Get Rid of Mold Smells in Your Home

Have you recently found mold in your house and are looking to get rid of the after smell?

While it might seem like an impossible task, there are effective ways to permanently remove the odor—after the mold itself has been properly remediated.

In this blog we’ll give you the tips and tricks you need to getting rid of mold smell.

Proper mold remediation should include getting rid of most mold smells as well, so be sure that lingering smell isn’t a sign of hidden or unnoticed mold growth! What causes smell in the first place? Tiny air-born particles from whatever you’re smelling — whether beautiful flowers, or nasty mold growth!

Tip #1. Give the area a thorough cleaning

Cleaning the mold-affected area thoroughly is the first step in getting rid of the mold smell. To remove mold from surfaces, use any lightly- or naturally-fragranced cleaning solution you normally would in the bathroom, such as Branch Basics’ All-Purpose or Bathroom Bottle, or baking soda, lemon, and water. Use a vinegar and baking soda combination for more tenacious or stubborn mold smells, followed by water rinse and dry-up. EC3 Concentrate by Micro Balance Health Products company on Amazon is also great.

Tip #2. Use activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is great at getting rid of smells. Put bowls of activated charcoal in the rooms that smell the most like mold. Let them soak up the odor for a few days. Activated charcoal is safe to use and easy to get rid of when you’re done using it.

Tip #3. Improve/increase your home’s air flow

Increasing the air flow in your home can cut down on the smell of mold by a large amount. To get fresh air moving, open the windows and use fans. Mold grows best in damp places, so if you can, use a fan to lower the humidity. Good airflow not only gets rid of smells but also stops mold from coming back.

Tip #4. Use odor absorbers

Baking soda, coffee grounds, or cat litter are all commercial odor filters that can help get rid of mold smells. Put these in open containers and put them near the damaged areas. Leave them alone for a few days and change them out as needed until the smell goes away.

Tip #5. Invest in professional cleaning services 

If you are dealing with a substantial amount of persistent odor remains, it might be advisable to enlist the services of a proficient mold removal company. Professionals have the right tools and know-how to get rid of mold and smells completely from your home. They can also find the root causes of mold growth and fix them to stop problems from happening again.

If you follow these tips, you can get rid of the smell of mold and improve your home’s air quality. Remember that regular care and quick attention to moisture problems are the best ways to stop mold and the smells that come with it. 

Tip #6. Last but not least, call Mold Solutions

Whether you’re looking to treat current mold issues, or looking to prevent it from happening, feel free to reach out to our experts at Mold Solutions in Tampa Bay, Florida. We’ll be happy to walk you through any current concerns you have and give you advice on the best steps forward. Give us a call or fill out a contact form to get started.

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