Why you shouldn’t use air fresheners!

by | Mar 11, 2016 | Blog

Sometimes you might think that air freshener is the answer to a smelly room, but on almost every occasion… it isn’t! The fact is, with air freshener you’re not getting rid of a smell, you’re masking it.

An air freshener doesn’t even do what its name suggests. It is just a fragranced spray that certainly doesn’t freshen the air, if anything it pollutes it more. The simple fact is, that when you’re using air freshener, you’re not really solving the problem or eliminating the source of the smell, you’re simply covering it up with synthetic scents created by chemicals.

At TWS contracts, we always recommend a deep clean when you have a mystery smell in a room. It may be a long gone spillage that the naked eye can’t see anymore but the pile of your carpet is concealing. It could even be that something is completely out of sight, perhaps some food has rolled under a cabinet and slowly gone off… air freshener may stop you noticing the unpleasant smell for a while, but it won’t fix it forever.

A lot of air fresheners you’ll find in supermarkets or high street shops will also contain a lot of chemicals that can actually damage your carpets, furniture and work surfaces. Another reason why cleaning is always the best way to go.

So don’t avoid that mystery smell and stop trying to hide it with the scent of the pine forest, you may regret it in the long run and there’s nothing quite like that smell of a genuinely clean room to lift your mood.

For more information on stain removal and how to properly remove smells from your room, please contact us today and we’ll do our very best to sort out any cleaning problems you may have.