Expert Mold Remediation in San Diego
When it comes to mold remediation, San Diego residents can count on Bill Howe Restoration & Flood Services. Our technicians are certified in water damage repair and mold remediation. Once it’s determined that you have a mold infestation in your home or business, you can count on our restoration services to have it removed quickly and efficiently.
Bill Howe Restoration & Flood can aid in your mold inspection and determine if you have any black mold or toxic mold in your home or business. We are experts in the removal of mold and can help restore your property in no time.
Common Causes of Mold in Homes and Businesses
There are a variety of conditions that may cause mold and mold spores to develop in your home or commercial property. Of course, water and moisture are the leading cause of toxic mold and spores developing. Keeping your indoor environment free of moisture and spores will prove to be most helpful in keeping mold at bay. Humidity and moisture can develop if there is a water leak or standing water that is not fixed in a timely manner. Our restoration specialists can perform mold remediation while addressing any water damage that has occurred. Eliminating any causes where water may be left standing or stagnant helps with keeping humidity and mold at bay.
Another common cause of mold in homes and businesses is lack of sunlight. UV rays from the sunlight eliminate mold spores and prevent the spores from spreading throughout your property. While it would not be feasible to have sunlight light your entire home, have Bill Howe Heating & Air install a UV Light to your existing central heating & air system to help eliminate mold and spores from the air circulating throughout your property. Sunlight also helps to dry up any moisture or water. By having a UV Light or air filter, you are helping to keep spores from creating a problem in the future.
Finally, the last common cause of mold is temperature. Keeping your home below 71 degrees Fahrenheit helps to keep spores and mold from developing. In tandem with keeping the humidity levels between 30% – 50%, maintaining the temperature and humidity throughout your property prevents toxic mold from developing and the need for mold remediation.
Why You Should Hire a Mold Removal Expert
If you do have water damage within your property, hiring a professional mold remediation expert is key. Our San Diego mold remediation technicians understand that mold growth can be visible, however in some cases indoor mold growth may not be as obvious. For example, mold can grow behind drywall or wallpaper, under carpets or pads, or even inside ductwork and the drip pan of your indoor air handling unit.
If you’re unsure if you have mold in your home or business, or the mold is visible and you need to test the type of mold, the first step is to have a certified environmental hygienist visit your home and perform a mold inspection. Once the mold is tested, a certified San Diego mold remediation technician at Bill Howe Restoration & Flood Services can provide you with a free estimate to remove said mold.
For mold remediation, San Diego home and business owners have chosen Bill Howe for decades. Our technicians are equipped with protective gear including disposable coveralls and a respirator to protect them from the mold, and we set up a containment room to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of your home or business and creating health risks. After, the mold will carefully be removed from your home in a safe, effective manner that reduces the number of spores from becoming airborne and negative air scrubbers are set up to purify the air within the containment room. Further, an anti-microbial agent will be applied to the surface, and a clearance test will be issued to ensure all affected areas have been cleaned and are no longer a threat.
How Mold Can Affect Your Health
Toxic mold can create a plethora of health risks if not addressed. Mold and mildew can create respiratory issues for those that reside within the property, particularly those who suffer from asthma. By eradicating spores, mold and mildew from the affected areas, you are helping to keep environmental toxins from creating health risks or worsening any preexisting symptoms. If a professional mold remediation expert determines that mold remediation is necessary, new building materials may be used to ensure that no toxic mold or spores remain in the affected areas.
Mold Remediation Costs in San Diego
After your initial inspection, the scope of work will determine the costs of mold remediation and restoration services. Depending on the extent of mold infestation, if the spores have developed into toxic mold or black mold, how much water damage has occurred, the costs may vary. Insuring your home is free of water, moisture and is professionally eradicated, be sure to hire a professional with IICRC certification to keep your home safe and to safeguard from any additional damage from occurring.
If you believe your home is in need of mold remediation, San Diego residents please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).