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Mold and Mildew Removal in Los Altos
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Mold is an important part of nature’s process – when it is outside. Mold thrives in moist, humid, and very wet environments. In any environment where there are wet surfaces, the conditions are conducive to mold growth. Mold spreads through tiny spores that develop in a wet environment. The tiny spores that are too small to be seen, travel through the air. Mold becomes a problem when the spores land on wet surfaces in homes or commercial buildings. Mold belongs to the fungus kingdom. There are many types of mold and they all thrive in wet indoor environments.
Why is Mold Growing in My Home or Business?
Because mildew and mold thrive on moisture, there are certain areas of homes and/or businesses that are naturally prone to mold and mildew development. Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and laundry rooms are naturally moist areas in a home. Mold can also grow on the roof (under the shingles and in the insulation,) in the walls or ceiling, or in areas where there are cracks in the foundation. It is also common to find mold in unseen places in homes or businesses if you have a slow leak in a pipe that is undetected for a while, or if a pipe bursts, or if your home or business incurred water damage because of a flood.
Health Risks Associated With Mold Exposure
An allergy to mold is about as common as hay fever and other common environmental allergies. That’s because mold produces allergens, the substances in mold that provoke allergic reactions in people. People who suffer from asthma are far more likely to have severe and potentially life-threatening reactions to mold exposure. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) explains that some kinds of mold, such as black mold produce very dangerous mycotoxins. Exposure to these can cause eye, nose and lung irritations. Prolonged exposure to mold may even provoke allergic reactions in people who don’t have mold allergies.
Why You Need to Hire Professionals to Handle Mold and Mildew Removal
Mold may be visible on some surfaces, but if you have moisture in your walls, on floors, in the ceiling, or under carpeting, it is very likely that there will be more mold under and behind those areas. If you have plumbing problems that create moisture in and on your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, you may have mold growth in more places. Extensive mold and mildew damage are almost inevitable in the aftermath of floods or other catastrophes.
It is not a good idea to try to handle mold and mildew removal on your own. If you touch the mold or mildew without knowing how extensive the damage is, you may make it worse because you’ll disturb mold spores and spread them through the air. When you hire qualified professionals to handle your mold problem, they will do a thorough inspection to find the source of the moisture. Effective mold remediation involves finding and eliminating the source of moisture.
The Benefits of Hiring Professional Mold and Mildew Removal Specialists
IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) identifies five helpful principals of mold remediation for consumers:
1.Mold and mildew removal specialists should always take precautions to protect themselves and the residents or occupants of a home or commercial building.
2.It is essential that you have an independent environmental expert do a thorough examination of the contaminated area. The exam is the only way to determine the extent of mold contamination. The environmental expert should document his or her findings, and the project manager should keep track of every step the team takes during the mold remediation process.
3.The moment you see mold, contact All Green Carpet Clean Los Altos. We understand the dangers and the seriousness of mold contamination, and when you call us, we’ll be there fast. We don’t want you to have to worry about whether or not mold spores are spread through the air.
4.Make sure that the mold is removed from your home or business. Professionals will follow EPA protocol to make sure that the contamination is contained. Don’t attempt to clean the mold or treat the surface on your own. Bleach may remove the mold stains, but it isn’t enough to kill mold spores or prevent them from spreading.
5.Prevent future mold contamination by controlling moisture. If you have persistent moisture problems, let us find the source.
About Our Los Altos Mold and Mildew Removal Service
The sooner we get to your house, the sooner the mold can be removed from it. All Green Carpet Clean Los Altos is available for you 24/7. Our expert mold removers have years of experience with mold and mildew, and are well-prepared to deal with any kind of situation. They will arrive at your house quickly, and get the job done thoroughly and professionally. All Green Carpet Clean Los Altos guarantees that when we leave your house it will be free of mold and mildew, and you can return to your normal life.
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