Damp Smell in Basement

Does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of damp smell in basement. I only smell it when we open the door to go downstairs, when you get down stairs we don't seem to smell the dampness.

Donna J.

August 28, 20060 found this helpful

Buy a dehumidifier and use it in the basement.

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August 28, 20060 found this helpful

One thing that worked for me was sprinkling borax all over the floor, letting it sit for a few minutes, then sweeping it up. It absorbs the moisture and also helps sweeten it. It makes quite a difference. Also, get as much air moving through the space as possible with fans or opening windows if there are any down there.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

I only get that smell in summer, although I have a dry basement. A dehumidifier, emptied once a day does the trick. That smell is mildew and/or mold spores in the air.

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