You do not want a Moldy Basement!
Mold only grows in a wet environment. It does not grow in a dry environment. A damp basement is a perfect environment for mold to grow in. Sometimes you actually don’t see the mold even though it is there.
Some of the signs that there may be mold growing in your basement are:
- A musty or earthy smell may indicate mold
- Stains on the wall, which can be any colour, stains on a carpet (if you put some bleach on the stain and it disappears it is likely mold, if it doesn’t it’s usually just a stain).
- Damp or wet basement – if this condition has been existing for a while then and no mold has been found it is very likely that mold will soon appear.
- Health issues that one may not understand.
If you are in need of wet basement repair in
Hamilton, please give us a call at 416-236-8721
What health experts say. . .
This excerpt was taken from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Fighting Mold — The Homeowners’ Guide
“Health experts indicate that, depending on the type of mold present in a home, the amount and degree of exposure, and the health condition of the occupant, the health effects of mold can range from being insignificant to causing allergic reactions and illness.”
“Pregnant women, infants, the elderly and those with health problems, such as respiratory disease or a weakened immune system, are more at risk when exposed to mold. Consult your family physician if you believe there is someone who may be at risk.”
You can clean the mold on walls with various store bought solutions but this is only temporary. If you have wet or damp areas in your home, the mold will come back until the real problem is handled.
If you have a wet basement or even a damp basement and you see or suspect mold this should be taken care of by a professional basement waterproofing company so that you can breathe easy!
Fix that moldy basement!