Basement Waterproofing Musty Basement Smell
That musty smell that makes basements 'smell like a basement' means you have mold growing in your wet basement. Aside from having an unpleasant odor, mold can actually lead to serious health problems. There's good news: you can get rid of that musty basement smell and the mold that causes it - for good!GET A FREE QUOTE
Basement Moisture Solutions in Oregon & SW Washington
Identifying & Repairing Basement Issues Related To Dampness, Cracks, and Waterproofing
Do These Basement Photos Look Familiar?
What Makes a Basement Smell Like One?
Answer = MOLD.
Mold can grow on practically any surface. All it needs is moisture. While you may not be able to keep mold out of your home permanently, you CAN remove the moisture to help prevent mold growth in your basement.
That musty basement smell is just one indicator that you have mold. But that’s not the only warning sign. Keep an eye out for mold spots (black, green, yellow or white patches of fuzz), peeling wallpaper/paint, crumbly drywall or wood, or even signs like headaches and allergy symptoms.
What Do I Need to Do First?
You will first need to find the source of the problem. This can be a very time-consuming process - so save yourself the time and wasted energy and call TerraFirma for a free inspection. We'll send one of our waterproofing experts to your home to complete an onsite inspection and written estimate. We’ll find the cause of your basement problems and provide you with options for the right solution for your individual needs.GET A FREE QUOTE
Can't I Just Open More Windows?
There is no reason to open a basement window for any type of climate control. In fact, opening basement windows can only make it worse by allowing more moisture into the space.
Unfortunately, bleaching your basement will NOT get rid of that musty smell. Don’t put your health at risk trying to get the mold out of your musty basement - mold removal is dangerous and messy, and should be completed by professionals.
Give us a call at (866) 486-7196 to have one of our basement waterproofing experts take a look at your musty basement.
Our professional basement waterproofing specialists will perform an in-depth inspection of your musty basement. When they locate the source of the water, they’ll work with you to create the right solution for your home. If they determine 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 commonly recommend our Aprilaire 1850cs Energy Star-Rated Dehumidifying System.
Although this is a common solution, these products are not always the solution to your musty basement. That's why it’s important to consult with a basement waterproofing expert to find the best solution for your home.
Our certified basement waterproofing specialists work with you, every step of the way, to design the best basement waterproofing solution for your home.