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IS YOUR BASEMENT HOLDING WATER WHEN IT RAINS?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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IS YOUR BASEMENT HOLDING WATER WHEN IT RAINS?

Spring brings leaves to the trees, beautiful flowers, chirping birds and RAIN! Some of us may even find leaks in our garages & basements. Although we’re quarantining don’t let water sit in your basement, garage crawlspace. That causes mold and mold can cause serious health issues!

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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