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Basement Mold

A damp, moldy basement can be a serious problem. We can help.

The basement is different than any other part of your home. Basements are generally subterranean, so they’re naturally damp and prone to moisture. This is a breeding ground for mold, mildew, unpleasant basement odors and can be a source of rodent and insect infiltration. Keeping humidity down reduces the chance for mold to grow. In general, mold will not grow at less than 50% relative humidity! The first step is always to eliminate the source of the water entry by using one of our patented products such as, the Water Grabber® Bulldog, Cove Base, Fieldstone Conduit, Floor Grate, or Tank Pro®. Dehumidification is the key.

Basement Technologies with its patented basement waterproofing solutions, has solved the two major causes of humidity. We employ the state of the art Air Mop® 2, BONAIR By Humidex, or Humid-Evac® to keep the air in your basement dry and comfortable. To absorb moisture in the floor we use the Humid-Evac®, another tried and true Basement Technologies dehumidification product. No matter what type of moisture builds up in your basement, we have a product to take care of it.

    Basement Mold

    Excess moisture on almost all indoor materials leads to growth of microbes, such as mold, fungi and bacteria, which subsequently emit spores, cells, fragments and volatile organic compounds into indoor air. Moreover, dampness initiates chemical or biological degradation of materials, which also pollute indoor air. Dampness has therefore been suggested to be strong, consistent indicator of risk of asthma and respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough and wheeze). The health risks of biological contaminants of indoor air could thus be addressed by considering dampness as the risk indicator. To prevent this, we recommend basement waterproofing.

      Basement Mildew

      One in three homes have some type of mildew and that found in drywall is known to be toxic. Mildew usually grows where you can't easily see it, so you may need to remove items in your basement first to eliminate mildew. Once you find the source, it's a good idea to install a dehumidifier.

        Dust Mites

        Dust mites are microscope bugs that live mostly on dead skin cells that are shed from humans and their pets. Dust mites are harmless to most people, but there are ways to keep the amount down in your basement. The most useful solution is to keep the relative humidity of your basement below 50 percent. You can make sure this happens with a basement dehumidifier.

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