Make your log cabins worth living in – get rid of those musty smells!
A log house means much more than a log home for many of us. The feeling of living in one is very different from the ordinary house in which we all live. It makes us feel closer to nature. Just as glass and metal create a contemporary or modern setting, logs and heavy timber create a unique environment that soothes the soul. But the structure is highly susceptible to fungal growth, which is not common for masonry or masonry structures. To get rid of those moldy log cabins, here are some instructions.
To begin with, make sure there is proper air circulation. Keep windows open for air exchange. If the air exchange cycle is blocked, the air becomes stagnant, hence the bad smell. Just this easy step can get you out of the problem to a great extent.
A high level of air humidity significantly supports the smell of mold. To reduce the humidity level, run a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier can be installed in your home to reduce the level of humidity in the air. A normal indoor humidity level is around 50%. Higher levels of humidity in general are dangerous in many other ways, such as encouraging escalating populations of dust mites that cause problems for allergy sufferers and condensation in electrical appliances that can cause irreparable damage. For effective use of the moisture trap, it must be used correctly.
If you want to try something inexpensive that works well to get rid of unpleasant odors in wood, place a bowl of baking soda in the corner of each room. It is a natural odor remover and will effectively remove moldy odors. You’ll find baking soda in large cans that are designed to clean and deodorize large areas, and you’ll be surprised how inexpensive it is compared to other odor removal options.
Continuing with 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 organisms that are present in the air would be killed due to 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 with it. The same can be done with ground coffee.
It may surprise you, but cat litter can be of great help when it comes to bad odor. Cat litter is a natural and effective odor neutralizer. Place cat litter in open containers and place one container in each room. Change every twelve hours. Do the same for two to three days and you will have an odor-free wooden house.
Check the drain. Condensation in the pipes often leads to dripping, which creates an unpleasant smell. Also make sure there are no leaks. The smell doesn’t actually come from the water droplets, but from the mold and fungus that grows from the puddles formed by the leaks. When these creatures grow, they can generate quite a strong odor. They can even spread to other regions of your home, intensifying the musty smell.
Many commercial cleaners are good at neutralizing odors. Check them out at a local store as they should be easily and readily available. It would be better to spend a little more on a known brand than to spend a small amount on an unknown brand that is unlikely to work. A five dollar investment is better than three two dollar investments.
Look for professional cleaners for hard-to-reach places and musty odors that have not gone away even after a lot of effort. These people have the right tools to remove fungus and clean every part of your home. They may charge a fee for their services, but you certainly won’t have to worry about unpleasant odors in your home when they’re done. Remember, some of the best things in life aren’t free.
If you can get rid of the musty smell, which you should, make an effort to keep your log house clean. General cleaning of the place is very important and should keep your place odor free forever. An uncleaned home, even after undergoing a thorough deodorization procedure, will always be susceptible to odors.
Visiting your home will not be a pleasant experience if your home has unpleasant odors, nor will you enjoy living in your own smelly space. Follow these suggestions to eliminate odors. Leave the scented candles for a romantic dinner.
#log #cabins #worth #living #rid #musty #smells