basement smell

Old 08-17-03, 11:29 AM
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Smile basement smell

I have an older home which has a what they used to call a coal cellar under my porch. It is closed off from the rest of the cellar with a wall and a door.
Recently we had a bad rain and I got an inch of rain in this room. We shop vacuumed it up but now there is a musty smell and hope you can give me some idea how to get rid of this odor.
We never have water in the cellar but because we had a new water line put in....and the plumber hadn"t yet cemented around the pipe........before the rain came.
The floor is cement and there is one window to the outside.

Old 08-17-03, 01:06 PM
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Here is some information on mildew and its smell. Perhaps this will help.
Old 08-19-03, 08:18 PM
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Basement odor

Fill a spray bottle with bleach & water solution and spray surfaces in room to kill mold & mildew. Put a dehumidifier in the room to reduce humidity and turn on a fan to improve ventilation. Leave door to room open to improve ventilation. Leave window closed because it will admit additional humidity.

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