Prevent mold 17 tips to keep the basement mold free
Most cases of mold start in wet basements. Basement mold means your house is unhealthy. Prevent mold and stop mold before it is destructive. Starting in the basement, if you smell mold and mildew you have mold. Dehumidify the basement. Be careful when using the basement to store things especially paper and books. Here are tips to prevent mold in the basement.Above all, keep the basement dry. Fix cracks in the foundation. Dry up the basement after flooding. Make sure dryer is vented properly. Wrap all pipes so they will ot condense. There are many more tips. Go to stopmoldcold.com for more information.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Keep Your Basement Mold FreeMost cases of mold start in wet basements. Basement mold means your house is unhealthy. Prevent moldand stop mold before it is destructive. Starting in the basement, if you smell mold and mildew you havemold. Dehumidify the basement. Be careful when using the basement to store things especially paper andbooks. Here are tips to prevent mold in the basement.1. Basement Mold occurs naturally; basements are warm, dark and damp. (Perfect for mold growth.) Keepit dry to prevent mold.2. Leaks occur due to groundwater pressure on foundation. Moisture feeds basement mold.3. Mold growth occurs within 24 to 48 hours of water intrusion.4. Dirt crawl spaces transpire and produce mold growth. Cover area with plastic sheeting and use acrawlspace dehumidifier.5. Some basements flood with heavy rain. Homeowners must dry basement quickly. If still wet, expectmold growth within 24 to 48 hours.6. Ground sloping towards foundation can cause basement mold. Slope away from the foundation.7. Landscaping: plants placed close to foundation can push water into the house.8. Keep downspouts from pointing water towards the foundation.9. No carpeting in the basement. Cannot keep basement dehumidified enough to prevent mold inbasement carpeting.10. Water droplets on basement pipes are sign of high humidity. Wrap them.11. Vent dryer to the outside.12. Keep basement ventilated. Use fans to keep air moving.13. Keep doors open in basement rooms. Closed rooms are warm, dark and damp. Ever notice basementmold smell behind a closed basement door?14. Prevent mold by constantly running a basement dehumidifier. Prevent mold and stop mold bylowering humidity to 50%, Mold cannot grow at that humidity level.15. Most common place to find mold is the basemen( National Institute of Health. ) Stop basement mold.16. People need to equate moldy basements with an unhealthy home.
17. Dirt crawl spaces transpire and need covered with heavy plastic. Use of a crawl space dehumidifier ifnecessary.Preventing mold is not an option. Every house needs a dry basement well ventilated preferably with abasement dehumidifier running. Lowering moisture is key to preventing mold. Dehumidify the basement.