The Dangers of Basement Mold & Mildew
Mold and mildew microorganisms are everywhere and these microorganisms will only grow under specific conditions.
An home that has water, moisture, and organic material, food source, will advance the growth of mold. Mold will continue to grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed. Mold can release toxic particles that travel through the air.
Effect of Mold and Mildew
Exposure to some types of mold can cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and or other allergies. Depending on the amount of exposure, serious health effects such as breathing problems can occur.
Prevent Basement Mold Growth
The best and most efficient strategy to controlling the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent the entrance of water and moisture into the basement and to control the humidity. Eliminating or using mold resistant materials will help to prevent mold but still may not be enough. There are simply too many sources in the basement to prevent mold from growing by only eliminating one source.
Mold will eventually grow on all surfaces including mold resistant material. The only way to control mold is to control moisture. Mold resistant material is effective only when used in conjunction with proper moisture control.
Contact us today and find out what you can do to get your basement dry, beautiful and livable.