Professional Mold Control and Remediation Services in Escondido, CA
Nobody wants mold in their home. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to keep mold out of your home. The outside air is full of mold spores that can enter your house through open doors and windows, the HVAC system, and your clothes and pets.
The spores drift through the air in your home until they alight on a surface. Then, all they need to germinate is a little moisture. Mold can grow on just about any surface in your home. They grow especially well on wood, paper, and paper products, but also like wallpaper, rugs and carpets, drywall, ceiling tiles, fabric, and upholstery.
Some of the most common types of molds found in Escondido homes include:
- Stachybotrys chartarum (aka “black mold”)
The Problems Caused by Mold Growth
Once they get the moisture they require, mold spores grow and spread, forming colonies that are visible to the naked eye. This can cause all kinds of problems. Mold deteriorates the surfaces it grows on, causing rot. As it grows it can fill your home with an unpleasant, musty odor.
Even worse, the mold releases spores into the air of your home as it grows. This can cause health problems for those living in the home, especially the very young or very old as well as people with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues. Some molds even release mycotoxins into the air. Mycotoxins are toxic materials that can cause serious health problems if they’re inhaled or come into contact with the skin.
In addition to property damage and health risks, mold growth can have a negative impact on the value of your home.
Preventing Mold Growth and Mold Damage
While keeping mold spores out of your home is next to impossible, you can take steps to make your home a less inviting environment for mold growth. The key is controlling the moisture levels in your home. This can be accomplished by several means:
- Run the air conditioner to keep indoor moisture levels in check.
- Use a dehumidifier if necessary.
- Use ventilating fans or open windows to remove moisture from bathrooms and other areas of your home.
- Dry any wet surfaces around showers or bathtubs. Don’t leave wet towels or clothes lying around.
If you suspect you have a mold problem, but can’t find the source of the problem, call a mold remediation specialist to inspect your home. In many instances, a mold problem is the result of a hidden water leak.
Get Help from the Mold Control Specialists at 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration
1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration offers professional mold control and mold remediation services to home and business owners in Escondido, CA, and surrounding communities. Our six-step mold damage restoration process includes:
- Locating and addressing the source of the moisture that responsible for mold growth
- Cleaning contaminated surfaces
- Removing mold-damaged items from your home
- Repairing and restoring any mold damage,
- Preventative measures to reduce the risks of mold problems in the future.
Left unchecked, mold growth can cause thousands in property damage and affect the health of anyone living in your home. We’re here to help you fix any mold problem you may be experiencing. You can contact 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration without delay through our website or call us at 866-437-0205 to schedule a visit from an experienced Escondido home mold removal specialist.