Mold is a serious problem in California. Homeowners and business owners alike often have to deal with ugly and potentially health-endangering mold growths, which can be found in many indoor environments. The good news is that help is available for people who want to rid themselves of mold. Payless Handyman has decades of experience with mold removal in California.
We carefully follow State of California mold remediation requirements, guidelines, and laws, ensuring that your site is free of excessive airborne spores. We understand the science of mold and mold growth. Although every case has its unique factors, the mold remediation process is essentially the same, and we have perfected it over the years we’ve spent serving Southern California customers.
What Is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungi that is often found in moist, humid places, both indoors and outdoors, where there are organic materials that support its growth. Wood, paper, dirt, and paint are common food sources for mold. Mold can also frequently be found inside HVAC systems, where water leaks and moisture provide an ideal breeding ground. Buildings that experience flooding often develop extensive mold growths afterward.
These growths tend to release microscopic spores into the immediate environment, which can degrade air quality and pose a health hazard to human beings in the area. Many people are allergic to mold spores. However, even healthy people can have an adverse reaction to mold.
Molds are classified in three different types:
Allergenic molds – The most common type, these can cause a wide range of allergic reactions, from itchy eyes to respiratory problems. People with asthma or other respiratory disorders are especially vulnerable.
Pathogenic molds – More dangerous than allergenic molds, this type is capable of causing serious infections of the skin and, in the most severe cases, internal organs as well. These molds are particularly hazardous for children, the elderly, and anyone with a weak immune system.
Toxigenic molds – The most dangerous molds, these can trigger a broad range of troubling symptoms, such as brain fog, neurological problems, headaches, chronic fatigue, and eczema. So-called “toxic mold” belongs to this group.
Although mold is sometimes harmless to human beings, it’s always a good idea to remove it when you can. The presence of visible mold can lower property values and violate State of California guidelines for mold remediation. Visible mold is one of the factors that can lead to a facility being ruled “substandard” (HSC § 17920.3).
Mold also feeds on the surfaces it rests upon, and over time this can result in serious damage to the areas where it is present. They often produce a distinctive musty odor. These growths can display a wide variety of colors: black, blue, green, white, orange, red, brown, and gray.
Mold is not a problem you can ignore. But it’s important to realize that cleaning up mold can endanger your health. If you have visible mold in your home or business, it’s best to contact a black mold removal company in Southern California like Payless Handyman.
We are IRI certified for water damage and mold removal and treatment
Unlike most California mold removal companies, who only remove drywall and flooring and dry out affected areas, we can make the necessary repairs to have your home looking fresh and new again. We will identify the sources of moisture that encourage mold growth, clean up all affected areas, and remove materials that expel hazardous mold spores into the air. When it comes to mold removal and remediation in California, you can trust Payless Handyman to get the job done right.
Call Payless Handyman for Mold Removal in Southern California
Since 1998, we have provided mold inspection, testing, removal, and remediation to residential and business customers in San Bernardino County and Riverside County. Our service area includes the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Ontario, Norco, Fontana, Montclair, Colton, Claremont, Corona, and Alta Loma.
Payless Handyman always follows all applicable California mold remediation laws, guidelines, and requirements. For many residents, we are their go-to company for mold remediation in California. Feel free to contact us at (909) 215-6441 to schedule an appointment.
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