Mold, Dust Mites & Odors Eliminated in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA
The first signs of mold are visible blotchy stains found on floor, walls, and objects such as piping. However, if mold is not visible you can immediately sense that there’s an issue due to the moldy smell in the air, leaving a room feeling damp and musty.
If this is an issue in your home you should definitely be concerned about mold in your home. Mold is responsible for damaging building materials and possessions, but more importantly, it can take a toll on your family’s health. Mold can cause breathing problems and can trigger asthma, allergic reactions and other respiratory ailments.
This is where we at Summit Waterproofing come in. We have years of experience when it comes to dealing with mold, dust mites and odors. The best strategy is to completely remove the conditions that cause mold to grow by controlling the amount of moisture in the environment. This is done by installing a moisture control or waterproofing system.
Dust Mites & Mold-Like Moisture
Mold dislikes the sun and dry areas. It thrives primarily in moist, dark environments with a food source of organic materials to consume. To get an idea of where mold growth may be starting, look below ground level in your basement or crawl space area.
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Dust mites also thrive in the same conditions as mold and while their presence is merely an irritation, their microscopic feces does pose a serious health hazard equal to mold spores.
Dust mites, just like mold, cause serious respiratory problems. Dust mites can defecate up to twenty times per day amounting to 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 show that dust mites are the #1 indoor allergen we face in our homes! The best way to kill dust mites is to lower the relative humidity in the environment to below 50%. Dust mites cannot exist when there is no humidity to suck up from the air, effectively dehydrating them.
Avoid Health Risks. Stop Mold Growth in Your Home
We designed and patented products to ensure that your basement or crawl space doesn’t accumulate excess moisture promoting the growth of these unwanted health hazards. If you need help with moisture control, basement waterproofing or crawl space insulation, we’re here for you!
For more information regarding our services, please visit our Contact Us page and leave us a message. You can also get in touch with us by calling 703-832-4949.