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Your Basement Air is Making You Sick

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by Margot Cornelius

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If you feel like your allergies get worse every year, you may be onto something. Rising temperatures in Michigan are linked to an increase in pollination cycles in certain plant species. So, you’re basically suffering for longer each year! Before you retreat indoors for relief, here are some allergy triggers lurking in your home.

Holy Moldy

Mold is one of the leading causes of poor air quality in your home. A damp basement is a breeding ground for mold spores and is a cause of allergy outbreaks indoors. If left alone, these mold spores will travel through your HVAC system into living areas above ground. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle goes far beyond what we eat and how much we exercise. Air quality has a significant impact on your overall health.

The Air Down There

Air in your basement gets little-to-no circulation and becomes stagnant. Stagnant air laden with moisture can cause rot and water damage once condensation forms on wood and other organic items stored in your basement.

Other Contaminants

Our basements also become the repository for all unused cleaning supplies, tools, or half-finished aerosol canisters. The contaminants from these products enter the air below your home and form a toxic breathing environment for your family and your pets.

Also, conduct an indoor allergy test to see the air quality of your basement and upstairs living area. It will serve as a baseline to know what solution to implement first. It’s better to know what you’re dealing with.

What now?

Mold is synonymous with moisture. If you want to get rid of mold, you need some form of moisture control in your basement. Our state-of-the-art SaniDry dehumidifier extracts moisture from the air to bring comfort to your basement living space and keeps the air healthy.

Waterproofing your basement using our WaterGuard perimeter system captures incoming and stagnant water and channels it to the sump pump where it is discharged from your home.

Schedule your free inspection with us now and we can walk you through the permanent solutions available to you.



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