Excessive basement moisture is common in Baltimore. Unfortunately, in less than 48 hours moisture buildup can cause mold in the basement. To avoid needing mold remediation in Baltimore, follow these tips that will keep your basement dry and mold-free.
If you do not already have a sump pump, schedule a sump pump installation immediately. Sump pumps help to remove moisture buildup that can occur after a storm or flood. Schedule routine sump pump maintenance to ensure your sump pump does its job effectively. Keep the basement well ventilated, too. If the basement does not have a window, install a dehumidifier or a ventilation system to create an inlet for fresh air and an outlet for water vapor. Heat the basement in the wintertime and use air conditioning in the summertime to prevent condensation. Insulate the water pipes to prevent leakage that can lead to mold growth and excess basement moisture.