SB 655 – New CA Mold Law – Visible mold is now considered substandard housing
The treatment and removal of mold is a key element in the services provided by DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services. Our team of experts has the tools, training, and technology necessary to locate the source of your mold problem, assess the severity and causal factors, and take measures to eliminate mold on your property once and for all. Once mold has been discovered on your property, there are many different treatment paths available. It can be difficult to know which one will work best for your particular situation, but one thing remains certain: to ensure that the job gets done right the first time, you’ll need professional help. Many home and business owners turn first to over the counter remedies for their mold problem, but, unfortunately, these methods are only a temporary fix for a larger problem—and the mold will eventually return. The key difference between do-it-yourself methods and hiring a professional mold treatment and removal team is that the store-bought solutions only address the mold itself, not the underlying causes.
Mold spores are microscopic, and their presence is found just about everywhere. These invisible spores float around seeking a hospitable environment in which to grow. Areas that have suffered water damage increases in humidity, or other types of moisture like standing water or condensation are all prime targets for mold colonization. There are many different species of mold, but they all have one thing in common: they seek out environments where the humidity has reached more than 45%. These areas of raised humidity are common in places like bathrooms, basements, attics, crawlspaces, and the space between the walls. Any space that has experienced flooding or standing water is especially at risk. It has been estimated that over 98% of property owners in the United States will experience an occurrence of water damage at some point in their lives, which means that the likelihood that you will find yourself facing not only water damage but also mold colonization is quite high. Unless the cause of the moisture in your home or business is found and addressed, your mold problem will likely return again and again. The professionals at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services will not only locate the source of your mold problem but also diagnose the conditions that allowed it to form in the first place.
The first step in dealing with any mold problem is to contact the professionals at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services. We have service technicians available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on weekends! Our team members are all certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and our ongoing training programs ensure that every member of our mold detection and removal team is well-versed in all of the latest technologies and techniques, as well as the tried and true methods that have served us for decades. When you call or email the experts at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services, we will send someone out to your location to provide a professional assessment of the situation. Using sophisticated technology and techniques, we will not only measure the levels of mold spores affecting your environment but also locate the source of not only mold but the moisture that has allowed it to flourish.
It does no good to simply remove the mold without treating the area afterward. If no attempt is made to mitigate the moisture-causing conditions, then the mold is almost certain to return. When a mold colony is located, we will take immediate steps to contain the problem, and remove as much mold as possible. Mold-affected materials will be assessed and treated if possible. Materials that have been too greatly damaged, or possess a porous surface, may need to be removed and replaced, or treated with a sealant to prevent future infestations. Mold cannot inhabit a dry environment, and DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services will take steps to ensure that the moisture has been eliminated from the affected area to ensure that your mold problem does not return.
Mold not only lowers property value, it can be hazardous to your health. Symptoms of mold exposure include rash, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and itchy, watery eyes. Mold exposure can often exacerbate existing conditions as well as create problems for those with allergies, asthma, and compromised immune systems. While mold itself is not poisonous or toxic, some types of mold can produce toxic substances called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins may cause irritation of the skin or airways in sensitive individuals. Symptoms of a severe reaction include fever and difficulty breathing. Individuals with chronic lung disease or compromised immune systems may develop serious lung infections. If you or anyone you live or work with is experiencing these symptoms, it’s a good bet that you have a mold problem. To be sure, you should not only contact your primary healthcare provider but also the experts at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services to come out and do a full evaluation.
The most important step in effectively treating and removing existing mold is to ensure that it doesn’t return. If you suspect that your home or business has been colonized by stubborn mold, call the mold experts at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services today. Our phone number is , or you can email us at email@example.com. DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services offers one free mold test kit to every caller! Get positive or negative results instantly. Our mold testing kits are meant only for the purpose of determining whether or not you have a serious problem. The free mold testing kit will not be able to tell you how much mold is in the air you breathe, and the kits are not admissible courtroom evidence, but the call is free and so is the testing kit, so what do you have to lose? (One free kit per caller, please). If you find that you have a mold problem at your home or business, DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services can even help you with the next step: finding out how much, if anything, your insurance policy covers. Consultations with DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services are always free.