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Mold & Mildew

Tips On How To Store Things Safely In Your Basement

How To Store Things Safely In Your BasementThe most common uses for a basement is storage. After all, if you have a basement that is the entire size of your home’s floor plan, that can add some serious space to where you live! But nothing is worse than going to the basement to grab something, only to find it sopping wet, resting in a pool of water that has been there for an indeterminate amount of time. Basement waterproofing services from AA Action Waterproofing can definitely help prevent these types of situations, but it’s also useful to store your belongings in a smart way to avoid moisture, mold, and unwanted bugs to get into them. Continue reading →

Dealing With Basement Condensation

Dealing With Basement CondensationIt’s the middle of a hot, muggy Mid-Atlantic summer. You’re sitting on your screened porch with a glass of tea filled to the brim with ice. The outside of the glass is not just foggy, it is dripping, water droplets falling into other water droplets, forming even bigger droplets that cascade down to a pool of water on the table. Continue reading →

What Is Mold And How It Can Harm You And Your Household

What Is Mold And How It Can Harm You And Your HouseholdHaving mold inside your home is an unpleasant experience. Besides its health risks, having mold problems means that you also have an issue with unwanted water inside your household. Whether it’s the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, or the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, this household mold is a serious problem to you and your loved ones. In small amount, mold spores are usually harmless, but within a damp spot in your home, these spores can grow and can get someone sick if they inhale a great amount of these spores. Continue reading →

Can Household Mold Cause Hair Loss?

Can Household Mold Cause Hair Loss?Household mold can cause a variety of health problems, but did you know it can also cause you to lose your hair? Most hair loss is a product of genetics, but health experts have found that mold exposure can also be a contributing factor to hair loss. There are two ways you could be losing your hair from household mold. The first is mold allergies which cause hair loss by disrupting your body’s natural hair growth and the second is fungal infections that create an environment on your skin that reduces hair growth. Continue reading →

What To Expect With Mold Remediation

What To Expect With Mold RemediationIndoor mold growth can be a serious health hazard. Mold remediation is the best solution to removing mold and ensuring the safety of your family. Here at AA Action Waterproofing our licensed contractors have expert knowledge and a variety of solutions to remove mold from your home permanently. If you’ve hired one of our experts, here is what to expect during mold remediation. Continue reading →

A Healthy Basement, A Healthy You

A Healthy Basement, A Healthy YouBasement mold is not just unsightly, it can present several hazards to your health. Most of these hazards can simply be irritating but also some can cause life threatening illnesses. Here are some of the most common health problems associated with basement mold: Continue reading →

Four Common Maryland Home Pests

Four Common Maryland Home PestsA damp basement can damage your home, be a health hazard, and can foster the growth of mold and mildew. Worst of all though, it can create the perfect environment for the infestation of nasty pests. There are many bugs that flourish in wet basements, here are the four most common that can plague Maryland homeowners: Continue reading →

April Showers Bring Mold Blooms

April Showers Bring Mold BloomsAfter a long Maryland winter, most of us are relieved to finally have the warm weather and light showers of Springtime. However, the warming temperatures and increased moisture are exactly the conditions necessary for basement mold and mildew to thrive. Luckily there are some simple ways you can prevent mold and mildew from ruining your Spring. Continue reading →