Understanding mold in the home. Mold and dust mites are some of the most frustrating and irritating problems you may experience as a homeowner. High levels of humidity in a home can greatly elevate the presence of mold and dust mites within, greatly affecting both your health and your home, especially if you're sensitive to mold.
Problems with mold. A large presence of mold and mildew in the basement or crawl space can significantly worsen over time. Severe damage from mold can affect your home and personal property, while allergens from mold spores and dust mite waste damage your health.
How can we help? We install moisture proof systems in both crawl spaces and basements to prevent high humidity levels and moisture from entering the home, and we've done so for over 25 years!
We provide FREE mold & dust mite control quotes to homeowners in our service area, covering both the Connecticut area. Some of the areas include: Stamford, Norwalk, West Hartford, Greenwich, Fairfield, Hamden, Poughkeepsie, Milford, Trumbull, Darien and cities nearby!
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At Connecticut Basement Systems, we can help you find easy solutions for controlling mold, dust mites, rot, and humidity in your home.
Our warrantied products can eliminate sources of standing water. We can also seal your basement or crawl space from outside humidity, while our energy-efficient dehumidifiers keep your space dry and healthier than ever.
We've been fixing damp, moldy spaces since 1987, and we have the experience and products you need to keep your space dry all the time!
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!
Water can also rise directly through the porous concrete of a slab floor.
Carpet or wood installed on the concrete will trap this moisture underneath, resulting in mold and rot. Be sure to seal your floor before installing carpet or organic materials.
Mold won't fix itself. Mold and dust mites thrive in conditions where there are high levels of humidity and moisture prevalent. Both mold and dust mites need moisture from the air to survive. When humidity levels drop below 60% they will not be able to thrive.
Our company helps local homeowners live healthier lifestyles with our innovative and award-winning solutions, designed to address indoor humidity and moisture. By sealing out humidity from the outside air and installing a dehumidifier, you can protect yourself from mold and dust mite problems.
Since 1987, we have helped homeowners, like you, improve indoor environments and air quality, spanning all across Connecticut. Contact us today for a free moisture control quote to find out what's troubling your home and how we can repair it.
Mold spores are present nearly everywhere, growing when they meet sufficient temperature, moisture, and organic material to grow.
50% of homes have at least one resident with allergies, with the American Lung Association showing that 88 million Americans suffering from some sort of respiratory distress. 90% of people with allergies show sensitivity to mold spores.
Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that live in your home, most often in carpeting, sofas, pillows, and other cushioned furniture.
Dust mites create allergenic fecal material, which they release into the air as much as 20 times a day. Dust mites live in humid areas, absorbing moisture directly from the air.
Black Mold is a highly toxic mold that is rare but dangerous when it grows in the home.
Black mold spores host a fungus that produces carcinogenic "mycotoxins" that are linked to ailments such as liver cancer, lung cancer, chronic liver damage, acute or chronic nervous system damage, endocrine problems, and others.
Mold and rot can begin to form in damp wood in as little as 24-48 hours.
If allowed to damage wood unchecked, rot, mold, and dry rot can lead to many thousands of dollars worth of damage to a home. In the case of dry rot, a 75% loss of toughness can be caused by a 1% weight loss. Rot and mold in wood should be addressed as soon as possible.