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Mold Removal and Prevention in North Syracuse Basements

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician with PPE suit Mold remediation in your basement is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO of North Syracuse for the help and experience needed for your home.

How to Clean Mold in Your North Syracuse Basement

Wet basements can be a breeding ground for unpleasant pathogens, including mold. Mold in the basement is common due to frequent moisture problems and the lack of proper ventilation and light. Hiring professional services is strongly recommended if the mold problem in your north Syracuse basement seems severe or has spread over a wide area.

Residues from colonies are likely to be released into the air during mold removal in a North Syracuse property. This means that they can easily spread to unaffected areas. Without proper mold handling skills, you may worsen the overall situation. Also, protective gear is essential when handling mold problems. SERVPRO technicians seal off the basement to prevent the spores from spreading to the rest of your house. Our crews use plastic sheets and duct tape to cover openings like vents or doorways.

Why your basement may have been affected

  • Flooding
  • Unresolved water leaks
  • High humidity build-up

A flooded basement is an ideal environment for mold. Damp items such as furniture and carpets can serve as breeding grounds. Also, leaky pipes or drains in your basement increase the risk of finding a mold by surprise.

Cleaning mold

SERVPRO technicians may choose to start with a HEPA-fitted vacuum as this removes the mold from the surface while ensuring no debris is left. Then we scrub the area with a disinfectant before sealing the surface.

How to prevent a mold recurrence

  • Consider waterproofing your basement
  • Apply a sealant to walls or floors after the mold removal 
  • Moisture levels in your basement can be controlled by using a dehumidifier 
  • Prevent condensation by insulating exterior walls, roofs, windows, and pipes

SERVPRO of North Onondaga County is efficient, trustworthy, professional, and thorough in mold removal services. Call us at (315) 457-3432 to help identify all the mold, and address all traces "Like it never even happened."

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