Making a house is not easy. And it is even more difficult to maintain it. A house once built needs proper care and maintenance to keep the beauty intact. As a house is exposed to the atmosphere and all sort of damaging elements it needs to be protected well. One such damaging thing is molds. Molds can be very dangerous as not only they make the home look ugly but also have negative impact on one’s health.

Wet basements are typically the result of a compromised foundation. Water seeps through cracks in the foundation and while these cracks are not exactly immediately dangerous to your home, they can cause major problems if they are left alone for a long time — say, a decade. This is why complete foundation repair mold removal services is a major step. This is achieved by the process of basement sealing.

Mildew tends to be whitish or greenish in hue while mold is generally black. They thrive in damp areas especially those which are unventilated. Basements, crawl spaces and closets are choice areas as well as bathrooms.

Prevention is the key in any catastrophe. Was there something that could have been done sooner to prevent the issue from occurring in the first place? Regular maintenance to your sump pump can help prevent failure. One way to do this is to check for built up debris in the pump. This can happen when small toys or debris are left to sit and hinder the float device in the sump pump from working. The float needs to be tested frequently as it took can wear out without the help of kid toys and debris. The float allows the pump to start and stop as needed. It is essential that the float is in proper working order for the sump pump to continue working as it should.

Now, if you have a lot more than ten square feet, if the mold was caused by any type of sewage or if you suspect there may be mold that you can’t see, call an inspector who specializes in mold testing and inspection. An inspector can tell you the extent of the damage. Some can even write a protocol for cleaning up the mold.

Employees of a services company will do everything they can to keep their pathways and your home clean. This usually means laying down plastic to walk on, and they will run plastic under your home if you have a crawlspace and they must go under your house.

After done with phase one you are prepared to get down to the nuts an bolts of work. You will want to prep your area and begin removing mold and mildew that is visible. A common problem arises after this since some will find more mold in the cavities they open. When opening inner walls and cavities, sometime people are in for a surprise.

The final step for black mold removal is to remove the black mold from your house. Once you’ve completed this process take all the sponges, plastic sheeting, duct tape and anything else that was exposed to the mold and carefully place it into a heavy duty plastic garbage bag. Take them to the nearest exit, not through a clean house, so the mold spores won’t contaminate clean areas.