Basement Mold

Basements and crawl spaces are common places where excess moisture can become a problem because mold grows in moist places.

Where to Find Basement Mold

  • Basement walls and floors
  • Laundry rooms
  • Sinks
  • Pipes and plumbing connections

Common Causes of Basement Mold

  • Flooding
  • Poor ventilation
  • Seepage due to rainfall
  • Sump pump failure
  • Water heater failure
  • Unsealed basement doors
  • Poor water drainage around the building foundation
  • Moisture trapped beneath basement carpeting

Preventing Basement Mold

  • Properly seal basement doors.
  • Maintain proper drainage around building foundation.
  • Repair all sources of water leakage or ponding.
  • Use a basement wall and floor sealer.
  • Remove clothes from washing machines promptly.
  • If you have a front-loading washing machine, clean the rubber seal inside the door and leave the door cracked open when the machine isn’t being used.

When to Call a Professional

  • If mold has developed near plumbing fixtures, water softeners, laundry room connections, sinks.
  • If you have an area larger than 2 square feet of wall, floor or ceiling contaminated with mold.
  • If you see that mold has crept into walls or insulation.

When in doubt, call Granite Inspection Group at 845-635-2552 to schedule your Mold Inspection.