Rely On AA Action Waterproofing
Addressing concerns such as high moisture levels in the home can often be put off for extended periods of time, since these rarely appear to have an immediate impact on the health of the home. This can include situations where certain well trafficked areas such as the bathroom show the beginnings of mildew growth, or where a musty smell has begun to invade the basement. Yet, even these small signs of mold in the present, can indicate that greater damage is on the horizon.
While concerns about mold and human health are important, homeowners should also recognize that excessive dampness in the home can also undermine the structure of the dwelling. At AA Action Waterproofing, we have had many situations where we were called in for mold remediation, only to find that the integral structure of the home is also an issue.
This is due to the fact that mold colonization not only occurs on the substrate of rotting wood, but can also further compromise the integrity of the material. Even after mold has been dealt with there can still be moisture damage that will need extensive repair work. This makes it vital to address dampness in the home as soon as possible.
Within The House
Some points that homeowners should be mindful of include:
- Maintaining low humidity levels – within the home it should be no higher than 50% humidity at all times. While this can include the use of a dehumidifier, it also means that the levels should be checked for fluctuation throughout the day.
- Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans in places like the bathroom and laundry room
- Use paints that have added mold inhibitors throughout the home
- Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
- Ensure proper drainage in basements, bathrooms, and crawlspaces
- Remove or replace previously soaked carpets, walls, and upholstery
Rely on AA Action Waterproofing
Along with these provisions, you can also rely on AA Action Waterproofing to ensure a structural inspection of the foundation for any cracks that may need patching, or areas like basements that may need extra drainage. This can lead to a home that is dry and dampness free, and will reduce the need for future repairs.