A log cabin means much more than a log home to many of us. The feeling of living in one is very different from the average house we all live in. It makes us feel closer to nature. Just as glass and metal create a contemporary or modern environment, logs and heavy wood create a unique atmosphere that calms the soul. But the structure is very sensitive to fungal growth which is not common in masonry or masonry structures. To get rid of those moldy log cabins, here are some instructions.
To start, make sure there is adequate air circulation. Keep windows open for air exchange to occur. If the air exchange cycle is blocked, the air stagnates and therefore the bad smell. This simple step alone could eliminate the problem to a great extent.
A high level of humidity in the air greatly favors a musty smell. To reduce the humidity level, run a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier can be installed in your home to lower the level of humidity in the air. The normal indoor humidity level is around 50%. Higher levels of humidity, in general, are dangerous in many other ways, such as encouraging the escalation of dust mite populations, causing problems for allergy sufferers, and condensation on electrical items that can cause irreparable damage. For effective use of the dehumidifier, proper use must be carried out.
If you want to try something inexpensive that works well for removing bad odors from wood, place a bowl of baking soda in the corner of each room. It is a natural odor remover and will effectively remove musty odors. You’ll find baking soda in large boxes that are designed to clean and deodorize large areas, and you’ll be surprised how cheap it is compared to other odor removal options.
Continuing with the items that are available in the kitchen, vinegar and lemon juice are your next options. Both vinegar and lemon juice are acidic substances. Any odor-causing organism that is present in the air could die from constant contact. Fill several small bowls with one of the two and place them randomly in different rooms. In case of lemon juice, mix water. The same can be done with ground coffee.
It might surprise you, but kitty litter can go a long way when it comes to a musty smell. Cat litter is a natural and effective odor neutralizer. Place cat litter in open containers and place a container in each room. Change every twelve hours. Do the same for two to three days and you have an odor-free log cabin.
Check the drainage. Condensation in pipes often leads to drips that create a foul odor. Also make sure there are no leaks. The smell does not really come from the water droplets, but rather from the molds and fungi that grow in the puddles formed by the leaks. When these creatures grow in numbers, they can generate quite a strong scent. They can even spread to other regions of your home, reinforcing the musty smell.
Many commercial cleaners are good at neutralizing odors. Check them out at a local store as they should be available quickly and easily. It would be nice to spend a little more on a known brand than to spend a small amount on an unknown brand that will hardly work. An investment of five dollars is better than three of two dollars.
Look for professional cleaners for hard-to-reach areas and musty odors that haven’t disappeared even after a lot of effort. These people have the right tools to remove fungus and clean any area of your home. They may charge fees for their services, but you surely won’t be bothered by unpleasant home smells when they’re done. Remember, some of the best things in life are not free.
If you’re successful in getting rid of the musty smell, which you should be, make an effort to keep your log cabin clean. General cleaning of the place is very helpful and should keep your place odor free forever. A dirty home, even after going through a full odor removal procedure, will always be susceptible to odors.
A home visit will not be a comfortable experience if your home has unpleasant odors, nor will you like living in your own smelly space. Follow these tips to eliminate odors. Save the scented candles for a romantic dinner.