How to Remove Mothball Odor Easily and Successfully

  • 05 Jan, 2014
To successfully remove mothball odor is tough business.  But it can be done with prep work and AQM by OdorXit. Mothballs produce a gas of their own so you must remove ALL the mothballs first to even have a chance to remove mothball odor with any product.  They are made of either either naphthalene or […] The post How to Remove Mothball Odor Easily and Successfully appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.

remove mothball odor To successfully remove mothball odor is
tough business. 

But it can be done with prep work and
AQM by OdorXit.

Mothballs produce a gas of their own so you must remove ALL the mothballs first to even have a chance to remove mothball odor with any product.  They are made of either either naphthalene or para-dichlorobenzene – chemicals that produce a gas of their own.  AQM (Air Quality Manager) by OdorXit is also a gas and will remove mothball odor once you get rid of all the mothballs.
Both chemicals have serious health issues for humans and pets.

There are lots of seemingly good reasons to spread moth balls around your attic or house.

One is to make your attic an unfit place to live in for mice, bats, squirrel, raccoon’s and other unwanted critters. The good part is mothballs seem to work for this purpose. But it also makes it not such a great place for humans to breathe in either.

And unfortunately, removing the mothballs does not remove mothball odor completely, but removing ALL the mothballs is absolutely necessary if you expect to ever get rid of ALL the mothball odor.

Finding them all may be difficult.  But look for all the small broken pieces too.  The small pieces will still produce the gas and will continue to produce that gas continuing to create the odor you’re trying to get rid of.

How to remove mothball odor if they are in the attic insulation?

You’ll have to remove some insulation with the mothballs to get rid of all the mothballs.

Then place an AQM by OdorXit ( Air Quality Manager) packet and a small fan in the area where the mothballs were removed.  AQMwill oxidize and remove mothball odor and once gone, the odor won’t come back.
If the mothballs are placed around clothing, again, remove all the mothballs.  Separate the clothing on your closet rod so that air and the AQMgas can flow between the hangers to come in contact with all the area on the clothes the mothball smell clings to.  The AQMgas will not harm the clothes.  Attach the AQMpacket (adhesive is on one side) on the back side of a small fan aimed in the direction of the clothes.  Let the fan and the AQMrun for a few days in an enclosed area.  The smell should be gone in a couple days. If not, continue to let the fan and the AQMpacket run until the smell is gone.
Hi Martin, just wanted you to know that I used your product on the mothball odor and it worked beautifully! I followed the instructions and got rid of all the odor.
M.P., AL*
*DISCLAIMER: The results described here aren’t typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.
There are complete descriptions to remove mothball odor from attics, clothing and furniture in the mothball section of The Odor Wizard .

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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