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mold/mildew smell removal blehhhh

I fLy pLaNeS

Living an Honest Life
Nov 16, 2003
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Aircraft sat outdoors for a month in which nearly every day it rained. Any tips how to get the smell out? Thanks!


Well-known member
Dec 14, 2001
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You can have the interior detailed and steam cleaned as best you can. If it's really bad, then you're looking at interior work, including replacement of some or all the material.

A bigger immediate issue is what you're going to do about the water which potentially damaged electronics, wiring, or caused corrosion (or continues to do so), which may have pooled in lower structural areas, which could freeze at altitude and cause control problems, etc.

If water got behind breaker panels or wire terminal ends or splices, you can anticipate electrical problems. Be prepared.