There was a time when basements were rarely used cellars.  They have evolved over the years into full-fledged living spaces .  Today’s basements are often bedrooms, entertainment rooms and family rooms.  As part of a regularly used space for sleeping and regular activity, your basement should be treated like any other room in the house with regards to safety and security for you and your family.


Aside from bathrooms, the basement is the most common place for mold growth inside a residential home.  There are a few key reasons why basements have mold problems.


  1. The most obvious reason is a “flooded basement” caused by flooding due to severe weather conditions, sump pump failure or even broken water pipes.


  1. Relative humidity (RH) levels can be high in basements. The EPA sets as a guideline 65 percent or less as acceptable RH.  Refer to for more EPA information relative to mold.


  1. Since the basement is underground, if drainage outside your home is not functioning properly, the basement walls will seep and even leak from around the outside of the foundation.


Downriver Cleanup & Restoration located downriver in Michigan, serving cities and surrounding communities such as Gibraltar, Monroe, Riverview, Lincoln Park  and Grosse Ile to name a few, for over 20 years.  We are an IICRC, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, certified company.  This means we uphold the highest standards in all areas of cleanup & restoration from


  • Water damage i.e. flooding
  • Storm damage
  • Fire
  • Mold


If you suspect you have mold in your basement either because you see signs of mold visually or the air smells musty, call us immediately at 734-619-7610.  We have someone available 24/7, all year-round to respond usually within an hour of receiving a call.  We have a reputation for being responsive as well as for our fast service.  Your safety and the safety of your family is a priority to us.


We offer complimentary inspections.  Our fully licensed, insured and certified technicians are qualified to do sampling and give evaluations and recommendations based on the findings.  If mold is present, we will get to work immediately with your approval to remove and remediate the mold.


We have the experience and know how to find the source of mold and remove it.  We give a full satisfaction guarantee for all projects.  This is our promise to you, our valued customer.  We stand behind all our evaluations, recommendations and our work.


Contact us for your free inspection.  We also provide carpet cleaning as well as other annual maintenance services for your residential home or business property.   Downriver Cleanup & Restoration, 734-619-7610 or contact us thru the web at