Homes can suffer when the moisture level is high inside. Doors and windows will stick and the windows will continually have moisture on them when it’s cold outside. Severe moisture in the home can create a serious mold problem that can affect the health of people living in the home. Most water problems occur in the basement of a home. The only way to eliminate the problem is to have basement waterproofing performed by an experienced company. Eliminating the moisture will reduce the chance of mold growing in the basement or throughout the home. Older homes tend to have more moisture problems than the newer homes due to the design, but either can be susceptible to this issue.
Waterproofing isn’t performed until the reason for the moisture problem is diagnosed. Sealing just the block will not reduce a problem with a high water table surrounding the foundation. Further work may need to be performed, including the installation of a drainage system and changing the grade of the dirt surrounding the home. The gutters will also be inspected to determine if they are working properly because they can cause water problems in a basement. The waterproofing may include replacing a gutter system.
There is a difference between mold remediation and mold removal. Remediation of the mold is eliminating as much mold as possible within a home. Mold is naturally occurring outside and spores can enter a home very easily. The main concern is to remove the mold. The first thing that must occur is an inspection and mold damage assessment. The mold must be contained or the spores will travel throughout a home in the ductwork and through the air traveling out of the space. Air filtration units will begin filtering the mold from the air and drying the area. Any mold or mold-infested materials must be removed and cleaning of the contents must be completed.
Mold thrives on moisture and can cause asthma, allergies, breathing problems and sinus issues. Mold can produce a musty odor that is difficult to remove without the proper cleaning and filtration of the area. Protect your largest investment by having the basement dry and free of mold.