- Sprinkle a coating of baking soda over the couch and let sit overnight. The baking soda naturally deodorizes.
- Vacuum the sofa the next day to remove the baking soda.
- Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and mist lightly over the couch. This naturally deodorizes without harming the couch.
- Use a steam cleaner to remove set in stains and heavier odor. Fill the steam cleaner with water and steam cleaning solution and use the hose attachment just as you would a vacuum cleaner. This deep cleans and deodorizes the couch.
How to Remove a Musty Smell From the Couch
Musty smells are common in sofas, especially if you have an old one or a sofa that was in a storage facility for a long period of time. No one wants to spend time on a foul smelling sofa; plus, the odor can take over your whole family room. This makes it important to safely clean and deodorize the sofa without damaging it.