Wood Damage Repair in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa
Bix Basement Systems offers a variety of solutions to repair wood damage problems in your basement or crawl space. We provide our wood damage repair services for home owners living in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, Hannibal, MO, and surrounding areas. Our wood damage repair company has helped thousands of homeowners over the years with their wood damage which was brought on by moisture or mold. We understand that this is a big job and you don’t want to just let anyone take care of it for you. You want to leave your home to professionals who know the ins and outs of wood damage repair and will be able to tackle the job quickly and for a great price. We have a crew of trained professionals who will be able to determine what caused the wood damage to begin with, and they will then take care of the issue at the source before repairing the wood.
Please call or contact us online to schedule an appointment for wood damage repair. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The “Stack Effect” And Your Home
Much like wind, the stack effect can easily move large volumes of air through your home. We offer a variety of stack effect solutions. During the chillier months of the year, warm air in your home is lighter than the cold air outside, so the heated air wants to rise up and out. This movement of air leaving through the top of your home draws in cold air into the cracks or crevices at the bottom of the house. The reverse occurs during the summer when warm air outside pushes cooler air inside your home down from the ceiling and out of cracks in your basement or crawl space.
The stack effect is much worse during the winter when the differences in temperature inside and outside of your home are significant. The stack effect also occurs constantly, which is unlike other pressures. A lot of homeowners may wonder how this can have any kind of impact on their home. If you have a home with a lot of cracks or areas where air can leak inside or out, it can lead to the development of condensation, which can have an effect on your indoor air quality. It can also lead to excessive humidity and moisture at the top or bottom of your home which may lead to the development of dangerous mold and bacteria.
Mold Spores & Your Home
Mold will need moisture, humidity, and organic material to eat on for it to survive in your home. If you have cracks in your basement or crawl space, there’s naturally going to be moisture, humidity, and there will probably be something organic for the mold to live off of (i.e. wooden support beams, old picture albums, clothes, etc).
This mold doesn’t just look ugly when it grows on your basement or crawl space walls, but it’s also dangerous. Mold releases spores into the air, and these spores move up and into your home. When your family breathes in these spores, it can cause: sinus infections, asthma attacks, breathing problems, headaches, fatigue, and many other problems.
Basement and Crawl Space Mold
For controlling humidity and basement and crawl space mold in your Illinois, Iowa, or Missouri home, Bix Basement Systems can work with you to help you seal off and upgrade your basement or crawl space. We can help you with replacing drafty basement windows, sealing off vents, installing air tight crawl space doors, and putting in basement or crawl space dehumidifiers. All of these actions will help you to stop the stack effect and lower the humidity and moisture levels in your home.