Why Does Mold Form
While many downplay having mold in their home, the truth is that it is nothing to be taken lightly. It can have lifelong health effects and in some cases even be deadly.
If you only have a crawlspace in your home but no basement, you’re still very much at risk for that dark, moldy crawlspace to cause problems inside the home. Luckily, there are a few options to prevent such issues!
In places like Pennsylvania where the terrain is very versatile, different types of homes are at risk for different reasons. The low lying areas of the city often has poor drainage and during the winter, plows pushing huge mounds of snow onto the sidewalks and into yards leads to basement flooding. Coastal areas experience floods from rivers and the ocean. Even in the mountains water runoff from storms and melting snow can cause extreme basement flooding problems and inherently, mold.
What to Do
Waterproofing your crawlspace can prevent the growth and spread of mold spores by removing and blocking moisture. Without it, mold can be wiped away and cleaned temporarily, but will continue to grow back.
On the other hand, if you have no interest in spending the time and money on simply a new and improved crawlspace, we also offer crawlspace conversions! We will turn your small, cramped, sometimes wasted space into a fully functioning, and waterproofed basement!
What many people do not realize is that getting water in the basement will not only damage the structure of the home but it poses serious health issues to you, your pets and your family! It is simply not worth the risk.
Signs of Mold
Molds produce allergens, substances that can cause allergic reactions, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Each breath you take when mold is present can be toxic to both humans and animals. Touching mold or mildew then touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes can cause the spores to enter your body. This can feel like you’re having an allergy attack: itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, etc. But, the symptoms can get worse, even causing induced asthma! The easiest ways to spot mold usually aren’t by spotting it, so be aware of the musty smell!
The sad fact is that far too many people live with mold in their basements. Especially those in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware where poor drainage and heavy rains and snow wreak havoc on your basement. Don’t be one of those people who gets stuck in a messy, expensive situation! Contact us ASAP at 610-495-9111 or visit our website for a FREE estimate.