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Mold & Mildew

4 Myths About Mold

4 Myths About MoldWhen it comes to mold, there is quite a bit of misinformation floating around. While mold can be a serious problem, that doesn’t mean you should be fleeing at the sight of it or ignoring its presence in your Maryland home. Continue reading →

How Molds Affect The Value Of Your Home

How Molds Affect The Value Of Your HomeThere are a variety of ways that your mold problem could be harming the value of your Maryland home. Whether you are planning to sell your home in the next year or just want to be prepared for the future, it is always good to plan ahead for you and your home’s future. Continue reading →

What’s A Dehumidifier?

What’s A Dehumidifier?Whether you’re looking for ways to remove excess moisture or flooding from our basement or simply wanting to prevent humidity from building up in your basement, a dehumidifier might be just for you. But what does it do, and do you really need it? Here are some important things to know before purchasing a dehumidifier. Continue reading →

Your Wet Basement Might Be Making You Sick

Your Wet Basement Might Be Making You SickThe effects of having a wet basement might already be quite apparent—damage to your home, potential damage to the foundation, and obviously losing anything that might come in contact with the moisture. These alone should be enough to make you want to call a basement waterproofer, but the one that truly convinces people there’s a problem is knowing that a wet basement could actually be making you or your family sick. Continue reading →

How Humid Weather Can Affect Your Basement

How Humid Weather Can Affect Your BasementWhen we picture water entering our homes, we generally imagine the usual culprits: rain or snowmelt. We also think about problems inside the home, like broken pipes or clogged drains. However, humidity is one of the sneakiest ways that moisture makes its way into our home, and since it’s so easy to ignore it can also be incredibly dangerous to the integrity of your home. Continue reading →

Tell The Difference Between Seasonal And Mold Allergies

Tell The Difference Between Seasonal And Mold AllergiesMoisture in the basement is a big problem, not only to your home and the integrity of the building materials, but also to you and your family’s health. Mold can grow within 24-48 hours of water exposure, and symptoms can range from flu-like to irritated asthma problems. Mold spores enter the lungs and contribute to respiratory issues, such as wheezing, coughing, and sneezing, as well as runny noses, itchy eyes, and even skin rashes. Continue reading →

Help! My Basement Smells

Help! My Basement SmellsYou know that unpleasant, musty odor all too well. It’s the reason that basements get the reputation of being dank, gross, and unpleasant places to be rather than the clean, bright, and comfortable rooms we wish they were. But the truth is, basements absolutely can be pleasant places to store your belongings, to have workout or television spaces, or to even have an extra bedroom. Continue reading →

How To Identify Mold And Mildew

How To Identify Mold And MildewMold and mildew can be tricky to find, and oftentimes we see it but don’t realize that it’s even there. Sadly, mold can start to grow after only a few days of water damage, so if you’ve ever found moisture or pools of water in your basement, then you should also be on the lookout for mold. Here are some tips on what to look for. Continue reading →

How To Prevent Mold In Your Basement

How To Prevent Mold In Your BasementWhen people think of water damage in their basements, they often think of drastic and dire situations where they return home to find their entire basement flooded in three feet of water. These certainly do happen, but more often we see clients who had water leaking into their basement unknowingly, through the tiniest leaks in pipes or even just an accumulation of too much humidity. These are signs that are easy to overlook but can lead to considerable home damage as well as mold. Continue reading →