Dusty and dirty basements can cause you to sneeze, wheeze, and struggle with shortness of breath. A clean, well-ventilated basement, on the other hand, can be a relaxing sanctuary for you and your family, a personal office, the family movie night area, or even your husband’s man cave. Many people don’t realize that their basements lack sufficient ventilation systems to help keep fresh air circulating instead of growing stale. Have no fear. You never have to breathe stale or musty air again with help from the experts at HS Restoration. We are dedicated to providing our clients with healthy basements and healthy homes. Here’s why a basement ventilation system can help you breathe better.
Avoid Mold Growths
Basements are a popular breeding ground for mold growth. This is because moisture commonly collects in these cooler and damp areas. This is because cool air falls, gathering in your basement. This can also explain the dampness you feel in your basement. Furthermore, when these issues happen around furniture and other upholstered items, it can create a musty and mildewed scent that lingers in your basement even after a detailed cleaning. Now add to this the dust, dirt, pollen, and other air particles that get carried into your basement from open windows or by clinging to your clothes, and the problems add up for stale, mildewed, moist air.
These factors may also encourage the growth of mold spores that love collecting in the corners of your basement. A well-ventilated basement can help circulate the air and the moisture around your home to avoid it condensing in concentrated areas of your basement and contributing to mold growth. Mold growth can be hazardous to your health, especially pathogenic and toxigenic molds. Symptoms range from shortness of breath to heart problems and even death. Because of this, it is best to breathe better in your own home by investing in a top-of-the-line basement ventilation system.
Pre-Existing Conditions Need a Friendly Environment
If you or one of your family members has a pre-existing breathing-related medical problem, then a poorly ventilated basement is a dangerous environment. People who have all kinds of airborne-related allergies, asthma, or other environmental sensitivities should avoid the home without proper ventilation. To help everyone in your home breathe better in your basement, install an adequate basement ventilation system. Airing these areas by opening a window won’t help, because it might only bring in more airborne particles and irritants.
Contact HS Restoration Today
If your basement requires a major health checkup, look no further than the experts at HS Restoration. We are available at 602-534-5874, offer 24/7 emergency services, and are IICRC certified. We also received the top rating on Home Advisor and provide all of our clients with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Give us a call today to learn what we can do for you and your basement.