Things You Will Need
Air fresheners, Electric fan, Room deodorizers, Ionic and hepa air purifiers
As mentioned above, the musty odors caused by mold and mildew can only be completely eliminated after the source of the odors, the mold and mildew, are removed. There are a number of methods available to kill the mold and mildew spores effectively depending on where and what the mildew is growing on. Therefore, the first step to getting rid of a mildew smell is to eliminate the cause. Otherwise the smell will quickly return.
Good ventilation is a must to help prevent mold from growing and it is one of the best ways to remove the odor by allowing the affected area to be aired out with fresh air. This is where an electric fan is helpful to increase air circulation.
Room deodorizers and air fresheners should also be used to help eliminate the odors. They can be in the form of aerosol sprays, pump sprays, candles, potpourri, or a number of other forms.
The musty odors caused by mold and mildew can only be completely eliminated after the source of the odors, the mold and mildew, are removed. Use the steps above to rid your home of the smell that comes from mold and mildew.
Tips & Warnings
Keep moisture under control. This is the best way to prevent mold and mildew from growing.
Bleach and other chemicals used to clean mold and mildew can be poison and the vapors can be toxic to individuals with breathing problems.
Some individuals may have allergies that can be aggravated by the mold and mildew.