Basement Cleaning: What You MUST Do!

6359-101413-gs6359Your basement is where you keep all the extra things that you don't feel like putting in your garage. Where your tool boxes and power tools, old poker table, and even your home gym reside. Unfortunately it is all too easy for a basement to be taken over by unwelcome atrocities such as mold, mildew, and basic repairs. Here are some of the things you must do when it comes to cleaning your basement. Your house and the people who live in it will thank you.

Remove Mold and Mildew

When it comes to mold and mildew, you need to remove the offender right away, as soon as you discover it. You have mold or mildew when you can see or smell a suspicious growth. You need to check any and all areas once you spot mold because the spores move on the air and in water - two very common characteristics of many basements. So check the air ducts, beneath any carpets or rugs you have, and the exposed wood trim. Mold and mildew smell musty. If you believe that you have mildew or mold growth in your basement, you need to either take care of the problem yourself or consult the professionals at The Maids New London to eradicate it as soon as possible.

Repair The Foundation Cracks

Fixing foundation cracks is paramount to the health of your house. Once cracks in the foundation start, they will only grow until the damage is far more extensive and expensive than you would have ever thought possible. Repair foundation cracks on the wall or floor with a low pressure crack repair kit bought from your local hardware store, or consult professionals to come fix it. Either way, by dealing up front with the problem, you save yourself a lot of time and money and keep your house in tip top shape.