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nhdave
Mildew smelling closet

I live in a condo in new england which is built on a concrete slab.
I have a closet that smells like mildew. I have placed a dehumidifier in it and that did help to a big degree. I am wondering what is the cause and if there is anything I can do to get it to dry out more. I mention the slab because I suspect the moisture emanates from there.

Timothy Miller
Re: Mildew smelling closet

open the door an ventilate it. consider lifting carpet and pad if it is in there to see if visible fungus/mold and then act on that .

MLB Construction
Re: Mildew smelling closet

Dry-Loc or similar product on the concrete floor

dj1
Re: Mildew smelling closet

If you have a good reason to believe that the moisture comes from the concrete slab, you will need to do what MLB suggests - seal the concrete. Then lay down a moisture barrier and your new flooring.

Re: Mildew smelling closet

A couple open boxes of baking soda might help reduce the smell until you pull the carpet and seal the concrete.

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