How to Protect Your Basement from Mold and Water Damage – Part Two

Mold damage evaluation

There are a few ways to protect your basement from such problems. The first and most important rule of all is – it should not be a dirt basement. Although quite rare nowadays, some of the older buildings still have unsecured, thin-walled dirt basements. One of the most important building steps when constructing the underground foundations of a building is to have a drainage system, positioned directly under the basement itself. A pump should be installed if needed to prevent flood water damage. The outside of the basement should also be reinforced with thick walls from reliable materials.

Be careful about the way you arrange your things in the basement – if you gather all of them in one place or shove them in the corners of the room, they can provide the perfect conditions for mold colonies. Throw out everything you don’t need, avoid storing stuff in cardboard boxes, for they are prone to suffer from the water damage. The most important thing of all when it comes to keeping your things in the basement is – let the air circulate freely.
Water is always dangerous to deal with when it comes to closed cool spaces, especially if they are underground. Although unavoidable, the problems can be controlled and serious damage to the building can be avoided. If the damaging factors are afoot, you should probably consult with a health contractor, who can install ventilation system in your basement. A dry and clean basement provides the perfect foundations for every building.

May 6, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning, Home Improvement


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