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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.

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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.

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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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