Mold Removal in Orange County
Mold Removal in Orange County
People around the world dream of living in sunny Southern, California. However even the sunny beaches of Orange County lose their attraction in the face of a familiar coastal nightmare: BLACK MOLD. The hot, damp weather provides just the right conditions for mold and mildew damage in the homes along the coast of Orange County, California.
Mold’s ecological function is to break down and recycle fundamental nutrients back into the earth. Mold grows by means of making spores, and all mold needs to thrive is water in any shape or form. Mold is a master of survival, seeing that its spores are small, lightweight, and able to survive for an extended time in most any condition.
In spite of its main ecological position, mold exposure poses several risks to people. While it disassembles any material it encounters, mold can pose a risk to a building’s structural integrity. Also, a number of different molds are toxic. A lot of illnesses in addition to allergies in human beings are brought about by molds found in old structures, some resembling those found throughout Orange County. Various mold’s & mildew, such as black mold, can be fatal.
If the invasion of mold is minimal, a home or business owner can generally take care of it. Mold removal specialists will need to be called in to help more extensive mold problems.
How to Control Mold
Controlling mold requires controlling the amount of moisture in the area. This can include fixing leaks, removing standing water, fitting a proper gutter system, fixing cracked masonry and separated roof shingles, and repairing seals around doors and home windows. Mold’s preferred food-source is damp paper, which is why new properties with more insulation and drywall are more susceptible to mold damage.
Professional Mold Removal in Orange County
A professional orange county mold removal company can expertly analyse the damage mold may have caused and which places are susceptible to more damage. They also have equipment to evaluate mold levels to see if it is safe for people to be inside the building. Mold removal specialists also know how to avoid other indoor environmental hazards, like asbestos and lead so the removal procedure does not cause unnecessary illnesses.
Mold removal requires an arsenal of resources to eliminate water and disinfect moldy areas:
- A wet vacuum is designed to remove water from floors, carpets, and other hard surfaces.
- A wet wipe with water and perhaps detergent is used to remove mold from non-porous materials.
- HEPA vacuums are used as one of the last clean-up tools after the damaged materials are completely dry and have been removed. The HEPA vacuum will pick up any contaminated dust particles and mold spores that may have landed outside of the remediated area.
- Negative Air Machines, Air Scrubbers, and Air Duct Cleaning equipment to remove air borne mold spores from the containment, air vents, and the surrounding areas.
These tools allow proper disinfection, which is vital since mold can be allergenic or poisonous even when it is dead. Moldy materials require careful disposal. The contents of the vacuum and any items damaged by mold should be double-bagged, sealed and discarded. Large items that will not fit into plastic bags must be covered with polyethylene sheeting, sealed with duct tape, and then disposed of along with other construction debris. When the clean-up is complete, a dehumidifying system may need to be installed into the building to help control moisture, and thus stop mold intensification in the future. In humid locations, moisture control is the solution to mold and mildew prevention. Taking the actions to correctly prevent mold damage will save time and money in the long run. However, if it is already too late, calling in a mold removal orange county specialist to ensure the mold is eradicated properly is the safest step.Posted by Bill Gregory, Owner, and Restoration Consultant for Gregory Cleaning & Restoration, Inc.
Gregory Restoration serves the following cities within Orange County, CA
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