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Mold is in My Salem Home's Basement, What Should I Do?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

A home sits under the water level. Follow these steps to stay safe and allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County to properly remediate mold in your Salem basement.

Mold can sometimes be all too common for Ohio basements. An extended stay by moisture in your Salem home can result in mold spreading. Mold spreads quickly, in as little as 48-72  hours. We can see wet basements from heavy rainfall (which we get plenty of this time of year), drain backups, and more. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here with a plan of action for when you see mold in your Salem basement.

Step 1: Call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County

When mold comes into the equation, you should not attempt to deal with your flooded basement alone. Mold can be harmful to you and your health. Mold can produce health effects, so you will need a professional that has training, experience, and equipment to properly resolve the mold infestation.

Step 2: Before Help Arrives

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County responds faster to any size disaster so you won’t be waiting long! However, refer to these Mold Damage Tips before we get there:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

There is not much you can do, and that is okay! SERVPRO of North Columbiana County’s training, experience, and equipment will get your basement restored fast.

Step 3: What NOT To Do

More important than what you can do, here are some things to avoid doing when you see mold in your Salem basement. Follow these tips to stay safe when there is mold in your Salem home:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Follow these steps to stay safe and allow SERVPRO of North Columbiana County to properly remediate mold in your Salem basement. We are the experts on mold remediation! If you see mold in your Columbiana County home, call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website. We are Here to Help!

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