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There is a musty smell in the cabinet under my bathroom sink.

04.12.11
No leaks or bubbled wood and all spaces around the pipes going through the wall are sealed. Any ideas?
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  • Hudson Designs
    Hudson Designs Loganville, GA
    This could be from the sub flooring below the cabinet. Has their been any flooding?

    Many times in remodels cabinets are left in place and floor added around them this makes a spot for water to become trapped

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  • John
    John Winter Garden, FL
    The house is 9 years old and there is no evidence of leakage. Cabinets are original and in perfect condition. Flooring is ceramic tile over concrete. I had a mold abatement company check for moisture and temperature variance. Both were negative.
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  • Keith
    Keith Duluth, GA
    I have 2 wet bars and both cabinets under the sinks have a musty odor. The home is 34 yrs old, and the cabinet interior was built of particle board. Although there is no evidence of moisture, it must have either gotten wet at some point, or it just
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  • John
    John Winter Garden, FL
    Thanks for the reply, Keith. All good suggestions. One thing I forgot to mention is that this cabinet butts up against the garden tub and the hot/cold supply lines to the tub faucet are attached to the supply lines under the sink. The snake behind the
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  • Keith
    Keith Duluth, GA
    I wouldn't waste time on that. Summer is here and heat, high humidity, moisture and wood for a food source are mold's best friend. You need to get to the source of this before you have a much bigger problem to deal with. Some neighbors bought a house
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  • Hudson Designs
    Hudson Designs Loganville, GA
    Before you get a camera system, Why not just repaint the cabinet on the inside.

    I would use KILZ Interior/Exterior Oil Primer It seals odors caused by fire, smoke, nicotine and pet stains so on. 2 coats

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  • John
    John Winter Garden, FL
    Good idea! Thanks!
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  • Hudson Designs
    Hudson Designs Loganville, GA
    Let me know if that cures the smell. Glad I could help.
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  • John
    John Winter Garden, FL
    I appreciate all the info. Might be a bit before I can get to painting it. Finishing up a couple of other projects at the moment. Thanks again!
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John

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