Asked on Sep 29, 2017

I was asking about why mildew keeps coming back on my wood walls

Marty PhelpsGinnyDds30616426


The house is surrounded by trees, the inside has old barn beams and the bottom of the walls are wood old wood I'm guessing . I had the windows and door replaced but still have ''tis problem ,,, I've tried many things to get rid of this but nothing seems to work. The cellar also has a musty smell most probably from the water pump house in the cellar it's always moist ... any suggestions , michele

7 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Could be Not enough Air Circulation in that area
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Have you tried using a dehumidifier
    • Scu29247203
      on Sep 30, 2017

      yes i have two,,, one in the cellar and one in the house main room,,its an open floor plan
  • Too moist, probably too humid and poor ventilation. I would try a dehumidifier and installing fans and call in a mold remediation specialist for suggestions.
  • Joj29405346
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Sounds like you have too much moisture or dampness in your house. You need a dehumidifier
  • Dds30616426
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Sounds like you have a problem with moisture and as long as you have moisture you will get mold and mold can cause health problems! It is possible the moisture is inside your wall !!!!!
  • Ginny
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Call a plumber immediately or pull down some of the wood and see if there is mold behind it. Agree with Jojan, you need a dehumidifier and run it all year round if you don't vents in your basement.
  • Marty Phelps
    on Sep 29, 2017

    do you need a dehumidifier?
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