Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Danielle Lariviere
Mold has always made its way into our homes but, as we learn more, the risk to health and property is increasingly a concern. Mold and mildew not only affect the look of your rooms, if visible, but can put your family's health at high risk. The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and other medical authorities agree that mold can contribute to respiratory illness. If you or another family member have environmental allergies, mold is definately a contributin gfactor. Finally, mold can negatively impact the resale value of your property. When it comes time to sell your home, most home inspection sheets will ask you questions about current or past mold problems.
Mold LOVES Your Basement!
Mold and mildew are stuffy smelling fungi that flourish in moist environments. To make matters worse they produce allergens like mold spores and dust mites. Both can cause mayhem to your health and your home and, in just a few years, they can ravage your personal property, costing you time and money as well as making you unhealthy.
Find It, Before It Finds You!
Since mold-related problems are sometimes concealed from the human eye, it is important to have a professional first come out and inspect your home for potential problems. They should also work pro-actively to fix a problem that is already noticeable and already affecting you and your family. Mold and dust mites are sneaky and can grow in hidden places: in fiberglass insulation, behind drywall panels, and behind your wallpaper. Unless you're remodeling and ripping out walls and insulation, you may never see it. Mold also can make its way into your furniture, linens, and pillows. This is a huge problem when it comes to your health because you are in constant contact with these everyday things in your home. Mold spore exposure can happen through inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact. Having your home inspected for a potential mold problem is more helpful then you think. Just because you do not see a problem, does not mean one does not exist!
You're Going to Love This!
Mold and mildew have met their match with our SaniDry XP Basement Air System! Since mold usually needs relative humidity above 50% to grow, our specially engineered system works to keep the air humidity below 50%. We targeted their weakness and invented a product that takes away the ample moisture that would allow them to survive! This will fit perfectly in your basement or crawl space. It will work relentlessly to keep your space dry and healthy.
Water is a huge contributor to mold problems in a below-grade space. If you have a damp basement or crawl space, you can bet that within 24-48 hours of even the slightest amount of water damage, a female dust mite could be laying upwards of 250 eggs during it's three month life span! Our TripleSafe Sump Pump system has the best cast-iron sump pumps and most extensive batter backup sump pumps in the industry! Each pump is specially designed to take on any amount of water that finds it's way into your space.
Your mold problems will soon be a thing in the past if you give the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems a call today! We have developed the most effective and extensive solutions for wet basements' and mold related crisis's. Our products have been keeping basements/crawl spaces dry and mold free since 1987. All of our estimates are always free and at no obligation. Our waterproofing professionals are extensively trained and love to help homeowners fix their basement and crawl space problems. Give us a call today!
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