It’s always tricky furnishing a damp basement. Even despite adequate basement waterproofing, you’ll still want to get the best possible furniture to kit out your basement. This will ensure you don’t have moldy cushions on your couch or a soggy mattress. There are various avenues you can follow to avoid these scenarios.
The most obvious avenue is to get an outdoor patio-equivalent couch that has been weather rated. By doing this you will avoid the scenario of sitting with a damp, rotting couch in your basement. With regards to other furniture pieces, be wary of using shag carpets or throw rugs, however alluring it may be, to avoid contact with the cement floor as this can quickly become unsanitary and unhealthy because of the damp in the air.
How to get rid of musty smells in your damp basement
Basement odors are a common complaint in many households. Trying to get rid of that musty smell in your basement can be quite a challenge and even annoyingly frustrating at times. Sprays and scented candles might provide only temporary relief but won’t be enough to solve the problem for good.
Here are a few ways to permanently get shot of those pervasive musty smells in your damp basement:
- Let some air in: If your basement has windows, open them on a sunny day. The basement’s air will flow out, inviting some wonderfully fresh air to come inside for a change.
- Install a humidifier: This might seem like a simple suggestion, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of this. The dehumidifier will reduce the intensity of the basement smells.
- Clean all upholstery and furniture: Clean your basement’s rugs, carpets and furniture. You can do this by using a vacuum cleaner or by placing the items directly in the sun.
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