Moisture Is a Leading Cause of Allergens in Homes

Water leakage or excess moisture in a home can pose many problems. Those issues range from structural damage to health complications. Basement moisture has a profound impact on the air quality of an entire house and a big leading cause of Allergens. At Toledo Basement Repair in Toledo, Ohio, we dedicate ourselves to protecting homeowners. We proudly offer the latest technology and innovations in dry basement options.

Potential Health Issues

Basement water leakage or excess moisture can lead to the development of mold, bacteria, and fungi. These allergens and toxins can be present in the air and on surfaces. Both “common household mold” and “toxic mold” (also called “black mold”) can occur. Health risks range from mild to severe.

Mold

Mold is usually not obvious or visible to the naked eye. A bitter odor might be noticeable, but not always. Mold can lurk inside of walls, behind wall coverings, beneath floors or carpets, and in many other out-of-the-way places. We at Toledo Basement Repair are experts in mold prevention, detection, and removal.

Common Household Mold

These symptoms and side effects might begin mildly but become more severe with prolonged exposure:

-wheezing or trouble breathing
-coughing
-scratchy or sore throat
-skin irritation (itching, rash, or hives)
-red, itchy, or watery eyes
-sinus pressure
-runny nose or sneezing
-onset of allergies

Black Mold

“Black mold” is greenish-black in color and produces a certain toxin called mycotoxin. It has a more serious impact on health than general mold.

Black mold is common in homes with unrepaired water damage. Even in a healthy person, it can trigger:

-respiratory problems
-more severe rashes than ordinary mold
-memory problems
-brain damage

Bacteria and Fungi

Contact with bacteria or fungi can cause:

-headaches
-loss of sense of smell
-nasal congestion or runny nose
-bacterial infections

Creating healthy homes is our main goal at Toledo Basement Repair. We encourage all homeowners to protect themselves by maintaining a waterproofed basement. We are here to help!

What Does Basement Waterproofing Involve?

Proposed solutions depend upon the level of moisture and water damage. Foundation repair is necessary if a home has sustained structural damage. Egress windows provide fresh air, natural light, and a safe exit. Dehumidification systems are a long-term preventative solution.

These are just a few examples. We make customized recommendations for each home.

Other Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

Besides preventing health problems, proper basement waterproofing can provide home protections such as:

-flood prevention and protection of personal belongings
-reduced energy costs
-pest prevention
-increased home value
-decreased repair costs through damage prevention

Toledo Basement Repair

Click our name above to visit us online today. View details about our services, and read articles and customer reviews. You can also contact us at (419) 297-6138. We offer a free estimate on any basement waterproofing or repair need and 10 percent off of the next service! Safety is our top priority. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure maximum protection for all. We are proud to serve Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Toledo, Adrian, Monroe, and Sylvania, Ohio.

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