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Mold and Mildew

Mold and MildewMold and mildew have been known to create numerous health related problems that can range from a simple itch or an occasional cough to severe respiratory problems and even possibly death. Mold can also damage wood, drywall and other foundation and structural damage. It can even drop the actual value of your home!

What can I do?

Once the interior of your home has had mold exposure, it can circulate readily throughout the rest of your household and endanger you and your family. Of course, you always want to eliminate any mold and mildew before this can happen. Generally, there are two ways to discover mold accumulation before actually seeing the mold and mildew – symptoms and sources.

Symptoms

Have you ever noticed a mildew smell in your basement, or felt throat irritation when utilizing your crawl space? It could be the presence of mold and mildew. Here are a few more symptoms that could indicate the need for further inspection:

  • irritated eyes
  • sinus congestion
  • coughing
  • rashes
  • wheezing
  • difficulty breathing
  • asthma appears or worsens
  • itchy throat
  • headaches
  • musty smells

If you should experience any of these symptoms, you should look for sources immediately. Always seek professional advice when in doubt.

Sources

Mold and mildew prefer dark and moist conditions. Wet basements and crawlspaces can have a long list of common water problems, but any place water can penetrate your home is a place where mold and mildew can accumulate. Here are a few typical sources that can encourage the spread of mold throughout your household.

  • standing water in basement
  • weeping foundations or walls
  • flooding
  • stopped drainage
  • condensation from improper insulation
  • damp crawl space
  • plumbing leaks
  • roof leaks

This is not a complete list of problems associated with unwanted water penetrations, but don't worry. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has serviced over 100,000 homes and knows exactly where to look and what to look for. Our certified professionals perform FREE home inspections that cover the entire inside and outside of your home when many other waterproofing companies will only look inside. Use our expert advice to your advantage.

Being Informed

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing's licensed and bonded contractors have decades of experience in structural and foundation repairs and every aspect of waterproofing products and services. Our certified installers have specialized training in the latest products used to eliminate the problems caused by mold and mildew buildup. Answers to all of your mold and mildew concerns are only a click away. Contact Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing today and get informed with a FREE home evaluation with absolutely no obligation from you.