While we are all familiar with the beautiful climate of San Diego, we know that when it rains, it pours. And with rain can come leaks and new sources of moisture, leading to mold.
Mold is a naturally occurring biological phenomenon. Is is a type of fungus which releases enzymes that break down organic matter. Simply put, mold can damage almost anything and everything it grows on. While there are good things about mold, like being responsible for certain gourmet cheeses, and being used in making penicillin, it is definitely not something you want lingering around your home or business. It can create unhealthy, even dangerous living conditions, and can cause extensive damage to structures.
Mold needs a specific climate to thrive in. This typically includes temperatures of 48-70 degrees Fahrenheit, with ample humidity in the environment. Mold typically lives off of construction materials, wallboard, furniture, carpeting, and more. The best and only way to ensure a mold-free household is to eliminate any sources of open moisture. Flooding, leaky plumbing, and other water sources create environments that welcome mold.
One can typically identify the presence of mold through a musty smell in the air, or from seeing visible traces of mold, which can appear as splotches, stains, black or dark colored areas, depending on the type of mold growing. More often than not, mold tends to grow in areas that are out of sight, and can go undetected for long periods of time. When this happens, there can be lasting damage to the area affected by mold, which often cannot be repaired, and must be replaced and restored.
If you think you detect mold growth in your household it is pertinent to schedule an appointment for a professional mold inspection. Here at Clean Earth Restorations, we pride ourselves in being the leading experts in the area on mold removal and remediation services, which include:
- Using state-of-the-art infra red/ thermal imaging devices and boroscopes for inspection
- Identifying sources of moisture and evaluating any potential mold growth
- Mold cleanup and containing damages to the smallest possible area
- Removing all contamination
- Recommending and performing any procedures to return the property back to its pre-loss condition
- Drying to ensure mold does not return
- Reports, photos and additional documentation for insurance purposes
If you have any inkling that mold may be growing in your home or on your property, don’t wait until it is too late! Delay only means further mold damage. Ensure your property, pocket book, and most importantly your health, and call us today at 619-284-4239, or contact us at cleanearthrestorations.com.