Tag: musty smell

Musty Smell in my House

My ranch home has a musty smell throughout.


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 more

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Musty Smell & Leaks…a Combination of Problems


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 – more

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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. more

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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 more

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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 more

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