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3 Places in Your Home That Have Mold Odor and How To Get Rid of It

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Ways To Clean And Remove Mold Odor

If you've recently treated for mold in your home in Tri-Lakes, CO, you may still notice a lingering smell. That's because the mycotoxin producing that smell can be hard to get rid of even when the mold is gone. If you've tried everything and still have that smell, it's likely because you aren't looking in the right area. Your bathrooms, laundry area, and basement are the hardest places to remove these odors from. The good news is you can clean these rooms. You need to follow the right steps. Here is how you can clean each of these locations and remove that smell.

1. Bathrooms
The mycotoxin tends to linger in bathrooms the longest. The shower, tub, toilet, and sink all make great hiding places for these particles and leaves behind a pungent odor. Plus, the increased moisture levels make it more likely that mold will return. To remove the musty odor, you will need to remove all rugs and decorations, soak your fixtures will apple cider vinegar, and spray with mildew-fighting essential oils.

2. Laundry Area
If you've left wet clothes in the wash too long, your laundry area is probably swarming with mildew mycotoxin. On top of that, your clothes are probably stinky too. You can remedy this smell by soaking the clothes in an apple cider vinegar solution inside the washing machine.

3. Basement
Those who have mold in their basements know how difficult this can be to fight. Some of the top techniques for removing smells here are setting out bowls of apple cider vinegar, cat litter, or baking soda. In dry basements, this should help. Areas that are prone to moisture issues will need a mold restoration company for complete odor removal.
Immediately after mold remediation, you are probably going to have lingering odors in your home. The key is to take the appropriate action to fight the smells.

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