After a season of winter storms and rain, spring may present itself with a handful of issues for your basement. However these issues can be eliminated for the future with the help of a professional service to waterproof your basement, protecting you from further damage caused by moisture leaking into your home throughout the year. While waterproofing your basement may seem like a daunting task, a team of experts and mold remediation specialists can have your basement ready for spring in no time. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your should be waterproofing your basement in the coming weeks, check your home for these five telling signs.
Visible Mold or Mildew
One of the most obvious signs of moisture in your home is visible mold or mildew in any room. Because basements are often among some of the lesser visited rooms in the house, moisture tends to collect over time and accumulate into mold in walls, ceilings, and even furniture. If you see mold in your basement, try to identify the source and seek professional assistance with mold remediation as soon as possible.
Although there may be small cracks throughout the foundation of your home, larger and significant cracks may be a sign of moisture in your home. Prevent further damage to your foundation by having these cracks sealed immediately to eliminate future issues in your basement.
A musty smell or obvious dampness in your basement may be an early indicator of mold growth and moisture in the foundation of your home. Try to catch this issue early by calling a mold remediation specialist as soon as you notice these signs.
Visible watermarks on the walls, floors, and ceiling of your basement are typically indicative of water entering your basement from the top of your foundation. Although they are alarming and problematic, these marks can also help you identify sources of moisture in your home.
Chalky Dust on Surfaces
A white chalky build up on your walls is often identified as efflorescence, a sign of leaked mineral deposits from moisture leaking through the foundation of your home. This substance is typically paired with other signs of mold, such as visible mold and musty smells in your basement.
Waterproof Your Basement for Spring with Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.