First my brief tale of woe...
We sold our house. Which I am not sad about. The sad part is that we were unable to find the right home to buy in the community we wanted to live in, in time. Still nothing on the market. So, we are renting until some more options come on the market. I have not rented in many years and I do not miss it. But, at least we have a home and it is not a bad house. I would not buy it, but it is okay to live in.
Here comes the homebrew part.
When we first looked at the house, the basement; which is where I will my brewing operation will be confined to, was rather moldy/mildewy smelling. The landlord did some work on the house before we moved in including addressing this issue. Half of the basement is semi-finished with a laundry room. Carpeted with berber carpeting over concrete. It has drywall ceiling and some of the walls. One wall is the foundation and it has been painted. This was apparently where the mold was. I presume he treated the mold and repainted/sealed it. He also added a pretty nice dehumidifier. This is where the brew things will be.
It smells like he mitigated the problem. It is much cleaner looking too. Do you folks think I will face contamination issues if I am fermenting/racking/storing beer down there? I also will have my kegerator down there. In my current home I have experienced occasional mold/mildew on my kegerator from condensation in the summer but have not had infections.
Thanks for reading all that. Should I be concerned? I can't stand the thought of not being able to brew for the next year!