My sub floor smells old

Old 10-09-04, 09:56 PM
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Question My sub floor smells old

We tore up the old floor and it smells"What to do about the smell. It smells old and musty. What can I use to make the room smell better before we put new laminate floor?
Old 10-09-04, 10:11 PM
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Musty odor

If subfloor has no obvious signs of mold or mildew, then you need to check below. Is crawl space area well ventilated and no dead air spaces? Do you have polypropylene ground cover (Plastic) covering soil beneath. If over a basement, do you have moisture issues? Are gutters and downspouts clear and carrying water away from foundation? Is soil sloped to carry away excess water during rain away from foundation? If you have crawl space insulation is vapor retarder turned the correct way toward subfloor above, as you don't want warm, humid air entering crawl space from heated area in order to prevent condensation & mold/mildew issues.

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