Nobody wants to see mold on their walls or floors of their home or business. What do you do if you do have mold? How do you prevent it?
If you live in the San Diego area, you should utilize a mold inspection service. Keep ready for costs, the process, and what to expect from a mold inspection.
Did you know about 10% of people have serious mold allergies? You may not be able to see or smell mold in your home or building, but it would be lurking. Mold can grow underneath floors or wallpaper or anywhere in a sufficiently moist area.
It could be causing health problems, as well. Many people in America have moderate to severe mold allergies. Signs and symptoms of mold toxicity include, but are not limited to:
Frequent upper respiratory illness
Wheezing or trouble breathing
Development of or worsening of asthma symptoms
Red, itchy eyes
In infants, exposure to mold can have severe effects. Toxic mold exposure can cause acute pulmonary hemorrhage and even death. For these reasons, hiring a professional mold inspector is a good idea for your health and the health of your home.
You may not be able to tell the difference between mold and mildew. Mildew, similar to mold grows in dark and damp areas and omits a similar musky smell. However, unlike mildew, mold more invasive and poses more serious problems.
Mold produces mycotoxins: a compound that triggers allergies and causes serious damage to your body when inhaled.
If you’ve tried to get rid of mold on your own, you may have gotten rid of the visual growth, but spore of mold can hang around in the air for quite a while.
When you hire a mold inspector, you can expect an adjuster to come to your home or business for a consultation and explain how the mol removal process will happen.
Mold remediation and removal requires specific conditions and heavy-duty antimicrobial cleaners. Technicians will explain what type of mold infestation you are experiencing and the steps before, during, and after the removal process. Since mold can persist and stay around in the air, you will need to adhere to your technician’s requests and recommendations.
Unless your mold problems warrant an emergency visit, you should work to reduce the damage to your property the mold is causing. Make sure you have plenty of pictures and to communicate any new or perceived issues to your inspector.
Pictures and documentation are essential if you plan to file a claim with your insurance company. The cost of mold inspection and removal is typically around
While the mold removal is happening, you should be around for the first session. An inspector needs to know all about your situation. If your personal belongings have been affected by mold, we can assist in packing-out and storing your stuff.
Your property will be monitored regularly and checked by our equipment. To ensure everything goes smoothly, please communicate with your technician and follow their requests.
For example, you should not open any windows or use your heating or air conditioning system without permission.
Following the rules will help us help you get your building cleaned and disinfected as quickly as possible.
Help Yourself and Your Home Today
If you need a mold inspection service, Christian Brothers: Emergency Building Services are here to help. If you live in the San Diego area, contact us today for a consultation.