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Why Mold in Your Basement is a Problem

Friday, August 21st, 2020 by Bill Cowley

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When water enters your basement, regardless of how it got in, there's a potential for mold to grow. Any organic materials like wood framing, sheetrock, insulation, acoustic tiles, leather, and carpeting create a breeding ground for mold. Organic materials are anything that was once living, and therefore provides "food" for the mold. Because air from the basement often escapes into the upper living spaces of the home, basement mold can contribute to health problems like respiratory illnesses and worsen allergy and asthma symptoms.

The only way to avoid basement mold is to keep moisture levels low and prevent water intrusion. Foundation leaks, flooding, and plumbing leaks can all put you at greater risk of a basement mold problem. Mold Solutions by Cowleys eliminates mold in basements for homeowners in Toms River, Cherry Hill, Woodbridge, and nearby. Contact us today for an estimate!

Common Causes of Basement Mold

  • High humidity levels leading to condensation
  • Air duct "sweating" and other condensation problems
  • Poor ventilation
  • Groundwater leaks or flooding
  • Leaking foundation walls
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Sump pump failure
  • Wet drywall, carpet, wood & other materials
  • Storm flooding
  • Clogged gutters causing water to overflow and collect next to the foundation
  • Improper grading of ground next to foundation causing water to flow/collect next to the foundation of a structure

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