If you’re having bowed walls repair services for your home, consider taking the opportunity to have your basement inspected and remediated for mold and mildew as well. The dark and damp environment of basements is a paradise for the spread and growth of these fungi invaders. While they don’t have much effect on the structural integrity of your foundation and walls, they can leave it with unsightly black marks that would definitely lower your home’s value. Some types of mold are even known to release mycotoxins that endanger your family’s health.
Our specialists at Rapid Dri have dealt with different mold infestations in many homes and we have found a few useful tips on handling these nasty intruders.
The Mold Trifecta
Mold needs moisture, food and warmth to survive. Removing any one of these three requirements would severely hamper their spread and development. Moisture control can be particularly tricky in basements as any crack in your walls and foundation can result in water leakage.
We recommend signing up for wall crack repair services and inspection at least once a year to keep leaking issues in check.
Studies show that maintaining your humidity levels between 40 to 60% minimizes a lot of problems in your home, including mold growth. Consider retrofitting your existing HVAC system with either a humidifier or a dehumidifier (depending on your needs) to help you control the relative humidity (RH) levels indoors, particularly in your basement. A humidistat will allow you to monitor RH for greater control.
With topnotch services at reasonable prices, Rapid Dri guarantees protection and satisfaction. We are your number one trusted sinking foundation repair specialists. Give us a call at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate or schedule a visit today. We serve Ann Arbor, MI, as well as surrounding areas.