Upholstered furniture is prone to picking up odors. Common ones are pets, sweat, urine, smoke, cooking odors, and the smell of anything that has been spilled on the fabric.
New wooden furniture might have a strong odor as well, either from the stain, finish or varnish that has been applied, or from chemicals in the material itself, if it is not solid wood. Antique wooden boxes or chests frequently pick up the odor of whatever was stored in them.
For upholstered furniture, cleaning as thoroughly as possible is the first step. For any remaining odor, try Odor Genie in the room. For old wooden chests, dressers, armoires or boxes, the Odor Genie can be placed right inside. Not just a fragranced cover up, Odor Genie actually neutralizes odors with a special formula, thereby destroying them most effectively.
If the odor in your furniture is musty – you have a completely different problem on your hands. Cleaning it will not solve the problem; the odor will just return. In this case, excess moisture and excessive humidity is the issue. Not only will this create an offensive smell, it may start to rot away the upholstery or padding.
The solution to the problem of musty odors in furniture is to dry out the air. For this purpose, DampRid makes a full line of moisture and musty odor absorbers in different sizes and types. These non-electric dehumidifiers absorb and trap moisture, lowering the relative level of humidity. When the excess humidity is gone, the musty furniture odors are gone along with them.
Damp Rid Moisture Absorbers are also a great way to speed up the process of drying out furniture after a flood or severe weather and help keep those unpleasant smells from developing.
Whether old odors or new ones, eliminating odor from furniture is something that needs to be done if you want to live comfortably in your home. DampRid and Odor Genie provide simple, effective and economical solutions.