Knowing how to get rid of mildew smell is a key element in solving mold problems. Even if you have removed the mold, a mildew smell may persist. This is because mold spores have become airborne and are now invading your air ducts, carpets, sink drains and bathtub drains. Spores also love to travel up your refrigerator. It is important to remove these spores since they pose a serious health danger. Ridding your home of the spores will solve your mold problem. In addition, mold will cease to reoccur.
Tools needed to remove mold spores are:
- Baking soda
- Rubber gloves
- Dust mask
- Vacuum cleaner
- Tea tree oil
- Paper towels
- Blow dryer
- Carpets and furniture are breeding grounds for mold spores. Saturate these areas with baking soda. Permit the baking soda to remain on your carpets and upholstery over night. The baking soda will absorb the spores and any mildew smell will be eradicated.
- When removing mildew from drains, you must wear rubber gloves and a mask for protection. Immerse a paper towel in tea tree oil. Fold the paper towel into the drain. Position a bowl that is heat-resistant, like Pyrex, over the drain and paper towel. Use your blow dryer to heat up the bowl. Be sure the hair dryer is set to high heat. Continue to apply heat for at least five minutes. Replicate this process everyday for the next five days. Employing this procedure allows the tea tree oils to penetrate deep into the drain where the spores live. Following these instructions will get rid of your drain mildew smells for good.
- Many times a mildew smell endures in a refrigerator because the unit's air ducts are infected with spores. Since it is difficult to access this area, an approach similar to the drain procedure can be used. Once again, arm yourself with rubber gloves and a mask. Pour one-fourth inch of tea tree oil into your Pyrex bowl. Use your hair dryer set on high and heat the bowl for five minutes. This will cause the oil’s vapors to penetrate the refrigerator’s air ducts. Repeat this process once a day for five continuous days. Follow these instructions and your refrigerator will no longer have mildew odors.
As mentioned, if you follow the instructions outlined, your carpets, furniture, drains and refrigerator will be free of any mildew smell. Moreover, you will have eliminated all lurking mold and spores.