How to get rid of mildew smell

April 11, 2017 8:53 pm Published by

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How to get rid of mildew smell

What an unpleasant smell. No only it’s very bothersome to smell it when you are in a house, it is also usually a smell that will make your clothing reek, and it can be pretty embarrassing once you leave the house to drag that smell with you. It’s definitely time to eliminate this odor with the following tips.

The first step to being able to get rid of that persistent smell is to identify the source. So, arm yourself of patience and look around the house to locate the problem. Kitchen, bathrooms, basement, closets, these are the most common areas where mildew can develop. Remove objects that could be on your way to see clearly the issue and once you have clearly put your finger on the problem area, get yourself ready for a few cleaning tips.


This is not a secret anymore, bleach is one of the most powerful cleaners you can find. If you don’t mind using it, you sure can obtain great results by treating the affected mildew area with bleach. Mix the bleach with water in a bucket, (ratio 1 bleach for 4 water). Apply directly on the area, and scrub with brush, cloth or any other appropriate cleaning tool. You can also pour the mix into a spray bottle if you need to reach some more difficult spots. Make sure you rinse thoroughly once you are done with water to remove all bleach residue.

Baking Soda

A few different things can help absorb the odors also around the house, like mildew. Baking soda is great, open a box, in the fridge, in the bathroom, the basement and make sure you change it once in a while.

Cat litter and charcoal briquettes

Also, two great alternatives to make the odor disappear in certain areas where mildew has a tendency to develop. Don’t forget to change it up every other month or so.

Reducing Humidity

Now a few pieces of equipment might also help long run to reduce the quantity of mildew in your house. For example, ceiling fans are great because they will help keep certain rooms dryer. It is also a good idea to install a dehumidifier in the rooms where you have the most humidity, like the basement for example.

Follow these simple steps on how to get rid of mildew smell and make sure to let others know about this guide if they’re dealing with the same issue!

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