How to Combat Musty Smells in Your Home

Here’s a question from our 5/11/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Linda from New York says, “My husband built our ranch 16 years ago. It’s not every day but some days smells really bad when you walk in. The smell is also on clothing.

“My question is, what kind of a company could I contact to help me solve this problem — if it is solvable? My husband is at a loss as to what to do and I’m tired of my daughter saying, ‘Your clothes stink, Mom!’

“Thank you for any direction you can steer me on this.”

We say make sure the relative humidity is low. Then ventilate the house by opening doors and windows. Linda can put vanilla extract on her filters to try to combat the smell.

Listen to the embedded audio clip for the complete segment!

Read the blog from the 5/11 show and listen to the full broadcast here

Further Reading:

8 Home Smells That Could Be Signs of Danger


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How to Combat Musty Smells in Your Home