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All corroded

brandonf
brandonf Member Posts: 205
Hey  everyone. This isn't my buddy's house and every single piece of metal no matter what it is as corrosion on it in his basement. Oil heat, electric hot water, well water with four filters.   Nails, screws, electrical boxes, steel, copper, brass, aluminum, every single thing has tons of corrosion on it. All the copper pipes are green and the house is less than 30 years old. 
This is in Rhode Island and it's a full poured concrete basement.
The land does have a high water table and when it rains he occasionally gets a little bit of water in a corner but not more than a small puddle.
He's also getting a light green fuzzy mold on a lot of things for no apparent reason. 
Any thoughts? All help is appreciated.
Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

"The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,827
    High humidity.
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,842
    He needs a dehumidifier run to a drain. 

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  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,703
    is the dryer vent in one piece, and to the outdoors?
    known to beat dead horses
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,625
    Is this near the ocean? Possibly using drywall that was made with ash?
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,842
    An old way of checking is place an old leather shoe or glove on a shelf or wall in the basement, if it grows mold the humidity is too high. 
    reggi
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 205
    pecmsg said:
    An old way of checking is place an old leather shoe or glove on a shelf or wall in the basement, if it grows mold the humidity is too high. 
    Funny thing you say that one of his leather boots is growing mold. 
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 205
    mattmia2 said:
    Is this near the ocean? Possibly using drywall that was made with ash?
    It's about a half mile from saltwater
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 205
    neilc said:
    is the dryer vent in one piece, and to the outdoors?
    Not sure but I will check that out
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci