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 mold & dust mite control quotes in the Washington and Oregon area, including Eugene, Salem, Olympia and Portland nearby areas such as Baker City, Fields, Reedsport and the surrounding areas.
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At TerraFirma, we can help you find easy solutions for controlling mold, dust mites, rot, and humidity in your home.
Our warranted 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 for over 20 years, 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 leak occurs.
When finishing a basement, use inorganic materials and a vapor barrier to protect your investment from water and mold damage.
When hot air leaves the house through the attic and upper levels of your home, this creates a vacuum, which pulls air from the basement, crawl space and other lower levels of your home.
In order to prevent moisture damage in your crawl space and other parts of your home, it's important to seal the crawl space and install a vapor barrier and other moisture-control solutions in order to prevent further damage to your home.
Mold, rot and dust mites all have a common weakness: they all need ample moisture and humidity to survive.
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.
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 control quotes to homeowners in our Washington and Oregon service area.
Each quote includes a on-site inspection, written quote, and a copy of our 88-page color basement waterproofing and crawl space book.
At TerraFirma, we are committed to helping homeowners with all their home repair needs, from mold & rot solutions to foundation repairs. We service cities in both Oregon and Washington, including Portland, Salem, Vancouver, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Corvallis, Albany, Eugene, Tacoma, Lake Oswego, Longview, Oregon City, Olympia, Lebanon, Mcminnville.
Common Home Mold
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.
Rot and Decay
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.
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