Musty smells are a common problem in many households but many homeowners have difficulty when it comes to pinpointing exactly what is causing the nasty niff! It’s a conundrum, because if you can’t find the source, you can’t remove the problem and get rid of the musty smells in your home.
Damp, stale or musty smells are often caused by mould spores or damp conditions. (Any home that is suffering from damp problems is usually affected by mould or mildew.) Moving through the air as tiny microscopic spores, mould settles in areas of the home which are either damp or vulnerable to damp. Mould fungal colonies can produce gases, also known as ‘volites’, which may be causing the musty smells you want to get rid of. With prolonged condensation dampness, mould spores can thrive and permeate into walls, carpets, furniture and other soft furnishings. In some cases, the actual mould growth and source of the musty smell may be hidden from view perhaps behind a wardrobe or in a cupboard.
Mould thrives in damp conditions where there is plenty of moisture to evaporate into the air and raise the humidity levels. A whole house ventilation system will reduce and control the humidity levels within the home. The unit will diminish damp and condensation and prevent mould problems, leaving the air inside your home clean and fresh, free from musty smells.
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