wet basement

Old 07-21-01, 07:35 AM
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We bought a house that is over 47-years old. It had a wet spot in the basement and we dug partially and put in a sump pump. Three days later the whole basement was wet. The side were the sump pump was installed were OK, but more than 2/3 of the basement was drenched. The carpet was new last month, now we've had to throw it out. The repairmen said this is a less than 5% occurrence when you fix the problem and shows up elsehwere whithin the week. We have had to stretch the pipes all around the basement and hope this is the end of the dingy and smelly basement. If wetness shows up again what do you think could be the problem?

Besides, the house now smell bad and they tell me the previous owner might have had a cat. I am hoping now that the basement is fixed and the humidity will dry out, the smell will also disappear. What if not? What do you use to eliminate cat smell off wooden floors?
Old 07-21-01, 05:50 PM
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There is a product on the market, but I can't remember what it is called. I used it about 10 years ago. It works great. Kills pet oders instantly. I got it from a hardwood floor company. You might go down to the formum on cleaning and ask Mary. She will probably know the name. Good Luck

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