mildew smell

Old 06-10-09, 05:32 PM
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mildew smell

How can I get the smell of mildew and "earthy old wood" out of an old small house. I'm afraid to steam clean it, because I don't want to introduce moisture. There is no humidity-but the smell has always been there.
Old 06-15-09, 06:15 PM
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You have to have water or high RH for mold. you are in a green grass state so a dehumidifier would be the 1st thing I would get.
Old 06-16-09, 12:46 AM
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Dehumidifier to dry it out and lots of ventilation to help expedite the removal of the odor. I don't use these myself as they put oil into the air, but I've seen tenants hide some nasty odors by using those air fresheners you plug into an electical outlet - might help while you're getting the musty odor out.

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