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Molds, Dust Mites & Odor in Columbus, OH

Molds, Dust Mites & Odor in Columbus, OH

Molds, Dust Mites & Odor in Columbus, OH

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 sense there's a problem when the bad smell hangs in the air, making a room smell damp and musty.

If you're curious about mold, that's a very good sign. Mold has the reputation of damaging building materials and possessions, and can take its toll on your health, as well. Mold can cause respiratory problems and can trigger asthma, allergic reactions or other ailments.

Dust Mites and Mold Like Moisture

Mold dislikes the sun and dry environments, and thrives on moisture and the dark, especially if there are organic materials present. To get a good idea of where mold may be lurking, the best place to start is within your basement or crawl space.

Molds, Dust Mites & Odor in Columbus, OH In the same vein, dust mites also like the same conditions-and while their presence is merely an irritation, their microscopic feces does pose a serious health hazard, equal to mold spores.

Aside from mold causing respiratory problems, dust mites can 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 can trigger asthma in people, having the composition of 15 potent allergens. Your best bet is to kill the dust mites, by lowering the humidity about 60%, leaving them to grow dormant and die. Dust mites can die when there is no more humidity to suck up from the air, effectively dehydrating them.

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Take Control and Suck Up Moisture

A permanent solution against mold depends on controlling moisture and getting mold-resistant products to work for you that can range from getting a sump pump and drain installed, to getting a dehumidifier, or perhaps you may need some insulation to ensure that moisture has a difficult time getting inside the walls of your crawl space or basement. 

Choose us at Healthy Basement Solutions

At Healthy Basement Solutions, we'd be too happy to give you and your basement or crawl space the treatment you deserve. We only employ highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to giving the citizens of Metropolitan Columbus, or in the surrounding area, more comfortable and healthier homes. So don't hesitate to call 614-333-0555 today. If you need help with moisture controlbasement waterproofing, or crawl space insulation, we're ready to give you the help you need, and more.

For help with moisture control and mold prevention, contact us today!

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