Musty Basement Smell
Do you have a musty basement? That musty smell means that you have mold growing in your wet basement. And we all know that mold leads to serious health problems. But there’s good news: you can get rid of the mold and that musty basement smell for good!
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Musty Basement Smell – Why?
That musty basement smell is mold. Since mold needs organic material to grow, and high relative humidity – over 60 to 70% – that means it doesn’t even have to be wet for mold to grow – just humid.
Mold can grow on just about any surface as long as there’s moisture. And while there is no way to permanently keep mold out of your home, removing the moisture and basement humidity will help prevent mold growth.
“If you’re smelling mold look for mold spots, peeling paint, and understand there’s going to be an increase in allergy problems.”
That musty basement smell is one sign of mold. But that’s not the only sign, you should also look for mold spots (black, green, yellow or white patches of fuzz), peeling paint and wallpaper, crumbly wood or drywall, or increased headaches and allergy symptoms.
What Do I Need to Do First?
In order to fix your musty basement, you need to find the source of the problem. Finding a leak in your wet basement is a messy, time consuming process that requires searching every square-inch of your basement looking for the source.
Or you can skip roaming around your musty basement looking for problems and call in one of our waterproofing experts for a free basement inspection. We’ll do the dirty work and find the cause of your basement problems. And you’ll also receive a free copy of our Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing.
Can I Fix my Musty Basement?
Venting your basement will only make the problem worse. By opening your basement windows you’re letting more humidity in, which is the source of your musty basement smell.
“Venting your basement will only make the problem worse.”
And don’t assume that bleaching down your basement will get rid of the musty smell. Mold removal is dangerous and messy! Don’t put your health at risk trying to get the mold out of your musty basement.
What Do I Do Now?
Give us a call at 757-301-4820 to have a basement waterproofing expert take a look at your musty basement.
Our professional basement waterproofing specialists will perform an in-depth investigation of your musty basement. When they find the source of the water, they’ll work with you to create the best solution for your home.
And if they find that your musty basement is something that you can fix without professional help, they’ll tell you.
Musty Basement Solutions
If we find that you have a basement humidity problem we may recommend JES Dehumidifier Energy Star-Rated Dehumidifying System.
Remember, these product aren’t always the solution to your musty basement so it’s important to make an appointment with a basement waterproofing expert to find the best solution for your home.
Our certified professional basement waterproofing consultants will work with you, every step of the way, to design the best basement waterproofing solution for your home.
Free Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing
Tired of your basement leaking every time it rains? Or wondering if those cracks are a sign that you have a bigger problem?
Our Homeowner’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing is your resource for learning about why you have a wet basement, what causes soil settling and what to look for to see if you have a problem. Request your free basement inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.