A Closer Look At Mold Removal
Maryland is located on the east coast of the country, and its northeastern location means that it experiences a considerable amount of rainfall each month – four inches on average. While those who live here are generally able to defend themselves and their homes against mold growth, sometimes the inevitable happens and you’ll find that mold has taken over some part of your home. Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we can help. However, it all starts with understanding the basics behind mold.
Mold generally grows in moist, dark environments. In Maryland homes, it’s most commonly found in the basement when a leak is present. The issue here is that many basement leaks aren’t noticed until long after they begin, and by that point the mold growth has begun in earnest. Once it takes hold, it can be a very difficult process to remove mold from a home.
You can’t ignore it, however. Mold can cause a wide range of problems including:
- Respiratory issues
- Reduced property value
You read that last one right – in some instances mold growth has gotten so bad that a home is literally condemned. As such, it’s vital that you take the time to correct the issue – or prevent it outright.
If you find mold in your home, mold remediation will be used. Small outbreaks of mold may be handled on your own, but you’ll have to take special precautions. These include protecting yourself with a full range of gear – goggles, gloves, and mask. You need to seal the entire affected area off from the rest of the home to guard against the spread of the spores.
For those who don’t have the time, skill, or patience to handle mold removal on their own – or those who have larger mold issues, it’s a better idea to call the professionals. We can help offer mold remediation solutions to you and your home.
A better idea is simply to protect your home against mold growth before it starts. By going through some basic basement waterproofing steps, our team can help keep your home dry and let you avoid the spread of mold outright. The benefits of this are obvious – it allows you to avoid the spread of mold and the need for mold remediation. In the process, it helps you keep your family healthier and allows you to avoid a much larger expense. A little investment in waterproofing can save you a ton of money.
If you’re concerned that your home is susceptible to mold growth or if you’ve found mold growth in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us today to see what options you have.