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How To Protect Yourself From Mold

Mold is a common problem in many Piedmont Triad homes and can cause a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and headaches. While you may not think it’s something you need to worry about, Basement and Foundation Solutions know first-hand that it can grow anywhere that has moisture, including walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture. With over three decades of experience regarding mold remediation in basements, we can help keep you and your family safe!

Follow our tips on how to protect yourself from mold, and contact us for help today!

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Fix Leaks

If you have any water leaks in your home, it's important to fix them as soon as possible. Leaks can lead to moisture buildup and even flooding, which can create an ideal environment for mold to grow. All mold needs is a dark, moist place to grow, and then you can have a huge problem on your hands.


Keep Humidity Levels Low

To start your mold remediation in your basement, keep the humidity levels in your home as low as possible. You can do this by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner, especially in areas like basements, bathrooms, and kitchens or areas where water tends to leak. Remember to monitor indoor humidity levels regularly to ensure that they stay within a healthy range.

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Improve Ventilation

Proper ventilation is important for reducing moisture and preventing mold growth. Make sure your home is well-ventilated, particularly in areas where moisture is common; this can be done by opening windows frequently, using air filters, and turning on ceiling fans.

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Clean and Dry Wet Areas

If any areas of your home get wet, such as from a spill or a leak, it's important to clean and dry them as soon as possible. Making sure the affected area is thoroughly dried, and setting up a fan to provide additional assistance, is key for DIY mold remediation in your basement.

Mold can be a serious health hazard and it's important to take steps to protect yourself from it. Let our Basement and Foundation Solutions team help you stay safe — contact us for mold remediation services anywhere in your home.

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