If moisture is a prevalent problem in your property, expect to see mold growing on your floors and walls. Mold may not look like an immediate household threat, but allowing it to spread on your property is very dangerous. Extended exposure to mold causes serious health problems, such as:
- Breathing Difficulties
- Bleeding of the Lungs
- Other Respiratory Ailments
To avoid the dangers of inhaling mold, you need to create a moisture-free environment. You can achieve this by adopting the following moisture prevention techniques:
Insulate and Encapsulate
Condensation usually occurs near and around your property’s metal pipes, water heaters, and concrete walls. The water droplets left by this process encourage mold growth. To make things worse, the areas favored by mold are found in your basement or crawl space places that are difficult to reach and maintain. Insulating your basement walls and encapsulating your crawl space can solve your property’s moisture problem. These measures protect your pipes and water heaters from condensation by forming a vapor barrier that keeps out moisture.
Repair All Water Leaks
Excess moisture is often caused by a leaking tap, pipe, or roof. You need to seal these leaks immediately to keep mold from manifesting in these places. Some leaks you can repair on your own. However, if the leaks are too difficult to handle or are in hard-to-reach areas, call the professionals to have them repaired.
Consider Having a Dehumidifier and Sump Pump in Your Basement
If you want to be prepared for any water-related disaster that may cause moisture buildup, consider installing a dehumidifier and a sump pump in your basement. Both systems have a way of removing or reducing moisture in your property. In order to experience the benefits of these systems, you must choose the correct type of dehumidifier or a sump pump that fits your basement.
If you are looking for professional mold removal services in Kansas City, Missouri & Overland Park & Olathe, Kansas, contact KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Inc. Armed with decades of experience and the necessary tools, we’ll eradicate the nasty fungus from your property. We also offer professional basement waterproofing to help you create a moisture-free basement. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate.