I live with my family in a rented house that is very damp, and it smells really strong and musty. Does anyone know how I can get rid of the smell? I live in England, so I wouldn't be able to get any American products if you recommended them. Thanks.
Buy a bag of BBQ brickettes, or coal. Put them in a container like an icecream pail and that will take the smell out of the air. Also if you have a tire shop near you, that would replace tractor tires, they use a chemical in the tires to get the moisture out. (can't remember the name of it) If you can find that, you hang it in a sock or stocking from the basement ceiling and put a bucket under it. This will help take some of the moisture out of the air.
If you have a fan in your bathroom turning that on helps remove some of the moisture from the air, it has to be left on 24/7 to work effectively. I live in an apartment that has built in dehumidifiers that if set properly (there is a dial on the wall automatically turns on the bathroom fan when the moisture level gets too high).
Air circulation is important. Get a dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air. In the summer, keep a fan running. Check outside and see if water is draining towards the house when it rains. If so try to redirect the moisture.
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My house is humid and smells musty. We moved into a rental a few months ago. I've heard of leaving out vinegar for the musty smell and also a dehumidifier. Where can I get one and are they expensive?