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5/12/2017 (Permalink)

What to do when you find mold in your basement.

One of the areas in your home where you would most likely see mold is in your basement. Because the basement gets not sunlight, very little ventilation and is often humid it is prime real estate for mold to grow. 

Mold can grow on most every thing, drywall, building frames, carpet, insulation to name a few. When looking for mold looks for signs of moisture. 

In order to prevent basement mold you must minimize moisture. Here are a few tips.

Basement Walls: If you see water seeping through the walls applying sealant to walls and floors would prevent water from getting in.

Leaking Pipes: Look over pipes for any condensation or leaks, and get them fixed.

Basement Humidity: It's important to keep the humidity at below 55%. Buying a dehumidifier would would reduce the risk of mold in you basement. 

If you have mold in you basement contact SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 508-533-5305 where our trained and certified technicians can rid your home of mold.

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