Do You Have Smelly Odor Problems in the Basement?

What Causes Odors in the Basement?

Basement Odors and SmellsIf you can smell a damp, musty “basement” odor coming up from your basement, it’s not a good thing.  What you are smelling is the out-gassing of fungi such as mold and mildew as they are actively growing. Surfaces like wood, cloth, cardboard, sheetrock, even plastic are all food sources for fungi and if these surfaces have become wet, the table is set for mold and mildew to feast upon! Add humidity levels above 60% and you have a perfect environment for the growth of dust mites and mold.

With the “stack effect” (the natural way air travels through your home) approximately 40% of the air you breathe in your living space comes from the basement or crawlspace. This is why Rescon has researched the health aspects of moist damp air rising through the home.

Don’t wait to rectify basement odors and their underlying causes. The long term effects on your basement can be extremely damaging to your home. Including;

  • Personal Health
  • Personal Stored Items
  • Structural Damage to wood framing
  • Resale

Common Basement Problems

Water Seeping into the Basement
Cracks in the Basement Floor or Wall Cracks
High Humidity in the Basement
Mold and Mildew Problems
Odors and Smelly Basements
What is Iron Bacteria?
Wet Flooded Basements in all Seasons

“I just had a sump pump and drain system installed in my basement due to flooding. Liam and Joey showed up in the freezing cold and worked all day to get my sump installed to stop the water. When they came back to put in the perimeter drain they were very courteous, knowledgeable and professional . They answered all my questions and did an amazing job. Thanks Liam and Joey!!”

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“I just had a sump pump and drain system installed in my basement due to flooding. Liam and Joey showed up in the freezing cold and worked all day to get my sump installed to stop the water. When they came back to put in the perimeter drain they were very courteous, knowledgeable and professional . They answered all my questions and did an amazing job. Thanks Liam and Joey!!”

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