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You would not think that mold removal Los Angeles would be an issue, but most people have a sensitivity to mold; exposure to damp, moldy environments can cause a range of health issues. Warm, humid conditions encourage the growth of mold, and it is likely to become a problem with water damage, dampness, or high humidity. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), an estimated 50 to 100 varieties of common indoor mold have the potential of causing health problems.

Even small amounts of mold can cause respiratory issues in children, adults, and pets. At Quality Environmental, Inc., we provide mold remediation in Los Angeles using state-of-the-art equipment to protect your property and the health of your family, co-workers, or building occupants.

What Health Issues Can Be Caused by Exposure to Mold?

Mold exposure can cause a range of health issues for people with sensitivities, including:

  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation

People with allergies to mold may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people or those with chronic lung disease may suffer serious infections in the lungs when exposed to mold.

Toxin-Producing Indoor Molds in California

The Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB) of the California Department of Public Health published a paper concerning potential health effects of exposure to a toxic indoor mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. This mold has been receiving increasing attention from the public and indoor air researchers.

According to EHIB, the first reported case of health effects from Stachybotrys exposure occurred when the mold had contaminated the ceilings and ventilation system of a family home. The family experienced recurring cold and flu-like symptoms, including headache, fatigue, sore throat, diarrhea, dermatitis, hair loss, and general malaise.

Workers who cleaned and removed the mold from the house also experienced respiratory symptoms and skin irritation. After the Stachybotrys chartarum was removed from the home, the family returned to occupy the house and reported no recurrence of clinical symptoms.

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What Is the Difference Between Mold Removal and Mold Remediation?

Microscopic mold spores exist nearly everywhere, indoors and out. For this reason, it would be impossible to remove all mold from a home or building. Mold remediation focuses on making a building or home safe from the presence of toxic mold.

What Is Involved in the Mold Remediation Process?

Our seasoned professionals provide comprehensive mold cleanup in Los Angeles. Steps in the mold remediation process include:

Inspection and damage assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold growth, then use cutting-edge technology to detect hidden water sources and mold. However, we highly recommend to hire a mold certified consultant to inspect affected materials.

Containment

We use various containment methods to prevent the spread of mold. This may include physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep mold spores from spreading during cleanup. Fans, heating and cooling systems are turned offed during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized air filtration equipment allows us to capture microscopic mold spores from the air. “Air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums help keep mold spores from spreading during the process of remediation.

Removal of mold and mold-contaminated materials

Our professionals use antimicrobial and antifungal treatments to destroy mold colonies and help prevent new ones from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of contaminated porous materials, such as drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning

Our team can clean your furniture, curtains, clothing, and other items that have been affected by mold. We remove odors using fogging equipment and clean and sanitize your belongings using a variety of advanced cleaning techniques.

Restoration

Depending on the degree of mold damage, drywall and other building materials may need to be removed and replaced. Restoration may involve replacing drywall, installing carpet, painting, and other minor repairs; or it may involve more major repairs, such as reconstruction of certain areas of the building.

Quality Mold Remediation Services

Mold can cause significant damage to your property along with health issues for its occupants. If you have mold growing in a commercial building or residence, the sooner remediation occurs, the sooner you can stop the spread of mold spores and the development of new colonies causing damage to your drywall, carpets, and structures – and posing a serious health risk. At Quality Environmental, Inc., we provide some of the fastest, most efficient, and effective mold remediation Los Angeles has to offer.

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