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Can Your Basement Be A Hot Spot For Mold Growth?

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Your sump-pump well may be prime real estate for mold growth.

As spring rolls around we always see an increase in rainfall. “April showers brings May flowers” the old saying goes, and so we look forward to this time of year with great anticipation. While we all enjoy the flowers blooming and the trees and grass coming back to life; for some the heavy rains brings some anxiety. Property owners with basements and crawlspaces look forward to spring rains with reservation.

Most property owners in this situation rely on sump-pumps to keep moisture out of basements and crawlspaces. This is always a good time to check your pumps to make sure they are operating properly. But this blog is about the potential of mold growth near the sump-pump.

The area around a sump-pump well can be prime conditions for mold growth. Remember, all mold needs to grow is moisture, a food source, and the optimal temperature. Carpet, carpet pad, wood moldings, and drywall are all cellulose materials mold can consume. Keep a close eye on these areas. Run a dehumidifier if needed to keep moisture levels low. If mold is detected call SERVPRO to help remediate the problem properly.

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