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Professional Mold Remediation

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.

What are some common signs that you need a mold inspection?

  1. Water damage: moisture and mold go hand-in-hand. Since mold grows and spreads quickly, it’s important to act quickly. Mildew and mold can develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure. It will also continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the mold problem,
  2. Leaks: Leaky faucets can be annoying, but were you aware that they have the potential to cause serious damage to your home or building? Neglecting that leaky sink can facilitate mold and mildew growth that has the potential to spread to your air conditioning system, and throughout your home. Roof leaks can lead to attic mold and attic mold can lead to mold infestations spreading to other areas of your home,
  3. Humidity: The EPA recommends you keep your indoor relative humidity (RH) below 60% in order to prevent mold growth. If you notice water buildup on window sills, buckles or curves in wood flooring, you may have excessive humidity in your home. Some of the biggest sources of increases to indoor humidity levels include: combustion appliances (stoves), moisture-generating appliances like dryers, steam radiators, and humidifiers.
  4. Strange odor: Has your home recently taken on a new, musty smell? Smelling a musty odor can be indicative of mold growth. Oftentimes, this can be attributed to environmental factors, like a recent storm or seasonal changes. Whatever the case may be, the odor is an indicator that something is off and that it may be a good time to schedule a professional mold inspection.
  5. Visible mold: If you can see mold, you should schedule a mold inspection as quickly as possible. Mold is notorious for its ability to spread rapidly and penetrate hard-to-reach places. It’s also important to consider that once visible mold spreads to different areas of your home, it will cost you even more time, money, and energy to take care of the problem.

Mold-related allergies may indicate a need for mold removal

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:

  • Coughing,
  • Sneezing,
  • Sore, itchy throat,
  • Congestion and runny nose,
  • Sinus headaches,
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing,
  • Itchy, watery eyes, and
  • Irritated, itchy skin

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.

Our San Diego mold experts

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.

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Our Guaranteed Mold Remediation Process

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.

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1. Assess

A Certified Restoration mold removal specialist will perform a visual mold inspection to address any areas of elevated moisture and microbial (mold) growth.

2. Contain

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.

3. Estimate

Provide an estimate to homeowner for mold remediation.

4. Remove Non-Salvageable Items

Remove all non-salvageable items such as carpet, drywall, cabinets, books, papers, upholstered furniture, drapes, or ceiling tiles.

5. Dry & Clean

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.

6. Test

Test air samples inside and out of the affected areas to assure mold remediation is complete.

7. Repair & Reconstruct

Repair and reconstruct all areas that were damaged by mold or disturbed by the remediation process (holes or damage to walls, floor, cabinets, etc.)

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