With Northern Virginia Flood Risks Come Health Risks, Including Mold and Respiratory Conditions

Water damage is not the only major concern for homeowners when flooding hits, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Virginia basement flooding expert Basement Solutions of Warrenton, VA, notes that damp basements can be breeding grounds for disease. The risk is increasing: In addition to localized home flooding from combined heavy rains and snow melt, the area has been experiencing serious flooding from the Rappahannock River.

Unless water entering the basement is remediated, residents are at risk of a variety of mold-related illnesses as well as contaminants brought into the home by the water.

River flooding in the summer of 2018 has put area basements at risk of major water damage once again. Residents of the Basement Solutions service area, including Fredericksburg, Alexandria and Manassas, should make plans to protect their homes from river- and weather-related water infiltration in 2019. Once the basement is permanently dry and mold health risks eliminated, homeowners can consider making it into a comfortable living space such as a family room or extra bedroom.

As the CDC notes, standing water, moisture on floors and walls, and water intrusion from saturated soil provide breeding grounds for toxic mold. Mold growth can take root in porous building materials and require costly repairs.

Airborne mold spores place those with respiratory conditions at risk and can lead to sinus infections in anyone, medical situations that are difficult to treat. Damp basement solutions can eliminate the moisture on which mold infestations grow without resorting to energy-consuming dehumidifiers and heaters.

Rappahannock River-area residents who are concerned about water damage and mold risks in their home or business can contact Basement Solutions of Warrenton at 571-208-4048 for a custom basement protection and remodeling plan.

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Name: Scot Small
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Organization: Basement Solutions
Phone: 571-208-4048
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