My basement smells
“Oooooo. What’s that smell downstairs?”
There is one thing that goes hand in hand with a wet basement. You can’t avoid it. You can’t hide it. You can’t even pretend it isn’t there.
It’s that smell in your basement, when it’s wet.
There can be many different types of smells in a basement, but the worst is that damp, dank, musty, mildew smell that comes from damp walls or floor. Everything begins to take on this odor… clothes, furniture, blankets, even your furnace filter.
That smell is your basement trying to tell you that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.
It’s like an infection in your basement. It won’t get better. And just trying to cover it up or ignore it will only allow it to get worse.
The point is, you should never try to cover up the smell with air fresheners, air purifiers and scented candles. Even using a dehumidifier won’t get rid of the cause.
The solution is to remove the moisture from your basement.
Since the moisture is coming from water that is outside of your basement finding its way through your walls and/or floor, solving this problem is not as simple as just treating the symptom.
Get rid of the moisture in your walls, and you can get rid of the mold and mildew that are causing the smell, because you are taking away the main component that is making all of your basement problems occur. If there is no moisture, mold and mildew can’t grow, finish work can’t decay, and furniture and clothing can’t soak up moisture.
Many people try to do this on their own and get frustrated when they fail, because they don’t understand how the moisture is getting into their basement.
Basement moisture is the root of all this evil.
Here at Access Basement Systems, we are very good at getting rid of moisture and water problems. And good always wins over evil.
So give us a call, and invite us to come and inspect your basement problem at no charge. We guarantee that we can fix it permanently.