Can Mold in the Basement Affect Upstairs?

Michael Rubino

November 21

Thanks to the small size of particles mold creates, a problem in one area of the home can easily lead to other sources of issues elsewhere in the home. Here's what you need to know to protect your home from this contamination situation. 

Mold grows in a damp basement, but does it stay there? Can it travel to the rest of your home? An expert answers these questions and more.

Did you know mold in your basement can affect the upstairs living areas of your home? It can.

Should you be concerned? What can you do about mold in your basement? I talked with Michael Rubino, author of The Mold Medic: an Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal and founder of HomeCleanse, to answer these important questions.

Should I Worry About Mold in the Basement?

Yes. Molds can cause health problems and damage property, so it’s important to take care it quickly. Mold colonies release microscopic spores that can be carried throughout the house on air currents, pets, people and personal belongings.

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