Basement Mold in Michigan

Prevention is always the key

Mold in basement

It’s not uncommon to find mold in basement since basements are often damp places. In addition, many people don’t spend much time in their basement, so they might not notice mold is growing there until the problem becomes severe. Basement mold removal can be difficult, so prevention is important.

Preventing Basement Mold

There are a number of things you can do to help prevent basement mold.

  • Use a dehumidifier if the basement feels damp or smells musty at all.
  • Check for leaks around any basement windows and make any needed repairs as soon as possible.
  • If you have a washer and dryer in the basement, make sure there are no leaky pipes or hoses and that the dryer is properly vented to the outdoors. Make any needed repairs as soon as possible.
  • If your hot water heater is in the basement and is getting old, monitor it for leaks. The average lifespan for a hot water heater is 8-12 years. Here is more on the signs of a hot water heater leak.
  • If you have a bathroom in the basement, make sure there are no leaks around the toilet or under the sink and make any needed repairs as soon as possible.
  • If you find mold growing elsewhere in the house, deal with it as soon as possible. Most kinds of mold spread quickly and easily and a mold problem that starts upstairs can soon end up causing problems in the basement, as well.