How To Keep A Healthy Basement
Is your basement making your family sick? Have you ever given much thought to the way you sneeze or cough in the basement? Is your basement damper than it should be? While you probably didn’t give too much thought to the health of your basement, it might be time you did.
The indoor air quality of your home is directly related to the humidity levels of your basement or crawlspace. If this environment is wet or full of pests, then the air within your basement is likely to be filled with toxins, pollutants, and allergens that can cause health problems for you and your family.
Even if you rarely go into the basement yourself, the air within your home will naturally circulate and the air from the basement will be pulled up to the higher levels of the house. This is known as the stack effect. While ventilating systems and air cleaners do help to address the symptoms, it will do nothing to help with the real cause.
A Healthy Basement
Being able to keep your basement healthy all comes down to water control. A dry basement will allow you to eliminate the problems entirely. Thanks to basement waterproofing, you can naturally prevent the growth of mold and the invasion of pests from starting in your basement.
Mold remediation – If there is already mold living in your basement, you will need to get it removed before you can begin waterproofing your basement. Occasionally, mold will grow in places that are not easy for you to see or find, such as behind walls. However, with the help of AAA Waterproofing’s mold remediation services, you can rest assured that all mold has been found and taken care of.
Foundation cracks – Another aspect of a healthy basement is having little to no cracks in the foundation. These foundation cracks can allow water to leak into your home or worse, a dangerous soil gas. If you find cracks in your foundation, don’t hesitate to contact us for quality foundation repair.
Humidity level – With the help of a dehumidifier, you can help to keep your basement moisture free. However, this does not replace the effectiveness of waterproofing your basement.