It creeps up on you slowly. You might not notice it until you leave your house for a while. But when you come back, you open the door and it hits you: a musty, dank odor that has suddenly invaded your home.
A musty odor may be livable, but it can be an indicator of much bigger problems. The longer those problems continue unchecked, the worse your musty odor will be and the harder it will be to treat.
If you’re suddenly wondering about that musty smell that you hadn’t noticed before, you don’t have to worry. There are steps you can take to eradicate the nasty invader and resolve any underlying issues. Above all, you should be calling in the professionals to be sure that any toxic mold is resolved up to the industry standard.
If your upholstery is the culprit, use white vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray your upholstery. Once the vinegar is air-dried, the strong vinegar smell will leave, along with the musty odor.
Don’t use bleach. It will only kill live mold and not mold spores, which can lead to faster mold growth in your home.
Don’t mask the odors. Using strong-smelling sprays will never work permanently and won’t address the actual smell, they will only mix with it.
When in doubt, you should always call the professionals. If the affected area is bigger than 10 square feet, you really should call a professional cleaning company with experience in mold remediation to handle it. While musty odors are unpleasant, they don’t have to be permanent. By first identifying the source of the odor and fixing that, you can resolve your musty odor at the root cause rather than simply masking it or living with it.
When in doubt, call Structure Medic. We don’t merely cover up the odor, we eliminate using chlorine-dioxide vapor systems, organic, botanical antimicrobial, and even UV Light solutions.
With over 25 years of experience, there’s no situation we can’t find a solution for. Along with being experienced, all of our mold removal service technicians have been certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the institute that sets the standards for mold remediation. Whatever mold is accompanying the musty odor in your home can be eradicated by a Structure Medic professional.
Along with that, we use cleaning products that are safe, green, and that work. We take no chances with you and your family’s health. We will find the root of the problem and help you know what needs to happen to get your home back to the oasis it should be.
Ready to tackle your home’s musty odor and be sure that your family is safe from mold? Call Structure Medic today!
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