Your house can be a cesspool for mold growth if any moisture issues are left untreated. Your basement or crawl space is particularly susceptible to mold growth since water can find many ways to seep through your walls or floor and linger or accumulate.
The dangers of mold can lead to health issues inside your home. The danger levels of certain molds can vary, but some can be very toxic and lead to respiratory issues for you and your family. If you notice any mold growth starting in your basement, it’s best to contact an expert right away!
Mold growth is accelerated in areas like basements and crawl spaces because of the high relative humidity in those areas. It’s acceptable to have a relative humidity score of up to 55% in your foundation. Anything higher will serve as an often-rapid breeding grounds for mold spore growth.
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Health Issues from mold include:
- Allergic reactions
- Headaches or stuffy nose
- Asthma or respiratory issues
Reducing your indoor humidity is the best way to prevent mold from growing. This is easy to do in most rooms of the house, but your basement or crawl space usually needs waterproofing solutions and air filtration/additional ventilation/dehumidification systems to keep the air dry and healthy.
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