A musty smell coming from your basement is a clear-cut sign of moisture issues. Not only does it create an undesirable odor, but it can also spread to other areas of your house. The worst part is the musty smell could be a sign of mold growth, which could lead to a number of additional health issues.

The only way to truly get rid of the smell is to get rid of the moisture and mold in your basement. We recommend using a professional to get rid of the mold as it can be dangerous to remove yourself.

AquaGuard cannot eliminate mold from your basement; we outsource that. But our waterproofing and air filtration systems will permanently waterproof your basement, regulate the air, and prevent future mold spore growth from occurring.

Once your basement is waterproofed and the mold is gone, the smell should go with it. If you only address the mold and not the water or humidity build-up issue, it will be difficult to completely get rid of the musty smell, and the mold could repopulate down the road.

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to dry out your basement is to use a dehumidifier. We offer two different types of dehumidifiers:

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Our Low Profile Dehumidifier, AquaStop Air System, is a self-draining, energy efficient dehumidifier for your basement or crawl space. This will leave you with a clean, dry space in your basement.


Our Energy Efficient Dehumidifier, AquaStop™ Air System, is a powerful and low-maintenance, self-draining system to keep your basement dry. Its ENERGY STAR® rating makes it three times more efficient than common hardware store dehumidifiers.

At AquaGuard, we offer a number of waterproofing services to keep your basement dry and to eliminate mold and musty smells.