OdorsCleaning
To Top

Getting Rid of a Musty Smell Under the House

I own a double wide home with a block foundation. The musty smell comes up from under the home. It started when the weather changed. The cool, damp ground has released the musty smell under the home. It really smells bad in the bathroom. What can I spray the ground with?

Ad

By Christine from DE

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

August 27, 20100 found this helpful

I hope you get a better answer, but at least I can tell you that it sounds like moisture is forming under the house, and perhaps forming mold. Since mold can be dangerous, you need a way to let water escape from under the house rather than being trapped under it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 29, 20100 found this helpful

It has been a long time since I lived in a mobile home, but this sounds like a moisture problem to me. I don't believe that spraying the ground with anything will help. I would make sure that you have good air circulation under the trailer. Open up crossvents, and maybe you need to set up a fan to dry it out. I think you should check with other mobile homeowners in your area to see what they do for ventilation. I am sure that your problem is not unique to your home, but it would be quite different in a different climate.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
August 30, 20100 found this helpful

Make sure that the vents that go under the house and the one leading from the drains in the bathroom to the roof are not blocked. I use to open up a bit of the skirting on the side that the wind blows from and a bit on the opposite side. Usually, after a couple of days the ground dried out the smell was gone, and I put the skirting back in place. Fling some laundry soap under the house if you see moss or mold growing.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning OdorsAugust 26, 2010
Guides
cleaning bucket
Eliminating Musty Smells from a Room
Musty Smell in the Basement
Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the Basement
Must Leather Couch
Removing Musty Smell From Leather Furniture
Old Stained Book Laying Open
Removing Musty Smell from Books
More
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/05/23 15:30:04 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!