Neutralizing unpleasant odors with activated charcoal is as simple as placing a charcoal bag in the areas where you notice the unpleasant smell. Charcoal briquettes have been used to remove fridge odors for a long time, but they definitely work in other rooms and areas. They are practically helpful to remove the old apartment odor or bad smells caused by mold and mildew that have been built up in the lack of air circulation, moisture or darkness. The mold and mildew release foul gasses which cause the musty smell in basements and humid places such as bathrooms.
Activated charcoal neutralizes odors and it is much safer than the chemical odor neutralizers. They are available in different sizes and shapes, but the granules are best for large areas and strong smell. The granules have more surface areas and pores to absorb bad odors and moisture. NaturoWood charcoal bags are filled with 100% bamboo activated charcoal granules. The breathable material of the bag allows the odor to be absorbed easier.
To eliminate the odor you need to identify the area with the worst odor in your home. These may include around the kitchen trash can, areas near your pet’s litter box, in your bathroom or a closet. If you are sensing a musty smell in the area, it is better to find the source of the smell first. The most common reason of this musty smell is the presence of mold and mildew. Before trying to cover up the odor, take some time to clean the area. Most of unpleasant smells are an alert for potential health risk. The good news is that you can get rid of bad smells from your home and your life by hanging the charcoal bags close to the problem areas or put them in the stinky place. Charcoal is safe, so you can use several bags for potent smells. They also prevent the future formation of the mold or mildews by absorbing the excess moisture.