I never had a sensitive sense of odor until recent years, plus it would drive myself and others crazy as a kid because my mom was the opposite. People used to say she had a “nuclear nose” because she could detect things that you’d know only a dog could sense. When all of us were looking for a house to rent in my middle fall semesters, she drove my dad crazy saying no to a handful of homes that she claimed odored love mold. All of us came to find out that she was right on all of those properties after my father started doing detailed inspections in the locales where she detected the most odor. I was amazed by the flagrant amount of water damage that landlords plus home sellers try to hide from their renters or purchasers. And you could say what you want about my mom, but she consistently rooted out troubles in homes all of us came across plus toured. Not to mention, mom’s diligence resulted in us waiting longer than dad wanted plus all of us found the perfect home at the absolute last hour. On top of that, she had dad buy a new heating plus cooling method for the house that included a dehumidifier as well. Not only does drier air reduce fungal growth indoors, it leads to fewer odors as well. I still use dehumidifiers to this day, although my modern one simply plugs into the wall plus I run a hose out the back to a drain in the floor of my powder room. It’s continuously draining because of the hose, making it harshly self-explanatory to use. The repair is simply cleaning the washable filter every two to many weeks or so.