Get Rid Of Musty Smells With SNiPER

Woman holding nose because of musty smelling pillow

How to Remove Musty Odors in your Home

Musty smells can be irritating and are common household issues for which SNiPER™ is the best answer. SNiPER will get rid of musty smells and kill the fungus that produces these smells safely, on contact. And because it is so safe, you don’t have to worry about using a toxic cleanser in your home. Using SNiPER, you can relax and breathe easy because SNiPER never releases toxic by-products and leaves no dangerous residues!

Musty odors come from fungus growths that could be growing invisibly in your sofa cushions, draperies, or on walls or floors. SNiPER™ is a great way to get rid of musty smells in furniture, your basement, home and your life.

How to Apply SNiPER 

To remove musty smells, use a fine mist to spray SNiPER™ directly on affected areas including walls floors and draperies. Spray until moist, making sure it is enough to penetrate to the source of the musty smells. Then, let it dry completely. If the smell returns after a day or two, re-apply SNiPER™. Several applications may be necessary to reach the source of the invisible fungal growths.

For fabrics, test that they are colorfast! You can do this by wrapping a soft absorbent white cloth around your index finger. Wet the tip with SNiPER and then rub your wet fingertip in an inconspicuous place for a minute or so. Examine the cloth to see if any color has transferred. If there is no color transfer, your fabric should be colorfast. If some color does transfer, be very careful – spray lightly.

My Sofa Has a Horrible Odor

For that old overstuffed sofa with a not-so-funny smell, you must remember that SNiPER™ is an oxidizer. What this means, is that SNiPER™ needs to come into direct contact with the smelly stuff (which, in this case, is an invisible fungus) to do it’s work. The fungus that is the source of musty odors may very well be growing deep in the stuffing of that old sofa. To permanently get rid of musty smells in your old sofa, SNiPER™ must penetrate to the depths of that stuffing and come into direct contact with ALL of the smelly stuff growing there. This method ensures that you reach all the smelly fungus growing deep in the stuffing. Spray heavily enough that SNIPER™ will penetrate to the deeps of the stuffing. You may want to dilute SNiPER by 2 parts water so that you have a lot of cleaning fluid to spray. Remember to test that the fabric is colorfast!

I Tried Vinegar – It Didn’t Work

If you have previously used acidic cleaners such as vinegar or a citrus based cleaner, first neutralize the acid with a baking soda and water solution before applying SNiPER™ so that SNiPER™ can work efficiently. Put a tablespoon of baking soda into a pint of water and spray it directly on the area where you previously used the acidic cleaner, let it dry thoroughly, then apply SNiPER™, confident that it will now do it’s job efficiently and successfully.

Musty Odors in Your Basement

If it is your basement which has a musty smell, try to find the sources of any water leaks that may ultimately be the source of the musty odors and spray that area directly with SNiPER™ and let it dry thoroughly. If you can’t find the source, use a fogger, a common household vaporizer, or a room humidifier. Mix SNiPER™ 50/50 with water and put it into the reservoir. Close all the windows and doors and turn on the unit. It will run until it has emptied the reservoir and will automatically turn itself off. This will create a ‘fog’ of SNiPER™ that will evenly coat every surface in the room and will also kill any fungus or mildew spores in the air.  

Sniper is non-corrosive, non-abrasive and has the lowest toxicity rating that the EPA gives out to any disinfecting product. You can use SNiPER confidently, knowing it is thoroughly tested to keep you and your family safe, while doing its work. With SNiPER, you can permanently get rid of musty smells in your home


If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.

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