help...stale wood smell
Every summer when the heat and humidity really picks up, my basement smells like stale wood.
I have a drop ceiling that covers all of the basement except for the pantry, the closets for water and gas meters, and the boiler room.
Every time I move ceiling tiles to run new wires or replace flourescent bulbs I get a whiff of it. Its must be coming from the joists or the floor boards above.
Is this normal? Is there anyway to get rid of the smell? My house was built sometime in the 60s. Its a Cape Cod and the basement is finished.
I don't have any kind of ventilation but I do run my basement A/C periodically throughout the day to keep my basement from getting too hot and humid. Not that this helps much since no air gets directed above the drop ceiling.
Any help would be appreciated.
I can take photos of my basement if it would help solve the problem.