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Old 06-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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Is there mildew under the carpet?


We bought our house a couple months ago. The house is constantly smelling like mildew. Is there a way I can check without messing up the carpet? What if there is mildew under the carpet? What happens next ??

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Is there mildew under the carpet?


Get down on your knees and sniff the carpet---If it smells musty--it will need removal---the musty,mildew is likely growing in the old pad under the carpet---

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Is there mildew under the carpet?


Is this a crawl space or basement?
If it's a crawl space make sure there's a vaper barrier of 6 mil. plastic on the ground.

Someone needs to also be looking for any water leaks under the house.
The subfloor will be stained if there's been a leak.

Is there standing water under the house?
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Is there mildew under the carpet?


Crawl space ..... There is not a vaper barrier (guess I should do that) And there is not standing water under the sub area but the ground is mosit. Thank you for your help One more question - who would I get to put a vaper barrier under the house ??
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A basement waterproofing company will provide that service---
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Is there mildew under the carpet?


It's a super simple job, why not do it yourself and save a ton of money?

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