The Dangers of Basement Mold & Mildew
Mold and mildew microorganisms are everywhere and these microorganisms will only grow under certain conditions.
An environment 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 emit toxic particles that will travel through the air.
Effect of Mold and Mildew
Excessive 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, more serious health effects such as fevers and breathing problems can occur.
Prevent Basement Mold Growth
The best and most cost effective strategy to managing the growth of mold and mildew is to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the basement and to control the humidity. Eliminating organic material (food source) or using mold resistant materials will help to prevent mold but still may not be enough. There are simply too many food 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 effective way to control mold is to control moisture. Mold resistant material is effective only when used in conjunction with proper moisture control.
Click here to read the FEMA Guide to Mold & Mildew and learn more.
Rescon Basement Solutions does not provide mold remediation services. Once the mold situation has been remediated, our basement solutions will help create an environment hostile to mold growth.
Common Basement Problems
Water Seeping into the Basement
Cracks in the Basement Floor or Wall Cracks
High Humidity in the Basement
Mold and Mildew Problems
Odors and Smelly Basements
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