Mold in your basement is never good—it can cause health problems and decrease your property value simultaneously. Unfortunately, basements can provide the ideal environment for mold to grow due to the lack of airflow and sunshine. The investment in a mold inspection and remediation can be invaluable to ensure you and your family stay healthy in your home. But how exactly can you tell if you have mold growing in your basement?
What Are The Signs It Is Time for A Mold Inspection?
The Air Feels Damp, or There’s a Musty Smell
While mugginess may be common in basements, it’s definitely not normal! While that sticky feeling and musty odor may occur together, they can also appear separately. Nevertheless, either can signify that water may be getting in or not draining out properly. There are many ways that water can seep into your basement, like:
- Cracks in windows or degraded window sealing
- Up through the floor
- Cracks in the foundation
- Inadequate drainage or broken sump pump
Any or all of these conditions can contribute to mold growth in your basement. A mold inspection is definitely needed to show you any current growth, potentially vulnerable areas that could start growing mold, or any waterproofing issues that could be contributing to moisture in your basement.
Allergies Worsen Inside Your Home
It’s allergy season outside, but do you notice your allergies worsen when you’re inside? That can be an indicator of mold growth! Both allergies and other breathing problems are common indicators that there may be a mold issue in your home.
Visual Proof of Mold
Sometimes you’re not aware of any mold issues until you see patches on the wall. If you’re suspicious of mold in your basement, check behind furniture, under rugs, and on walls, ceilings, and windows. There are a few different kinds of molds that are common, so keep your eyes peeled for any pink, brown, green, black, or white patches.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Mold Remediation!
When it comes to finding the best solution for your crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing needs, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.