How Basement Waterproofing Affects Air Quality
Structurally speaking, your basement is one of the most vulnerable sections of your home. This is true no matter where in the AA Action Waterproofing service area you happen to live — in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and beyond.
Your basement is the part of your home that’s most likely to experience flooding and damaging contact with ground water. Of course, your basement is also one of the most important areas of the home for ensuring structural integrity and overall safety of the house.
If you’ve experienced flooding before, you know how inconvenient it is. However, you might not realize a single flooding incident can actually have long-term effects on your home that are hard to detect.
The Dangers Of Airborne Pollutants After Floods
Even if your flooding situation was resolved without the development of obvious mold, you could still be breathing compromised air many months later.
When flooding occurs, mold begins to develop almost right away. Mold can start to grow within just a few short hours of the initial presence of standing water.
That’s because the water in your basement is already conducive to the development of mold, whether it happens to be flood water from rains or displaced ground water.
Even once the water is eliminated, microscopic particles of mold, mildew, and other pollutants can remain in the basement. Over time, these irritants will be distributed throughout the house.
There are many people who are particularly sensitive to this kind of pollution. For example, newborn children and the elderly are at increased risk of respiratory complications based on relatively small amounts of mold, mildew, and other issues.
Preventative Waterproofing Keeps Your Air Safer
At AA Action Waterproofing, our mold remediation services can eliminate any amount of visible mold in your basement. However, to ensure excellent air quality for your entire home, the best solution is to ensure that mold never takes hold in the first place.
Generally speaking, preventative waterproofing is:
— A smaller investment than having to get mold removed.
— Faster than mold remediation, with fewer complications.
— A long-term method of maintaining home value and safety.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we work hard to ensure that your basement is completely free of water and mold. To find out more about what we can do for you, call or email our experts. We can provide “no obligation” estimates for your job so you can make the best choice for you.