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Question DetailsAsked on 8/9/2013

what is the way too get rid of mold in the basement and prevent it from coming back?

I found mold in the back of my basement on the wall i need help too get rid of it

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I am afraid a little more information is needed for a complete answer. Assuming a very small area, less than 10 square feet according to the EPA, then you can probably pick up something at a local home center that will do the trick. Stay away from bleach, it is not effective, stays only on the surface and is diluted by water which is what the mold is looking for. If it is more than 10 sq. ft. then consult a professional remediator. If you want to keep it from coming back then remove the moisture source. Dehumidification is the most effective in below grade basements. You can use a unit like a humidex if you climate control the living space throughout the year. Do not open the windows to ventilate the basement because moisture settles near the ground and will roll into the cooler basement conscentrating the mosture even more.

Answered 6 years ago by MoldNMore


Check out the last couple of months of questions and answers in the Browse Projects section at lower left - click on the + next to Home to expand the list, then select Basement Waterproofing and also Mold - you will find a lot of hints of solving the water problem which is causing the mold, how to handle the mold itself, and remediation methods and approaches.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Scrub off the mold and add a dehumidifier or open hvac registers to reduce humidity.

Source: Fairfax Home Inspections Inc.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9709896

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