn’t hesitate to replace the carpeting because it’s a proven way to eliminate bad smells and improve the look of an apartment as well.

Besides replacing carpeting, you should also consider replacing cabinetry in the apartment because it’s possible that the smell may have absorbed into the cabinetry, and you’re not going to eliminate it until the cabinets have been replaced.

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