24/7 Mold Testing, Remediation, and Removal
Mold is not only a threat during summer months and, believe it or not, mold can grow a lot easier during the winter months than you may think. Even basic things, like using your building’s heater, can cause mold to grow in uninsulated exterior windows and walls, uninsulated closets that share walls with your property’s exterior. Additionally, environmental factors, like heavy rain, roof leaks, and poor ventilation can also contribute to mold growth during this time of year.
If you find yourself suffering from allergy-/cold-like symptoms during the winter months, you may want to consider a mold inspection. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some common signs that you may need to have a professional mold inspection:
Not only is mold an unattractive sight and smell – but it can also pose health and safety risks to you and your family.
Mold is a common cause of respiratory issues, and can cause other related symptoms such as headaches, allergies, and skin rash. In the most severe cases like we see with black mold – issues can include asthma, neurological changes, internal bleeding, and eye inflammation.
Because of the serious health risks associated with mold growth, it is important to address water damage and mold immediately, and completely. Certified Restoration has a 24hr emergency response line to get you help when you need it most, day or night.
Mold is a serious threat to homes and buildings throughout San Diego. The biggest problem with mold is that most people don’t know they have a mold problem until it’s too late.
Do you have allergy-like symptoms when you’re at home? Do these same allergy-like symptoms seem to improve when you’re away from your home? If so, it’s quite possible that you may be suffering from a mold-related allergy.
Some of the most common symptoms of mold allergies include:
Even if other members of your household don’t exhibit symptoms of mold allergies, it doesn’t mean that mold doesn’t exist. Many people never exhibit symptoms of mold allergies and for others, it may take longer for them to develop symptoms. In a 2004 study by the Institute of Medicine, they concluded that people without pre-existing lung conditions can also experience symptoms like nasal congestion and a sore throat if they live in a house with damp floors or moisture accumulation.
Even though you may not be able to identify your mold issue by sight alone, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms we’ve listed above, we recommend that you strongly consider contacting a professional mold removal company for a mold inspection. An experienced mold technician will be able to determine the presence of mold and can also work with you to develop a comprehensive plan for mold remediation and restoration.
Certified Restoration Inc. has been providing San Diego homeowners with 24-hour mold inspection and mold removal services for over a decade. Our highly-skilled mold technicians only use the most state-of-the-art tools and techniques to make sure you take care of that nasty mold problem once and for all.
Certified Restoration’s advanced mold remediation and mold testing equipment allows our technicians to detect, isolate, and remediate the source of mold growth quickly. Our mold removal and remediation process is non-toxic, efficient, and cost-effective. In the final steps of our restoration process, our team of mold removal specialists will repair and reconstruct areas damaged by mold and assess the property for potential problem areas.
A Certified Restoration mold removal specialist will perform a visual mold inspection to address any areas of elevated moisture and microbial (mold) growth.
We will then contain affected areas to prevent any cross contamination or mold spores from spreading throughout the home and identify any potential sources of water prior to beginning the mold remediation process.
Provide an estimate to homeowner for mold remediation.
Remove all non-salvageable items such as carpet, drywall, cabinets, books, papers, upholstered furniture, drapes, or ceiling tiles.
Dry all building materials to industry standards, wire brush wood framing to remove all hyphae (mold roots), and perform a final wipe down of entire affected workspace with an EPA-approved anti-microbial solution.
Test air samples inside and out of the affected areas to assure mold remediation is complete.
Repair and reconstruct all areas that were damaged by mold or disturbed by the remediation process (holes or damage to walls, floor, cabinets, etc.)