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Old 08-13-03, 03:39 AM
earthyt
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musty........

Hi,

Water on carpet in basement....person didn't clean it up properly and I just discovered it two days ago and jumped right on it with a fan and dehumidifier....but two days later....drying and starting smell musty....any hope of saving it??? My basement is a dry one....run dehumidifier constantly...thanks, t
 
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Old 08-13-03, 06:11 PM
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It must have been more then a glass of water!!!!

Basements are usually below grade. Moisture coming through the concrete floor and walls is a major concern, no matter how dry it "looks"

Musty smell means mold & mildew is growning, that takes more then a few days to happen!!!
 
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Old 08-14-03, 03:42 AM
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Thanks, I was being nice....my bone-head boyfriend let the portable airconditioner over flow pretty bad....and did a quick clean up and I didn't check it. So it was about 2 weeks before I walked far enough in that room to notice...IT WAS STILL WET....So cranked up Dehumidifier and put big fan in room...and it started to smell musty.....it is wall to wall AREA rug....so I guess I won't feel to bad if I can't save it....

Any suggestions on beating the moldy critters? thanks, T
 
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Old 08-14-03, 05:43 AM
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Moving air, UV light and chlorine. Mold won't live with those present.
 
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Old 08-14-03, 06:40 AM
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Hi.....thanks....

I have asked another question for you wise carpet guys.....

"musty #2" is the subject.....

= )
 
 

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