Why did using a dehumidifier make the mold worse?

  • 04 Oct, 2008
there have been a bunch of calls from people who have started using a dehumidifier in their wet moldy basement and as a direct result the apparent mold odor got much worse. The post Why did using a dehumidifier make the mold worse? appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.
Let me tell you right up front, I run OdorXit Products and we sell odor control products that really work.
That being said, we get many phone calls from people who either have not read the relevant information about their odor problem on the OdorXit website or did not believe what they read. Though recently there have been a bunch of calls from people who have started using a dehumidifier in their wet moldy basement and as a direct result the apparent mold odor got much worse.
After giving this some thought and remembering what I had read regarding what happens as mold fungus goes into its dormant state.
When the mold fungus is deprived of water:
  • The fungus drys up and looks funny, as soon as the water (vapor) starts to disappear,
  • And in a desperate effort to propagate, the mold fungus produces millions of microscopic spores (seeds) that float in the air in order to  move to a more hospitable place.
  • Finally the fungus changes into its dormant state.
These spores are looking for a warm, wet, dark place to root and start a new life. If this criterion for a friendly place to live sounds familiar, it should. One is inside your chest called your lungs.
From the mold’s standpoint, this turns out to be not a very friendly place to call home because of your immune system. Even if you are not “allergic” to mold or spores, your immune system takes this invasion very seriously and does what it knows how to do to fight off the intrusion.
The down side of the action taken by your immune system is that when it is triggered into action, it doesn’t just make the anti-bodies that fight off the mold infestation, it also makes all the anti-bodies you have ever produced to fight off every sickness you have ever had in the past.  Some of these anti-bodies can make you feel pretty bad.
Using the OdorXit ClO2 Product to kill the mold and spores is the easiest, cheapest, most effective way to rid your living space of mold and mold spores. It also gets rid of lots of other nastys too.
For lots more information check out OdorXit ClO2 . There is lots of good inforation there.

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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