People often underestimate how dangerous mold can be, and removing it can be quite daunting. Some types of mold carry mycotoxins and lead to allergic reactions in people with immune or respiratory issues. If you require professional mold removal in San Diego, call us at EZ Dry Flooding.
Is all mold toxic to your health?
Mold is quite common in a lot of households, particularly in wetter parts of the country. The most common type of mold is the one growing between the tiles in your bathroom. It is generally harmless if you clean it up regularly. However, there are types of mold out there that can produce toxins leading to conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.
Mold causing deadly conditions is a rare occurrence. However, the mold present in the air can still cause problems for people with breathing issues like asthma, leading to coughing or wheezing. Hence, you mustn’t let any mold growth spread any longer and remove it immediately.
If you suspect that there’s mold contamination in your HVAC system, call a mold removal service immediately. It is effortless for the mold to spread this way through the air in your heating or air conditioning. If you need professional mold removal in San Diego, contact us.
What to look for in professional mold removal contractors
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a specific set of guidelines for contractors to follow when removing mold, so it is better to hire contractors who specialize in this field. General contractors may not know the safe and proper procedure, which can make your mold problem worse if they end up spreading over a larger area.
Compile a list of several contractors that you can contact. You can find contractors online or ask around from friends and family. Reputable contractors will always have a list of references that you can contact and ask about the quality of their services. You should also inquire about the type of chemicals they use, in cleaning up mold, and see if they are legal under the EPA.
How does professional mold remediation work?
You will need to employ professional mold remediation if the area infected with mold is more than 10 ft x 10 ft. The first step is to contain the area using plastic sheets and air filtration devices so that the mold spores don’t spread into other regions of the house. Contractors should always wear protective gear, such as gloves and respirators.
First, contractors will clean up the mold growth from its physical sources such as walls or wood. They then use high-powered vacuums and air scrubbers to remove air-borne mold spores. These devices use HEPA filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) to capture minuscule particles like spores.
In the final step, they clean and disinfect the area to kill any remaining mold. Some also use sealants to keep away moisture.
Are you in need of professional mold removal in San Diego? Call us at EZ Dry Flooding for mold remediation, structural drying or leak detection.