Stack effect, two words you probably don’t hear every day. But as long as you own your home, you’re most likely experiencing it all the time.
Stack effect occurs when the air inside your home becomes warmer and rises up into the upper floors of your home. Big deal, right? Well, for most people–sure. No big deal.
But if you’ve had a basement waterproofing issue you’ve been ignoring for years and years, this phenomenon may not be as harmless as it seems. Years of neglect in a basement with moisture issues could mean toxic mold buildup, potentially endangering the health of you and your family. What makes this even scarier, is that the rising air could be introducing toxic mold spores to the upper floors of the home, without you even knowing it.
What can you do to avoid this? Well, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, moisture control is the key to mold control. Take action against your wet, unhealthy basement today, and breathe easier tomorrow!