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Why does my Finished Basement Smell Musty or Earthy?

Causes of finished basement smelling musty or earthy

Basements are always prone to moisture intrusion, which lends themselves to the musty odor.  While the finished basement minimizes the intrusion there is no way for the carpet, drywall, etc. to stop that feeling. Excess moisture gets absorbed by the insulation and carpet and they retain it.  This subsequently leads to the earthy or musty … Read moreWhy does my Finished Basement Smell Musty or Earthy?

How to Replace a Central Air Conditioning Capacitor (with diagnosis)

step by step guide to change ac capacitor

A Simple Step-by-Step Guide to Replace an AC Capacitor Is it hot and have a malfunctioning or not working air conditioning unit? Chances are your AC unit has an issue with the electrical. In fact, the majority of the AC unit problem is related to electrical so you are safe to assume so. And that … Read moreHow to Replace a Central Air Conditioning Capacitor (with diagnosis)

DIY Dehumidifier – Secrets to Making the Best Homemade Dehumidifier {electric & non-electric solutions}

how to make electric and non-electric dehumidifier-DIY

Damp basement? Mold growth? I hear you. The dehumidifier is the first plan of attack. Know the tricks to make your very own homemade DIY dehumidifier and save money too. Regardless of whether you want a store-bought or a DIY dehumidifier you need to remove moisture.  I would highly suggest looking at the source of … Read moreDIY Dehumidifier – Secrets to Making the Best Homemade Dehumidifier {electric & non-electric solutions}