Often, the first signs of mold are visible within blotchy stains, either found on the floor, walls, or even wrapped around objects such as piping. When you can’t see the mold however, you can immediately sense there’s a problem when the moldy smell hangs in the air, making a room smell damp and musty.
If you’re concerned about mold growing in your home, you should be. Mold has been responsible for damaging building materials and possessions, but far more importantly, it can take its toll on your family’s health, as well. Mold can cause breathing problems and can trigger asthma, allergic reactions or other resperatory ailments.
This is where we at Grate Products come in – our authorized contractors have had years of experience when it comes to dealing with mold, dust mites and odors, installing patented systems to prevent future contamination. The best strategy in completely removing the conditions that cause mold to grow, relies on the ability to control the amount of moisture in the environment.
Mold dislikes the sun and dry areas, and thrives in moist, dark environments, with a food source of organic materials to consume. To get a good idea of where mold growth may be starting, the best place to look is below ground level, in your basement or crawl space.
In the same vein, 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.
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Aside from mold causing respiratory problems, dust mites do the same thing. Dust mites can defacate 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 show 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 die when there is no more humidity to suck up from the air, effectively dehydrating them.
We designed and patented products that ensure your basement or crawl space doesn’t accumulate excess moisture that can promote the growth of these unwanted health hazards. If you need help with moisture control, basement waterproofing, or crawl space insulation, we’re ready to give you the help you need, and more.
For more information regarding our services, please visit our Contact Us page and leave us a message there. You can also get in touch with us by dialing our phone number at 855-873-1445.
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