Placeholder

Tag: musty smell

Musty Smell in my House

My ranch home has a musty smell throughout.

Brian,

Thank you for being a part of the show and for a very timely question – one that a lot of people have right now. You have a musty smell in the home but no indication of any active leak or water source…

“Musty Smells” indicate a higher concentration of mold spores in the air.

Molds require oxygen, food, proper temperature and moisture to proliferate. Since houses by their nature supply the first three, we ..read more

Share
Tags: , ,

Musty Smell & Leaks…a Combination of Problems

Desirree,

Thank you for listening to the Inside Outside Guys. We appreciate you.

Do not apologize for being a little afraid when dealing with contractors! A lot of contractors – even those with good intentions – may not understand the “systems approach” of houses and housing.

You are right that a ”musty” smell indicates the presence of moisture/active water. You are also proved right to be using a de-humidifier – as evidenced by the constant need to empty it!

You had your roof re-done – ..read more

Share
Tags: , , , ,

Musty Smelling Bathroom

Name: Anthony City: Troy

Question: I bought a house that was a flip about 2 1/2 years ago. He put in a new bathroom The problem I’m having is the smell. It’s either a musty smell or something else that I can’t get rid of. I would like to clean the grout and reseal it before I re-grout the entire wall around the tub. The grout that was used it a coarse or gritty type almost has a texture of sand. ..read more

Share
Tags: , ,

Musty Crawl Space

Name: Lisa City: Port Huron Michigan 48060

Question: I am looking at a 1950 sq. foot home built in 1960. It is a brick vinyl ranch with basement and crawl space. The living room floor is raised in the center like a hump back whale and the hallway floor slopes a bit and the hardwood floor in the bedroom has split a little bit. Do you think this might be a major foundation problem? If so are foundation problems that are under ..read more

Share
Tags: , ,

Name: Truman,

City: Lake Orion

State: MI

Comments: We have a 1200 square foot two story colonial with a crawl space. The crawl is a 4 ft deep concrete crawl. It has two vent on the east side and one vent on the north side. The crawl also has vents from the furnace/AC. I am confused about how this area should be addressed. I believe it is giving our house a “funny” smell. It doesn’t leak, but the water pipes do have condensation on them. How should this ..read more

Share
Tags: , ,
Back to top
Stay Connected

Looking for Tips, Discounts, and How-Tos? Sign-up below! - We respect your privacy!