Hi. I have a question about dealing with a “musty odor” left over from some interior water damage. My daughter’s house had a exterior balcony that had age-related damage that resulted in leakage during heavy rains that flooded some interior rooms. After professional water removal, drying, removal of wood floors installed on slab, etc…there is a musty odor wafting from the floor area. They are going to remove the remaining baseboards and maybe sheetrock up to above the base plate lines to check for anything left in the wall cavities.
Lets say it continues to smell musty in the wall cavities. What is the best way to neutralize the wood in there, and/or the best way to seal the wood so old odors will not keep seeping out? Also, what about the slab? The new wood flooring installers don’t want the slab sealed with anything because they are afraid that a sealer will interfere with the glues they use. Any advice on that?
Thanks. Jerry G