Video: How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

When conditions are right, mildew can crop up over night. Luckily, you can banish the malodorous substance with these helpful tips.

By BobVila.com | Updated Jan 18, 2018 5:10 PM

 

What’s that smell? If you’re sniffing around a damp bathroom, musty basement, or dewy screened porch, you may have caught a whiff of mildew. Mildew is a common household scourge, but that doesn’t mean you have to take its assault lying down. Fight back against mildew and the unpleasant odor that accompanies it by launching a search and destroy mission to eliminate those unsightly—and smelly—spots for good.

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