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Los Angeles’ Certified Mold Remediation Services
Worried about mold? If you’ve had any water damage, moisture, or high-humidity issues you should be. Mold spores are just about everywhere and only need a little lingering moisture to start growing. Problems can arise in as little as 12 to 24 hours and can lead to major harm in just 2-3 days. Or mold & mildew can thrive hidden in complete darkness for weeks or months, causing progressive damage all that time. We’re certified mold remediation service specialists. In addition to mold removal, our skilled crews take care of mold damage repairs, returning everything to pre-loss conditions. So call us for a free estimate, anytime 24/7.
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It’s a Real Problem
The idea of a deadly mold epidemic sweeping the nation greatly exaggerates the situation. But mold growth does occur more often in today’s tightly-sealed buildings, and does indeed pose the risk of health problems. Plus property damage can range from surface stains to destruction requiring a complete tear out. So it’s a genuine concern for homeowners, landlords, property managers, and business owners.
Mold reproduces by tiny spores that float invisibly in the air. When they come to rest all they need for growth is a bit of moisture. That can be from a leaky roof, faulty plumbing, appliances, or just poor ventilation in a bathroom.
There are thousands of different species worldwide, but usually, only a few dozens are common in any given location. All species produce allergens and toxins to some degree, although fortunately, only a small percentage secrete mycotoxins at seriously dangerous levels (and not all of those are black!). In most situations, the health effects are through allergies, with cold and flu-like symptoms, as well as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) irritations. Untreated these can lead to serious sinus and upper respiratory infections. Although not well established, high levels of exposure may lead to cancer or neurological damage.
In addition to the health hazards, mold growth feeds off many porous materials destroying them in the process. Combining that damage and the potential for re-growth, dealing with a mold outbreak should include removing infested acoustic tile, wallboard, and wood. Left unchecked, decaying wood can even lead to structural damage.
So if you have any suspicions, the sooner you look into them the better.
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Identifying the Problem
Surface mold is visible as fuzzy blotches, and hidden mold is often (but not always) revealed by musty odors. The best first step is a professional mold inspection. It’s rarely necessary to perform laboratory tests to identify the species — if there’s mold, remove it.
Our certified inspectors are well trained in visual assessments and come armed with sensitive moisture meters, IR thermal video cameras, and professional humidity meters to track down hidden mold & water damage.
Bleach and do-it-yourself “killing” sealants only deal with the surface, not the bigger problems beneath. The most effective way to remove mold and spores is through mechanical processes such as wet vacuuming, scrubbing, and completely removing infested materials. But that alone would spread spores and harmful contamination. So following all standards and recommendations we isolate the work area and set up negative-pressure air exhausts before beginning mold removal. Our certified mold removal technicians have all the training, equipment, and experience it takes for safely dealing with mold problems, including black mold.
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Additional Mold Remediation Steps
The most important way to prevent mold from growing back is to remedy the original moisture problem. Our water damage restoration specialists can quickly dry out existing dampness and our damage repair crews can take care of building leaks.
Mold remediation often extends past the infested area to include carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning to remove allergens. We may also apply anti-microbial agents to disinfect, and can permanently neutralize odors.
We’ve been a licensed and insured California contractor since 1999, offering a full range of fire, water, and mold damage restoration services. Not a franchise, we’re independent and locally owned. We work directly with homeowner’s insurance companies as part of our efforts to make a difficult time easier.
Our team includes Certified Mold Remediators from the Professional Mold Inspection Institute as well as IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) certified technicians in water damage restoration and applied structural drying. Our crews provide quality damage repairs as well. Our experience and expertise in construction and project management make a world of difference.