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Mold In A Basement

Mold In A Basement

How Do You Get Mold In A Basement? 

The first sign that you may have mold in a basement is usually a musty odor. 

Mold in a basement is a result of the excess moisture inside your basement. Mold spores are always in the air but will only grow on surfaces with a lot of moisture and a basement is a great environment for mold growth.

Water seepage from the groundwater, moisture from your washer, and leaky pipes can all contribute to humidity problems and subsequent mold growth inside your basement. Wood, cardboard, and clothes, which are prone to dampness, are also great growing environments for mold since they provide a constant source of moisture. 

What Are The Risks of Mold In A Basement?

High humidity issues do not just stay in the basement will also circulate throughout your home. 

Health Risks

Mold in a basement can result in mild symptoms like coughing, runny nose, itchy eyes, fatigue, and dry throat. For those with asthma or a mold allergen, it can aggravate those health issues. It's important to remove mold quickly if you are living with someone who has a chronic respiratory illness. 

Structural Damage

Mold can also damage clothes, family heirlooms, wood furnishings, your home's foundation, and be a precursor pests.

If you have mold in your basement, it's imperative that you remove any excess moisture inside the home and address the primary problem like water seepage or leaky pipes. If not, problems may become reoccurring. 

Get Rid of Mold In A Basement with AprilAire

An AprilAire Waterproofing Pro will address your mold in a basement by looking for the root cause. They may suggest installing a vapor barrier, which addresses water seepage by sealing the basement with a plastic or foil sheet. An AprilAire dehumidifier will complement your vapor barrier by removing any lingering moisture inside your basement. 

Recognized as ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient for 2022, our whole-home dehumidifiers set the standard for humidity control and energy efficiency. With intuitive digital controls, you can easily set and control the moisture inside your home.

Watch the video below to learn how our high-capacity, whole-house dehumidifiers are designed to remove excess moisture efficiently and with minimal maintenance. 

Contact a local Waterproofing expert today to get rid of mold in your basement. 

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