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Keep Molds Away From Your Basement

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What are molds?

Molds are microorganisms. They are found everywhere. They can grow on almost anything if it is moist enough. Inside your home molds grow quickly on damp surfaces like bathroom walls and trim around windows. Molds may look like furry growth, black stains, or specks of black, white, orange, green, or brown.

What do molds do to our body?

When a growth of mold appears, it can send clouds of invisible bits of mold through the air. These bits of mold can cause infections, allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. To avoid these health problems, keep your home as mold-free as possible.

How does mold get into our homes?

The more people who live in a home, the more likely it is that molds will grow inside it. This is because we release a lot of moisture in the air when we breathe. When we take long hot showers, cook with uncovered pots, dry clothes on an indoor clothesline, or use humidifiers, we also make more moisture for molds to grow. Storing wet firewood, watering many plants, and storing many vegetables like potatoes and squash can make a mold problem more likely, too.

But more concerning is mold as a result of a foundation structural problem, such as cracks.  Or as a result of basements that aren’t properly waterproofed.  Water intrusion in your basement will eventually lead to mold in your house.

How can I tell if I have a mold problem?

Any part of your home that gets wet is likely to be moldy. Check:

  • For leaks in your roof or plumbing. If water is trapped inside your walls or under your carpet, molds may grow there, although they can’t always be seen. See if your walls or rugs have light stains or a strong musty smell.
  • For mold in your basement, especially if your basement floods because of rain. Moisture can also seep through your home’s concrete foundation and make the bottom of carpets or the inside of a finished wall moldy.
  • For water damage around your windows or doors to the outside of the house. In winter, moist air can change to water on these cooler surfaces and cause molds to grow there.
  • For mold on walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, books, or piles of newspapers. Smell these areas too; sometimes a musty smell is your only clue that you have a mold problem.

How do I get rid of mold?

There are many ways to remove mold from your home.  Some of them are very complex and require the use of chemicals and extensive cleaning.  We at Basements Solutions 911 use the latest mold remediation technique.  Dry Ice mold blasting is the quickest, safest and cleanest mold removal technique available.

If you have a mold problem, please contact us now at 610-495-9111 or visit us at http://www.basements911.com