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Mold, Dust Mites And Odors

We solve mold, mite & odor problems by...

  • Waterproofing Basements & Crawl Spaces
  • Controlling Humidity and Filtering the Air With SaniDry Dehumidifiers
  • Replacing Mold-Damaged Materials With Waterproof, Mold-Resistant Materials

Most of us know instinctively that bad-smelling air isn’t healthy to breathe. This is especially true with moldy, musty smells that often originate in damp basements and crawl spaces.

If there’s enough moisture for mold to grow, it’s a sure bet that dust mites are also present. Read on to find out more about these irritating organisms and how you can keep them out of your house.

Mold and mites put microscopic pollutants into the air you breathe.

A stale, musty smell is a sure sign that you have mold in your house and probably dust mites as well. In order to reproduce, mold puts microscopic spores into the air. Dust mites, on the other hand, produce microscopic feces that contain harmful compounds. Ingesting these minute particles causes allergic reactions in many people –itchy eyes, skin rashes, sneezing and other flu-like symptoms. Other people react more severely, suffering from respiratory ailments like asthma.

The good news:
Removing moisture forces mold and mites to find another home

SaniDry XP
SaniDry XP Dehumidifier

Mold can’t take hold. A SaniDry dehumidifier from Basement Systems is designed to keep the entire basement dry. The unit shown here drains directly into the sump pump. Effective moisture control, combined with the use of mold-resistant materials, creates an environment where mold can’t take hold.

To survive, dust mites and mold must absorb moisture from the air or from damp materials. Mold and mites can’t live in dry environments. To force these pests to find another home, you have to remove their moisture supply. Here’s how to do it:

  • Stop water from coming into your basement or crawl space with an effective waterproofing system.
  • Reduce humidity levels. To dry out the air in a basement or crawl space, Basement Systems can install a specially designed SaniDry dehumidifier.
  • Always use a bathroom vent fan to vent humid air (during showering & washing) to the exterior.
  • Remove mold-damaged material (drywall, fabrics, carpeting, etc.) and replace these elements with mold-resistant materials.
  • Repair plumbing leaks.
  • Make sure gutters & downspouts are working effectively to move roof runoff well away from your foundation.

Commonly addressed mold questions from our customers

  • How can mold affect my health?
  • Why does mold grow in my basement?
  • Can mold cause structural damage to a home?
  • How can I control humidity in my basement?
  • How do I prevent mold in my crawl space?

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