Mold growth poses a serious threat to your home, health, and wellbeing. Mold spores proliferate where there is moisture. They release spores into the air, thus any area which is contaminated with mold growth can pose a risk to the safety of you and your family. Let us help you keep your home safe and healthy with 24/7 mold removal services from IICRC certified experts.
Our Mold Damage and Remediation Services
• 24/7 emergency mold remediation
• IICRC certified technicians
• Moisture detection with infrared cameras
• Antimicrobial treatments
• Air filtration
• State-of-the-art drying and dehumidification equipment
• Complete sanitization and deodorization
• Demolition and debris removal
• Damage assessments
• Insurance company billing
Mold Contamination Emergencies
Mold may not seem like a big deal, but the spores it releases into the air cannot be seen. Even small cases of mold contamination can lead to serious health problems like inflammation, congestion, headache, fever, diarrhea, skin rashes, nose bleed, and even deadly problems like liver damage. Remember, if you can see mold growth on a wall, the growth is probably even worse on the other side!
Because of all the potential health threats from mold exposure, we consider all cases of mold contamination to be emergencies. Mold cannot be killed and cleaned with bleach and water. It requires professional cleaning solutions and an extensive know-how. Further, steps must be taken to get moisture levels down or mold growth will just return. Do not try to clean up mold yourself. Call for professional help so your family stays safe.
The Mold Damage Cleanup Process
The steps for cleaning up mold can vary drastically depending on how bad the contamination is, the types of materials which are contaminated, and how much moisture is present. Here is a general overview of our Culver City mold remediation services so you know what to expect:
1. Assessment: The extent of the mold damage will be assessed so a plan can be formulated for tackling the entire problem. Documentation will also be taken for an insurance claim.
2. Containment: To prevent mold spores from entering unaffected areas of the home, containment methods like tarping can be used. Vents and doorways should be sealed off.
3. Drying: Mold will keep on returning if surfaces are moist, so steps must be taken to dry the mold-infected areas. Wet vacuuming can remove much of the moisture and steps can be taken later to get the area completely dry, such as by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers.
4. Air Filtration: To kill mold spores which are in the air, methods like negative-pressure air scrubbing can be used.
5. Debris Removal: Items which cannot be salvaged must be bagged up and disposed of.
6. Cleaning: Biocides are applied to completely kill mold and its spores.
7. HEPA Filtration: To ensure that all areas are free of mold spores, the air and surfaces can be cleaned with HEPA filters and vacuums.
FAQs about Mold Remediation
What is mold?
Mold is a type of fungus. Individual specimens of mold are too small to be seen by the naked eyes. When they form colonies, they become visible. All mold needs water to grow, as well as a food source, and a temperature between 40 and 100 degrees. Mold can use just about anything as its food source, including household materials like paint and drywall. Mold reproduces through spores. These spores can survive even in extreme conditions, so mold growth can begin again even after you have killed mold.
What damage can mold do?
Mold can be incredibly destructive. On the short term, it can cause staining. Over the long term, it can completely decompose materials, even hard surfaces like wood beams. This is because mold releases a digestive fluid in order to eat its food source. The biggest damage from mold, however, is the severe health risk is poses.
What are the health risks of mold?
Mold can cause a huge variety of health problems, including respiratory problems, skin irritation, dizziness, headache, allergies, liver damage, memory loss, and death.
Is mold damage covered by insurance?
Mold damage used to be covered under almost all homeowners insurance policies. However, in recent times, many insurers are limiting coverage. You will have to check your individual policy.
How long does mold cleanup take?
It depends on the level of contamination, but the entire process usually takes 3 to 7 days.
Call us at (310) 591-3179 for immediate mold remediation services in Culver City, CA.