How to Remove Musty Smells in the Basement

  • 11 Mar, 2013
Has your house or basement been hit with a sewer back up, drainage overflow or just need to remove musty smells in the basement quickly? Then you’re in luck.  You probably don’t think you were very lucky having to clean it up or throw out your boxes or belongings because they were wet, and now […] The post How to Remove Musty Smells in the Basement appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.

Has your house or basement been hit with a sewer back up, drainage overflow or just need to remove musty smells in the basement quickly?

Then you’re in luck.  You probably don’t think you were very lucky having to clean it up or throw out your boxes or belongings because they were wet, and now you need to remove musty smells.  The mold remediators want to charge thousands of dollars to remove the musty smells and throw you good keepsakes away.  NO WAY!

It is now possible to save many of the items in your basement and not throw them out to remove musty smells in the basement.

The old “pitch to remove” mold smells is a thing of the past.  Cardboard is about the only item in your flooded area that must go.  Cardboard grows mold and mold spores and even the best products can’t remove mold spores from soggy cardboard.  But there is a way to remove musty smells on everything else.  And they are pretty economical too.
First,get a respirator to wear so you don’t breathe any spores into your nose and throat.  They will make you sick.  They like dark warm places to breed and that is your lungs!
Second, take your good belonging out of the cardboard and throw the cardboard away.  Get it out of the house so you don’t have to breathe whatever mold spores may be on the cardboard. Even if the cardboard is dry, replace it with the plastic containers.
Third,get plastic containers in place of your cardboard if you are still going to keep those items.
Fourth,any washable clothes, fabric, etc. should go straight into the washing machine with 3 capfuls of  OdorXit Concentrate. Not to worry.  A capful of OdorXit Concentrateis very small.  Less than one ounce.  It will safely neutralize and remove musty smells in any clothes. The smell will go away and never come back.  Just add an ounce to the washer with your regular laundry detergent and let it soak for 30 minutes.  It’s that easy!

To remove musty smells left behind in case you didn’t get your basement dry fast enough, use the Odorxit AQM  (Air Quality Manager).

It will oxidize the musty, moldy sourceand remove musty smells forever.  It’s easy to use too.
  • Just place the white pouch we send you in the
  • plastic self-adhesive container that we also send,
  • turn on a fan and smell it work.
You can be in the room in most cases with the AQM while it does it’s job to remove musty smells.
Just replace any cardboard boxes you have with plastic containers.  The cardboard absorbs the vapor in the AQMand it won’t work on the musty moldy stuff.  But plastic containers will protect your belongings in case it happens again.
[ company=”HomeOwner” author=”Elizabeth
OOPS!  I had forgotten an entire load of laundry and now it stunk of mildew smell. I figured I had ruined the clothes when I remembered OdorXit.  I added about an ounce to the laundry, added soap and crossed my fingers. To my absolute joy when I pulled the clothes out of the washer – no mildew smell! Thank you for your wonderful product – I never have to worry about ruined laundry again! Elizabeth K.  Ohio*.[/]
*DISCLAIMER: The results described here aren’t typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.
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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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