The Effects of Mold on Your Home

Mold can be very dangerous in your home and lead to many different health issues for you and your family. Mold spores can create allergen problems for your family as well as create musty odors that can infiltrate your home. 

At MidAmerica Basement Systems, our experts can help you get rid of your mold problems to keep your home and your family safe from its harmful effects. We provide products that help seal out moisture and humidity to create an environment that is inhospitable for mold growth. 

Common Mold Problems:

  • Musty odors
  • Increased allergic reactions
  • Rot & decay to your home’s structure

Protecting your home from mold growth is very important for the safety of your home and your family. We have been helping customers protect their home from the damaging effects of mold for over 30 years, and we’re ready to help you. 

We offer free home humidity inspections in the Illinois and Iowa area, including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport and nearby areas such as Iowa City, Dubuque, Rock Island, Clinton, Moline, and East Peoria.

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Mold & Dust Mite Health Facts

1. Dust Mites & Mold Eat Organic Materials:

Dust mites and mold can wreak havoc on any organic material, including fabric, drywall, wallpaper, paint, or wood. Dust mites can be completely invasive without you even realizing it. As many as 1,000 dust mites can live in a single speck of dust. 

2. Mold Can Live In The Cold

It’s a common misconception that mold can only grow in very warm, moist environments. Mold can actually grow in colder environments such as refrigerators. 

3. Mold & Dust Mites Grow Fast

In as little as 24-48 hours, you could have a serious mold problem. Mold spreads extremely quickly and will continue to be a problem if left untreated. For dust mites, a female can lay over 200 eggs within a few months. 

4. Mold Leads To Insurance Woes

Mold lawsuits are very common, so most insurance companies no longer cover any mold-related claims in their policy.

5. Mold Destroys Your Home

Mold can grow on virtually any surface in your home and spread quickly. It can create major structural damage and vastly lower the value of your home.

6. Mold Spores Can Damage Your Health

Respiratory and allergy problems can stem from mold in your home. It can create allergic reactions or asthma-related issues for you and your family.

7. Dust Mite Waste Is Highly Allergenic

The waste from dust mites is what creates a majority of allergic reactions from dust. In order to control the allergens in your home, you must get rid of all dust mites. 

8. Mold & Dust Mites Are Sneaky

Mold and dust mites can live virtually anywhere, creating a serious problem for your home. These are the kinds of problems you cannot see, so it’s important to take measures to eliminate all possibilities of mold and dust mites in your home. 

To Sum It Up: As Glenn Fellman, executive director of the Indoor Air Quality Association states, "If you are reacting to a problem because somebody's been sick, you've waited way too long to address indoor air quality." The best way to protect yourself is to prevent the mold or dust mite problem before it begins!

Controlling Mold, Rot & Dust Mites in Your Home 

Mold, rot, and dust mites must have moisture and humidity in order to grow and survive on surfaces. Without that, they will not be able to survive. In order to control these problems in your home, you must ensure your moisture and humidity levels are under control. 

There are many different waterproofing products that can help prevent these problems. A dehumidifier can be very effective in preventing mold growth by constantly keeping the air dry and completely eliminating the possibility for mold to grow. 

To protect your home from mold, rot, and dust mites, trust our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems to provide the proper waterproofing solutions. We happily provide free quotes to our customers throughout Illinois and Iowa. Give us a call today to schedule your free quote!