Is Your Downspout Properly Placed? Water from Spring Rains Can Lead to Mold in Basements if Not Properly Routed

Downspouts and gutters may not be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to your home, but proper care and placement of these items can save you in the long run. When downspouts are directing water along the side of your home instead of away, the chances of that water leaking into your basement or along your baseboards and resulting in mold growth is much higher. As demonstrated in the following video, it’s very simple to ensure that your downspouts are routing water away from your foundation and basement walls. Excess water can also lead to cracks in your foundation, which will need repair.



If you realize that your downspouts have been splashing water alongside your home and you are concerned about the possibility of mold growth, contact Environmental Doctor in Dayton, Oh. We offer mold testing and mold remediation among many other indoor air quality solutions. For information on mold, radon, A/C services and more, contact us today!

4 Effective Ways of Treating the Health Hazards Lurking in Your Home

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There are many hazards hidden inside your home that can be very dangerous to your health. What’s most concerning about home health hazards is their inability to be seen. This video highlights some of the dangers of household mold. Your air ducts could be full of dust and dirt that is aggravating your allergies, or radon might be seeping into your home, slowly making you sick. However, each of these health hazards can be treated by a professional as described below:

Duct Cleaning

Have the ducts of your HVAC heating and air system cleaned in order to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency and remove dust, pollen and other debris from your home. Duct cleaning is especially important for allergy sufferers because it has been proven to prevent health problems, including allergic reactions.

Radon Testing & Mitigation

When soil and rock erodes, uranium can seep into your home through cracks or holes in your foundation. Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless, meaning that many people live with it in their homes without realizing it. This dangerous substance increases your risk of lung cancer and is a major health hazard, so if you are concerned, then contact a radon testing and mitigation company.

Mold Testing

Mold is a part of our natural environment, but in homes it can cause property damage as well as adverse health effects. It is almost impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores, but many can be removed, resulting in a cleaner household. Hire a professional to test your home for mold and mitigate fungus if necessary.

Water Treatment

Although it may look clear, your drinking water has many pollutants floating in it, such as bacteria or chemicals that put your health at risk. Call a water treatment professional for a water filtration system that can improve your drinking water and your health.

For all of these health-enhancing treatment options, contact the Environmental Doctor. Since 1989 we have been providing customers with healthy and efficient solutions to the many contaminants that can affect your household. As a family-owned business, we are committed to the health of you and your family, so call (937) 319-4074 today!