Prone to basement moisture issues? Encapsulate your basement and stop persistent mold, and health issues in their tracks
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Most likely the problem that led you to this webpage was the presence of moisture or water in your basement, or the continued, ongoing growth of mold, or a persistent mold odor coming from your basement. Additionally you, a loved one, or an employee may be suffering from undetermined health issues and you may suspect air quality to include the presence of mold as the culprit. These are all great reasons to consider basement encapsulation.
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In climates where there is either drastic temperature swings from day to night, and those where there is high humidity or large rainfalls leading to constantly damp conditions, or even just long periods of seasonal rainfall causing seasonal wetness, there is the potential for moisture borne air quality issues as well as persistent harmful mold. Additionally older homes that have been built on old stone foundations can be particularly susceptible to basement moisture and water penetration, creating an environment that is bad for health and property. Just solving the acute problem may not be enough.
Solving the problem of water and moisture penetration into your basement in many cases, is just the first step. Ensuring that any future penetration doesn’t cause long-term effects is critical to the permanency of any solution.
Many persistent moisture issues tend to come and go, even after measures to stop the base problem have been undertaken. In those instances basement encapsulation can be a way of mitigating those persistent issues.
What is the difference between wet basement solutions and basement encapsulations?
Solutions to remedy moisture and water problems in basements are obviously a great thing, anything you can do to remove the moisture source is a necessary undertaking. Solutions such as sump pumps, proper drainage, dehumidifiers, and properly configured ventilation to keep temperature variations between sections of the building at a minimum are all solutions that should be considered. However they often don’t go far enough in situations where persistent moisture remains, in those cases creating a barrier between the moisture and the structure is key to removing the long term problem and it’s affects. It’s this barrier that ensure, that in combination with the removal of the water source that will mitigate future moisture issues such as pesky and harmful mold.
A Quick Note on Mold
“Any visible mold should be removed, no matter what its color or species,” says Tiina Reponen, PhD, professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati. “In a healthy building, you don’t have visible mold.”
The CDC’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
“Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. Since the susceptibility of individuals can vary greatly either because of the amount or type of mold, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal. Furthermore, reliable sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable or tolerable quantity of mold have not been established.”
The EPA’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated.
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NE Disaster Solutions Can help you navigate the somewhat troublesome process of filing an insurance claim by assisting with direct billing. Additionally, understanding your entitlements within your policy can add some additional confusion, and the professionals at NE Disaster Solutions can help you understand your policy provisions so you can be brought back to pre-loss condition as quickly, and painlessly as possible.
It’s important to act quickly during, and just after an event. Whether it’s water damage, fire and smoke damage, or any other covered event, the burden of mitigating future damage and loss falls on the shoulders of the policy owner. Not only do you have to file a claim as soon as you know an insured event has occurred, you must take any and all necessary steps to mitigate future damage, failing to do so may have an impact on the amount covered.
Managing your insurance claim whether it is commercial or residential requires patience and knowledge, something most people in crisis mode are in short supply of. Adding to the complexities of properly filing a claim is the emotional stress that many times accompanies an emergency event. NE Disaster Solutions is positioned to help you navigate this process as well as offer direct billing with reporting to your insurance provider to help streamline the insurance claim filing and settlement process as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
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Why NE Disaster Solutions
- NE Disaster Solutions is Fully Insured
- IICRC Certified
- Workmanship Quality Guarantee
- Comprehensive and self instituted train and retrain program for employees
- NE Disaster Solutions performs background checks on all staff members
- Instituted project management and quality control systems and processes
- Dedicated account and project managers for each and every project
- True 24 emergency response, not just emergency “call” response
- 2 hour or less onsite response times during emergencies to 95% of service areas
- Personalized service from initial consultation to project completion follow up
- Direct insurance billing (we work for you and not the insurance companies during mitigation, national franchises have loyalties to large insurers that may be biased based on the funneling of work)
- Experience managing state and federal contracts
- Locally owned and operated (decisions are taken locally and not mandated at some national level with disregard for onsite needs for both property and people, with NE Disaster Solutions you’re not just a number)
- Big company resources with local decision making and compassion
Basement Encapsulation Done Right with NE Disaster Solutions
While basements can be prone to moisture and water accumulation, it’s not always obvious when there’s a need for basement encapsulation. This lack of visibility makes it even more crucial to address, as prolonged exposure to such conditions can lead to damage to property and potential health issues.
Of course, spotting signs of moisture, water stains, or feeling dampness in the basement are clear indicators of a problem, but it’s important to take a proactive approach with a professional assessment by our team.
When you entrust us with this task, you can count on our team to conduct a thorough basement evaluation, backed up by the latest moisture mapping and infrared camera technology. These advanced systems help us inspect your basement walls and pinpoint hidden areas where water might be intruding, creating conditions that could lead to damage over time.
Once we’ve assessed the root causes and extent of the moisture issue, we will walk you through our comprehensive plan for effective basement encapsulation. This includes addressing and sealing off sources of moisture and ensuring your basement is protected from future water intrusion. You can rest easy knowing that we will take great care to establish a moisture-free environment in your basement.
When you need swift, adept basement encapsulation for your Massachusetts home, we have you covered.
When you call NE Disaster Solutions for basement encapsulation, we handle everything for you, from the assessment, to the sealing, to the final reporting to any necessary health and environmental agencies required by law. If you have any questions throughout the process regarding those regulations – if they apply, and they don’t always – then feel free to contact us.
We value the safety and well-being of our customers and their families. When it comes to basement encapsulation for residents, count on the dedicated team at NE Disaster Solutions! We understand how troubling and invasive moisture issues can be in your residence, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible to reach us for a solution. You don’t have to waste another moment worrying over a damp basement or water intrusion problems. Ensure the safety of your loved ones by consulting our basement encapsulation specialists at NE Disaster Solutions. Simply call us or contact us through our convenient online form for a free consultation.