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Nothing strikes fear like the sight of black mold. Learn about household mold, mold symptoms, how to test for mold and the best methods for mold removal.

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Mold in a basement is a common problem. My company helps people with this every day. Some of the answers you received were helpful but not all the information is correct. First, you need to eliminate the two main ingrediants that mold needs to survive. The first one is water intrusion. This is a must. I am assuming you have no water intrusion as you make no mention. The second componant that needs to be eliminated is moisture. Moisture is also humidity. Basements need to be kept airtight in the summer months. Some folks have posted that you need air flow in your basement. Nothing could be furthur from the truth. When you open any windows for example, not one micron of air goes out of the basement, Warm humid air is sucked into the basement. Houses suck air into the basement and it meets the cool surfaces and skyrockets humidity. The windows must be kept closed and a dehumidification device installed to ensure humidity stays below 60% humidity. The dehumidifier should be energy star rated and purchasing a seperate humidity guage is a must to monitor the unit's progress. We like to keep our customer's basements at 50% humidity. This eliminates the smell that is active mold spore growth. Once the water and humidity is brought under control. Remove the organic materials that have mold on them. Walls, sheetrock and studs that have been affected. Follow the advice of previous posts as you must ensure that you do not affect the rest of the home. Once removed, install new walls using as much inorganic material as possible. We also install vapor barrier over the walls and seal the floors to stopwater vapor transmission into the basement. Poly plastic is not a acceptable vapor barrier. It is not "zero-perm" and will still allow moisture transmission. It will also crack and break into pieces over the years. A PVC liner rated "zero-perm" is the correct product in this application. Depending how large the basement is and if it is sectioned off will determine the dehumidifier strength. We use the Santa Fe line of dehidifiers as they are super energy efficiant and work like a dehumidifier on steriods. I hope this helps and I wish you the best in Basement Health!

Is the cabin conditioned year round or at all?


Are there any grading or moisture issues that are allowing bulk moisture into the crawl?


Conditioning the crawl is usually the best answer but if it is sporadic use and/or makes better sense to leave as a vented space, you need to do the following for optimum performance:


- Install a vapor barrier across the floor.  Seal all piers and penetrations as well as seal to the stem wall.

- Insulate the underside of the floor and ideally thermally break the floor joists from the earth.

- This is best accomplished by covering the floor joist with a rigid foam and sealing all the seams.




When you say vented to the roof, do you mean into the attic UNDER the roof, or through the roof with a duct up through a roof jack into a roof hood ? Hopefully the latter, otherwise you have the likely source of the problem.

You are clearly getting moisture in this area still, so more insulation will not help and may hurt - insulation does not stop moisture but does trap it, particularly if you add enough tht the freezing front moves well down into the insulation, so vapor coming up from the house freezes in the insulation (making it wet when it thaws) rather than venting into the attic and evaporating from there.

You need an expert check on the bathroom area - that the fan unit and any light fixtures are tighly sealed to the vapor barrier. Usually they are installed with about a 1/4-1/2 inch void all around for ease of installation, and not sealed at all, so moist bathroom air vents around themm into the attic.

Then the fan unit needs checking for openings - many have openings in the plastic or metal case from manufacturing that are not sealed but should be. Do NOT use any type of unit that, because of big lights or heat lamp, says it has to be vented and cannot be sealed in, because moist air goes right up through it.

Then the duct from the fan up through the roof needs checking for leaks (and should be insulated, at least if your attic goes below freezing ever), and should have a roof jack where it penetrates the attic - a rubber seal in a metal plate that fits tightly around the duct, so the air blown into the vent hood on the roof cannot circulate back down into the attic. Most installers just cut about a 1 foot opening in the roof (especially if they can install the duct that way without having to crawl around in itchy attic insulation), run the duct up through it into the roof hood, and walk away. That leaves that big opening in the roof sheathing for the wet air and condensation in the hood to corculate right back down into the attic. Some installers (like my house whenn I first bought it) really take the easy route and don't even connect the duct to the hood - they just terminate it a foot or so below the sheathing so ALL the moist air goes into the attic.

I would also check the kitchen and any other bathroom fans for the same leak sources or improper installation, and make sure all vent pipes are intact to above the roof, and that there are no furnace or HVAC ducts disconnected or damaged that could be adding moisture.

Also look around all roof penetrations for ducts and pipes for staining on the underside of the sheathing, which would be indicative of roof hood or jack leaks that should be repaired. (Hopefully, with a new roof you would not have any).

The area most affected should have the insulation moved away and checked to see if the vapor barrier has holes or tears, openings around pipes, ducts, light boxes or wiring, or was maybe totally torn out by some prior workman. If your vapor barrier is not effective, moist household air will move into the attic almost year around, but especially in cold weather, carrying moisture into the attic, where it will condense and cause mold.

Also - if you have a fireplace chase (wood boxout around metal chimney) in that area, it may connect to the house in the firebox area and be open to the attic (which is a real fire spread hazard but for some reason is not contrary to code), letting household air flow by that route.

The mold should be brushed and vacuumed away, then treated - there are commercial sprays that are fungicides that commercial mold and mildew removal contractors have, a sprayed chlorine bleach and borax solution has also been shown to work but you would have to have an air supplied respirator and chemical suit to work with that, which only professional remediation contractors have. Do NOT paint the area - especially the underside of the roof sheathing and trusses. They needs to be able to breathe, not have any moisture from above locked in.

Stains in the attic (assuming this is an unoccupied area) can be bleached, and then if you want the evidence to go away and make it easier to tell if there is new staining or mold, sanded to remove the worst of them.

Stains on areas visible from the outside like walls and rafters can be treated with Chlorine bleach (beware of dripping on good finishes below), painted with Kilz or similar anti-fungal primer, then painted. Stains on the underside of the sheathing visible in the soffit area can be bleached and then when dry, sanded away.

Ventilation is essential, but without removing the source of most the moisture you will not win this war no matter how many times you battle it.

While I would guess the fans and vents are the problem, is there anything different about the attic ventilation to this area versus the other parts of the roof - soffit covers, blocked eave openings, insulation-clogged bug screening or soffit cover openings, lack of air chutes or eave baffles, insulation pushed up against eave opening or up against roof, horizontal blocking that prevents or obstructs airflow, no ridge vent above it, etc ?

If you are not able to find an obvious source of the moisture, I woud consider getting a thermal IR scan of the attic. For typically about $200-300 an energy conservation expert with thermal scanner can scan the attic (might have to be done at night or VERY early morning if done in summertime, to accentuate the temp difference between house air and attic air, unless you have AC in which case turning the AC down low and blower on full can work by pushing cold air rather than hot up through any gaps or voids. If you have that done, check on price to add in the rest of the house too - probably not more than about $100 more, and can show you where your air leaks and poor insulation air. You should try to get one who can provide the entire scan to you on CD or DVD, so you can review it in the future. Here is a link to some images so you know what I am talking about -



Call in the professionals.

There is no sense addressing the mold issue until you resolve the basement leaks.

High ground water that is seeping into your basement is going to lead to long term, serious damage to your foundation and basement walls.  Any mold you remove will just keep coming back.  The first question is the age of the home and whether or not you have working perimeter drain tile installed.  If you home is pretty old (30+ years) it is possible you do not have a drainiage system, or the system is clogged / deteriorated beyond function.  For a newer home, perimeter drain tile was a requirement, but doesn't mean it was installed properly.

I recommend you hire a licensed architect to review your house's construction, the site and look for indications that a drainage system is in place and functioning.  They should be able to find out where the drain comes out, and to check it (after a rain or by doing a water test) to see if it is working.  If it is working, it is possible your system is undersized or only failing in a specific area.  It is also possible a second, lower water table exists that is below your current drain system.  A site change, to change the current flow of ground water or above ground water may resolve your issue as well.  Something as simple as a new drainage ditch, retention pond or higher grades around your building may resolve your issue.

Working with a professional will prevent you from worrying about a 'draingage expert' recommending a high cost repair when another option may be available.

Some drainage people will propose installing a new perimiter drain inside your basement walls.  This system gets the water that gets through the walls and under the floor, and carries it back out.  This is a last ditch idea.  The best method, to solve the issue for good, is to dig back down to your footers, repair the waterproofing on the wall, then place drainage board over it (this protects the waterproofing while allowing moisture a travel path to your drain tile).  Then place gravel fill with geo-fabric over it, then backfill.  Now, no matter how much water you have in your ground, it will be directed away from your basement.

A sump pump in the basement to handle flooding or low water tables below your basement slab will augment this system.

Once you have the moisture issue resolved, then worry about stopping mold.  In the interim, any materials that are growing mold need to be removed (use protective measures).  Make sure you run a dehumidifier at all times and keep air moving by turning on the basement hvac vents or putting some fans in the area.

Working with a licensed architect will help ensure you pinpoint the exact problem, and have a knowledgable person to discuss the options with before doing any costly work.  The architect will also be able to assist with finding contractors and overseeing that the work is installed correctly (It is worthless to redo the drainage if any one area is not done correctly).  Good luck.


Mold Removal reviews in Farina


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answered my phone call the middle of the day, came right out to my home, professionally made the inspection and recommendations. Also explained some issues to me and my handyman on the job.
- Cynthia F.

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was simply great. Our kids loved him and he was able to work even with our four-year-old shadowing him and asking him what he was doing. He identified several issues that could be corrected inexpensively and quickly. (Our house is apparently way more humid indoors than we realized.)
Most of the intial recommendations centered on improving ventilation and removing moisture from the air. He clearly explained how the moisture was accumulating in certain areas of the house and reassured us that even if more invasive treatment were warranted, it would cost far less than we feared. He is very knowledgeable, a good listener and has a very reassuring manner about him. I wish I had called him months ago and I would recommend him to anyone.

- Amanda A F.

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called right back to schedule a visit for an estimate.
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arrived on time and was very professional, informative, and courteous. After spending a whole weekend pouring over the four bids I had received for the job, I decided to go with
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and I'm so very glad I did.
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and his crew were top notch, the best I had ever worked with. They arrived on time, worked diligently the whole time they were there, and finished the job on time and to my satisfaction. They exceeded my expectations in every way and, to top it all off, they left my home cleaner than when they came in! I couldn't have hoped for a better experience and I would definitely recommend them to a friend. Thanks
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for a job well done!
- Melody S.

Excellent. From the first moment I met
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(where he did a free estimate and was extremely professional and detailed) to the completion of the job, it was very easy to do business with this company. Both
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and his office manager, Trillian, are highly responsive to phone calls or texts. The work was done flawlessly and as promised (ceiling was resurfaced and painted, as though he wasn't even there). I'd like to see
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or Trillian call or text each day with an update on the progress of the work, rather than me having to call them, but that's a small piece of feedback in the larger scheme of things. Overall, this is a first-rate service provider.
- Richard L.

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because of a flood problem and he came by right away. Inspected my home, realized the problem and was ready to do the job. He is amazing at what he does. I will recommend his company to anyone. He's also very good at keeping you updated and walking you through things every step of the way. Very happy that I selected
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- Stacy H.

The girl that answered the phone was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a wonderful first impression since she knew exactly what their company does and didn't have to take my number to have someone else to call me back. I wish I would have called them first! She made my appointment and they came out on time. The gentleman was so nice and they did everything they said they were going to do. They worked with us under the time constraint of the settlement. Everything from start to finish was impeccable and 100%. They were amazing and it's a shame more companies aren't like them. I told the realtors in the settlement to use them in the future.
- Elizabeth R.

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was prompt in returning my call and setting up an appointment. He was on time. Neatly dress. He looked and acted in a professional manner. I took him to the kitchen and showed him the hole in the wall. He was very through. He checked under the dishwasher, under the cabinets, and all the surrounding areas. He asked many questions in regards to how long, if there was a leak, new renovations, etc. he also checked the AC unit and the hose bib on the side of the hose, which was leaking. He explained to me that it was in fact mold. That there was mold under the cabinets as well. He explained his process-that he would have a plumber come out. He asked if I had insurance as he would have to remove the cabinets, granite counter tops and backsplash. He explained the two feet
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in mold remediation. That he would try their best to not damage the granite, but it was common for that to happen. He explained his direct insurance billing and that I needed to notify my insurance carrier for an adjuster to come out. I felt comfortable with him to sign a contract for him to start the work.
--I got in touch with my insurance carrier and the adjuster came to do an inspection. He recorded my statement. However, he was annoyed that I had signed a contract with Secure restoration. He wanted a second opinion from their preferred provider as well as their plumber. Luckily after the insurance preferred provider did his inspection he sighted minimal damage. Only seeing the need to repair the damaged drywall and state he saw no mold I
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the cabinets. I still wanted to work with Secure restoration..

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and I made an appointment for the repairs and on that day,
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showed up.
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is a joy to have around. A very pleasant man. He explained to my husband and I the steps that he and his assistant will be doing throughout the course of the days to come. As they removed the dry wall following the two feet
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, almost eighty percent of my bottom cabinets were damaged.
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managed to removed the counter tops and back splash without breaking it. I also had a leak behind the wall in one of the pipes ( a screw hole that gradually got bigger over time), I did have a cracked window sill and my
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top got cracked in the process, which was also cover by my insurance. Behind the scenes
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was working tirelessly on our behalf with the insurance company. We had to have an estimator come out for the additional dry wall for by the
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gave him in depth details of the damage and the conditions of the cabinets. I kept the doors and hardware to my cabinets and had the base remade by Jaoa- cabinet maker, who was recommend by
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. He did a wonderful job. They are JK cabinets, but he made them better. During the remidiation,
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suggested that if we ever intended to replace our twenty year old windows, now was the time because it would be easier and less risky. Through
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we found someone with a reasonable price and went ahead with replacing windows. I can honestly say my husband and I had no issues with
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, his staff, or workers. He no no issue about money or prices. True we had insurance.
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always made us fell that we was
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concerned with our satisfaction. He was always prompt in answering his phone or retuning calls.
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was a great source of information when I had my mini melt
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due to cabin fever hitting my panic button. This team is AWESOME! I'll never use anyone else.
- Karen H.

JT was very responsive and professional. He explained things in terms I could understand. His team arrived exactly when they said they would to preform the work and were very neat and professional. The estimate and final cost were the same. There were no surprises. Excellent job done! Excellent customer service and follow up. I would highly recommend this company.
- Gina T.

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Advantage Roof Cleaning Co.

2490 Dickens Drive


7700 Congress Ave


1077 Canary Ave

AuntieGen, Inc.

675 W Penn St

First Choice General Contracting

701 west cherry street

Fowler Home Inspection Services

17 Timber Creek Dr

Global Priority Cleanup

7S731 Granart Road
Big Rock

Go Above Board Environmental Inspection

176 Arbor Ridge Dr


214 E. Birch



Healthy Spaces

2501 N Cullen Ave

Henry's Duct Cleaning Specialists

7445 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park

Mattoon Pure Air

2517 Broadway


7609 140Th Pl NE


2501 Mayes road suite #110

Solutions Contracting

1173 BAinbridge St

Stabilize, Inc.

2110 S 10th St

TAG Home Inspections

PO Box 68

TGI Clean Air

PO Box 521
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