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After A Basement Flood, Mold Remediation Should Be A Top Priority

After A Basement Flood, Mold Remediation Should Be A Top PriorityWhat’s the most dangerous aspect of a basement flood?

Although one of the most important things to be aware of is the danger of electric shock, there is another serious issue that lingers long after the flood conditions are dealt with — something that can have serious, long-term health implications.

Mold begins to form within only a very short time during a flood. The general climate and weather of the northeastern states provides the perfect breeding ground for mold when standing water is added to a basement.

When mold gets serious, it can render a home impossible to sell or even make it uninhabitable. However, the dangers of mold aren’t limited to widespread cases — they get started right away.

Mold Can Cause Major Dangers To People And Pets In Your Home

Certain types of mold can be dangerous — even lethal — for people. However, even the most “benign” mold can cause problems within a relatively short time.

Mold can agitate the lungs, including the tiny bronchial tubes that supply oxygen between the windpipe and into the lungs. These tiny tubes may become agitated or inflamed.

In fact, any existing issue with the lungs can be significantly affected by mold. In some cases, people exposed to mold have developed asthma when they did not have any history of it before.

Even after a basement flood, mold does not necessarily present itself in a way we can see: It can fester within the walls and pollute the air of your home over a long period, with symptoms worsening over time.

With all that in mind, total mold remediation is vital after any interior flooding.

With AA Action Waterproofing, You Can Breathe Easy After Your Mold Remediation Is Done

Mold is a dangerous and potentially invisible predator once it gets inside your home. To bring your air quality back to the levels you deserve and expect, you need help from the pros.

Not every company can provide you with great mold remediation that will really solve your problem. To make sure you are getting excellence, use a team with 27 years of experience.

Had a flood or other disaster that has left you susceptible to mold? Not only can we dry out your basement for you and waterproof it, we can also remediate your mold problem quickly.

Call or email AA Action Waterproofing to get a free estimate for your job. In Delaware, Washington DC, New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania, we can help you “clear the air” for good.

This entry was posted in Mold Remediation on September, 19, 2014