If you suffer from allergies in the spring, your home may be to blame. Excess moisture from the air or a leak can make cupboards, floors, attics and crawlspaces a haven for mold, and these spores can cause serious breathing problems, allergic reactions and respiratory issues. Here are some tips from basement waterproofing experts in Morris County, NJ, on keeping your home mold free.
- Keep moist areas well ventilated: Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements are areas that naturally get exposed to a lot of water, so extra effort is needed to keep them dry. Try to keep windows open in the bathroom and mop up excess water after bathing or showering. If you can, dry laundry outside rather than in a dryer, install an extractor above your stove in the kitchen, or install dehumidifiers in these rooms to extract the excess water out of the air.
- Check for leaks: If you find mold or damp in an area that won’t go away, you may have a leak. It’s best to call in the specialists to have a look, as it may mean checking pipes inside walls, looking for lose tiles on roofs and checking basements for cracks. When it comes to leaks, the sooner they are fixed the better, as they will only get worse – and more expensive to fix.
- Don’t let water stand: If there is standing water or excess moisture in your home, dry it up immediately. It can quickly get under floorboards and carpet, or behind countertops and cupboards where it will take longer to dry out and quickly become infested with mold.
- Let the professionals deal with it: If you find mold in your home, it’s best to call in mold removal specialists. Mold releases millions of tiny spores into the air, so cleaning it up and properly eradicating it is incredibly difficult. Some types of mold are also harmful to your health, and can be toxic if inhaled. Mold remediation professionals can also determine the cause behind the mold problem and provide a lasting, expert solution that will ensure it doesn’t come back.
Mold? Leaks? Call in our basement waterproofing team!
Bonded Waterproofing Systems is a family-run operation that has been serving the New Jersey and Staten Island area for more than 30 years, offering the latest in tested solutions and the industry’s best lifetime guarantee on our services. In addition to basement waterproofing, we offer mold remediation and removal, sump pump and French drain installation, dehumidifier installation and basement repair services. For more information, please contact us or visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/ today.