Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Betsy Rathburn
Let’s face it: nearly all of us have walked into a basement with a strange, musty odor. Over time you get used to it, and the smell seems to disappear. But it’s still there, and it will likely stay until the homeowner realizes there is something he or she can do about it.
That’s what happened a few months ago when an Alexandria, Minnesota homeowner decided to call Innovative Basement Authority about her home’s musty smell. While it may seem like a mere inconvenience that can be covered up with scented candles and sprays, musty odors in a home’s living space can be sign of a bigger problem.
But what problem? A strange smell could be evidence of any number of troubles, but more often than not it’s evidence of a very common problem with an easy solution. That was the case with the Alexandria homeowner. So what’s the problem? Simple. Humidity.
A humid basement or crawl space is the perfect environment for organic materials to form and grow. It is these materials that emit odor, which can eventually grow strong enough to noticeably enter your living space. Mold spores, bacteria, dust mites… All of these can – and probably will – form in a humid environment. There’s not much you can do to combat these harmful organisms except to address the problem at its source: humidity. And it’s our job to help.
Innovative Basement Authority has a diverse range of products designed to tackle basement humidity at its source. From our high-efficiency dehumidifier to our CrawlSeal vapor barrier to our water-resistant basement finishing line, we have the materials to battle humidity in every level of the home, at every stage of your basement plans.
So if you’re battling a humidity problem in your home – or you think you are – call us! Innovative Basement Authority is a trusted expert in all things basement throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our team of experts has the experience and tools to help you through any basement project, and we’re eager to help in any way we can. Call us or fill out our online form to get started.
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