MOLD…and what you need to know about it
Mold is one of the most dangerous parts of a wet basement… at least for your health. But you can solve this problem once and for all.
Mold loves a moist basement. Mold creates dangerous health hazards. Mold ruins clothes and belongings. (So why aren’t you solving that wet basement problem?)
Here are some important facts about mold that you need to know:
Molds are everywhere, and some of them are dangerously toxic.
There may be as many as 400,000 kinds of mold. OSHA says that about 50 to 100 common indoor mold types can create health problems. Mold, especially what’s known as toxic mold, can cause serious physical harm, in some cases to the point of causing death.
If it’s ignored, mold will do costly damage to your house and belongings. Worse, it will threaten the health of everyone who lives in your home, whether they are children, pregnant women, elderly, pets—even people who are healthy.
That makes mold in your basement a serious problem. DO NOT take mold lightly.
What NOT to do when you think you have mold:
1) DON’T touch it. Mold reproduces by sending spores into the air. Touching it will release those spores, and they will grow if they find a moist place to land. We have ways to safely handle and remove mold so that it does not spread into your house.
2) DON’T wash it with bleach. The EPA advises against it, because it will just “make it mad” and the mold will spread.
3) DON’T think that covering it up will fix the problem (some unscrupulous “mold remediation” companies try to sell cover-ups). The mold will come back if the problem isn’t handled the right way.
The best way to deal with mold and moisture
The best way is the one that really works. The least costly solution is the one that really solves the problem. See our FREE e-book that explains how we stop the mold problem at its source.
Really solving the problem requires cleaning up the mold AND keeping the moisture out of your basement. Our techniques will take away the mold and keep your basement dry so the mold doesn’t return.
If you have mold on any surface in your basement, it must be cleaned up safely. AND you must eliminate the moisture problem, or the mold will just grow back. We have certified and trained experts in mold remediation who will remove the problem safely and completely.
Give us a call, and we can help you understand what solutions are available to you. We look forward to serving you.