Why Does This Happen?
The unpleasant odor usually comes from the presence of mold and mildew in your basement, which is caused when there is a certain level of humidity. When the humidity levels are above 50%, mold can grow very quickly, and spread around the room. What you are smelling is bacterial growth as the decay process takes place.
Of course, the damp and mold have to come from somewhere, and there will likely be a source that you can find nearby to the worst patches of mold, in which the damp is somehow getting into your basement. It can come through your foundation walls, cracks, plumbing, and many other points of entry.
Identifying where a leak is coming through will help you to find a long term solution that will stop your basement ever having an unpleasant odor.
Direct Waterproofing offer permanent solutions that will stop your basement from having an unpleasant smell, by tackling the actual problem. We can identify the source of the leak, and then provide interior or exterior waterproofing solutions that mean water never ends up in your basement again.
With over 25 years experience providing basement waterproofing services to the people of Ontario, Direct Waterproofing are proud to be able to help you to tackle any problem. Contact us today to find out more, or to arrange a free consultation.
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