Why Does My Basement Smell Musty?
That classic musty smell is one that is often associated with basements, but what many homeowners don’t know is that the “basement smell” is actually one that is often indicative to mold, and it shouldn’t be brushed off as simply par for the course. If you go into your basement, and if you’re basement smell musty, it’s time to look around and see if mold growth could be what is causing it.
When it comes to mold, this is a substance that can grow anywhere, but places often unseen seem to be some of its favorites. This means that you’re not likely to see the mold right away, but you will be able to smell it once it starts growing in your basement area. Even if the walls remain clear, to your knowledge, you may even begin seeing mold spreading to your belongings and furniture, at which point you may also experience some property damages associated with it.
Mold is caused by moisture, and getting to the root of the mold will take getting to the root of the moisture causing it. Crawlspaces, small leaks, and other areas where water may come in and stick around are the epicenters for mold growth, and we at AA Action Waterproofing can help you to find these areas and fix them from more growth in the future. Our professionals know just where to look when it comes to just where that musty basement smell is coming from, and what to do once the mold is found in regards to eradicating it and stopping it from coming back.
A musty basement smell isn’t something you have to live with, and ridding your basement of any hidden mold can help to rid it of the smell as well. If you suspect your basement may be experiencing a mold issue, and your clue is the smell, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today to see what we can do for you!