Mold can grow anywhere it finds oxygen, moisture and organic material. Mold is particularly happy in damp, humid areas of the home, so it’s no surprise that mold in the basement is a common problem for homeowners.
Basement mold is often the result leaky foundations or condensation from appliances. To prevent basement mold, ensure that your basement is free of any moisture and doesn’t support a damp, humid environment where mold can thrive.
If mold in the basement is already a problem, there are many options for the control and removal basement mold. Depending on the extent and severity of the problem, and the type of mold, you may need call for professional mold removal. For example, in cases of severe toxic black mold growth.
For nontoxic species of mold and less severe mold growth, there are many DIY solutions for the prevention and control. After removing any mold-covered debris, such as dry wall, insulation, carpet or sub-flooring, hard surfaces can be treated with commercial products containing ammonia and bleach. Basement mold removal on tile or linoleum can also be performed with vinegar or a borax and water solution.
Moldy basements are a common problem. Toledo Basement Repair can help you identify the extent of the issue and resolve your mold problem quickly and professionally.
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