No one likes the smell of damp and musty spaces, and that odor can be even worse when it invades storage spaces and containers, permeating the items being stored. Luckily, there are several products that retailers can offer to help consumers reduce or eliminate dampness and its accompanying odors.
- Dehumidifiers – Larger spaces such as basements require power outlets and should be emptied frequently or attached to a drain to prevent removed ambient water from becoming stagnant. Most units have automatic shut-offs to prevent overflow.
- Humidity absorbing products – like Damp-Rid (www.damprid.com)
- Deodorizers – such as Ever Bamboo (http://everbamboo.com/); Smelleze (http://www.smelleze.com/); Room Shocker by Biocide Systems (https://www.biocidesystems.com/room-shocker-clo2-odor-eliminator-quick-release-vapor-2?gclid=clgl8otg1mscfqkwaqodm3qjxw); or activated charcoal products.
- Cedar blocks, liners and other products, like those from CedarSafe (http://cedarsafe.com/products/accessories/) or Cedar and Lavender Sachets by Household Essentials (http://www.householdessential.com/ecommerce/Cedar.cfm?cat_id=652).
Additionally, product lines, such as Fresh Wave (https://www.freshwaveworks.com/store/pc/All-Products-c13.htm), have several types of odor eliminating products ranging from sprays, to gels, laundry boosters, candles and more, that can handle a variety of odor eliminating and removing needs.