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Old 04-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Musty smell in wall outlet in bedroom and arouns windowsill in bathroom


I am over a crawl space which is dry, but I have plastic over 1/2 the ground area. I get a musty smell in north bedroom outlet and on windy days i get musty smell around bathroom window sill area. Can this musty smell wick up through crawl space foundation?
Its never gotten worse in back bedroom in all these years..35 year in home, but more recently around the sill area in the bathroom.

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Musty smell in wall outlet in bedroom and arouns windowsill in bathroom


If it smells musty there's moisture, where there's moisture there's going to be mold and possible wood damage.

Is this window in the shower area?
Have you gone outside and checked for missing caulking around the window, siding damage.

Looked under the bathroom area for wood damage around the toilet and plumbing drains?

When in the crawl space can you smell anything?

Air sealing the crawl space would be a good place to start.

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Musty smell in wall outlet in bedroom and arouns windowsill in bathroom


My guess is the window is leaking around the sill and down into the wall.
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