Concrete Walls with Water Damage

24th Apr 2020

Concrete Walls with Water Damage

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?

Odor Elimination

  1. Remove all visible mold by using a liquid mixture of 40% bleach / chlorine to 60% warm water.
  2. Once the walls are clean, use dehumidifiers to drop humidity levels to a range of 30-45% (lower is better).
  3. Once these levels are reached, contact us directly at 712-439-6880 to determine if ozone is appropriate for your parameters.
  4. Rent or purchase an ozone generator that is adequate to the square feet of the structure and your time availability.
  5. 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.
  6. Seal the concrete block walls with a mold and mildew resistant masonry paint / sealer.
  7. To be safe purchase a mold and mildew inhibitor from a cleaning supply company. Call us for those detailed contacts and trustworthy products.
  8. 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.
  9. In conclusion, treating the airspace with ozone is the best answer for deodorizing and killing contaminated spores.