Have you recently experienced flooding in your home or a leak which led to the growth of mildew? When water is left sitting or the level of humidity changes, mildew can start to develop. This is common in car vents and residential spaces. Mildew is a form of fungus which leaves behind a very distinct musty smell.
At Flood Pro's, USA, we know that this unpleasant smell can last even after you have removed any sitting water, which can be extremely frustrating. Airing your home out may not be enough, which is why we have gathered a selection of effective tips for getting rid of the scent of mildew in your home. Once you have located the source of the problem, you can try these tips out.
We recommend the following tips to get rid of mildew smells in your home:
- Use odor eliminating and absorbing products. There are many products you may have around the house which can help, such as cat litter or baking soda. If this is not enough, there are special sprays you can buy which are targeted specifically for odor elimination.
- Use fans, air purifiers, and other devices to air out the room(s). If opening windows has not been enough, you may need more circulation. Turn on as many fans as you can in the rooms which smell like mildew to get the air circulating and pushed out of your home.
- Wash it thoroughly with soap. If the item or area which is causing a problem can be washed, such as your curtains, put it in the washing machine and let it run with detergent to get out the smell.
- Try natural products, like lemons. It may seem simple, but sometimes a natural solution may be more effective than you think. Boil the peels of a few lemons on the stove. Once it boils and the fragrance releases, you can place the lemony water into a bowl or bottle to spray around.
Once the smell is gone or mostly eliminated, we recommend investing in a dehumidifier. If you simply cannot get rid of the smell of mildew, there may be a problem that requires the help of a professional. Our Bradenton mold remediation and removal specialists can examine your home and find the source of the problem.
To make an appointment, call us now at (941) 234-0028.