Asked on Aug 7, 2019

How can I rid my home of musty smells?

Shore grandmomFrugalFamilyTimes.comKathy Gunter Law


5 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Open all of your doors and windows and use a carpet powder specific for pets before thoroughly vacuuming. Wash ALL fabrics, everything on the beds and all of the drapes in the home etc. Feebreeze does a pretty good job helping with musty smells if lightly sprayed across ceilings and walls. After that you can always paint the walls and the ceilings .too.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Freestanding 2-stage HEPA filter. I’ve three of them, they’re great.

    Dehumidifier is essential in the summer. Mine is on a drain hose into the floor drain,

    no buckets to empty.

    MERV 11 or higher furnace filter.

    HEPA vacuum bags.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Eliminate the source of moisture and dampness.

    Place Damp Rid products throughout the space. I prefer the ones that are designed to hang in a closet over the buckets. You might need a dehumidifier.

    Clean everything with either white vinegar or Odo-Ban.

    Newspaper, activated charcoal, and baking soda are also good at eliminating odor. However, Odo-Ban is my go to because I love the clean scent and it also disinfects.

  • Shore grandmom
    on Aug 7, 2019

    I used charcoal in bags for getting rid of a smell in our house. You can get it just about anywhere.

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