The High Costs Of Mold
Maryland homes have to be built to endure the climate here – and that means that they need to be able to stand up to the wet weather the region is home to. Just look at the month of July 2014 for proof – storms have battered the east coast, and it’s been incredibly wet throughout the summer. While plenty of people think about their roof when they hear the term ‘leak’, or about their plumbing pipes, there’s another place water can find its way into your home easily – the basement.
Basement leaks can cause serious problems including damaged personal property, rot, foundation issues, and more. However, here at AA Action Waterproofing one of the biggest problems we’ve seen firsthand has been mold growth. Left unchecked, even a small basement leak can cause huge troubles in terms of mold, and that mold growth can have some very high costs.
Here’s a look at just some of those costs:
• Medical Expenses – In some situations, mold can lead to major health issues. Allergies and respiratory problems are the two most common, and both can be incredibly dangerous to those with existing health issues, children, or the elderly. You may not even realize that mold is causing your health issues, and it’s a problem that could lead to some very serious expenses.
• Mold Remediation – While it’s often possible to clean out mold and eliminate it from your home, it’s a big job and one that can be costly. It’s cheaper to simply waterproof a home and prevent this issue from occurring at all, and if mold growth is present you may be looking at a major expense.
• Temporary Displacement – During some heavy mold remediation projects you may actually have to pay for a hotel while the mold is being removed. Those expenses can add up quickly.
• Home Value Loss – Mold will cause a reduction in property value, and it’s very true that some people have lost their homes due to mold that couldn’t be controlled. That kind of financial loss is hard to recover from.
Mold growth obviously has some serious consequences, and as a result it’s absolutely vital that you take steps to identify it – or better yet, to prevent it from ever occurring. Good basement waterproofers will help you avoid the hassles, costs, and risks of mold before it can become an issue. Contact us at AA Action Waterproofing today if you’re ready to get the peace of mind that comes with the protection basement waterproofing can offer.