Tales of haunted basement stories abound. Even famous places have chilling tales of spooks down below. The Winchester Mystery House in California has had its basement locked up tight for more than 80 years. Private tours are enjoyed by thrill-seekers hoping to have a peek at the ghostly workman in overalls who pushes a wheelbarrow. Despite how exciting it is to believe in basement hauntings, the reality is that residents are probably experiencing the effects of wet basement plumbing problems that can be remedied by plumbing repair rather than an exorcism.
Elevated electromagnetic frequency levels (EMF) are usually the root cause of basement hauntings. Poor wiring as well as leaky pipes are the root causes. This is one of the most common basement plumbing problems especially in older homes with neglected pipes and outdated wiring.
Introduce higher levels of moisture to an enclosed space filled with items that produce EMF, such as circuit breaker boxes, clothes dryers, furnaces, etc., and the moisture will magnify the effects of EMF. High EMF can manifest in many different ways. For people who are sensitive, they can develop a condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
Symptoms & Signs
Just a few symptoms that can be caused by EMF sensitivity created by chronic exposure to higher than normal levels of EMF:
- Sleep disorders
- Night terrors
More Than EMF
In addition to creating health problems by elevating EMF levels, basement plumbing problems can lead to moisture and mold growth. Despite the common belief that toxic mold, commonly known as black mold, is a life-threatening issue it’s actually not typically fatal. That being said, living with mold can trigger allergic reactions. In worst case scenarios, it poses more serious health threats to younger children and pets.
If you have joked about your basement being haunted, or have seen tell-tale signs of unwanted moisture like condensation on pipes and surfaces, or puddles of water, please contact us. It may be fun to joke about a ghost in the basement. But it’s actually no laughing matter where your health is concerned. So, instead of calling in a paranormal investigation team, schedule an inspection with our qualified technicians.