Mold has always been a common complaint among San Diego renters, but until this year there was little they could do about potentially hazardous mold in their units. Now, California state law officially considers mold a condition of substandard housing. For the first time, renters can report mold problems to the San Diego city and county governments, which can then demand repairs and fine landlords who don't comply. If you are a Southern California landlord who’s tenants may be dealing with mold we recommend you act to fix the problem as soon as possible.
So you found mold on your property. Should you try to remove the mold yourself? Should you call in a professional for mold removal? Where is the line? We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to talk about what steps you should take after finding mold.
The San Diego region has experienced an unprecedented amount of rain so far this year. And as our surroundings dry out you may notice mold growing in and around your home. When is mold dangerous and what should you do? Clean Earth Restorations is a San Diego mold removal specialist, with years of experience in mold removal and remediation, including mold testing.
Mold growth can adversely affect human health and material structures. Though mold spores are naturally present both indoors and outdoors, it's not something that we want colonizing in the buildings we use. If left unstopped, it will literally eat your building, and can trigger allergies, respiratory and other health problems along the way. Mold isn't always easy to detect though with the naked eye, as it can grow in hidden places, like under flooring and inside walls. This can make it a problem for both homebuyers. If you are involved in a real estate transaction, there exist good reasons to request a mold inspection. San Diego mold remediation specialists, Clean Earth Restorations, give you some useful information about this type of service.
Sometimes it's easy to tell why mold shows up in your home (or business) -- an ill-ventilated bathroom for example. But sometimes it's a mystery to our clients. Here's a recap of some informational posts about mold and why it grows in our homes and businesses. Clean Earth Restorations has decades of mold removal experience in San Diego County and can answer all your questions and provide free remediation estimates. See below for tips and contact details.
Do you have mold or mildew in your bathroom? A lot of people do. Bathrooms provide all the conditions mold needs to establish and grow: moisture, warm air, and organic material (grout, drywall, etc). If your bathroom isn't ventilated well enough, you may find yourself with a chronic mold problem (that you should keep on top of with regular water/bleach cleanings). What if you want to re-paint your bathroom? Can you paint on top of mold? (No!) You must get rid of the mold first. You might then want to use an antifungal paint to inhibit the mold growth from returning. Here are some articles with good information about antifungal paint.
Did you know that flood damage and mold often go hand in hand? That is why most flood damage clean-up companies also specialize in mold remediation too.
A flood in your business or home can cause carpet water damage, which is bad enough, but can also start a colony of mold that will make things worse. You must act fast to avoid mold, because 24-48 hours + carpet + moisture = mold.
Mold is one of those things you don't really think about until you have to deal with it, usually in the wake of flood damage. Just what is it - animal? plant? How does it start and what does it eat? Most importantly - how can you get rid of it? Luckily there are expert mold clean-up companies such as Clean Earth Restorations to give you answers. At Clean Earth Restorations we specialize in flood damage and mold remediation for all of San Diego County. We can answer any questions you have about flood damage and mold, no matter how small or large the problem.