Combat Basement Mold And Mildew
Your basement is a paradise for disgusting mold and mildew. Mold is a fungus that feeds on moisture. And your basement is one of the most moisture prone areas in your entire home. Mold and mildew are not only gross, they can also have a serious impact on your family’s health. In addition, unchecked mold and mildew growth can damage your possessions and lead to pricey home repairs. If you want to control mold and mildew in your basement, the first step is to control moisture build up. By taking the right precautions, you can banish basement mold and mildew from your basement.
The most important thing is to repair any leaks or standing water. If you suspect that you have a water leak in your basement, don’t just set up a plastic bucket to catch the water. Call a professional. Any leaks in your home should be immediately repaired to avoid long-term damage. It is also a good idea to have your roof, as well as your plumbing, checked for leaks. Sure, such preventive measures might cost a bit in the short term. However, this minor investment is nothing compared to the thousands and thousands of dollars you will end up spending in the future if moisture issues are not promptly and adequately addressed.
In fact, just by having simple foundation and wall cracks repaired with water-resistant cement, you can avoid a variety of expensive moisture-related repairs in the future. In addition to managing any necessary repairs, there are some other steps you can take to keep your basement free of mold and mildew. By ensuring that the area has adequate air flow and that all sources of standing water are removed, you will go a long way toward banishing mold and mildew from your basement for good. If your mold issue has gotten out of hand, contact the mold remediation and waterproofing experts at AA Action Waterproofing to clean up your basement and help you prevent future mold growth and other moisture issues.