Eliminating Molds, Dust Mites, & Odors in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa & Huntsville Area
Often, the first signs of mold are visible, blotchy stains, either found on the floor, walls, or wrapped around objects such as piping. However, mold is not always visible. Other warning signs may include musty, moldy odor, allergy symptoms, moisture and condensation.
Mold is not only responsible for damaging building materials and possessions, but it can also affect your family’s health, as well. Mold can cause breathing problems and can trigger asthma, allergic reactions or other respiratory ailments.
Dust Mites and Mold Love Moist, Damp Spaces, Like Basements & Crawl Spaces
Mold dislikes the sun and dry areas. It thrives in moist, dark environments, with a food source of organic materials to consume. Mold growth usually starts below ground level, in your basement or crawl space area.
Dust mites also thrive in the same conditions and while their presence is merely an irritation, their microscopic feces does pose a serious health hazard, equal to mold spores.
Dust mites can also cause respiratory issues just like mold. Dust mites can defecate up to twenty times per day, and this amounts to it creating waste up to 200 times its own body weight. Their feces, having the composition of 15 potent allergens, can trigger asthma and respiratory issues in humans. In fact, studies prove that dust mites are the number one indoor allergen we face in our homes! Your best bet is getting rid of dust mites, by lowering the relative humidity in the environment to below 50%. Dust mites die when there is no more humidity to suck up from the air, effectively dehydrating them.
Take Control of Your Home’s Health. Lower Moisture & Humidity.
A permanent solution against mold is to control moisture and getting mold-resistant, inorganic materials in your basement. This may include getting a sump pump and a drain installed, purchasing a DE-humidification system, or even getting a vapor barrier to ensure that the outside moisture cannot get inside your crawl space or basement.
Choose us at OX Foundation Solutions
At OX Foundation Solutions, we want to provide your family with a basement or crawl space treatment you deserve. We have highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to giving the citizens of Alabama a more comfortable and healthier home. If you are having issues with moisture control, basement waterproofing, or crawl space insulation, we are here to help. Don’t delay, call 205-690-7272 today.