Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Disinfecting Concrete Floor

Posted by ralphgumby (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 1, 07 at 8:12

Hi-
Just had the hot water tank let go. Thankfully, not too much water, but I would like to ensure that no mold can start growing. The basement is unfinished. I am keeping the basement door open to ventilate the area. Any suggestions as to what to use? I've read diluted bleach (1 cup/ gallon water), Hydrogen Peroxide (sprayed) followed by white vinegar (sprayed), I'm sure there are other ideas.
All suggestions welcome.
Thank you,
Ralph


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Disinfecting Concrete Floor

I think those are unnecessary. Certain combinations might produce poisonous gases. Staining of the concrete is a possibility. Just dry the area. Concrete itself will not support fungus growth. Fungus grows only on organic material, concrete is mineral.


 o
RE: Disinfecting Concrete Floor

Bleach will work just fine but the real key to is make sure the excess moisture is gone. Buy/rent dehumidifier.

Mike


 o
RE: Disinfecting Concrete Floor

Nothing much grows on plain concrete.
If there is a lot of dirt and crud, wash it, vacuum up any excess water with a wet vac, and let the room dry out.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here