Even if you’ve resigned yourself to living with the dampness in your basement, you can’t avoid action when you start to smell that musty odor that is the hallmark of mildew, or when you see fuzzy growth that indicates mold. These substances can be harmful in a variety of ways. For one thing, they eat away at the organic materials in your home, potentially causing harm to your structure (or at least the surfaces they grow on) and causing you great expense for remediation. But they can also be hazardous to your health and the health of your family, especially children, elderly, and anyone who suffers from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory disorders. So whether your basement is merely damp and musty or you’ve actually found mold and mildew growing down there, you should take immediate action to rectify the situation and stop future issues. Here are a few solutions that might solve your problem.