Asked on Oct 4, 2019

How do I clean musty odors in my house ?

Kathy Gunter LawFrugalFamilyTimes.comJohnavallance82


4 answers
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 4, 2019

    Investigate for possible causes. Dampness is often the culprit. After I repositioned gutters and made sure we had no leaks, our basement still smelled musty. The fix was a dehumidifier and a fan.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 4, 2019

    Hello Glenda,

    Hire or buy a Steam Cleaner, and do everywhere ceiling to floor, Furniture and fittings, but not electricals! Choose a dry day to do it and open all the windows and doors if possible too. If that doesn't work, there may be a problem with the fabric of the home. Look out for wood infestation or mice or damp issues........ For a quick temporary fix use Febreeze for fabrics.....Shake and Vac for Carpets and Air freshener spray. You could also use cheap Damp collecting gel filled containers from stores and supermarkets...............Good luck!

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 4, 2019

    Eliminate the source of the problem. Then use either damprid type products or a dehumidifier. Next, wipe down all surfaces with white cleaning vinegar to kill any mold spores. Finally, OdoBan which is a disinfectant as well as a deodorizer.

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