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Dealing with mold in your bathroom

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

San Diego has a big problem in that later half of spring and in the summer...mold. Especially mold in bathrooms. You might notice mold and mildew growing in your bathroom, particularly on the caulk used on your bathtub or shower. This is an even bigger problem for poorly ventilated areas, like in small apartments. 

Why Does Mold and Mildew Grow on the Caulk?

Mold grows in humid areas where the spores can find sufficient moisture. The spores that reside in homes find themselves in the caulking of showers and bathtubs. They doe this because caulk is porous and can retain moisture. Poor ventilated bathrooms allow them to multiply freely in the dark and humid atmosphere.

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Topics: mold, mold cleanup, mold tips, mold remediation, san diego mold in my home, san diego mold removal, mold san diego

San Diego Landlords: It’s Time to Deal With Your Tenant’s Mold Problem

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Mold has always been a common complaint among San Diego renters, but until recently 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. What this means is that renters can now report the mold problems of the property to the San Diego city and county governments, which can then demand the landlord remedy the situation and fine landlords who do not 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.

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Topics: mold, mold remediation san diego, mold remediation, san diego water damage

Got Mold? Here’s What to Do Next

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

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.

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Topics: mold, flood damage repair, mold cleaning services, mold remediation, water restoration

Should I be worried about mold in my home? | San Diego Mold Removal

Posted by Kim Jones on Mon, Mar 13, 2017

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.

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Topics: mold, mold cleanup, mold removal, mold remediation, san diego mold removal

Do Homebuyers Need Mold Inspections? San Diego Mold Remediators Discuss

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Mon, Aug 01, 2016

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.

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Topics: mold

What Causes Mold in a Home or Business? / San Diego Mold Experts Info

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Jun 07, 2016

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.

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Resources About Antifungal Paint / Mold Remediation San Diego

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

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.

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Topics: mold

How to Detect Mold After a Flood | San Diego Water Damage Tips

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

After the Flood, Mold

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Flood Damage & Mold

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, Aug 29, 2014

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.

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Topics: mold, flood

Carpet Water Damage? | What to Do First to Avoid Mold

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, Jul 25, 2014

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.

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Topics: mold, flood, Carpets

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