COMMUNITY FORUM

mineola76

06:17PM | 08/24/09
Member Since: 08/22/09
10 lifetime posts
do you notice any issues by the floor?
4700-by_the_washer

mineola76

06:19PM | 08/24/09
Member Since: 08/22/09
10 lifetime posts
the wall by the furnace
4701-the_last_one_for_now

KingVolcano

03:08AM | 08/25/09
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
It is difficult to give you proper advise when I cannot see the property in person, so everything I state here will be based on assumptions.

I think it is important that you remove all infected materials. I am in the environmental services business and highly recommend you seek professional help to do the remediation. The average home owner does not have the proper equipment nor training to perform such a task. However, if you cannot afford it, you may want to handle the removal of the material and hire someone to sanitize the basement.

You may want to test to see what type of mold it is. In my opinion it is always best to know what you are dealing with to get a full picture of the problems.

I could be wrong, but the basement does not seem like it has significant water problems.

Your problems seem to be fairly typical when it comes to mold and finished basements. Most basements are not conducive to healthy living areas. Any amount of water in a finished basement can turn to mold issues.

Removing the infected material and killing the mold in your basement are the first steps. Once you disturb the areas with mold, mold spores will be released into the air. These spore will just loft around waiting for a suitable place to colonized. The will not die unless you kill them. HEPA Air filtration is a must.

You do not want any cross contamination, so the upstairs must be sealed off from the basement during the working process.

It is important to kill the mold and mold spores on all surfaces in the air.

Failure will just result in further mold growth over time.

Anyone working around mold must take proper precautions and protect themselves from mold exposure by wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Wearing a full face respirator with proper cartridges for mold is essential.

Once you have the basement cleaned out and the mold addressed, live with the basement to watch for water intrusion. Over time you will be able to properly assess the situation.

If your walls are painted, the Sani-Tred product will not function properly nor will Sani-Tred recommend it's use.

I hope this information helps. Again, try to go the professional route first. Call a few mold experts in your area for quotes. I will look at the quotes for you and help any way I can.

constructionmike

02:45PM | 10/20/09
Member Since: 10/17/09
6 lifetime posts
Newly renovated cottage has a problem with mold on the basement walls, and ceiling. There is no water leaking into the basement or coming up through the floors but there is a lot of humidity coming up through. The floors are dry, and so are the walls, and ceiling to touch. Inside and outside weeping tiles were installed with tarred outside wall but no plastic underneath the cement floor, and the cement is only about 2-3 inches thick. Would Sani-Tred fix this problem before I put sub floors down? Also could this problem be caused from another source. Advice or suggestions would be great.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

The MicroHouse's diminutive size—just 96 square feet—was determined by the maximum allowed for construction without a perm... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon