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Moldy Musty Smells

7/10/2023 (Permalink)

If you encounter these smells in your home or business you should look into it further. You probably have wet conditions somewhere that are creating an unhealthy situation for those in the environment. Organic materials found inside your building such as Wood, Paper, Drywall and Insulation to name a few, provide food sources for the mold to grow and multiply. If it goes unchecked and not addressed it will only get worse. 

The moisture causing this, can come from a leaky pipe or damp basement. Even if you have a sump pump down there. Make sure it doesn't have any standing water in the basin. If you use a Dehumidifier keep it clean so it's not a contributing factor. When your heating or Air conditioning system comes on the fans are pushing these smells and spores into other areas. Try to change the air filters regularly and use a HEPA filter to better trap some of the mold. 

Mold can cause Allergic reactions such as Sneezing, Itchy Eyes, a Runny Nose and is very tough for those with Respiratory issues or Asthma. It's important enough that you should contact a professional to take a look and test, and Remediate this issue. At SERVPRO® that's what we do. Industry Leaders for over 55 years, helping people like yourself. With over 2,000 locations in the US alone we are nearby and ready to help you, available 24/7. 

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