Bothered by That Musty, Damp Smell in Your Home?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 by Ben Bates


Mould behind basement insulation 1If your home has a musty or damp smell, this problem is much more than simply bothersome or annoying. Whether your home has a basement or a crawl space:

The smell is unhealthy. The smell is a sign of potential damage to your home.

What IS that smell?

-        The smell is the result of excessive humidity either in a basement or a crawl space.

-        The damp, moist environment is a breeding ground for mould, mildew and other toxic allergens.

-        It’s not “just a smell”- your family is breathing in those tiny, unhealthy particles!

-        Furthermore, excessive humidity can damage your home’s structure and negatively affects the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems.

Maybe you’ve tried masking the scent with air fresheners, lighting candles or shutting doors Perhaps you’ve “laid down plastic” in your crawl space in an attempt to keep the foul smells in the ground… however, the problem persists!

What to do?

The problem is the humidity! The excessive humidity may be caused by a leaking basement, unsealed sump pump cover or an un-encapsulated crawl space. To rid your home of the foul smells (and unhealthy allergens!) the humidity needs to be regulated.

Advanced Basement Systems is the expert in “All Things Basementy” in southwestern Ontario. We’d be pleased to offer you a complimentary inspection and written estimate to help you have a healthy home. Please reach out to us at: 1-866-277-1277 or click here to submit your information to us online.

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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