Mold in the basement
The Millers were away for a week and when they came home they noticed a smell coming from the basement. A pipe had developed a leak and was dripping water onto the carpet in their finished basement. The Millers called SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont to assist them with the water damage. The crew arrived and checked the basement walls and floor for excessive moisture content. The SERVPRO crew determined that the water wicked up the walls causing the positive readings. SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont’s technician recommended the removal of 2 feet of walls and removal of the insulation behind the walls so that the basement could be dried properly. The customer did not follow the technician’s advice and wanted only to have the pad removed and the carpet dried. A few weeks later, the Millers discovered black spots growing on the walls. They called SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont again to assess the situation. the crew chief determined that mold had started growing and recommended that the walls be cur 6”inches past the mold growth, remove the insulation, hepa-vacuum and spray an anti-microbial behind those walls. If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont (617) 864-7378 to assist you and please follow the recommendations of the crew.