If You Need Mold Removal, Look at Our Mold Mitigation Services
Mold mitigation simply put means getting rid of the mold. At MidAmerica Basement Systems we are the experts in keeping your home safe and dry from unwanted mold and dust mites.
Mold can grow exponentially and thrives on moisture. Mold is a fungus and can range in a variety of different colors such as black, white, orange, green, or purple. Mold does not need much to survive. It needs a food source such as wood or drywall, darkness, warmth, oxygen, and moisture. It only takes 24-48 hours for the mold to start growing and multiplying.
Mold Spores & Your Home
Mold is frequently found in the dampened conditions of basements and crawl spaces. The growth of mold is encouraged in these areas of your home because basements and crawl spaces often have poor circulation and poor ventilation. In addition, these areas of your home are often the first to encounter flooding from excessive rain or leaky pipes. Both of which can lead to mold.
At MidAmerica Basement Systems we not only care about your house we care about the people living in it. While a small amount of exposure to mold is usually harmless it can cause serious damage and wreak havoc on your families’ health. Even if a person is not allergic to mold it can cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Large exposure to mold can cause headaches, flu like symptoms, and fatigue. Mold exposure can also increase asthma attacks in those with asthma.
Controlling Humidity & Mold
In order to prevent mold from growing, the basement and crawl space must be kept dry and without humidity. The key to controlling mold in your basement or crawl space is to eliminate the humidity that keeps it thriving. Our warrantied products can seal your basement or crawl space from outside humidity, while our ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifiers keep your space dry and healthier than ever.
At MidAmerica Basement Systems we recommend starting by sealing off any vents, covering any exposed dirt and concrete, and installing airtight crawl space doors. Replacing drafty basement windows will also help hold back outside air.
Once this has been completed, it's a great idea to install either an energy-efficient basement dehumidifier or crawl space dehumidifier. This will remove any existing humidity in the space and keep it dry in the future.
We offer free basement & crawl space humidity control estimates in Illinois and Iowa, including Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Normal, Peoria and many areas nearby. Each quote includes an on-site inspection, written quote, and a copy of our 88-page color basement waterproofing & crawl space book. Contact us today to get started!