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Mold Prevention & Dust Mite Solutions in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles & Nearby

Mold 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, mold and rot can significantly damage your home and personal property, while allergens from mold spores and dust mite waste can lead to a variety of reactions in sensitive individuals.

We offer free mold & dust mite control quotes in the Illinois & Missouri area, including St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles nearby areas such as Florissant, Decatur, Belleville, Champaign, St. Peters, O'Fallon, East Saint Louis and the surrounding areas.

Common Humidity Problems:

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A Company You Can Trust

At Woods Basement Systems, Inc., 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 1986, and we have the experience and products you need to keep your space dry all the time!

Mold & Dust Mite Health Facts

  1. Dust Mites & Mold Eat Organic Materials: That means any organic material at all. Dust, fabric, fiberglass resins and dyes, drywall, wallpaper, glue, paint, wood, or anything else is enough to keep it growing. As for dust mites, 1,000 of these critters can live in a single gram of dust, each one creating 20 waste pellets per day.
  2. Mold Can Live In The Cold: Ever see mold in a refrigerator? Research shows that as long as the temperature is above 40 °F (4 °C), mold can grow and spread.
  3. Mold & Dust Mites Grow Fast: Mold can begin to grow in a home in as little as 24-48 hours, with a billion mold spores growing on a single foot of drywall. A single female dust mite can lay upwards of 250 eggs in its three-month lifespan.
  4. Mold Leads To Insurance Woes: Due to tens of thousands of mold-related lawsuits being filed, most general liability and property insurance companies now exclude mold insurance from their policies.
  5. Mold Destroys Your Home: Professional Builder Magazine warns that mold will dramatically lower the value of your home. A home worth $250,000 can easily have $100,000 in mold problems. Mold can even lead to structural damage to your home!
  6. Mold Spores Can Damage Your Health: Mold spore exposure can occur through inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact. Mold and dust mite waste is connected to allergies, asthma, and other breathing issues. Even dead mold spores can be damaging to your health.
  7. Dust Mite Waste Is Highly Allergenic: 90% of patients show dermal reactivity to dust mite waste and 10% of the general population is also sensitive. Dust mite waste makes up 80-90% of the allergic component of house dust, containing 15 potent allergens that sensitize and trigger allergic reactions. In fact, American Family Physician states that "controlling dust mites is the most important thing you can do in your house to make your asthma and allergies better."
  8. Mold & Dust Mites Are Sneaky: Mold can grow in fiberglass insulation, behind drywall panels, and behind wallpaper. Dust mites can live in furniture, cloth, and pillows. Just because you don't see a problem does not mean that one does not exist.

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!

Recent Testimonials
  • "The material Woods used sealed off the crawl space very well, so we didn't get the nasty smell anymore. ..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dennis K. of Urbana, IL

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              Woods had a better understanding of our problem than the other companies that gave us estimates. We had high humidity in the house because of the crawl space. There was also a stench coming up into our brand new house…a mildew smell. The material Woods used sealed off the crawl space very well, so we didn't get the nasty smell anymore. Woods also put a drainage system in with two sump pumps, and it's been a marvelous system. They were able to take care of the problem in a day and a half!What was once a space we didn't even want to go near because of the stench, we now use for extra storage space. It was a very good experience. I think they've got really professional people, and there was good follow-up. I'm a happy customer with Woods.
    Dennis K.
    Urbana, IL
  • "It's like getting 2 things done at one time, taking care of my basement wall and the mold in Sadorus, IL" Read Full Testimonial

    Rita M. of Sadorus, IL

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              I was glad that someone in my family told me about your company. You really do good work. It's like getting two things done at one time, taking care of my basement wall and the mold.
    Rita M.
    Sadorus, IL
  • "...The work and staff were great, very knowledgeable salesman and ready to answer questions." Read Full Testimonial

    Glenda of Alton, IL

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              It was worth the expense to get rid of the mold. The work and staff were great, very knowledgeable salesman and ready to answer questions.
    Alton, IL
  • "Excellent as always." Read Full Testimonial

    Roslyn D. of Saint Louis, MO

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              Excellent as always.
    Roslyn D.
    Saint Louis, MO
  • "We have been very satisfied with Woods Basement service." Read Full Testimonial

    Joy E. of Saint Louis, MO

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              [Office staff] is very good, prompt, courteous and answered all questions. Garth greeted us warmly [at our home]. He did an excellent job servicing our sump pump with very good clean-up. We have been very satisfied with Woods Basement service.
    Joy E.
    Saint Louis, MO

Controlling Mold, Rot & Dust Mites in Illinois & Missouri

Mold, 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 mold and dust mite problems.

We offer free moisture control quotes to homeowners in our Illinois & Missouri service area. Each quote includes an on-site inspection, written quote, and a copy of our 88-page color basement waterproofing & crawl space book.

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

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

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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