As you’re cleaning the rooms of your house that are above ground, try not to forget that the smells in your basement can seep up into the higher floors and make all of your hard scrubbing, cleaning and deodorizing be done in vain. If you’re looking into an effective home odor removal method, start from the bottom and work your way up.
Find the Source of the Smell
If you know for a fact that the bad smell in your home is coming from your basement, try to find out where exactly in your basement the smell is coming from. There might be leaky pipes, or even hot or cold pipes that are causing an excess moisture problem. Be sure to look in crawl spaces, behind basement wall coverings, under carpets and all along the tiles of your ceiling for the source of the smell.
Get Rid of the Mold and Mildew
If the smell is actually a result of mold or mildew, you’ll want to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you’re keeping items like clothes or books in your basement that end up getting moldy, you may need to throw them out in order to eliminate the source of the odor. That musty smell in books can be very difficult to get rid of and could lead to more odor problems later on. In addition, mold can lead to health problems for some people. You can put your basement furniture out in the sun where it can all dry out and react naturally with the sun’s rays. The UV light will act as an oxidizer when it comes into contact with the furniture will help eliminate odors at their source.
Let an Ozone Machine Work Naturally to Remove Odors
An ozone machine can be fairly lightweight and plugs into a standard wall outlet. It produces a unique electrical current to mimic the way lightning reacts with the air and naturally creates ozone, which kills mold and other microorganisms by going directly to the source. It is recommended that the home be unoccupied during the treatment to minimize any adverse effects from the high concentration of ozone. The ozone can travel anywhere air can travel, and it is recommended that the fan for the AC unit be turned on to help it circulate through the house during the treatment cycle. About an hour after the treatment has been completed the ozone reverts back into oxygen, the home can be reoccupied.
Use Natural Odor Removal Methods
Ultraviolet rays and lightning are examples of ways in which Mother Nature creates ozone.Because you can’t bring the UV rays or lightning into your home you may want to look into using an ozone machine for home odor removal. Ozone machines are one of the most effective methods of cleaning not only your basement, but every other room in your home as well. Once you’ve found the source of the foul smell in your basement and you’ve cleaned it out the best you can, use an ozone machine to remove any odors the natural way. The way that ozone machines work is that they actually split oxygen atoms to create ozone which then travels throughout the entire space, essentially oxidizing the bothersome molecules at their source. Once the ozone machine has done its work, you’ll notice a remarkable difference in the way that your basement smells.
Don’t get caught with a musty-smelling basement; use an ozone machine to keep your basement and the rest of your house smelling clean and fresh.