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Reconstruction. They have a 5 year warranty, but would not transfer the warranty even though" the work was just done. My inspector found a lot of things that were done very poorly by this provider. The crawlspace was a mess with debris left by them, the insulation was falling down, there was mold. The sellers were very upset because they had paid a lot of money for these repairs. In the end, I had to hire another contractor to get the repairs completed to a quality level. I spoke with owner, who told me that his policy was to not transfer the warranty....not suprising since the quality of the repair was lacking.

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Many homes in humid climates are susceptible to mold growth on furniture, clothing and even structural walls if there is inadequate ventilation, says Belk. (Photo courtesy of Gold Coast Flood Restorations)
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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!
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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.

 

 

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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 -

http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=house+IR+scan&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=rhfRUci4F-TbigLghIHIAg&ved=0CDcQsAQ

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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.

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answered his call within a few minutes and answered all my questions. He showed up on time and did exactly what I asked of him and for 50% less than the competition. He spent more time than I expected and went out of his way to make sure my house was thoroughly checked over with a no mold diagnosis. Then after the inspection and after I PAid him he still helped me out and answered questions. If you need a mold inspector do yourself a favor and call this guy first! Thanks
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- Jennefer R.
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We are preparing our home to sell and we wanted to see if we had any problem with mold.
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arrived exactly at the time of the appointment. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Yes, I would definitely use
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- Sara M.
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We received the kit in the mail fairly quickly. The kit was not the easiest to use. The instructions were vague and incomplete. We sent them the kit with the mold samples in it. We never received a response from them. I don't have their contact information so I can't even figure out if they didn't receive our test kit, if they lost it, or what happened.
Next time I'll hire an actual person to come and do the testing. Going to inexpensive route did not work at all.
I would NOT recommend this provider.
- janet H.
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was very comprehensive in his review of our mold and moisture issue. The info was very helpful for understanding the situation and pointing to next steps.
- Karl S.
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we've used
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Home Repair several times and we've always received exceptional work as well as effective communication and a reasonable price. I will and have often recommended BigJim's home repair for anything from a fixing a doorjam to installing siding or roofing a home.
- Jason M.
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is very thorough, after inspecting each section, he explained his findings and patiently answered all of our questions. I was very pleased by his knowledge and professionalism.
- D A P.
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Perfectly. They did a very difficult job - removing a large old trailer (30 feet long) from a tight spot, maneuvered it out and gone very quickly and cleanly.
- Anne Marie R.
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was great to work with. Quick responses and great communication. He was able to get in and complete the job quickly which was great since we needed this done quickly for the pending sale of our home. He wrote up a detailed report that we needed to show that all areas were inspected. Would definitely recommend.
- Kimberly S.

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36 INNER HARBOR RD
Scituate

A&E Environmental, Inc.

52 Old Willard Road
Leominster

A-D&T Enterprise,Inc

7 Dover Dr
Walpole

AAA MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS INC

225 STEDMAN ST
Lowell

Able Restoration Inc

170 Oak Hill Way
Brockton

ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PLLC

184 Riverview Ave
Waltham

Affordable Mold Removal

1248 Washington St
Holliston

Air Duct Services

100 Messina Dr
Braintree

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

Airtek

282 Central St
Hudson

All Out Deleading

9 Shenandoah St
Boston

Allensbc.com

1077 Canary Ave

Alpine Environmental Inc

21 Progress Ave
Chelmsford

American Building Consultants Inc

15 Channel Ctr St Apt 314
Boston

ASAP Environmental Inc

1 Arcadia St
Dorchester

Aspen Environmental

270 Lawrence St
Methuen

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd

BAEZ CLEANING SERVICES

828 LAKEVIEW AVE
Lowell

Banner Environmental Services

16 Back River Way
Duxbury

Belmonte Custom Builders, Inc.

P.O Box 398
Bridgewater

Better Air

1265 John Fitch Blvd

Bonsai Inspection Co

25 Quarry Avenue
Weymouth

Burke & Sons General Contract

439 Patriots Rd
Templeton

CJ's Finish Carpentry

505 Maple St
Danvers

Clayton Home Inspection Inc

10 Powder Mill Rd.
Maynard

Clean Joe LLC

390 Lincoln Ave
Saugus

Commonwealth Environmental Services

P.O. Box 20012
Worcester

CRAFTECH

1 Walker Drive
Upton

D & M HOME INSPECTION

66 FREMONT ST.
Taunton

Dawn General Contracting

15 Iron Horse Dr

Dr. Energy Saver South Shore

170 Oak Hill Way
Brockton

east side safety

Hope Artiste Village

ENVIROTECH CLEAN AIR INC

10 SPENCER ST.
Stoneham

ENVIROTEST LABORATORY INC

639 Washington St
Dedham

First Defense Pest Control

8 sawmill circle
Charlton

Flood Fire Pro Inc.

11 Chestnut St
Plainville

FLOOD-FIRE PRO

11 CHESTNUT ST
Plainville

Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St
Roslindale

Harvard Environmental Services

524 High Street
Westwood

Hemenhalt Construction

PO Box 332
North Easton

High End Definition

PO Box 354
Billerica

House Pro General Contractors

135 Nickerson Dr
Stoughton

Indoor Environmental

P.O. Box 890186
East Weymouth

Indoor Environmental

PO Box 81
Marshfield

IndoorDoctor,LLC

275 Grove St.
Auburndale

INSTA-BRITE MOBILE WASHING INC

500 SOUTH AVE
Whitman

J.Brian Day Emergency Services

240 Maple St
Bellingham

Jackson Home Inspection INC

92 Concord St Unit 4
North Reading

K & T Builders

50 Bishop Rd
Malden

Karpet Klean

215 Summit Rd
Abington

LONERGAN CONSTRUCTION INC

PO BOX 1831
Framingham

M.A. Restoration Inc

69 Fisher Street
Westborough

Mark 2 Enterprises llc

3 Centennial Dr
Blackstone

May Indoor Air Investigation LLC

3 Tolkien Ln
Tyngsboro

MCS Environmental

425 Main St Unit 23A
Hudson

MICROLAB NORTHWEST

7609 140Th Pl NE

Mitchell Brothers Cleaning

15 Brightman Court
New Bedford

Mold Doctors

572 Rte 28
West Yarmouth

Mold Test USA

1101 First St South EXT

Moldguys Restoration

463 North Bedford St
East Bridgewater

Moldlab

2501 Mayes road suite #110

Moonworks Home Improvement

1137 Park East Dr.

More Than Able

20 Meserve St
Hopkinton

Mullen Construction

231 Elmwood St
North Attleboro

N.J.K. Construction

20 mill St.
Dracut

NATIONAL ABATEMENT INC

PO BOX 4386
Peabody

National Energy Audits

169 R Merrimac St
Woburn

National Mold Detection

95 Washington St
Canton

NealCass Inc

11A Torrey St
Dorchester

NETR Inc

165A New Boston St
Woburn

New England Roof Cleaners

25 Vernon St
New Bedford

NEW ENGLAND SERVICE

PO BOX 2603
Brockton

New England Surface Maintenance

850 Washington St
East Weymouth

New Tech Environmental

535 somerville st

Newton Fire and Flood

Servicing all of the New England area
Newton

PowerBees Incorporated

297 Boston Post Road
Wayland

PRO Restoration, LLC

197 Park St
Stoneham

PRO-CARE INC

3 N MAPLE ST
Woburn

Professional Property Preservation

11 Central Blvd.
Bellingham

Property Pro Restoration

1000 Mt Laurel Cir
Shirley

Quality Cleaning & Restoration, DKI

134 S Shelburne Rd
Greenfield

Quality Services, Inc.

29 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston

REAL DRY WATERPROOFING LLC

Mr. Curt Guenther
Multiple Locations

Residential Air Quality

1 Marigold Ave.
Wellesley

RestorePro Inc

21 A Sixth Road
Woburn

Rickman Maintenance

1078 W Boylston Street
Worcester

RYAN HOME SERVICE

23 spruce st
Kingston

Salon Belle Vie

707 Milford Rd

Service Master By Gaudet

6 Jefferson Ave
Woburn

SERVPRO

349 Broadway
Revere

Servpro Haverhill

211 Broadway
Haverhill

Servpro Industries Inc

P.O. Box 44
Bedford

Servpro Lawrence

8 Blakelin St
Lawrence

Servpro of Lowell

9 West Adams St
Lowell

SERVPRO OF MEDFORD/EVERETT

177 WEST FOSTER ST
Melrose

Servpro of Stoughton/Sharon

85 First St
Bridgewater

Servpro Woburn

38 High St
Woburn

SGH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

293 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
Boston

Sinclaire Enterprises Inc

PO Box 167
Walpole

STEPHEN HOME INSPECTION

P O BOX 621
Belmont

Target Inspections, LLC

24 School Street
West Dennis

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

UCM Services Needham

1040 Great Plain Avenue
Needham

Value Dry

154 Hansen Access Rd.

VALUE DRY OF MASSACHUSETTS

494 franklin st
Framingham

WACHUSETT ENVIRONMENTAL

27 HOLDEN ST
Holden

World Wide Drying

267B Soutah Main St

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