when to contact a professional Mold Cleaning Services
Remediation is the cleanup of the mold infestation or growth. Often we are asked the question, “If I have mold can I clean it up myself or do I need a professional?” The answer is “not necessarily.”
Essentially it depends on the type(s) of mold, the aggregate amount of colonization and size of the area. If you have less then 10 square feet of molds that are a type 1 allergen, generally these can be cleaned by the average homeowner using a detergent solution. In order to determine what type of mold you have, it is recommended to first have the proper sampling and laboratory testing performed by a qualified company. It is not recommended individuals untrained in bio-containment abatement procedures attempt to perform remediation on molds with an aggregate area of contamination of 10 square feet or more. (regardless of the type) , or on those molds, (regardless of area), which are considered to be toxic or pathogens.
If you suspect that you home may have a mold problem, ARC can inspect your property and perform mold removal services if necessary. As specialists in mold remediation, we can get rid of the mold and its underlying causes, which most often include leaky or damp basements. By repairing cracks in your foundation and sealing your basement floor, or installing drains, ARC can prevent mold from returning, making your property healthier, safer, and more valuable when it is time to be sold or leased.
Mold is produced by several varieties of fungus. In recent years medical authorities have realized what a health risk mold that grows in wet basements can be. With people who are allergic to it, mold can cause fatigue, nausea, headaches, and respiratory and eye irritation.
Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. ARC provides mold remediation and removal services for all of Northern California, and is used by buyers and sellers alike to inspect property for mold. If you are a property owner or manager, you should be certain that no mold problems exist prior to placing your property on the market.
ARC is a Mold Remediation and Waterproofing Company with 15 years of experience in removing mold and preventing its recurrence. As a foundation repair contractor, we have seen the damage that leakage and mold can do to a home, and we are aware that mold can be a symptom of other foundation related problems. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, call us today for an inspection.