My kitchen shelves (which are unfinished, solid wood, more than 40
years old) got wet because of a lead upstairs and now they have a sour
type smell. This may come from something in the wood. How can I clean
and deodorize them? Thanks.
Try wiping them down with OdoBan available at Sam's Club and probably
others. I used this on literally everything after the flood last year so I
know first hand that it works extremely well. After literally spraying the
entire basement with straight Clorox - that smell gets unbearable. Mixed up
the OdoBan per the instructions and misted the basement - Clorox smell gone!
Just to set the record straight, the proper mixture for using Clorox to kill
mold and mildew is 1 cup per gallon of water according to the local health
dept. At the time, I didn't know that, so if a little bit is good,
> My kitchen shelves (which are unfinished, solid wood, more than 40
> years old) got wet because of a lead upstairs and now they have a sour
> type smell. This may come from something in the wood. How can I clean
> and deodorize them? Thanks.
An ozone generator.
Make sure you seal the cabinets, then evacuate the house before styarting.
BTW, ozone attacks rubber, so any hoses that get exposed will be weakened.
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