When water enters your basement, regardless of how it got in, there's a potential for mold to grow. If your basement is finished or unfinished, if there is any organic materials like wood framing, sheetrock, insulation, or carpeting down there, you've got a perfect breeding ground for mold.
Because air from the basement often escapes into the upper living spaces of the home, basement mold can contribute to health problems like respiratory illnesses and worsen allergy and asthma symptoms. The only way to keep mold issues in the basement under control is to keep moisture levels low and prevent water intrusion with proper planning and being proactive.
Mold in the basement is a very common problem, but it's not one you have to live with. Next Step Environmental Services is your local expert for mold remediation. We use only the most advanced inspection and cleaning equipment, and take all necessary precautions to ensure safe mold removal and keep the mold from spreading during remediation.
During every remediation process, the same protocol is followed no matter how large or small the job is. Critical barriers will be set up, HEPA vacuums will be used, (and not the kind you get at Target) Air Filtration Devices (air scrubbers and/or negative air machines) will be brought in, and proper protection will be worn as necessary. Not every job requires Stay Puft Marshmallow Suits, but when necessary, we're in them! Next Step will return your house to you cleaner and healthier than you ever imagined with peace of mind that you and your family are in a healthy, safe environment that you deserve.
Causes of Basement Mold
· High humidity levels leading to condensation
· Poor ventilation
· Groundwater leaks or flooding
· Leaking foundation walls
· Plumbing leaks
· Sump pump failure
Do you know what you're breathing at home?