Why Does My Home Smell Musty?

If you’ve noticed a musty smell in your home, it could be a sign of excessive moisture and the presence of mold. At Carolina Mold & Moisture Control, we understand the importance of protecting your home and family from the negative effects of mold. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping homeowners in Lexington, SC keep their homes safe and healthy by providing professional crawl space encapsulation services.

Mold is a fungus that grows on a variety of surfaces in your home, including the crawl space in your basement or wet drywall where a faucet leaks. It’s usually black or green in color and grows in raised patches. While there are always some mold spores present in the air, in normal conditions, they don’t present a problem. However, when you can detect a musty odor, you know you’re dealing with a high volume of spores.

Over half of the air in your home comes up through gaps and crevices in your flooring from a basement or crawl space. A crawl space continually has moisture evaporating from wet soil under your home, creating a damp, stagnant environment which can come into your home. If it’s a basement without waterproofing measures in place, there’s a similar moisture problem through the foundation. Moisture in and under the home leads to musty odors in your living spaces.

If you’ve located the source of the musty smell and spot-treated the affected area, circulated in fresh air and cleaned your home, yet the smell lingers, it may be a bigger problem that requires professional attention. Don’t let the problem linger for too long before calling in an expert. Trust your nose and schedule your on-site consultation with Carolina Mold & Moisture Control today.