Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 mygfcxx1 95
6 ahowell 95
7 KnowledgeBase 95
8 skbloom 80
9 Guest_98024861 70
10 Guest_9311297 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 10/17/2013

How do i get rid of mold and mildew in basement?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


There are a few answers to that right below these answers - more in the Home > Mold link right under your question, and a lot in the Home > Basement Waterproofing link in browse Projects, at lower left.

The #1 point is that while you may kill the mold now, to prevent recurrence you HAVE to remove the water source that is promoting its growth - free water coming through walls or concrete, or general humidity above around 55-60% on a frequent or continual basis. Basements are natural mold factories because they are rarely ventilated and air conditioned like the rest of the house, have natural moisture sources (open crawl spaces, open sump pump pits, concrete or block or brick walls and slabs in contact with damp or wet ground, and surroundin surfaces colder than the air, which causes condensation on the walls. The latter is commonly the main cause, so the primary solutions are usually (unless you have free water coming in) to heat and dehumidify the area to limit condensation, and crewate air circulation to mix the mosit air with conditioned air to eliminate humid zones.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy