How to Remove Mildew on Camping Gear Easily

  • 07 May, 2014
Camping is one of those activities that requires much more knowledge and survival skills than first meets the eye. The post How to Remove Mildew on Camping Gear Easily appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.

Discover remove mold on camping equipment How to Remove Mildew on Camping Gear Before You Put It Away for the Season!

Camping is one of those activities that requires much more knowledge and survival skills than first meets the eye.  A beautiful day hiking in the mountains can turn ugly in minutes or seconds if the weather is not cooperating. And depending on the weather, you may need to know how to remove remove mildew on camping gear after each trip!

Camping is Fun – Usually Until it Rains

Hiking in a warm soft rain can be very pleasant until you discover that your bed role or your pack had a “minor leak”. Then there is always the soft rain just before dawn that leaves your tent soaked and the humidity so high that you can’t get it to dry and return home at the designated time so you roll it up wet and hope you won’t need to know how to remove mildew on camping gear.

Even Dampness and no rain will make you need to know how to remove mildew on camping gear.

Even the best and strongest tent and sleeping bag fabrics are susceptible to mold growth…even the synthetic ones. The problem is that the dirt and tree droppings that accumulate on the fabric will grow mold easily. If the mold can not digest the fabric directly, often digestive by products of the mold can weaken the fabric and the threads holding it together.  And then you wished you did know how to remove mildew on camping gear.
We all know that we are supposed to thoroughly inspect all the camping equipment before leaving home even for a one night trip. And we all know that leaving a wet pack on the floor in the garage for even 1 day can result in serious mold growth…but some times you’re busy or tired or late or you fill in the excuse and the pack lays there untouched for weeks.  Then you better know how to remove mildew on camping gear.
Then of course there is the smell when you finally open it up and find the mold spots! Hopefully this does not happen on the trail. Sleeping in a mold infected tent or bed roll may just ruin your trip or even make you very sick. And you’ll be sorry you didn’t remove mold on camping equipment sooner!

Never put your camping equipment away without drying it first or you will have to know how to remove mildew on camping gear easily!

So, if you bring home a wet pack, at least open it and spread out the contents so they have a chance to dry before the mold blooms into a colony.  If it’s too late for that,
  • hang all the wet stuff on a clothes line or hooks in the ceiling of the garage, basement or shed
  • turn on a small fan and
  • activate a 25 gram Air Quality Manager by OdorXit.
If the mold is inside a camper, follow the same directions (except hanging the camper on a hook). Park the camper in the driveway for a couple of days with the fan on.  The AQMin the camper for a few days will oxidize all the mold in the camper or on your back pack, sleeping bag or any camping gear that got wet or damp during your excursion.
If there are visible patches of mold:
  • wash them with warm water, detergent (Dawn) and ammonia (1/2 cup per gallon is a good place to start). Then
  • wipe the entire mold infected area again after 3 or 4 days to remove the dead mold dust and the mycotoxins left behind by the dead mold.
Getting rid of the stains is sometimes a much more difficult task but once you use the AQM by OdorXitto remove mold on camping equipment and the mycotoxins are gone, the odor will be gone.  And you will be able to breathe easier, pack the camping equipment away and feel confident it will be in great shape to use on your next adventure and last a lot longer because you got rid of the mold!   Which was the intent when you went to remove mildew on camping gear in the first place!

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.

Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.

5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity

The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.

The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.

The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.

The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.

By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.

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