So I recently refinished my basement. In the process, I replaced the entire drop ceiling with new tiles. I finished that a couple of months ago.
I recall the distinct smell of the dust that these tiles create when handled or when I would drill holes in them. I am now occasionally smelling that same dust in my basement. Some days its there, others its not.
Nothing is disturbing the tiles (no, there are animals in the ceiling) and I haven't been moving them around for any reason. They are just sitting there.
What could cause the tiles to emit dust and create that smell? How do I get rid of it?