It’s raining, it’s pouring, your basement is… moulding?
If you’ve noticed that your cellar tends to leak when it’s raining outside or if you happen to notice condensation or puddles in your basement when you head downstairs, the problem may be more serious than you think.
Though water damage in all of it’s forms within the basement isn’t uncommon, moisture in your cellar could be affecting your health. Puddles may eventually evaporate but even small amounts of moisture can build up to bigger hazards.
Hazards to your health due to a damp cellar may include:
Unwelcome guests such as rats, cockroaches, mice and other pests love dark, damp spaces and a damp basement beckons to these types of visitors. The waste material left behind by these pests can quickly turn your basement space into a danger zone.
Mould thrives in damp spaces and its growth has been linked to respiratory illnesses which will only get worse with time if the source of the mould isn’t properly treated.
Bacteria can grow at stunning rates in a wet basement, and these damp walls full of harmful bacteria can irritate your throat, eyes, and nose while making any preexisting allergies worse.
Damp-Proof Your Basement With Concrete Floor Sealer
With the help of damp proof paint and a reliable concrete floor sealer, your basement floors can be protected against the damp while preventing long-term water damage.
Before sealing your floor, it’s important to check how damp the concrete is first. For a concrete floor sealer to be effective, it has to be applied to a clean, dry floor.
Start by cleaning your basement floors thoroughly to remove all dirt. Give your basement a good sweeping and then follow up the process with a mop.
A solution of warm water and bleach can be used to mop up and kill any bacteria and mould that may have begun to grow.
Next, make use of a floor fan (or several) to dry your basement floors completely. You may want to plan to clean and dry your floors on a day when humidity levels are low and the weather calls for sunshine over rain.
The final part of the process is applying the sealant to your cellar floors. Choose a reliable coating that’s durable and can promise a long life of protection for your basement floors.
Make sure to read all the instructions for proper application and focus on applying the sealer to areas of the basement such as corners and seams where moisture is most likely to seep in or settle.
Avoid covering the whole basement floor with sealant at once and instead focus on applying a thin layer to small areas, one at a time, until the full basement floor has been fully covered. Too much sealer can cause bubbles to form as it dries.
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