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Mold and dust mites can wreak havoc on both your health and your home like no other. In just a few years, they can significantly damage your home and personal property, while allergens from mold spores and dust mite waste damage your health.
We offer free basement mold control quotes from the experts in the New Jersey and New York area, including Elizabeth, Paterson, Jersey City, Newark, NJ; Newark and nearby areas such as Fort Lee, Long Branch, Parsippany, Short Hills, Essex Fells, Troy Hills, Perth Amboy, Ridgewood, Toms River, Willingboro, NJ; Staten Island, NY; Southwestern NY.
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At Quality 1st Basements, we can help you find easy solutions for controlling mold, dust mites, rot, and high humidity in your home. 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.
We've been fixing damp, moldy spaces since 1986, 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!
Remodeling a basement is not the same as remodeling elsewhere in your home. Humidity makes its way straight through your concrete walls and into your home. If that humidity meets paint, drywall, fiberglass, wood, or other products with organic material, you can expect mold to grow there. And with a basement, it's just a matter of time before a plumbing or groundwater flood occurs. When finishing a basement, use inorganic materials and a vapor barrier to protect from water and mold damage. We prevent mold growth in New Jersey and Staten Island.
Mold, rot, and dust mites all have a common weakness: they all need moisture and humidity to survive. When humidity levels drop below 60%, they will not be able to thrive.
By sealing out humidity from outside air and installing a dehumidifier, you can protect yourself from mold and dust mite problems.
We offer free moisture & humidity quotes to homeowners in our New Jersey and New York service area.
Each quote includes an on-site inspection, written quote, and a copy of our color waterproofing and moisture control book.
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.