Basement – Best way to eliminate musty smell / mildew/ mold etc
I am new to the forum. Thank you for your suggestions.
Purchased a lake house last year. The basement (see attached picture) is musty.
Looking for suggestions / products to redesign the room and clear the air.
My thoughts were to:
Purchase a dehumidifier
Purchase fan(s) to circulate air internally
Install a fan with a timer in the back wall between the 2 room to circulate air
Do I need:
a combination of fans to circulate the air
to exhaust bad air to the outside / bring fresh air inside
Here are some facts:
Total SF = 682
2 Separate rooms
Heating or AC
– No vents in the basement (heat pump is in crawl space to condition the 1st floor)
– Duct work is accessible (but not sure if the existing heating/AC is big enough to add this as living space.
Not wet or damp
Mildew and surface mold on the wall facing the front of the house (see pic)
There are crawl spaces adjacent to the left and right walls
Exterior Windows & Doors – Only 2 sliding doors
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