Mold and mildew microorganisms are everywhere and will grow under certain conditions. An basement that has water (moisture) and organic material (food source) will begin to grow mold. Mold will continue to grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed. Mold gives off toxic particles that will travel through the air. That is why when you get close enough to mold and breath it in it is difficult to breath.
Effects of Mold
Excessive exposure to mold can lead to or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, and or other allergies. Depending on the amount you have been exposed to, the more serious health effects such as fevers and breathing problems can occur.
Prevent the Growth of Mold in Your Basement
The best and most efficient strategy to controlling the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent it from happening in the basement. One quick and easy step is humidity control by installing a dehumidifier. Mold can grow on all surfaces including mold resistant material. The only effective way to control mold is to control moisture. Mold resistant material is effective only when used with proper moisture control. Superior Basement Solutions can help control and eliminate the mold that is currently in your home. Call today to learn how.
Learn about the aspects of four different factors that can ensure that you have a healthy basement:
Contact us today and find out what you can do to get your basement dry, beautiful and healthy.