In most homes, finished basements are used for storage, as playrooms, or as little nooks where people can relax. However, these spaces are often prone to flooding, mold, and water damage, mostly due to their location in a home. Luckily, you can avoid these types of damage by picking suitable materials for your basement floors. […]
We can all agree that basement floods are one of any homeowner’s worst nightmares. Often caused by rain storms or broken pipes, floods are more dangerous than they might seem at first. If unnoticed, mold will take over and you can end up with more trouble than you asked for. However, if you move quickly […]
The most common “first aid kit” homeowners can use against flooding comes in the form of a sump pump. By definition, these pumps act as an insurance policy and can be installed in the basement or crawlspace. If it so happens that groundwater begins to collect, it will trigger the sensor on the pump, which […]
If you have an unfinished basement, it’s likely you’re rarely down there unless it’s to place or remove something in storage. If you aren’t down there a lot, it’s highly doubtful you’re really giving the room a thorough look for any sort of mold. This is where I give you the bad news. Your basement […]
Two of mold’s favorite hiding spots are your attic and your basement, and because mold is not picky when it comes to food sources, it sees a virtual buffet practically anywhere it looks. Food isn’t enough for mold to survive. It needs moisture to go along with it so it can grow and ruin lives […]
I’m going to guess, if you have an unfinished basement, the last time you were there was probably to pack away your decorations after the holidays. Unfinished basements can be damp and dark. Plus, you probably aren’t down there all that often checking the walls and foundation. Put all of these things together and you […]
Basement mold is one of those things that is hard to detect and is dangerous to our health if left unattended. Here’s how to know if you have a problem
If you’ve ever had a leak in your basement, burst pipes, a sump pump failure, or a flood, it’s a good idea to check for basement mold.