30 Sep Basement Mold & How To Prevent It
What is Basement Mold and how to prevent it?
Generally, most blogs you read on basement mold starts off with what mold is and how it grows. Our
blog will be slightly different, ours will be based on our past and most recent experiences with mold in
basements we have finished. Desire Basements is a basement finishing company located in Richmond
Hill, ON. We do all types of basement renovation related work such as basement remodeling, basement
finishing, basement demolition, basement second units, basement separate entrances, egress windows,
bars, kitchens, theatre rooms, and you name it! But before we add all these lovely features to your
upcoming project, we perform a thorough inspection of your foundation walls and joists for any cracks
and mold. In most cases, we find a few cracks here and there on the foundation walls which need to be
repaired. Based on our extensive experience in the basement finishing industry, we can confidently
confirm that one in every twenty basement renovation projects we find signs of active black mold. Now
who would want to hear this? Particularly when our clients have just finished picking their materials
while preparing for their new luxury basement. As much as we hate to break the news to you, you still
have to hear it. This is a major health and structural problem which needs to be dealt with immediately
prior to commencement of any basement renovation project.
In a recent basement finishing project which consisted of demolition of existing drywall and flooring, we
discovered signs of mold throughout the basement once the walls came down. The sad part is that this
house was not even that old. So how did the mold invade this space? If there is oxygen and moisture
present, then mold can grow. This basement in particular was surprisingly very damp and humid with no
signs of water leakage. I guess this does not come as a surprise to most home owners. This is a problem
which can easily be avoided. If you notice signs of humidity in your basement or if you live in an area
where humidity is an issue then we recommend you to purchase a de-humidifier. Have it running in your
basement to prevent development of humidity in your basement which can lead to problems such as
mold development. We always recommend for you to do extensive research on the company you hire
for your basement renovation project to make sure that they perform inspections for cracks and mold as
this can save you lots of time and money down the road if done right.
Desire Basements has the required experience and certifications to deal with any mold problems that
may be present in your basement. We perform several tests to check on the stage of mold growth and
the quality of air to better. This will allow us to perform the most appropriate method of mold removal
and air purification. Basement finishing is definitely the best way to add finished space to your home
and for this reason you need to make sure that it is done right.
Even if you are not considering a basement renovation, we always recommend for you to check for signs
of leakage within your foundation from both the interior and exterior of the house. Look for signs of
moisture and water. It is always a great idea to have a specialist come in from time to time to check the
quality of the air in the basement for radon gases, asbestos, or mold.
Give us a call today at (647)-620-6601 or visit us on www.desirebasements.com and let us
show you why our basement finishing package is simply unbeatable and why hundreds of our
clients have chosen to have their basements finished by us.