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HOLY MOLDY BASEMENT Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:47 by Craig Haas

This photograph was taken in a basement of a home that had flooded.  Notice the water lines that show the height that the water rose to.  The mold that is growing here is quite obvious, since it covers virtually every surface in the lower level of the home.  The type of mold(s) is not known without testing.  Testing requires taking a sample and sending it to a lab for analysis.

Some molds are visible, like this, while others are only sensed by smell.  There are different ways of testing molds that are visible from those that are strictly odorous, but not seen.  Many molds are harmful to humans and all molds should be cleaned.  In a case such as this photo, it would require a professional mold remidiation contractor to properly clean the home.

If you think you have mold, visible or not, give us a call to come take a smell and/or a sample for analysis.