Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Kelsey Bullerdick
You have a dry, musty smell coming from your basement. When you're at home you notice having ongoing headaches, but immediately feel relieved when leaving. The moisture in your crawl space and basement just won't go away, and there are little friends starting to line your wall. All of these problems are caused by the dreaded 'm' word known as mold, and no one wants to have it in their home.
According to Total Health magazine, household mold growth is accelerated by warmth and high humidity - especially in the basement and crawl space. While you can clean and remove mold with bleach, it is only a temporary solution. Bleach can eliminate it in the short term, and even worse, dead mold can still affect the home. It all may sound like too much to handle, but we at Healthy Spaces have some handy tips to solve all of your mold problems!
1. Invest in a powerful dehumidifier.
Investing in a powerful dehumidifier is one of the top things to filter out air and humidity in your basement! Our SaniDry Basement Dehumidifier is perfect for this very situation. It can remove everything from mold spores, in-house allergens like dust mite waste and pollen. It also has a self-draining system, so it is able to pull moisture from the air and lower the relative humidity below 55%. When you have a low humidity, it creates an environment that makes it very difficult for mold to thrive. With a dehumidifier of this capacity, you'll never have to worry about mold growing in your basement again!
2. Create a barrier between walls and vapor.
Mold can grow on any organic surface, including basement walls. What a vapor barrier does, it resists the passage of air into the basement and stops things such as mold, rot, and insects from forming on your walls. Keeping your basement or crawl space dry is important if you don't want these things to fester, and luckily, our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier offers the perfect solution! It is bright, white, and durable, and allows for the perfect barrier for all things moldy.
3. Waterproofing ALWAYS helps!
In addition to moisture, water damage in the basement will definitely affect your basements mold growth. Floods and rain storms happen, and if your basement is carpeted with organic materials, mold is much more likely to grow. By installing water safe, inorganic material, like our ThermalDry tiles, you will never have to worry about mold again! These tiles snap-together and you'll never fall victim to mold and moisture, and no mastic, grout, glue or finish is required. As soon as they are installed, they are ready to use! You can install other products like our WaterGuard interior drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump to get the water flowing outward. With all of these things, you'll never fall victim to mold again!
With these tips, you'll never have to worry about mold ever again! If your home currently has mold or is at the risk of developing it, the experts at Healthy Spaces can make your home dry, clean, and safe.
Call us today at 1-812-602-4025 or contact us online to schedule your free inspection. We offer all of our mold services in Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro, Vincennes, Madisonville, Jasper, Washington, Mount Carmel, Carmi and throughout the surrounding areas.