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Beware of Mold Living in Warm, Wet and Dark Places

Beware of Mold Living in Warm, Wet and Dark Places | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we help our clients with their mold issues who live throughout the North Bay. Mold is around us more than many people know. It can flourish in your home or office building in places you would never anticipate. Mold can go from not even being noticed all the way to causing allergic reactions, serious respiratory issues or even asthma attacks.

Mold can travel quickly in in the form of small spores that float through the air unseen due to their super microscopic size. Some people try to dry the area using a fan but that ends up dispersing and spreading the spores even more.

Removing mold needs an experienced mold specialist like California State Restoration for proper remediation and removal, so never try to do it yourself.

If not treated, mold will customarily attach itself to a surface and gather into a specific area, and once they get going, they can begin to grow at a rapid rate.

When visible, mold can be seen in a wide range of different colors on many different types of assorted materials. Mold spores love environments that are warm, wet, and dark. There are certain areas of a home or office to keep in mind that might lend to these conditions more easily than others.

Some locations/environments where mold will be typically found:

  • Basements
  • Backyard Storage Sheds
  • Water Heater Closets
  • Underneath sinks that might have been leaking.

Some materials mold can grow on:

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Sheetrock
  • Wood
  • Fabric
  • Glass

Common Types of Molds

Aspergillus: Can be found both indoors and outdoors. It’s commonly found on food and within air conditioning systems. It can lead to ongoing allergic reactions, but does not usually cause illness to a person with a generally healthy immune system.

Cladosporium: Will likely cause allergic reactions, often affecting the eyes, skin, throat and more.

Stachybotrys: This type of mold is also known as dangerous “black mold”. Constant moisture will often fuel the growth of Stachybotrys.

Air Quality and Proper Remediation

First, testing the overall “air quality” of a space suspected to contain mold is the best way to know if you do indeed have a mold problem. At California State Restoration, we will usually take samples of various areas in your environment, (usually outside), and then compare it with a sample of the area believed to be the most affected. Comparing 2-3 samples will normally give the best result for a homeowner or commercial building owner who suspects that mold exists.

Once we have confirmed that a customer has a mold-affected area, it’s always best to quickly and professionally remediate and remove the mold. A restoration specialist like California State Restoration can efficiently remove the mold using industry standards and best practices. Often, the most effective steps will include setting up proper containment before beginning remediation, then treating and cutting out/removing the affected material. Following the remediation, a follow-up test should be taken to confirm the removal of the harmful mold.

About California State Restoration

Serving Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties with 24/7 Emergency Services, California State Restoration Services in Santa Rosa, CA performs every aspect of disaster restoration. For all your water, fire, storm, and mold damage needs, as well as for sewage and biohazard cleanups, California State Restoration Services is a one-stop company that is known for quality work and a professional approach to everything we do. We have grown because we make customer service a #1 priority and are always looking for solutions that are viable and affordable.

Sources: Wikipedia and Ask.com

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Published on:
11/08/2021

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