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Allergy Symptoms in the Winter? Your Basement May Be the Culprit

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Cade Ingle


What Your Allergies May Be Telling You About Your Home!

A flooded basement or crawl space can lead to mold and poor air quality.

It's no coincidence that you're sneezing, sniffling, or suffering from headaches.  A common assumption many people have, especially moving into the fall season, is that these symptoms are the result of allergies.  However, these symptoms could be caused by a bigger problem in your home.

Remember last summer?  Last summer was very dry as the Midwest experienced an extended drought.  However, this past spring brought plenty of rain our way.  Then, in June, Central Iowa had even more rain!

When was the last time you peeked into your crawl space or stepped foot in your musty basement?  A basement that got wet in the spring and has been humid throughout the summer is likely to be a moldy basement in the fall.  A crawl space that has endured spring rains and humid summers is a prime candidate for mold problems.

The source of your sneezing, sniffling, and headaches could very well be right under your nose (and your feet).  And, since one could argue that it is a fall climate year round in your basement, these allergens can plague you all year long. Midwest Basement Systems team of basement and crawl space experts can provide you with a thorough inspection and free estimate in central Iowa to repair your wet basement or crawl space. Meeting with one of our experts is the first step to having a dry space below your home.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Agency
  • Albia
  • Barnes City
  • Beacon
  • Belle Plaine
  • Blakesburg
  • Bloomfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Buckingham
  • Bussey
  • Cedar
  • Cedar Falls
  • Centerville
  • Chelsea
  • Chillicothe
  • Cincinnati
  • Clutier
  • Cresco
  • Deep River
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Dewar
  • Dike
  • Drakesville
  • Dunkerton
  • Dysart
  • Eddyville
  • Elberon
  • Eldon
  • Elma
  • Evansdale
  • Exline
  • Fairbank
  • Floris
  • Fredericksburg
  • Fremont
  • Garwin
  • Gibson
  • Gilbertville
  • Gilman
  • Gladbrook
  • Grinnell
  • Guernsey
  • Harper
  • Hartwick
  • Hedrick
  • Hudson
  • Ionia
  • Janesville
  • Jesup
  • Keota
  • Keswick
  • Keystone
  • Kirkville
  • La Porte City
  • Lawler
  • Le Grand
  • Leighton
  • Lime Springs
  • Lincoln
  • Lynnville
  • Malcom
  • Montezuma
  • Montour
  • Moravia
  • Moulton
  • Mystic
  • New Hampton
  • New Hartford
  • New Sharon
  • Ollie
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ottumwa
  • Pella
  • Plainfield
  • Pulaski
  • Raymond
  • Readlyn
  • Reinbeck
  • Richland
  • Rose Hill
  • Searsboro
  • Shell Rock
  • Sigourney
  • South English
  • Sully
  • Sumner
  • Tama
  • Toledo
  • Tracy
  • Traer
  • Tripoli
  • Udell
  • Unionville
  • Victor
  • Vining
  • Waterloo
  • Waverly
  • Webster
  • What Cheer
Our Locations:

Midwest Basement Systems
5153 Northeast 17th St
Des Moines, IA 50313
1-515-992-7046
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