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How Does a Damp Basement Impact Your Health?

Standing water or any amount of moisture in your basement is more than unsightly—it can actually be unhealthy. Don’t place your family’s health at risk. Hire Michigan Basements instead.

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Signs of a Moisture Issue

Unless there is visible water in your basement, how can you tell if you even have a moisture problem? Here are a few clues:

  • A musty odor
  • Air that feels heavy
  • If you have concrete block walls, a ring of dampness near the bottom
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Mold and Mildew

The two main problems that arise with moisture in the basement are:

  • Mold: a fungus that grows from spores in the air. Many varieties can grow in a moist basement and can vary in color and odor.
  • Mildew: a type of mold that grows on damp surfaces. It may or may not be visible to the naked eye.
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Health Problems

Mold and mildew can both cause various illnesses and including:

  • Cold- or flu-like symptoms
  • Respiratory problems, ranging from allergic reactions and asthma attacks to serious lung infections
  • Fungal infections

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Protect Your Family’s Health

The bottom line: when it comes to your basement, no amount of moisture is ok. If you have or suspect you have a leak or a water issue of any kind in your basement, call the team at Michigan Basements today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

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