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Moisture absorbers have a lot of uses.

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Figure out if there's toxic materials underfoot.

How to Treat and Clean Mildew Damage

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Some of them have materials close to medical grade.

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Try saving your couch from mildew damage before tossing it.

How to Make Your Own Face Masks

Protective medical gear is in short supply.

7 Causes of Attic Mold

Attic mold can grow unnoticed.

Activated Charcoal Water Treatment Unit

They remove taste and color.

Will waterproofing my basement remove the odor?

A musty basement odor can frequently develop that is difficult to get rid of. This smell is caused by moisture in the basement, either caused by leaks or by condensation in the basement. Waterproofing the basement will prevent further moisture problems and can alleviate the musty odor in the basement.

What causes a musty basement odor?

Basement odor may develop and can be fairly difficult to remove. This odor is caused by mold and mildew which thrive in damp environments. Correcting the moisture problem is the most important step in removing the odor. When ground water seeps in around a basement’s walls and floor, mold and mildew

How can I tell if my basement odor is coming from the foundation or inside the basement?

The damp conditions that are commonly present in a basement can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which will cause an unpleasant musty basement odor. If a water pipe has leaked in the basement, this water will eventually evaporate and should not cause lasting mold and mildew problems as a result.

After my basement flooded, I removed my carpet. Why does it still have the musty smell?

Water in a basement will cause mold and mildew to grow, and will lead to a musty basement odor. Use a dehumidifier and clean the entire basement carefully. Obviously, removing any items that may have developed mold or mildew, such as carpeting, will help rid the basement of the smell. The odor will tend