HOW YOUR FOUNDATION CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

HOW YOUR FOUNDATION CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

The foundation of your home is what separates the place where you live from the ground below. Because of how close it is to the ground, your foundation faces all kinds of elements, such as moisture, tree roots, and shifting soil. Shifting soil can cause cracks in your foundation which will lead to even more problems. What is even worse is that mold can develop in these cracks. This is detrimental to your health and anyone else who may live in your home. If you notice any signs of mold in your home get help immediately.

The soil underneath your foundation plays host to a moist, humid environment of soil.  This environment is the perfect place for mold growth. If there are cracks in your foundation, moisture can come through the gaps and bring mold with it. If the mold continues to grow unnoticed, spores can then spread from the foundation to damp areas all around your home. General places where it spreads are behind drywall, under floors, and in wet rooms. The best way to combat the mold from taking over your house is to eliminate it before it even starts. This means taking care of every crack and any other foundation problem you may find before the mold can get a chance to grow in it and spread.  There are several places you can check for cracks and other foundation issues you should check for.

How Mold Can Affect Your Health

While not all molds can cause health problems, some can be extremely toxic to humans, causing many health problems.

Including:

  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Coughing
  • Skin irritation
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory issues
  • Allergic reactions
  • General fatigue

Don’t wait until you already have a problem before you call. If you notice cracks or any other type of damage to your foundation, be sure and contact us!

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