Why does mould smell musty?
The musty odour typical of mould occurs from the off-gassing of the mould itself.
As mould grows and spreads it emits gases – chemical compounds released at different stages of its growth.
How can I get rid of the musty mould smell?
This is pretty straightforward – you have to get rid of the source of the mould, you can’t just cover up the smell.
By removing or professionally cleaning any affected materials this will reduce or eliminate the musty odour, as you will no longer get any off-gassing.
You then need to remediate the affected areas and introduce good air flow. Also, keep the area nice and clean in the future.
How do you stop the musty mould smell?
Tips for getting rid of mould
If you have mould on your contents that can be cleaned, clean them.
If they can’t be cleaned, we recommend removing the affected materials and replacing them with new materials or contents.
If there’s an environment for the mould to grow in, it’s important to get rid of the source.
If you don’t get rid of the source, you will experience the continuous and ongoing growth of mould in the affected areas.
Why should you call Accredited CPS to get rid of musty smell?
We believe strongly in providing our clients with all the information they need to make the best possible decision to eliminate mould in their homes.
For us, it’s not all about the money, it’s about giving you full and correct information upfront so you make an informed decision.
You can then be confident we are up to date with all we need to execute the work quickly and professionally in your residential or commercial property.