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Good Lord, what is that smell???

Good Lord, what is that smell??? - Thomas Kellam

There is nothing that is worse than entering into a room and people begin to ask that question. You start to realize that you are the one who is emitting the smell, and you don’t get why. That is what happened to me.

I wake up every day and take a shower, add deodorant, and brush my teeth before heading out the door. My clothes are cleaned in the washing machine, and I use detergent, so I know they are clean. I just didn’t get it. I could not figure out why I always stunk wherever I went.

One day, I was at my friend’s house when he was having his home cleaned by a guy who did a mold removal Montreal. When I walked in the room the guy immediately turned to me and as casually as one can actually make a statement said, “Wow, you sure smell like mold.”

MOLD!! How does one smell like mold? That didn’t even make sense to me. I then asked him what the heck he was talking about. How does a person smell like mold?

He explained to me that one of the most common problems that people have with their clothing is that they get mold on it. He explained that what happens is that a garment they don’t wear regularly gets mold on it and they don’t wear it for a while. This allows the mold to grow, and eventually any clothing within proximity to it will get that mold on it.

If that was true, I questioned, then why didn’t I notice it? He explained that I had probably become accustomed to it, so I didn’t even notice it anymore. I may have noticed it once, but soon that smell was on everything so it became “normal” to me.

I still was not convinced, so he asked if he could run a swab of my shirt and pants. I let him, and he then put it in a little cup and added some drops to it. He told me if it turned purple that was a sign of mold. Much to my horror, it turned purple.

He gave me some remedies to clean my clothes so the mold would be killed and it worked. Now when I go to the office and my co-workers ask, “What is that smell?” they are not asking in horror. They are genuinely glad I am there, because I smell so much better now.


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Fascinated by his surroundings, Thomas is someone who is curious who savours life. With his entrepreneurial fibre, he began very early to develop ambitious business plans, including his career as a conference speaker. His blog is the place where he likes to talk about a variety of subjects that interest him.