Fast & Professional Napa Mold Cleanup from ARC
Mold growth is a very real concern in homes and business that experience water damage. Even a small amount of moisture can lead to a major mold outbreak, and if left unaddressed, spores can quickly spread to other rooms of the home – namely, the bathroom and the kitchen.
In addition to causing structural damage, mold also poses health threats. It can contribute to respiratory illnesses and potentially fatal allergic reactions.
Often, it just takes a small leak in a pipe to set the foundation for mold growth. This is why it is so critical to schedule a professional mold inspection as soon as you notice the signs of an outbreak. A fast response is the best way to limit the damage and keep remediation costs low.
If your building has recently been exposed to water damage, contact Allied Restoration Company for a mold inspection in Napa. Our team of insured, certified technicians can identify all active sites, create a remediation plan and restore your property to its original condition. Call us today at 415-529-5637 to schedule an inspection.
What Causes Mold Growth?
The most common cause of mold is water damage. Leaks in the roof and floodwaters that enter a home or basement are common culprits behind an outbreak. But it doesn’t take a major weather event to cause mold growth. A minor pipe leak can produce enough moisture to promote growth.
Mold will continue to spread, even if the outbreak starts with one active site. Mold releases spores into the air, which allows it to travel through central air and HVAC systems until it lands and begins growing again. This pattern will continue to repeat until all sites have been cleaned and the underlying problem has been resolved.
How to Spot Mold
In most cases, home and business owners shouldn’t go looking for active mold sites if they suspect an issue. Even if they spot the signs of growth, there may be hidden sites that are more difficult to spot. Calling a mold inspection team is always the best course of action if you believe you have mold growing on your property.
Although mold remediation is not a DIY job, it is still important for property owners to know the signs of an outbreak. This can help you spot the problem early and avoid an extensive restoration.
Sometimes, mold is easy to spot. An outbreak may be noticeable on the carpet, walls and ceilings. Mold’s characteristic odor, however, is likely to be one of the first signs of an issue. This scent is often mistaken for a typical “basement” smell.
Other signs of a mold outbreak include allergic reactions. Home inhabitants may suffer a seemingly unprovoked asthma attack. Mold can also cause stomach pains and persistent sneezing. Read on to learn more about the health risks associated with a mold outbreak.
Mold Is a Health Risk
Bad smells and sneezing aren’t the only issues to take into account if mold has invaded your home. Allergic reactions can be severe – and potentially fatal for the elderly and infants.
There have also been substantial links between mold exposure and respiratory illnesses later in life. Given how mold spreads, the threat is not often confined to a single active site. Over time, mold spores can populate an entire building, and inhabitants can inhale the spores, which leads to respiratory complications.
Spores will also land on areas that experience frequent human contact. More than breathing complications, spores have been known to contribute to rashes and irritations of the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Make no mistake about it: Mold poses a serious health risk in residential and commercial buildings.
Call ARC to Schedule a Mold Inspection and Remediation in Napa, California
If you suspect a mold outbreak in your home or place of business, contact Allied Restoration Company. With timely response, our team of experienced remediation specialists will conduct a thorough mold inspection of your building, diagnosing the extent of the issue and locating all active areas.
Based on this information, we will develop a comprehensive remediation plan that not only removes the mold but also addresses the root of the issue. We can also repair structural damage. Call us today at 415-529-5637 to get started.