Basement mold removal and remediation
As you know, basements provide the best living conditions for fungus to thrive in the house. Basements are dark and temperate areas, have poor to none ventilation and of course much more elevated humidity than entire house.
In no time, all of that could become a mold problem, which later will escalate to the health issues and of course in structure deterioration as well. Any mold in the house can cause serious health problems, but one of worse and the most dangerous is Stachybotrys Chartarum (black mold).
Finished or unfinished basement, any area that has elevated moisture and insufficient ventilation will be good breeding ground for mold. Our houses are built on high cellulose and low nitrogen materials as wood, paper, fiber or gypsum board and that is where all it starts.
Basement mold services to remove all types of mold
Whenever mold is detected in the basement, it’s important to have an expert mold removal specialist come in and identify the type of mold, how far it’s progressed and make a determination on how to address the problem. This is important because you need a qualified specialist to know how to remove mold in basement spaces. Here are a few of the services we offer at Polar Tiger:
Mold spores are microscopic and are difficult to completely remove, but with the right tools, a mold removal specialist will get rid of all signs of mold in your basement.
Our goal is to clean up any mold growing within the home, which requires a remediation plan, testing and many other steps that lead to a home clear and free of visible mold.
As qualified basement mold inspection specialists, Polar Tiger will carefully look at all the areas that mold can grow, past or current. We will find it even if it’s living inside walls or any other hard to reach area.
From spore traps to swabbing to bulk sampling, Polar Tiger professionals utilize a number of testing techniques to determine exactly what type of mold you have and how extensive it is in your home.
Not only can we remove your mold, we can help you take proactive steps to keep it from returning. From checking for roof leaks to evaluating the air flow and ventilation in your basement, our mold specialists have worked with clients for years on mold prevention.
Request your free consultation from the mold removal experts
If you’ve detected mold in your home or basement or if you just want to be proactive and get ahead of any potential mold issues, call us today and schedule your free mold inspection.
What causes basement mold?
Basements normally have a higher level of humidity and poor to almost none ventilation. Foundation and other leaks, even the smallest ones could contribute a lot and in many cases that is how it begins. Foundation cracks, if not noticed on time, could get the rainwater into the house and that would be a fuel for mold to bloom. In finished basements pretty much impossible to know if you have moisture entrapped inside the wall until it’s too late. And if you see it on the surface already, normally that means that problem is pretty far advanced and will be more, much more inside of the wall.
Detailed basement mold inspections to identify a problem
Mold can grow in the smallest, tightest and cramped, many times in hard to reach or see areas, which is why you want to bring in professionals who know what to look for and where. Polar Tiger inspectors will identify your mold problem and have a fact-based answer on how to remediate it. Water leak or bad ventilation, we have the tools and knowledge to help you right away.
Basement mold testing
The moment you spot mold in your basement, you need to get it tested, because it could be the toxic form called Stachybotrys Chartarum (black mold). At Polar Tiger, we’ll test all suspected mold areas in your basement and let you know which strains you have in a detailed report provided by a professional mold testing laboratory.
How to prevent basement mold from growing?
Dehumidifier would be a king in this case and it will be an invaluable tool for your basement mold prevention.
Identify and repair foundation or any other leaks like water heater, furnace humidifier or air conditioning unit drain, pipe or even sump pump leak.
Improve ventilation. Even if you do not spend much of time in the basement or even use it just as a storage, that doesn’t mean that it can be left without the heat or air conditioning, especially finished basements.
Advanced basement mold removal and remediation solutions
When allowed to run amok, mold can be devastating on structures, especially on the wood in your basement. At Polar Tiger, we assist our clients with advanced basement mold remediation by using the right tools, methods and knowledge to abate mold and reduce the risk of structural failure.