Preventing mould growth
To prevent mould growth in the basement keep floors and walls dry and well insulated. Persons suffering from allergies, respiratory problems, or cold symptoms could be feeling the effects of mould growth in their home. Removing mould immediately is important, as is taking preventative steps to keep homes free of health hazards. Mould growth is often a result of water damage and moisture infiltration. While any home can have trouble with mould, new homes are surprisingly more susceptible because of their airtight design. Mould can be found in warm and moist areas of the home. The basement is an easy target.
To prevent mould growth in leak-free basements, consider insulating basement walls with batt insulation or extruded polystyrene insulation. Both help reduce moisture and mould growth – and increase your homeʼs energy efficiency.