Basement Mold Remediation
Is there Mold in my Basement?
There are a few signs that you can look for to determine if you may have a mold problem in your home:
- Visible growth of Mold: Mold often appears as a black, brown, or greenish-colored growth on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces. If you physically see a different color on your walls, floors and ceilings, then immediately call your local professional.
- Musty odor: Mold has a very distinctive, musty smell that may be noticeable in the affected areas. When walking into a room with a unique odor, it may be an indication you have mold in your home.
- Water damage: Mold very oftenly grows in areas that have been exposed to water damage, such as after a flood or a leaky pipe. It only takes up to 24-48 hours for mold to grow in the right conditions.
- Health symptoms: If you experience symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or skin irritation after spending time in a particular room or area of your home, this may be a sign of mold. Call your local professional immediately and visit your local doctor as a precaution.
Basements are prone to cool, damp conditions which can be the product of mold, mildew, and other toxic baterias which can grow in those conditions. In many cases, specifically in finished basements, moisture condenses between the finished wall and the foundation of the home due to lack of air flow and the presence of dark and damp conditions. In fact, this is the perfect habitat for mold to grow, where the materials used to build the interior walls provides the food source for growth. Most likely there is a musty odor that is present in the air also.
Basements that are not finished can also harbor mold. Many of the same factors contribute to its presence: moisture, dampness, lack of airflow and lack of heat are all factors. Simply installing a dehumidifier and adding heat will not solve a problem if mold already exists – and it won’t stop mold from spreading unless you have it treated by a professional.
Contact us today with your mold concerns -we’ll return your home or business to a healthy space.