We have a humidity concern in the basement

My partner plus I have owned our house for just over 20 years now… Both of us have many fond memories in this house plus it pains us to assume about parting with it.

However, the house is getting to be too big for my partner plus I. She has a hard time getting up plus down the stairs. It would be better for both of us if my pal and I lived in a one-story home. My buddy and I haven’t listed our house yet however I am sure my pal and I will soon. However, my pal and I do have one problem: that is the basement. It’s certainly humid in the basement plus this has caused some damage down there, but for example, the carpet smells certainly questionable plus there’s a little bit of mold on the walls. My buddy and I can really get new carpeting plus paint despite the fact that I do not want to supply a new family an seasoned headache. By that I mean I do not want to sell our house in terrible condition to somebody else. My buddy and I want them to adore the house as much as my pal and I have. My buddy and I have tried putting dehumidifiers in the basement to help with the humidity. Those worked however my pal and I keep forgetting to empty out the water so they stopped working. My partner suggested that my pal and I put an air conditioner in the basement to take care of the humidity. After all, air conditioners were initially invented as dehumidifiers. So my pal and I got a little window air conditioner unit plus my pal and I put it in the one window in the basement. We’ve left it running non-stop plus it does seem to be helping. Even the smell is mostly gone out of the carpet now. I am thinking my pal and I might just need to rent a carpet cleaner plus do a little bit of painting plus the house will be ready to go on the market.

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