2) Remove Mildew Odour from Clothing and Linens
There are several methods of odour removal for fabrics. One common method is soaking your linens in a mixture of vinegar and water for up to an hour, and then launder your clothes as usual with a detergent like OMO Liquid. You can also try to launder your clothes with store-bought odour eliminator, which usually comes in both liquid and powder. Odour eliminators are specially designed to absorb unpleasant odours without damaging your garments.
3) Odour Neutraliser for Appliances
In order to neutralise odours in appliances, begin by giving the appliance, be it a refrigerator or oven, a good clean with soap and water.
- To fully remove the smell, wipe down the inside and outside of the appliance with a mixture of baking soda and water.
- Let the mixture sit inside the appliance for a few hours, and then rinse it clean.
- For refrigerators, an open box of baking soda can also serve as a great odour eliminator. Simply rip open the box of baking soda and allow it to sit in the fridge. The baking soda will absorb all odours, including mildew if it is present.
4) Ventilate the Area for Odour Removal
Mildew usually occurs when airflow is inhibited and moisture has no means to escape—this is why mould in bathrooms is so common. Therefore one of the best ways to fight mould and mildew is to keep your home well ventilated. Open doors and windows to allow fresh air to flow through the room. This will not only remove stagnant air, but will also cause some of the mildew odour to dissipate.
Once you have these 4 essential tips down, any lingering odours should be well and truly dealt with. If you find that the mildew odour stems from a wider problem with damp, never fear: Cleanipedia is here to help. You can check out our articles on how to remove mould.