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Mold Remediation Pasadena services are taken very seriously. This is because mold can be extremely covert and very dangerous for humans. If you suspect that you have an infestation in your home, get in touch with us as soon as possible. Call us for a consultation regarding mold contamination and we will immediately make an appointment with you at your most convenient time.
What is Black Mold?
Molds come in different forms and, possibly the deadliest kind is called toxic mold or black mold. Its scientific name is Stachybotrys chartarum. They are called toxic mold because of the mycotoxins that they produce. While the actual fungus may not be toxic, differentiating from the mold and the toxin it produces can be difficult and useless. Their spores can also trigger a number of reactions in individuals who are sensitive to it and frequent, prolonged exposure to this type of mold can be dangerous, even lethal. You should act immediately to have this threat removed from your home as soon as you suspect its presence.
Our experts will be able to visit you as soon as you are available. We have the necessary equipment and supplies to inspect your home and property for possible black mold colonies. Our very affordable services can very well be the key to preventing you and your loved ones from further experiencing physical and mental problems due to black mold.
Any other kind of mold will still need to be removed from the premises so that you will not be sensitive to allergens that these fungi produces. Your Pasadena house will be free from any significant mold presence if you schedule a regular inspection with us and, ultimately, testing for the air and any suspicious parts of the house. We will visit you regularly every year, depending on our agreement, and we will operate equipment that will help us gather samples from your home. These samples will be sent to reliable laboratories for testing. Once we confirm the presence of mold, especially black mold, we can have a discussion regarding what we believe is the best way to get rid of the infestation.
Signs of Mold in the House
The signs of molds growing in a house can be easy to spot. In many cases, the home owners are just not so aware of the risks of having molds that he or she will discount it so easily. The experts in our company are qualified to conduct mold inspection and testing to be sure of what they find.
One of the easiest signs to remember that you might have molds in your home is a water source or liquid source. While molds usually prefer to grow near water leaks and sources, other sources of liquids may suffice. Coffee spilled on a rug and drops of fruit juice on a box of documents are just two possible ways that you are aiding the spread of molds in your home. Most of the time, home owners mop up surfaces with spills but do not clean rugs and carpeting thoroughly underneath. The liquid could seep under and it can be the source that molds need to grow.
Molds often leave dark markings where they grow. These markings are very obvious especially if the walls or ceilings are of a lighter color. Any kind of moisture can encourage the growth of molds almost anywhere so a leaky ceiling or a leaky pipe in the drywall can be a good enough source of water. Some molds may manifest in different colors such as white or yellow but they are still molds just the same. Caution should be exercised when inspecting suspicious looking markings or spots on your own and you just might be better off calling us for an inspection if you suspect something.
In connection to discoloration and dark markings, you should also be aware that the markings may be difficult to remove. This is especially true for fabric, wood and paper. If you suspect the markings are a result of mold, be careful if you decide to try to clean the items up. Mold may be easier to remove from smoother surfaces compared to rough ones. If you have no idea where to begin cleaning up molds, we can assist you in your endeavor as well as guarantee your safety while we do clean up and mold removal procedures.
Molds also leave a musty or moldy smell where the grow abundantly. You might have noticed a particular room or area in your house where a musty, moldy smell prevails; the smell is almost always a sure sign of a mold colony nearby. Inhaling mold spores can be very dangerous and we would like to always remind you to leave the investigating and testing of molds to the experts. Our workers are equipped with the necessary safety equipment to protect themselves from exposure. They are also well-versed in the latest, up to date techniques and procedures in dealing with molds.
In most cases, mold prefer to grow on cellulose surfaces. These include wood, drywall, plaster and many others. This is where it can get tricky when it comes to inspecting a building or a home for the presence of molds. You will need experts who can slowly and carefully open up your walls for suspected mold colonies, inspect the dark spots in your ceiling and check under every possible drain, faucet or water fixture for any leaks.
One technique to check for molds is to look at and carefully touch cardboard boxes and other paper materials. Cardboard that has been exposed to moisture will expand if moisture is trapped and has not evaporated. Cardboard boxes which have been exposed at one time to rain, snow or any other moisture and have been kept in a fairly dark area where it is difficult for moisture to evaporate will surely be an ideal place for molds to grow.
Floorboards are also an ideal area where molds are likely to grow. If you notice dark or black spots on your wooden flooring, you should call us immediately and we can confirm the presence of mold as soon as possible. Sometimes, our floor may be elevated from the ground itself but the ground can also be damp or wet due to numerous reasons. This moisture from the ground can easily rise and affect the floorboards which are spread across the floors of the house.
Your Pasadena home and your family will benefit immensely from consulting our company for help. Our professionals are trained and highly experienced in dealing with molds. They can easily assess the situation and give you some recommendations regarding your safety in your home and how to deal with the problem.
Symptoms of Mold Exposure in People
The consequences of prolonged and frequent exposure to black mold can be debilitating diseases, mental issues and even death. Long before these may happen, there are other symptoms which we often overlook as a cold or an allergic reaction due to asthma or allergic rhinitis. Common symptoms to look out for include, but are not limited to the following:
– irritation in the eyes; causing these to be red and watery
– itchy, red throat: resulting to frequent clearing of the throat and soreness
– stuffed sinuses and congestion
– a runny nose
– post-nasal drip
– onset of asthma
– tightening of the chest and difficulty breathing
These are just a few of the initial symptoms that a person might notice if he is exposed to black mold. Other kinds of mold (those that are not toxic but still have allergens) can also trigger similar symptoms in more sensitive individuals. Some people like to compare their mold exposure symptoms to hay fever or allergic rhinitis.
More serious symptoms that come if you have been frequently exposed to toxic mold include; dizziness or lightheadedness, persistent fatigue, an overall feeling of weakness, depression, difficulty breathing (even without exertion), sensitivity to light, loss of concentration or difficulty concentrating, pain or discomfort in the abdomen or stomach, a feeling of being bloated, frequent diarrhea, increased need to urinate, always feeling thirsty, a tingling sensation in the skin, numbness in some areas of the skin and body, a distinct metallic taste in the mouth, rashes and joint pain.
Experiencing two or more of these symptoms should be enough to alert your doctor of possible mold exposure. The symptoms will gradually grow worse and without any intervention, the patient will suffer complications to several of his important body functions. Intervention can be in the form of medication and in the form of mold remediation. The experts in our company will be a great help in making sure that you will be safe in your own home without any threat of a significant number of molds growing back.
Tips and Tricks
The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is especially strong in home improvement and other projects that focus on the home. While it may be tempting to get rid of the molds in your home on your own, you might want to think this over several times before you actually do it. The different videos and how-to articles make it seem easy to do and fairly safe but if you have thoroughly read about the dangers of black mold exposure, you should have second thoughts. There are a lot of reasons why you should contact us first regarding your black mold problem and leave everything else to us afterwards. While it may seem expensive to hire us experts to help you clean up and remove molds from your home, if you think about the dangers of exposing yourself and your loved ones to such dangerous fungi, you just might change your mind. If you still insist on trying to get rid of the mold by yourself initially; the following tips and tricks should come in handy.
Inspecting for mold growth is probably one of the easier aspects of DIY, as long as you remember not to touch any suspicious looking fluff that you encounter. A thorough visual inspection should be done by starting at places where you think there may be a plumbing leak or may have been previously flooded or exposed to water. Examples of such places are your floors (better yet, underneath the flooring), carpeting, rugs, walls and ceilings (for roof leaks). Our inspectors are trained to spot problem areas so they will know where to focus their inspection and fan out from there. We also have the right equipment to gather samples without destroying your walls or flooring.
Once you have found mold in your home, the use of bleach may seem the next logical step.
It is true that bleach works very well in eliminating mold at the very root but there should be some reservations in using such a strong chemical on your beautiful home. Take note that straight bleach can make fabric stiff and will easily tear. It can also discolor your beautiful wood floors is applied directly. When you use bleach, diluted or otherwise, you should wear protective gear because it can harm your eyes and cause some difficulties in breathing if you are sensitive to strong smells.
Our experts use the right equipment to remove molds or manage their numbers. We have vacuums and fans designed specifically for this line of work that will lower the risk of spores spreading to other areas of the house when we physically remove the mold. Our company also offers renovation or replacement of the material on which the mold has grown. We find that it is better to remove it than clean it p to ensure that regrowth will not happen.
We are at your service for a consultation and an actual site visit. We can recommend the necessary steps you need to take in order to get rid of this threat in your home and to prevent further health problems from arising. Our professionals will do a great job at mold inspection and gathering samples for mold testing to send to a reliable laboratory. Rest assured that we always do a thorough inspection as well as practice safety in gathering samples for testing. Our services are priced fairly and out experts do the best they can to meet your expectations. We see to it that you are safe in your very own home.
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