A musty smell can have several different causes, but it can make your home feel less welcoming and even a bit unpleasant. This article will describe ways to deal with a musty smell in the bedroom or in other parts of your home.
How to Get of Rid of Musty Smell Problems at Home
If you’re noticing a musty smell in your house, here are some steps you can take to get rid of the smell.
Sniff around your house to determine how many rooms are affected – Is the smell only in one bedroom, or is it in a series of rooms and hallways near each other? If it’s in several rooms, the cause may be something structural like a leak or an on-set of black damp in the walls, in which case seek professional advice. If it’s only in one room, the source of the smell will be much more localised and easier to treat.
Locate the source of the musty smell – If it’s a more localised smell, you should be able to find the source of it with enough sniffing around. Sometimes it’s as simple as a damp cloth which has fallen behind the bed and developed mould or it could be something under the floorboards. Remove the source of the smell if you can, and if it’s something more complex like black damp or a leak, ask a specialist for help.
Open up all windows and doors to let the fresh air in – Provided it’s not too cold out and it’s safe to do, this is the first and easiest step you can take to air out your house. Sometimes a musty smell can just be caused by dust and lack of ventilation. So let the fresh air pour in, and open up all curtains and blinds, too, to let in the daylight! Don’t forget to open up shut-in spaces like cupboards, cabinets, and closets.