Homeowners spent a whopping 6000 dollars on repair and maintenance in 2022!
Undoubtedly, some of it went to removing mold. If your home is damp and musty, it is usually because mold and mildew are starting to form somewhere in the home.
The best course of action is to try to get your home cleaned up as quickly as possible to avoid costly damage. Musty smells can also cause respiratory problems in sensitive individuals in the home. It is best to get it cleared up as quickly as possible.
Here’s a closer look at why your house smells musty and how you can fix it.
Find the Problem
Since one of the causes of musty smells is often mold and mildew the best thing you can do is to locate where the mold and mildew are in the home.
Certain places in your home will always be damp. These areas are usually tubs, bathroom sinks, and under the kitchen sink to name a few places.
Clean the Mildew and Mold
Clean up the areas that have mold and mildew. Make sure that you are wearing a mask and use gloves to clean the area to get rid of the musty house smell.
You can mix water and bleach to make a cleanser. The smell of bleach can be overwhelming.
If you prefer not to use it, you can use vinegar instead or buy something from the store to help remove the mold.
Ventilate Your Home
The next thing you should do is open the windows in your home. Once you have gotten rid of the source of the musty smell you may have some lingering odors in your home.
Opening your windows and turning on any overhead fans will help the rooms to air out a lot more quickly.
Stem Water Sources
Since mold and mildew in a home can spread fast if there are any leaks in your toilet, dishwasher sinks, or your bathtub you need to make sure that you get them fixed immediately.
Call a reputable plumber to take care of the problem as soon as possible.
Do a Deep Clean
Do a deep cleaning of your entire home to make sure all mold and mildew are removed from any hidden areas. Get your mop, broom, and your vacuum out to get started.
If you can’t do this by yourself you may want to hire a cleaning company to do it for you. This way you can be sure that you are getting the best clean possible.
Act Quickly When Your House Smells Musty
Once your house smells musty you will need to take every precaution to get it smelling fresh again. A house that is damp and musty can lead to a host of respiratory issues in its occupants.
Once you identify the areas where mold and mold have started gathering, the best thing you can do is to start making a plan of how to get rid of it, so your home can smell fresh again.
If you would like help removing mold from your home, please contact us.