Health Risks Caused By a Wet Basement
July 15th, 2015
A wet basement cannot only create major long-term problems for your home but it is also a potential health risk for you and your family. From a health perspective, dealing with basement leaks and general dampness is also extremely important.
Wet basements are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Dealing with basement leaks when it rains and fighting the mold and mildew that result from a constant moisture problem in your basement can feel like a never-ending battle. When our Team commit to a project, one of the first things we want to address is an health concerns that moisture in your basement and mold can cause. Molds are responsible for a number of health issues, especially allergies (which can range from mild to life threatening), and can adversely affect the overall well-being of you and your family without you even being aware of the source. Even if there is no visible signs of mold, don’t ignore the fact that mold may be present. Our Team will be able to get your basement dry and keep it that way so that you can enjoy your home without worrying about these health issues.
Be sure to inspect basement furniture and stored materials in a basement where mold is suspected, such as cardboard boxes and their contents and the under-side of furniture and game tables. Often we find serious mold growth on the un-finished surfaces of wood objects, probably because the absence of a coating means that such surfaces take up more moisture than other sides of the same item. Mold can grow under your carpet and many other places in your basement that you may not be aware of. These are health risks caused by a wet basement.