Ask Lou: How to prevent moldy smell from vents, clean glass shower doors


Did you turn the air conditioner on in the middle of a heat
wave just to find out that it's making your house smell like
mold? Are you unable to get your glass shower doors

Home expert Lou Manfredini stopped in to TODAY Friday to answer
some of your questions about common household problems.

Thomas O., a viewer from Oakforest, Illinois, wanted to know
what to do about the moldy smell coming out of the air ducts
when he turns his air conditioning on. With summer temperatures
inspiring us to turn those air on high, this is a need-to-know

Lou's solution? Spray Healthful Home FOG-U Mold Odor Indoor
Fogger into musty vents to eliminate any overpowering mold
odors. He also suggested using the Healthful Home Mold Magnet
for this common problem, as well as a cleaner for the unit's
coil to leave the vents smelling fresh.



Lundmark 32oz Coil Cleen, $12, Ace


Another viewer, Karen L. from Middleton, Wisconsin, wrote, "I
was wondering if you know the best way to keep squirrels from
getting into my car and eating the wires and nesting by the
engine." Karen has already tried moth balls and wants to know
what else Lou would recommend.

Lou said that hanging a rodent repellent inside the engine
compartment should do the trick. Some repellents emit an odor
that keeps the rats and squirrels away, but is not offensive to
humans or pets.


Earthkind Botanical Rodent Repellent, $15, Amazon


And Helen B. from Deer Park, New York, said that she's "tried
everything" to clean her glass shower doors, but nothing has
been able to get rid off all the stains and streaks — she needs
Lou's help!

Lou introduced her to a new product called Bright and Clean.
Invented by a 30-year glass installer, this product is a total

Brite & Clean Ultimate Hard Water Stain and Spot
Remover, $25, Amazon


Do you have a home repair question? Ask Lou!

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