What is mold exactly? Why should you be concerned about basement waterproofing in your home? Molds are living microorganisms and different forms of fungi. If you are worried about the presence of mold in your basement and the effect it will have on your property and your family, then you may be in need of mold remediation.
Mold will not only damage your property and its structure, but it is also linked to various health issues including rashes, sinuses and asthma, to name a few. The importance of mold remediation in basement waterproofing shouldn’t be underestimated, either.
Signs that your basement wall is in trouble – and what to do
There are certain telltale signs that your basement wall is in trouble:
- The distinct odor of mold: When mold is hidden in the walls of your basement, there will often be a moldy smell and this may be the only sign that you have mold issues. Don’t ignore the odors, even if you can’t see the mold.
- Discoloration of the wall or sheetrock – often a visible stain appears on the exterior of a wall that is hiding mold growth. The problem is that by the time you can see it on this outside, its probably all over the place on the inside.
- Visible mold growth: If you see mold growth on your basement walls, don’t ignore it even if it’s only a small patch. A small patch of mold growth is often indicatory of larger mold colonies growing hidden, away from your view.
If you suspect your basement wall is in trouble, then you may want to contact a mold inspection specialist. At Bonded Waterproofing we bring many decades’ mold inspection and basement waterproofing experience to each project we undertake. And assessing your mold situation is absolutely free.
Bonded Waterproofing has been providing mold remediation services for over 30 years in the northern NJ area. Contact Bonded Waterproofing to learn more about our basement waterproofing services today.