Concrete with Water Damage
Identify the odor
- Did you clean up and dry up the water soon after the occurrence?
- Did you have any leaky pipes, winter snow or hard rain that let in water and ran down the wall?
- Is there any visible growth of mold?
- Is the mold on the bottom quarter of the wall?
- What colors are the mold?
- Was there a stack of boxes against the concrete walls, corner of the basement, etc?
- Is there cracks in the concrete block walls?
- Remove all visible mold by using a liquid mixture of 40% bleach / chlorine to 60% warm water.
- Once the walls are clean, use dehumidifiers to drop humidity levels to a range of 30-45% (lower is better).
- Once these levels are reached, contact us directly at 712-439-6880 to determine if ozone is appropriate for your parameters.
- Rent or purchase an ozone generator that is adequate to the square feet of the structure and your time availability.
- With our service, we offer advice on what model would be most appropriate to accomplish the job. Airborne mold spores are a common allergen for individuals, which is why killing the contaminated spores that are traveling in the ventilation system is very important.
- Seal the concrete block walls with a mold and mildew resistant masonry paint / sealer.
- To be safe purchase a mold and mildew inhibitor from a cleaning supply company. Call us for those detailed contacts and trustworthy products.
- Make sure the wooden rafters or wooden sills are mold free and dry. Once the wood is totally dry, the mold and mildew paint sealer for wood may be applied.
- In conclusion, treating the airspace with ozone is the best answer for deodorizing and killing contaminated spores.