If your basement smells musty, moldy, or generally unpleasant, it may be time to call in a professional deodorizing service. Odors can be unpleasant but they can also indicate a greater underlying problem such as moisture and mold which can damage the structure of your home if left unchecked.
A good odor removal and deodorizing service will use specialized equipment, products and techniques to remove odors from all types of surfaces including walls, carpets, furniture, and other porous materials. They will also inspect for any signs of water damage and provide advice on how to prevent future problems.
Why Does My Basement Have A Musty Smell?
The musty smell in your basement can be caused by several things. The most common is mold and mildew spores due to high humidity levels, which can also lead to water damage and structural problems.
Poorly maintained gutters and drains can also cause moisture issues leading to odors. Lastly, many people store items such as paint cans or other chemicals in their basements which may lead to strong odors over time.
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Why Is A Basement With Musty Smells A Problem?
A basement with musty-smells is a problem because it means that there is a water or moisture issue in the basement. This can cause a number of problems, including:
- Damage to the foundation and walls of the house
- Mold growth
- Electrical problems due to water damage
- Allergens and other respiratory problems from mold spores
If you have a basement with musty smells, it’s important to address the water or moisture issue as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home.
Is Your Basement Really Smelly?
Along with mold removal, Microbe Solutions, LLC also provides the option to deodorize your basement and sanitize your home after moisture and water problems have been resolved. With innovative, cutting-edge technology, we use Common Sense antimicrobial products with biostatic application equipment to clean surfaces, air, and/or fabrics as an effective deodorizer to get rid of any undesired or overpowering aromas that are usually caused by moisture and/or mold in your basement.
How To Get Rid Of Musty Basement Smells
The best way to get rid of musty basement smells is to hire a professional deodorizing service. Specialized equipment, our powerful Common Sense antimicrobial surface protectant and application techniques are required to remove odors from all types of surfaces including walls, carpets, furniture, and other porous materials.
Technicians will also inspect your house for any signs of basement moisture damage or mold growth and provide advice on how to prevent future problems. This will help you keep your home safe and full of fresh air! According to studies, up to 50% of the air in your house comes from the basement or crawl space. This air frequently contains more moisture, and it also includes a variety of allergies and musty smells.
During the odor removal process, it may be essential to administer numerous treatments. We meet with you and walk you through the process in advance because of this. We closely collaborate with you to build the ideal solution for you and your house, offering step-by-step explanations and updates all along the way.
How To Prevent A Musty Basement Smell
To prevent a musty basement smell, it’s important to keep your home dry and well ventilated. Make sure that all gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to allow water to drain away properly. Check for any cracks or gaps in the foundation or walls and seal them if necessary. Additionally, don’t store items such as paint cans or other chemicals in your basement as they can give off strong odors over time.
Odors stemming from fire and water damage, mold and mildew, sewage, and biological sources are invisible threats that can disrupt your home and your health. No one wants to live in a home with foul smells, and if your basement has an odor that you can’t seem to get rid of, it’s time to call in the professionals. Microbe Solutions, LLC deodorizing service will be able to identify and eliminate the source of the smell so you can enjoy your basement again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do my basement walls smell like wet dog?
A: The smell of wet dog is caused by the release of a certain gas called methyl mercaptan. This is a sulfur-containing compound and is also responsible for the foul-smelling odor associated with rotten eggs and manure. It’s a very strong, pungent, and unpleasant smelling gas. When it comes to indoor air quality, dirty sock syndrome is the result of mold, fungal, and bacterial growth, resulting in home air that smells like a wet dog (or worse). The moisture in the air combines with spores, making the perfect environment for mold and other unwanted substances to grow and thrive.
Q: Does baking soda absorb moisture?
A: Yes, baking soda absorbs moisture. In fact, it’s often used as a gentle desiccant to absorb moisture and prevent spoilage or molding. It will absorb small amounts of water, but it is better at absorbing odors than helping to keep things dry.
Q: Can musty odor come from leaky pipes?
A: Yes, a musty odor can come from leaky pipes. Pipes that are old and corroded can start to leak, which will cause water to seep out and create a moist environment where mold can grow. If you notice a musty smell in your home, it’s a good idea to inspect your plumbing for any signs of leaks and have them fixed as soon as possible.
Q: Will mold remediation solve a basement musty smell?
A: It depends on the reason why the basement smell musty. If it’s due to mold, then remediation will help. But if there’s another source of the smell, such as water damage or pests, then remediation may not solve the problem. In order to determine the cause of the smell and fix it, you’ll need to hire a professional who can do a thorough inspection.