Most of us know about mold. A lot of us know that mold is not good. But what many people might not know is that mold can be growing in your own home without you even knowing. Recently my father was renovating a bathroom in his home and was replacing some plumbing, when he discovered there was a large amount of mold growing under the floorboards, due to a leak in the o-ring on the toilet. The problem will require replacement of the floor boards in the bathroom, but if it had been left alone it could have caused more extensive damage.
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 lives everywhere, and after the rains that San Diego is experiencing this winter, mold growth is even more common. If your allergies occur over multiple seasons, it may be mold in your home or business that you are actually allergic to. Clean Earth Restorations is San Diego's leading mold removal company. We can help!
If you think you might have a mold problem in your home, you have probably gone to Google to seek advice and information. There is so much mis-information out there about mold. At Clean Earth Restorations, we are San Diego's mold removal experts. The core of our business is helping homeowners and business owners deal with mold in their buildings, both identifying when mold creates a health hazard and helping restore the property to its pre-mold condition. Knowing what to do when you see mold is important for determining your next step. Don't let a small mold problem become a giant one!
Finding any kind of mold in your home can be distressing. A 2003 study by the University of Arizona found that mold is pervasive in most homes (found in 100% of the homes tested in the study!) and that certain types of mold can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies. San Diego's mold removal experts at Clean Earth Restorations can help you find out if the mold in your home is dangerous and needs to be removed.
Mold in schools is a common environmental concern. If your schools haven't been affected by it you might not be aware of the frequency of the problem. As experts in residential, commercial, and institutional mold removal in San Diego, Clean Earth Restorations has our finger on the pulse of the issue.
A recent look at national news gives you a quick indication of how prevalent mold in schools is:
Oneida, Illinois: http://www.galesburg.com/article/20150820/NEWS/150829977
Mold in schools is often detected at the beginning of the new school year as air conditioners have been turned off for the summer months to conserve energy while students are not present. Heat and higher humidity, or slow undetected leaks, can combine to create perfect conditions for naturally occurring mold spores to flourish and develop large colonies which become evident and problematic. Colorful patches of mold and a distinct mold smell are telltale signs of the problem.
For situations where no visible mold can be detected, mold remediation companies take samples from the air and determine whether levels of mold spores in the air are acceptable of need to be "scrubbed" with an air scrubber.
When mold is advanced and visible already, it must be removed and prevented from returning using speciality industry equipment. Often it will be necessary to replace carpet and/or ceiling tiles.
Even small amounts of mold should be considered important and action should be taken to remove the source and the cause, as mold will continue to grow and cause physical damage and potential health issues, especially for children or employees with allergies or asthma.
School adminstration officials should be careful to address reports and questions about mold in their school environments as quickly as possible for both the welfare of the people using the facilities as well as to protect against complaints and/or legal actions from the community.
Topics: mold removal