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  Basement Mold Removal Services in Long Valley, NJ and Morris County   

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 What To Do If Your Basement Has Mold

 Mold in the basement is more than a nuisance. It can be a health hazard for you and your family. Here’s what you need to know about mold in the basement:

 How Does Basement Mold Form?

Mold is going to form where there’s moisture. Many basements provide an ideal environment for mold to grow. Frequently, they have high humidity levels because they’re unheated and poorly ventilated. Foundation leaks and condensation from appliances are other common sources of excess moisture in basements.

How Can You Tell If Your Basement Has Mold?

  1. A musty smell is usually a sign mold is present.

  2. Your basement has a humidity level of more than 60 percent. You can measure with an inexpensive humidity meter. If condensation is on your basement windows, walls, or pipes, you don’t need a meter. The humidity level is already high enough for mold to thrive.

  3. You and your family experience cold-like symptoms. The strange thing is the symptoms only appear when you’re at home. They disappear when you’re away from home. You and your loved ones are probably having an allergic reaction to mold.

  4. You had a leak or flooding in the basement. If a portion of the basement stayed wet for more than 48

 How To Get Rid Of Mold


Should You Clean Up Mold Yourself?

Probably not. If the affected area is less than three feet in any direction, you may be able to get rid of it yourself. Wearing protective gear is essential. You’ll need gloves, an N-95 respirator, and goggles. Clean hard surfaces with detergent and water. Make sure the area dries quickly and thoroughly. Typically, when soft materials like rugs or insulation become moldy, they have to be discarded.

What To Do About Excess Moisture

  1. A dehumidifier may be necessary to keep basement humidity in check. Also, make sure appliances like clothes dryers are properly vented to outdoors.

  2. We can’t stress enough how important it is to always fix plumbing leaks quickly.

  3. Increasing ventilation is the key to getting rid of condensation.


How Should I Manage My Basement To Keep Mold Away?
After you get rid of the mold, you’ll want to keep in mind the above tips about dealing with excess moisture. Also, it’s important to take steps to prevent foundation leaks. Gutters need to be kept clean. Downspouts should be carrying stormwater away from your foundation.


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