If you recently experienced water damage, see dark stains on your walls, or smell musty odors, you may have a mold contamination problem. Mold can release toxic spores into the air, causing a health threat which should be taken seriously. No matter how big or small your mold contamination problem is, you can count on the experts at Santa Monica Flood Damage for fast, efficient mold cleanup services.
Call us at (310) 591-3176 for immediate mold cleanup services. Or continue reading to learn more about our Santa Monica mold damage remediation services.
What You Need to Know About Mold Damage
• Mold is a fungi which reproduces very quickly
• Mold releases microscopic spores into the air which find their way into dark, damp places in your home
• Mold can be on visible surfaces or hidden in places like behind walls
• Mold causes dark staining and, when not treated, can cause materials to deteriorate
• Mold can be toxic and cause severe health problems; the young, the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant women are most at risk
The Mold Damage Cleanup Process
Mold remediation involves much more than simply cleaning up visible mold spots in the home. Mold produces microscopic spores which float in the air. These spores must be removed, along with the mold which is growing on surfaces. Further, the conditions which caused the mold growth must be treated or else mold will just grow again. Here is an overview of the mold cleanup process:
• Inspection and safety assessment
• Air filtration
• Unsalvageable item removal
• Mold removal
When you call Santa Monica Flood Damage for mold removal services, our first priority is to ensure your safety. We will perform a complete inspection and assessment. If necessary, we will tell you to evacuate the premises. Contaminated areas can be contained with tarps to prevent spores from entering other areas of your home or business.
The first step of the mold remediation process is to remove mold spores from the air. This is done with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system. The sites where mold is growing will also be vacuumed with the HEPA filter to remove spores. Then special antimicrobial cleaners and biocides are applied to the mold to kill it. After this, the site must be vacuumed again and the entire room may be fogged in order to destroy any remaining mold spores.
If you can see mold on walls or paint, then the mold growth is almost always going to be worse on the other side of the structure. In order to ensure that all mold is destroyed, it may be necessary to remove drywall, carpeting, or other property. We understand what a hassle this can be and promise to do everything in our power to keep damages at a minimum.
Mold is always accompanied by excessive moisture. Often times, this is due to water damage which occurred on the premises, such as from leaky pipes or flooding. It may seem like the site of the water damage is dry, but pockets of moisture often remain in the structure of your home (especially in porous materials like drywall). Thus, mold removal services almost always involve air-drying and dehumidification.
Insurance Claims for Mold Damage
Many homeowners insurancepolicies cover mold damage. We at Santa Monica Flood Damage can help you through the claims process by providing documentation and photographic records for the adjuster, and also by billing directly to the insurance company.
Let Us Help You Restore Your Home and Health
Mold can take a serious toll on your home and health. Let the IICRC certified professionals at Santa Monica Flood Damage help you get your life back to normal with our fast, efficient mold removal services.
Contact us today for prompt, expert mold removal services in Santa Monica. We are here to help. (310) 591-3176