Mold Remediation in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County
When your home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home within 48-72 hours.
Calling a professional mold remediation service to deal with the mold infestation as quickly as possible is crucial not only because mold can produce allergens and irritants, but because mold can be indicative of undetected water damage.
It is crucial to identify and deal with the underlying cause of mold in order to avoid the accumulation of further damage – and to improve your chance of avoiding claim rejection by your insurance carrier under the “gradual damage clause.”
The Truth About Mold Remediation
Certain mold restoration companies claim “complete removal of mold from a building,” which is neither possible nor necessary in order to deal and prevent the reoccuring of a mold infestation.
Mold spores are omnipresent, both indoors and outdoors.
These microscopic spores float in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems.
What enables the mold spores to grow into colonies is moisture, which is why mold is more common in bathrooms and house openings where moisture can seep through without properly drying. Accordingly, the first thing to do before a professional mold remediation can begin is to locate the source of the aberrant moisture (a leaking pipe, a leaky wall or window, etc.).
Cleanup of the mold without addressing the underlying cause will merely ensure the return of the mold later on.
If mold is left unchecked, it can result in the following problems:
– reduced air quality
– chronic disease
How To Detect Mold In Your Home
If you are not sure whether you have mold in your home, our experts can use a simple machine to test the mold count in the air.
Even if you haven’t experienced significant water damage, a problem as simple as a leaky window could lead to mold damage.
Different types of mold can show up in your home environment. Accordingly, you should keep your eye peeled for various different signs
Some mold infestations commonly found on residential properties that require remediation are:
– Stachybotrys: Also known as black mold, it is toxic to humans and animals.
– Penicillium: A type of fungi that can cause severe allergy or escalate existing allergic conditions.
– Cladosporium: Most commonly observed as a green or black color on walls and ceilings.
– Alternaria: Hazardous to humans and can cause fever, asthma, and other illnesses.
– Aspergillus: A genus containing several hundred mold species that can appear around the house.
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