Summer Time Odors in My Home


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Summer Time Odors – You may be starting to experience some new odors in your home with the change in the weather. In the summer, humidity levels are often higher. (Cold winter air can’t hold as much moisture, plus we add heat, which dries air even more.) These higher humidity levels feed the growth of mold and mildew. (Warmer temps encourage their growth, too.) You may notice more of a musty smell in the basement as warm, humid air condenses on cool basement surfaces – feeding mildew growth.

We all look forward to going on vacation when Summer arrives. If you go on vacation and come back to a musty house, odds are it’s just a bit of mildew or stale bits. Open windows or kick on filters or fans to get air moving and disperse the stale smell.

With Summer also comes those Summer Showers. Moisture feeds mold and mildew growth. If your house smells musty after a rain, and it’s a significant difference, rain is probably going where it shouldn’t. The first spots to check are the roof and attic, but rain can seep into basements and crawlspaces, too.

Also, be on the lookout for possible water leaks and drain hoses. Inside the House – Watch for plumbing leaks. Inspect air conditioning units or heating units with drain lines regularly. Even if drain hoses aren’t leaking, over time outlet houses get buildup inside. This may have a musty odor. They may also trap and hold water, which grows all manner of “ick”.

These are just a few ideas when you are experience new odors in your home this Summer. Please remember that we at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company are your local odor experience. We can help with those hidden or not hidden odor problems that you just can’t get rid of. We are your water and fire restoration experts and odor removal experts in Mobile, Theodore, Saraland, Daphne, Fairhope, Point Clear, Orange Please, Gulf Shores, Foley, Robertsdale and Loxley, Alabama and surrounding areas.

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