At Missouri Basement, we understand that one of the most significant threats to the integrity of your basement is excess moisture. This silent intruder can lead to a host of problems, from structural damage to health issues for your family. To combat this common issue, we recommend using dehumidifiers as an essential tool in maintaining a dry […]
One of the most common problems homeowners face when it comes to their basements is the growth of mold and mildew. This pesky problem not only poses a threat to your property but also to your health. Let’s explore the causes of mold growth in basements, its potential effects, and how to eliminate this dangerous […]
The primary goal of basement drainage systems is to divert water away from the foundation of a home, thereby preventing water accumulation and seepage into the basement. This helps in safeguarding the structural integrity of the foundation, maintaining a dry basement environment, and preventing issues such as mold growth and wood rot. As a homeowner, […]
Maintaining an optimal humidity level in your home can be a tricky but oh-so-important task. Too much moisture and you start to develop mold, while too little leaves the air feeling overly dry and uncomfortable. Do you need a central humidifier to obtain ideal humidity levels?
Springtime is perfect for homeowners to get their homes in order and kickstart any new projects. One area of the house that deserves some extra attention during this season is your basement. It can be easy to forget about what lies beneath, but taking care of your basement now will save you from having a […]
Called “the invisible killer,” carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected. This gas is found in fumes any time you burn fuel Everyone is at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Symptoms are described as “flu-like” and include: Headache Chest pain Vomiting Dizziness Nausea Confusion Have your heating, water, and other systems […]
A flooded basement is more than just a giant headache; they’re a safety and health hazard. When your basement floods, you have more than just water to contend with—there may be sewer backup and debris like building materials. These can cause injury and illness if not handled properly.
As homeowners, a lot of us associate a musty smell with the basement. After all, many of us probably remember wrinkling our noses when going down into the basement of our childhood homes to get our summer toys out of storage or do laundry. But did you know that a musty smells in the basement […]
A vapor barrier is a thick plastic sheeting system used to prevent moisture from entering a space—namely a crawlspace or basement. Vapor barriers provide many benefits to your home, including:
Mold is common in homes and businesses but that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with it. Mold grows in places with lots of moisture like basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. Mold will continue grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed and can emit toxic particles that will travel through the […]