Mold Remediation Services
Mold can grow in your home or business in less than 48 hours. It is important to make sure your residence or business is protected against mold. There are certain conditions that must be met in order for mold to start growing. If your place is dark, warm, and has moisture present then mold can make itself right at home in your home. Moisture is the number one cause of mold so it is very important to keep your home or business dry.
Mold can cause serious respiratory and immue system issues. It is especially dangerous to small children and the eldery. If mold is found in your home or business it needs immediate attention before it spreads. When treated early mold can be cleaned and removed before it becomes a bigger problem.
Mold & Its Dangers
Fungus and mold are commonly found in homes or buildings that have sustained water intrusion due to flooding, broken pipes, roof leaks, sewage backups, condensation, humidity, etc. High moisture levels trapped in certain building materials promote ideal conditions for mold growth. Mold spores are found everywhere: in soil, plants and airborne dust and are introduced by common air space along with flood waters. They thrive on moist paper products, drywall, wall paper, ceiling tiles, carpets, coverings on insulated pipes, insulation material on wood, and on organic debris.
Untreated water-damaged material allows mold to proliferate. Exposure to mold by building occupants can potentially cause a myriad of health problems due to mycotoxins released by the spores as well as by other fungal fragments. The following are some symptoms that may be caused by mold exposure: chronic coughing, fatigue, chest congestion and allergies. Some people experience hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a condition similar to viral infection with symptoms such as chills, fever, weakness, muscle pains, cough, and shortness of breath.
Mold Solutions & Answers
Certified Environmental provides effective and appropriate solutions to mold problems that may arise in your homes or buildings. We have the expertise to conduct thorough and comprehensive mold investigations using state-of-the art techniques and industry accepted procedures. Preliminary investigations begin by conducting an interview with the client to gather background information on the areas of concern. A thorough visual inspection is then made to determine the extent of mold growth and diagnostics are performed to determine the temperature and relative humidity or moisture in the air.
Air samples are collected from outside and inside the building when mold is visible and wall checks samples are taken when mold is not visible but moisture levels are high. Samples are analyzed in the laboratory and a report is generated based on analytical results and visual inspection results. The report may include recommendation for thorough cleaning or remediation.Certified also conducts post remediation sampling to ensure that the remediation scope of work has been accomplished.
We have the experienced technicians and equipment to handle any sized job.
- Certified Remediation Technicians by NAERMC & IICRC
- CSLB Licensed Contractor # 574974
Certified. Knowledgeable. Dedicated.
Most people notice signs of mold growth, but they do not realize what it is until the problem is at its worst. Some mold appears white and can develop into small groups of black spots. Mold appears black, grayish-brown, grayish-green or white in color. People with mold growing behind wallpaper said that their mold appears orange, pink or purple. Presence of mold may include:
- Visibility of Black Stains or Yellow Stains
- Strong odors
- Presence of moisture
- Excessive humidity
Mold removal is a big job that must be completed properly for long-term benefits; thus, mold removal should never be a do-it-yourself project. Attempting to remove mold on your own can cause you to devote hours or days of your time to a difficult task, only to see mold reappearing soon after treatment. This is because surface cleaning is an ineffective way to handle the spread of mold, even when the amount of mold you see is small or appears localized. Visible areas of mold are often only a small portion of your overall mold problem—professional mold remediation ensures that all mold is identified and removed for the results you want, all while minimizing mold exposure and the health risks associated with mold during this process. Working with a mold remediation service that also specializes in content restoration will help you quickly restore your entire property to its pre-disaster condition so you can resume your daily activities with minimal loss and stress.