Basements are one of the common areas that tend to fall victim to mold development, if you are not careful. Basements in South Carolina often suffer from dampness and insufficient air circulation, leaving the home vulnerable to basement mold development. Once mold settles and roots itself in your basement building materials, it can rapidly spread to and contaminate previously clean building materials. Unaddressed basement mold development will likely worsen with time. That is why it is important for homeowners to take the time to learn about the warning signs of mold and step preemptive steps to prevent it.
Mold growth in your South Carolina basement can mean potential health implications and serious property damage. Certain species of mold have the potential to produce mycotoxins that can be toxic to humans. Exposure to basement mold can result in symptoms ranging from mild allergies to serious upper respiratory problems. Each person will react differently to mold exposure depending on the individual, the length of time of exposure, the species of mold and several other factors.
In the natural outdoor environment, mold’s purpose is to breakdown dead organic matter so that it can be recycled back into the ecosystem. This is great for the natural cycle of our ecosystem, but not so great for the building materials inside your home. Indoor mold and the underlying water problem will eat away at your building materials and potentially compromise the structural integrity of your property. Bottom-line, if you have an indoor or basement mold problem, you should contact a trained and certified mold removal company in South Carolina to safely and effectively address the problem and the moisture source.
Various moisture sources could be contributing to mold development in your basement. With an adequate moisture source, it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to develop and spread. Some moisture problems are very obvious and will prompt immediate attention– like flooding or a major leak. Other problems may seem minor and can be very easy to overlook– like humidity and condensation. It is equally as important to address these issues with the same urgency as with a leak or flood.
Most common causes of basement mold:
When it comes to basement mold prevention, moisture control is going to be the key factor in keeping a mold-free space.
Leaks — Checking for leaks regularly will help you catch a leak before it has the chance to do too much damage.
Foundation — Water can potentially enter your basement through your foundation walls.
Landscape — Your home’s surroundings are very important to keeping rising water out. You always want water to flow away from your home.
Drainage — In order for drains to do their job, they must be clear at all times.
Gutters — Regular gutter checks and maintenance
Waterproofing — Basement waterproofing is a tactic to prevent water from penetrating that basement.
Dehumidifier — Basement dehumidifiers can help to keep your South Carolina basement dry. If you basement is especially damp or humid, a dehumidifier can help.
Declutter — Basements are often used for storage. Cluttered spaces limit air flow and can promote moisture buildup (especially in already humid environments).
If you detect signs of a potential mold problem in your South Carolina basement, contact a certified mold remediation professional who will be able to safely and effectively assist you.
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If you detect basement mold in your South Carolina property, contact a professional mold inspection company to have your basement thoroughly inspected. A Mastertech basement mold inspection in South Carolina will determine if you have mold, how bad it is, what caused it, how to safely remove it and effectively prevent its re-growth.
Our SC basement mold remediation professionals are committed to providing home and business owners with the safest, most effective and most efficient mold remediation in South Carolina. Our basement mold removal technicians undergo intensive technical and safety training to ensure that the job gets done right. Each Mastertech Environmental basement mold removal is backed by a 5-year, mold-free warranty. It is our promise that the basement mold has been safely and properly removed, and it will not return.
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