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How to protect basement from water damage and Mold

Things to Keep in mind while flood damage Md

If you own a home in a state that’s surrounded by water, I’m pretty sure you have had an occasional flooding , especially in the basement. Water damage can cause a stench in your home, but most don’t account for the fact that mold can start to grow from water damage and not in places where you can always see!
Mold poses a serious risk to your health, but did you know it could also physically alter your home? In sensitive people symptoms of mold in the home can be identified as sneezing, skin rash, runny nose, nasal congestion, itching, watery eyes, asthma, and chest tightness. It is important to use a water restoration service like this one! Even if it just to do a thorough inspection for mold in the basement. It can also pose a serious risk to your respiratory system. Your health is really important and also your home needs to be properly cared for.

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Problems caused by Mold Growth in Baltimore Md


So we know it can directly affect your health, but what about the structure of your home? The same conditions that promote the growth of mold invite decay fungi to rot wood and other organic materials. The presence of mold and dispersion of mold spores in the basement will reduce the indoor air quality of your home. Left unchecked, mold can cause damage great enough to lead to the collapse of ceilings, caving in of floorboards, and falling down of walls. Many materials in the home quickly become damaged beyond the point of repair, though, and in time, a home can be completely destroyed by mold growth!
Mold can affect the structural integrity of a home and some contractors refer to one of these troublesome molds, serpula lacrymans, as a “building cancer”. This term may scare some owners but in reality, it is manageable and needs to be addressed with common sense, not scare tactics.

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