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Advice on water damage, flood, cleanup and insurance.

Our finished basement flooded thanks to a backed up sink and the iron filter discharge running. As far as we've been able to discern, our insurance does cover this. We've had a cleanup crew sent out by the insurance company. However, I've got some concerns on how it's being handled, specifically that not enough and not enough of the right work is being done. [more inside]
posted by LANA! on Dec 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Should we get a dehumidifier or do something else?

Is a dehumidifier the right solution for my problem? What else should we be considering? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Oct 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Mold control in a dry basement?

Mold control in a dry basement? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 3, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I purge the basement of doom?

My house has an unfinished basement. It's a terrible mess and causing enough problems for my husband's allergies (we think) that it's not even usable right now. What can we do to get it straightened out? [more inside]
posted by ashirys on Sep 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Mold on litter box in basement

After returning from a month away, we discovered green mold (or something resembling mold) growing on and around the cat's litter box in our basement. I have removed the litter box and anything else covered in the green stuff, and I started running a dehumidifier in the basement. What steps should I take to ensure that I eradicate the stuff and that my family (including a baby and the cat) remain safe?
posted by billtron on Aug 27, 2011 - 11 answers

WTF is growing out of the floor in my basement? It looks like glossy human hair and it is freaking me out.

WTF is growing out of the floor in my basement? It looks like glossy human hair and it is freaking me out. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Apr 21, 2010 - 18 answers

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement?

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 answers

mold in basement remodel -- what now?

I've put an offer on a 1924 house that has a refinished basement. The remodel was done by the homeowners, with no permits. My inspector found some mold on some wood and drywall. What now? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I seal furniture in plastic to prevent mold?

Is it possible to "seal" furniture in a plastic bag to protect it from mold while stored in a basement? Please help me protect my inheritance until I have a bigger house! [more inside]
posted by intermod on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

I need to purify the air for someone else

I've got a sick basement, I need to fix it. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 answers

What can you store in a damp basement, and how?

What can you store in a damp basement, and what's the best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Basements and mold and carpet

Basements, mildew, and mold, oh my... [more inside]
posted by adampsyche on Jul 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Preventing mold in a fieldstone basement

Our 100+ year old house has a fieldstone basement with no mortar between the stones. Water doesn't flood or drip in, but the walls are always a little damp. Black mold is beginning to grow down there, and we'd like to stop it. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Nov 4, 2005 - 15 answers

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