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Preventing Mold Damage in your Basement in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

mold on wood beam Water damage can lead to mold and microbial growth. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Here To Help.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants to help educate others about mold: 


  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • to grow, needs:
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture
    • oxygen
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • thrives in basements

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is licensed in mold remediation. We know that the best offense against mold is a good defense. Check frequently for leaky appliances that may drip into your basement causing mold to grow. Mold can also affect your health by producing allergens and irritants. You should never work with mold without having the proper equipment to protect yourself. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has the training and equipment to remediate mold. 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East suggests the following criteria for preventing mold damage in your basement:

  • Maintain humidity below 40%
  • Use water-resistant materials in building/repairing the basement
  • Use galvanized or stainless-steel hardware
  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Cover any dirt in crawl spaces. This will prevent water from seeping through the ground
  • Ventilate the basement
  • Elevate equipment and inventory above the floor




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