Basement Mold Problem & Prevention in Boulder, Aurora, Denver
Other than damaged personal property and a musty smell that can seep upward through the home, there have been many very serious mold-related issues in Colorado in recent years. Complete Basement Systems recommends preventing mold, as the best solution.
Keeping outside air out of the crawl space or basement and lowering the humidity level below 60% can help prevent serious damage to the home and your health.
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Mold can be the root cause of:
- Stuffy nose
- Allergic reaction in a building that is relieved soon after leaving
- Allergic rhinitis
Human Ecology Magazine has reported that dead mold and spores can trigger allergic reactions, and microscopic mold spores can lay dormant for years while they wait for the opportunity to grow.To date, The American Lung Association reports that 88 million people in the U.S. suffer from some sort of respiratory distress, and 50% of homes have at least one person living inside that has allergies, asthma, or another respiratory ailment.
Time Magazine reports hundreds of thousands of mold spores in a single cubic meter of indoor air; a single person inhales 10 or 12 cubic meters daily.
Mold Damage in a Basement or Crawl Space
The Journal of Property Management warns that ignoring mold in the home can lead to extensive property damage. Repairs can be lengthy and in the most extreme situations can require the home's inhabitants to be relocated while the work is being done.
If there is a water problem within the home, it's extremely important to fix the problem and dry the area within 48 hours.
Eliminating Mold in Colorado
"If you are reacting to a problem because somebody's been sick, you've waited way too long to address indoor air quality."
- Glenn Fellman, Executive Director of the Indoor Air Quality Association
Clean and removing mold in a crawl space with biocides or bleach is a temporary solution.
While this can remove mold in the short term, this work can only be safely done by a trained professional. Bleach will not stop mold from growing in the long-term. Additionally, mold will still have a surface to grow on and spread its spores unless you can also coat your ventilation ducts inside and out.
One of the primary methods recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, is to reduce indoor humidity within the home to below 60%. They also recommend removing all sources of water leakage within the home.
To lower the humidity level, you're going to need a strong basement dehumidifier, like the SaniDry XP, available in Boulder, Aurora, Denver, Englewood, Boulder, Arvada, Fort Collins, Greeley, Broomfield, Loveland, Longmont, Westminster, Parker, Golden, Lakewood, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Sterling, Fort Morgan, Morrison, Louisville, Commerce City, Wheat Ridge, Brighton and the surrounding areas by Complete Basement Systems.
The SaniDry XP is a self-draining, ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier that's just what you need to eliminate all the mold in your basement. The powerful SaniDry XP dehumidifier features:
- A powerful blower
- Large cold coil
- Air filter that can remove particles as small as 2 microns
If you have a finished basement, the SaniDry XP can easily be stored in a closet or unfinished area and ducted into the space. Smaller SaniDry XP CSB dehumidifiers are available and configured just for the crawl space environment.
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