Musty odors can arise from many sources. Musty smells often come from humidity and possible mean that you have mold forming from somewhere. most all Molds likes a certain environment. First and foremost its damp, dark, and warm. Molds typically grow in places outside of those parameters, but it thrives, growing quickly in places like a shower walls which has a leaky pipe or pipes that sweat from condensation. It doesn’t even have to be a leaky pipe. Loose or separated chalk or grout that allows water to seep. Mold like’s to hide until it’s ready to be seen. Checking places you don’t always go or see, maybe behind walls or in crawl spaces, and up your attic. Musty smells tend to make things unpleasant and sometimes harmful. Certain materials like chalk or grout and even sheet rock aren’t going to be cleaned from the staining effect of mold. Once these objects have been damaged by moisture and mold they will have o be replace with new material. Take Sheetrock it tends to expand and get weak and fall apart. Dangerous mold can create spore that are seriously un healthy to humans and pets. Carpet and padding can be come infected and can get stained with moisture and become nasty smelling fairly quick. Cleaning the carpet and having it treated early can help from having to replace it. Always wear protective breathing masks to avoid harmful spores and dirt. A good vacuuming when finished can help. Eco Earth Cleaning Services and Sanitizing can help prevent mold in your home or business from harming you.