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Musty and smelly odors throughout your home can indicate serious water damage that needs to be taken care of immediately. Quite often, these odors can come from mold and mildew growth in your basement or crawlspace. Mold will grow in humid and moist conditions, and if your basement is not properly ventilated, you may be in danger of it. A lot of the time, the smell of mold will be faint and then show up in high humidity situations where there is not enough air circulation. This can create a musty atmosphere and spread the odor throughout your home.

Musty Odors in the Bay Area, CaliforniaIf you have noticed musty odors in your home, be on the lookout for the main source. Mold and water damage can commonly be found in the following areas around the home:

  • Near washers and dryers
  • Underneath sinks
  • Around hot water heater
  • At the base of showers, tubs, and toilets

Water damage can be caused by excess moisture and humidity, poor drainage, blocked vents, loose crawlspace doors, ground water seepage, plumbing leaks, and more. When water is able to enter your home, it can cause mold to grow, creating a musty smell. If mold is present in your home, it is important to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Mold can cause many health problems including skin irritation, infections, organ damage, allergies, asthma, and even cancer.

Solutions for Musty Odors in the Bay Area, CaliforniaMusty Odors | Bay Area Underpinning

If your basement or crawlspace has a musty odor, we have a solution for you. At Bay Area Underpinning, we offer vapor barriers to encapsulate your crawlspace and make it odor-free. These vapor barriers keep odors at bay, as well as mold, mildew, fungus, and radon. In order to be up to code, a 6 mil thick vapor barrier is required for your home. Our company goes above and beyond this, because our vapor barriers are 10-16 mil thick! They are strong, sturdy, and puncture resistant.

Our vapor barriers will keep your crawlspace absolutely dry because they cover the entire area and seal it from water damage. You can be sure that you are getting the best quality materials from Bay Area Underpinning because we only use the best brands on the market, manufactured by Earth Contact Products. They design their vapor barriers using a triple-ply woven high density polyethylene membrane.

Bay Area Underpinning is a team of highly trained and experienced professionals that can solve all of your water issues, including getting rid of musty odors. We have the expertise that is needed to keep your home safe, dry, and fresh for years to come. If you have noticed musty odors in your home, or the growth of mold and mildew, don't hesitate to contact us today. We offer free inspections and free estimates to our customers in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Fairfield, and Sacramento.