Best solution for eliminating mildew odor in the basement?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 24, 2017
    Use a dehumidifier and hang up bags of damp rid
  • Stephanie Stephanie on May 24, 2017
    Hi Joyce, I 100% agree with Janet. Bottom line, you have to eliminate any dampness to remedy the underlying cause. In the meantime, if you want to mask the smell, try placing some containers of coffee beans or ground coffee in a few areas of your basement. Coffee, (from what I've read) is one of the strongest neutralizing smells. You may have seen a bunch of little cups of coffee beans at perfume counters or at Yankee Candle. It's supposed to cleanse the nose pallette! Good luck!
  • Son23890128 Son23890128 on May 24, 2017
    Joyce...yes you must get rid of humidity, but also can use ACTIVATED CARBON used in fish tanks and found at pet stores. Just put some pebbles in small containers around the basement to absorb odors.
  • Joyce W. Joyce W. on May 24, 2017
    Thanks for that reminder! I had forgotten about using coffee.
  • JOHNNY JOHNNY on May 25, 2017
    COVER UP OR DEAL W/ THE CAUSE, WHICH IS POOR VENTILATION OR WATER LEAKAGE EITHER FROM A WATER LINE, OR THROUGH THE CONCRETE WALLS, THIS IS IDENTIFIED BY EFFLORESCENCE ON THE CONCRETE, WHICH LOOKS LIKE A CHALKY MATERIAL ON THE CONCRETE
  • Debra Edds Debra Edds on May 29, 2017
    odo ban