By: Matthew Verville
Proper basement ventilation is crucial to the health, safety, and comfort of a home or business. Improper ventilation can cause:
- Indoor air pollution
- Asthma and allergies
- Mold and mildew growth
- High humidity levels
- Nasal Irritation
- Respiratory Problems
The air we breathe indoor can be contaminated by a number of things. Among them are:
Airborne bacteria and viruses which can cause many ailments and infections. Bacteria and viruses continue to breed and thrive in moist, damp and stale environments.
Toxic Chemicals that become vapors from paint, household cleaners and solvents, glues and adhesives found in any number of items in the home or business, aerosols, paint, pesticides, and chemicals used in some carpeting and upholstery fabrics.
Allergens including pet dander, dust mites, and pollen.
Mold and Mildew which thrive in damp or moist environments. The spores released by mold can be toxic and mold and mildew, as it grows, slowly destroys anything it grows on.
Moisture is the biggest problem as it causes the growth of mold and mildew, structural damage to the building, feeds bacteria, and creates a health hazard.
Installing a high quality ventilation system such as the EZ Breathe System, will remove excess contaminated air from your home or business and expel mold spores and the gases created by mold. By exchanging the damp stale air with fresh air, indoor air pollution will be reduced and odors will be expelled.
Waterproofing the basement and installing a high quality basement ventilation system which draws air down from the upper levels and out through the lowest point in your home is the best investment you can make to preserve and improve the value of your home or business and safeguard the health of your family.
Contact us for a free home inspection by a Vulcan Basement Waterproofing specialist.