Do you go to work worrying about heavy rain and whether your basement is going to flood? If you do, then you have a “Drain Brain”. Drain Brain is the excessive and unnecessary worrying that eats away at your absentee workday productivity. You should also know there is no medication for this disorder that has been approved by the FDA. Lucky for you Pipe Works Services has an all-natural home remedy for what ails you, it’s French Drains! Did you know that French Drains can be installed on the interior and exterior of your home? The best part is you don’t need to speak French to understand them. It requires digging 3 feet trenches around your foundation, then gravel and piping are installed taking water away from your home. The less moisture that sits on your foundation the fewer mold problems you will sustain.

You might be thinking well, my basement isn’t finished so I don’t care about the basement. This is not a healthy idea! Toxic black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, as it’s known to scientists, can release spores as it feeds on organic materials in common household materials like drywall, carpet, insulation, or sub-flooring that have been exposed to moisture. These spores, if ingested or inhaled, can cause a range of unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms in humans. Read more on the HGTV site. These spores will travel through your A/C and heating ducts, spreading through your entire home. Just know a pretty home is not necessarily a healthy home.

What are the common symptoms of mold allergies?

Runny or stuffy nose.
Cough and postnasal drip.
Itchy eyes, nose, and throat.
Watery eyes.
Dry, scaly skin.

Detailed information on what a French Drain looks like via Wikipedia.

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