My daughter says she uses bleach to get rid of mildew. Isn't there a very lightly or no scented Fabreeze? I thought there was. I like the lavender scent so I don't really know what else there is available.
I found this on the internet:
Couches and Mattresses
Couches and mattresses can be notoriously stubborn when it comes to mildew smells. If you're really bent on using them instead of buying a new one, what you can do is have them sun-dried for a whole week. Use a carpet beater to get out as much of the dirt as you can
Next, try using Fabreeze Anti-Mildew, OxyClean or bleach and then rub them on the upholstery using a dryer sheet. Enzyme cleaning products can also help. However, keep in mind that if the mildew has seeped into the mattress or couches completely, there's nothing much you can do about it but to re-upholster. Mildew and mold can be toxic when inhaled, so finding alternatives for couches such as blankets and big pillows, or mattresses will probably be the best.
Getting rid of mildew may prove a bit difficult, but not impossible. When the homemade solutions don't work, there are many commercial products that specifically target mildew and mildew smell. Getting rid of mildew smell won't just leave your house smell cleaner, but it will be good for your health as well. Good luck. If you enjoyed this article might as well read how to get rid mildew.
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