Basement Waterproofing – Key to a Healthy Home
Basement Waterproofing – One of the Key Essentials for a Healthy Home
Allergies from mold in basement is very common. If you and members of your family suffer from chronic stuffy nose or allergies and a headache when at home but the symptoms are relieved when away from home, it is very likely that these symptoms have been caused by the allergens or air pollutants like mold spores. Moisture in the wet basements is becoming an increasingly leading cause of household allergies for most people with ineffective basement waterproofing treatment.
Even if you only find mold in the basement, its spores will rise up and spread throughout the home. This is known as the “Stack Effect”. The stack effect is basically when warm air rises from the lower levels in the home and exits through the upper levels as well as the attic. As this happens, there is a creation of vacuum on the lower levels which then draws up air from the level of the basement. Anything that is present in that air – and that might include the mold spores, dust mites, humidity, and odors – will then be drawn up into the main and the living areas of the home.
Cleaning up the basement areas and trying to remove the mold present with biocides and bleach like substances can at best be a temporary solution as the root cause of mold development is not taken care of. To get rid of mold in a more fundamental way, in addition to an effective basement waterproofing treatment with mold-resistant coatings on all susceptible areas like the ventilation ducts and pipes, etc.
Warm weather and precipitation are the ideal building grounds for mold. Mold spores can cause breathing problems, runny nose, allergic reactions, scratchy throat, watery eyes, and general fatigue. In some very rare cases, mold can even have toxic side effects. The American Lung Association has reported that as many as 88 million people living in the United States of America suffer from respiratory distress of some sort, and almost 50% of homes have at least 1 resident with asthma, allergy symptoms, or some form of respiratory ailment. So be sure to take care of basement waterproofing before summer arrives.
Our South Jersey Waterproofing company have contractors who are basement waterproofing experts . In addition to effective waterproofing of the wall surfaces and ensuring there is no leakage, we will also coat all the likely surfaces to prevent mold build-up at any time in the future. There is no place for mold in basement and other such allergens in a healthy home and we are there to make sure your home stays that way for a long time to come. Contact Almand Bros your South Jersey basement waterproofing contractors today!