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RivalOfTheRose
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my house has recently developed a moldyish type of smell

it is more prominent in the basement and on the first floor, but more-so the basement.

NJ has gotten alot of rain in june, and i think it may be due to this.

does any one have any recommendations to help diagnose this problem or remove the smell?

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paigereader
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do you happen to have a front loading washer down in that basement?
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I say roll with it and start a home-based penicillin business.
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RivalOfTheRose
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paige, i don't

i think i am going to open the basement window, bring a fan down there, and change the water in in the dehumifier more frequently

upstairs i am going to open every freakin window

frisco, if only life were that simple

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Goody Scrivener
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Baking soda is a great deodorizer, and it's cheap. I've started using it on my carpets because of my cats. Buy a couple boxes of Arm & Hammer or the store generic, open them up and place them in a few places around the room. Sprinkle it on carpets, let it sit a while and then vacuum.

If it continues, you may want to then call in a company that specializes in foundation issues to see if you have cracks and leakage.

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andi330
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Have you noticed water in the basement? It could be sump pump time.
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Philosofickle
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We've had this problem at my house in Virginia, I'd pull up the carpet in the corners and the edges and see if the pad underneath is wet.
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Assuming of course that there is carpet in your basement.
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You know, if there's been a lot of moisture and you're smelling something moldy, you probably want to figure out whether the house is developing a mold problem. Like an inside-wall, under-carpet sort of issue.
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PSI Teleport
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Smelly house, sme-lly house,
why aren't they cleaning you?
Smelly house, sme-lly house,
it's not your fault!

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rivka
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I've been thinking the same thing, PSIT. [Big Grin]
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Vinegar, peroxide, baking soda. All good at odor killing
I should mop the floor with all of those things, but i need a bucket.

I do have a smelly moth.

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AchillesHeel
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If something smells moldy.... it may be mold. Mold can make you si- why has no one esle said this.

Mold bad, call man to show up and make mold go away.

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