Let's face it. That article is trying to scare you so you will buy
Can mold kill, sure it can. Does it do it often, no. We all live
around mold. I eat the stuff, mushrooms. Most mold is harmless to humans.
However there is a real danger with some molds and damp homes are not
healthy homes. If the mold is not a problem the moisture will damage the
structure in other ways.
What little of that article I read leads me to believe they did not give
very good advice about how to eliminate excessive moisture from a basement.
The very first and most important rule is to eliminate the moisture from
the foundation, not from the basement. That means making sure downspouts
and drained away from the foundation and that the ground is graded so it
slopes away from the foundation in all directions. If that does not do it,
the next step is to provide a drain at the base of the foundation on the
Only if all the above fail, do you look to a solution inside.
Joseph E. Meehan
26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
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