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Steps To Take When Your Basement Smells Bad

By Sam Giles

If your basement has a musty and dusty smell, you probably know that other basements don’t have it, and that means that your problem is not universal.

If your basement smells, and it isn’t normal now that you know other basements do not, then you need to try a couple steps to get rid of that persistent stench.

Start by cleaning your basement thoroughly. You need to get rid of things that you no longer need or use, especially things that have just been sitting around for a couple years. Get rid of all the boxes, and think about using plastic storage containers instead.

Make sure that you search the whole basement for moisture. Check that you don’t have any leaks around windows and walls or on the edges of the flooring.

If you happen to find any moisture, it is important to fix and repair the leak right away. This is key in helping to decrease the likelihood of developing mold that can contribute to foul odor in the basement.

Considering getting a dehumidifier and this will help reduce any excess moisture in the air in your basement. Doing this will also help you to get rid of the musty odor in the basement while also reducing the chances of mold spores growing.

These simple ideas and tips can take a little bit of time, but it is worth it. Be diligent in controlling moisture in the basement as well as keeping things clean and aired out to not only avoid bad odors but mold formation as well.

The more effort you put into this in the beginning will be very helpful later on. Remember to be patient and try to keep your basement clean and dry. Finally getting rid of that smell will make the work well worth it.

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Giles, Sam "Steps To Take When Your Basement Smells Bad." Steps To Take When Your Basement Smells Bad. 6 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 9 Nov 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/home-improvement/how-to-get-rid-of-foul-basement-odor/>.

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