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How to Get Rid of Mold in The Basement - 3 Helpful Steps.

By Edited Sep 18, 2016 0 0

Mold on the basement wall

You're in all likelihood heard the old expression [it's like trying to put lipstick on a pig], which means the lipstick isn't distracting you from the fact that it's still a pig. I believe this expression when I think of all so-called cleaning products you can get for your mold problem, 90% of these products simply cover up the issue and don't really solve it.

How many of these actually deal with the real problem? Moisture! Taking some simple steps to get rid of your moisture causes in the bathroom, kitchen, and basement and often overlooked problems from the outside of your house. Dealing with the "moisture" will drastically lessen your chances of having that black STUFF growing in your home.

Before we deal with getting rid of it let's talk about what exactly it is.

Mold is a  microscopic organism that will grow on nearly any surface such as wood, hay, wallpaper, carpeting,  insulation, concrete walls and floors and even household plants. It can even grow inside the duct pipes in your home, office or school. Almost all types are not noxious...All the same, the toxic black stuff is extremely harmful.

Studies have shown that fungus is associated with some serious health issues like allergies, cancer, asthma, breathing problems, headache, rashes, etc...Stachybotrys mold can bring on fatal pulmonary disorders. That's why it so important that you know How to Find Mold in Your House and more importantly...How to Kill Basement Mold.

The greater amount in your environment and the longer it's been there, the more important the effects can be. If you are seeing any of the these circumstances in your home, you might be at risk.

>>>> Carpeting or underlay directly on top of concrete slab with no visible vapor barrier.

>>>> Cracks between the tile or caulking in the bathroom.

>>>> Your basement or crawlspace is very damp.

>>>> Staining or visible black spots on walls.

>>>> Musty/ moldy smell.

>>>> Poorly kept or dirty air conditioning or heating vent pipes.

>>>> Visible water staining on walls or ceiling.

Here is How to Get Rid of Mold in The Basement.

>>>> Step 1] Determine which kind of mold you have. You can buy test kits at most home building centers, hardware stores, and online. By putting the test trays from the kit in locations where you suspect you have mold, you can get a sample and mail it to a to a lab for analysis. This is a simple way To Identify The Mold present. Mold spores can be dislodge or released into the air by vacuuming, walking on a carpet or sitting on a chair where mold is present. Consequently, you should user rubber gloves and a dust mask, when touching anything that's questionable since it could be black mold.


Mold test kit
>>>> Step 2]  Eliminate the source of mold. Moisture is the primary reason for the mold growth. Fix any water leaks in the basement walls and floor. Seal around the shower or any place where water could get behind. Seal your basement walls  with a good concrete sealer. Painting the surface will not Remove the Musty Smell in Basement or mold from growing back. Lower the humidity in with a dehumidifier.

>>>> Step 3] Bleach will only temporarily get rid of mold. Use a antifungal agent to remove mold from the surfaces. Remember to protect your lungs, eyes and skin during this cleaning process. By following these 3 steps can reduce the amount of mold and fungi and finally get rid of mold in the basement and provide you and your family with a healthier environment.



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