What Does Mold Smell Like?

Have you ever walked into a basement and wondered what that smell was? Perhaps you were cleaning out a closet in a long-forgotten corner of the house and noticed a smell that was just off? If there was a bad odor that you just couldn’t place, the culprit was likely mold growing. Most basements have that musty aroma, as do closets that do not get a lot of regular use. Many equate the smell of mold to what you smell when you open a dusty book that has been sitting on the shelves for years.

One thing to keep in mind about mold is that it spreads by spores. If you have mold in one area of your home, chances are, you have it in several. This is due to simply turning on the heat or air conditioning vents, as this blows the spores into every corner of your home.

If you notice the smell of mold, it is incredibly important that you seek out mold remediation services as soon as possible. Having mold in your home is a health hazard that could not only cause new health issues, but also exacerbate existing ones. If anyone in your home has issues like asthma or emphysema, Rightway Waterproofing can help you create a safer environment for everyone living in your house. We can start off with waterproofing your basement, or we can seal any area of the house that may have mold present. If you already have mold in your basement, we can create a comprehensive treatment plan to help bring your home back up to safer standards.

Are you ready to protect your home against summer showers and mold growth? Give our team a call now to learn more or get started!

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“We wanted to thank you for your personal and specialized attention to the water problem we had in our basement. You took the time to inspect the whole situation and gave us recommendations, all of which worked. You had a way of explaining the process and materials that would be used in a way that we understood. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would highly recommend your company to anyone.”

-John and Barbara Vicich

“The day after Hurricane Irene, all of my neighbors basements were filled with water, while mine remained dry! It is wonderful, everything remains dry and the battery backup worked beautifully when my power was out for 2 days. Dry AND quiet, thank you, thank you! Thanks! Debbie, Berwyn”

-Debbie, Berwyn

“All I have to say is that Hurricane Irene was no match for the job that Rightway did for my basement and my father-in-law’s. I had my basement done 5 years ago and we are still bone dry and my father-inlaw’s was done last year and another dry basement… Great job! I highly recommend them for waterproofing and mold remediation.”

-Doug Smith, Glenside

“I’d highly recommend these guys for your basement. My basement has been dry since they installed a sump pump and French drain in June. They offer a competitive price, they get the job done quickly and they stand by their work. Please mention my name if you proceed down the road with these guys.”


“We had our basement waterproofed with Rightway Waterproofing in 2007, after all this time and just getting through Hurricane Irene, we did not get a drop of water in our basement. Rightway Waterproofing did a very good job and we are very satisfied!”

-Angelo and Sandra Patiri