Serving Vancouver Island, Victoria, Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach
Mould and dust mites can wreak havoc on both your health and your home's structure like few other issues within the house can.
In just a few years, mould and rot can significantly damage your home and personal property, while allergens from mould spores and dust mite waste can lead to a variety of reactions in sensitive individuals.
We offer free mould & dust mite control quotes in the British Columbia area, including Victoria, Nanaimo, Saanich nearby areas such as Duncan, Campbell River, Langford, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Squamish, Esquimalt and the surrounding areas.
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At Island Basement Systems, we can help you find easy solutions for controlling mould, 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 STAR® rated dehumidifiers keep your space dry and healthier than ever.
We've been fixing damp, mouldy spaces since 1997, 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 mould 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 mould and rot. Be sure to seal your floor before installing carpet or organic materials.
Mould, rot and dust mites all have a common weakness: they all need ample 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 mould and dust mite problems.
We offer free moisture control quotes to homeowners in our British Columbia service area. Each quote includes an on-site inspection, written quote, and a copy of our 88-page color basement waterproofing & crawl space book.
Mould 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 mould 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 mould is a highly toxic mould that is rare but dangerous when it grows in the home.
Black mould 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.
Mould and rot can begin to form in damp wood in as little as 24-48 hours.
If allowed to damage wood unchecked, rot, mould, 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 mould in wood should be addressed as soon as possible.