Mold Remediation Services in Newbury Park, California
Are you facing a mold problem in your Newbury Park home? Even if you just have a suspicion due to faint musty odors or the symptoms of a mild flu that just won’t go away it’s definitely worthwhile calling in our mold remediation specialists for an expert inspection. If you’ve had any incident involving a water intrusion, plumbing problem, or large spill you should do so within 24 hours to head off problems before they have a chance to start. Should you need mold removal we’ll complete the job thoroughly, leaving your home healthy and odor-free.
JW Home Care
We’re an independent family owned and operated company offering full-service residential and commercial mold removal services to the fine homes of Newbury Park. We’re BBB accredited, fully licensed, and maintain complete workman’s compensation, vehicle, liability, and environmental insurance. We strictly adhere to industry best practices, including ANSI/IICRC S520 and R520 (http://www.iicrc.org/standards/iicrc-s520/). Our certified and highly trained mold remediation technicians are on-call 24/7 with the latest in equipment to best meet your needs. After assessment by one of our certified inspectors we’ll create a detailed plan custom tailored to your particular situation. For your peace of mind we’ll also work directly with your insurance company and their local adjusters.
Mold and Moisture
Whether on walls, furniture, or food mold ruins the appearance of everything. But all forms, not just infamous black mold, pose health risks by releasing allergens and irritants, and for some species toxins. And all damage porous building materials.
A kind of fungus, it doesn’t need light to grow and it spreads by invisibly small spores floating in the air. Those mold spores are everywhere to at least some degree, indoors and out. And just waiting for a little moisture to kick off problems. Mold growth can be completely hidden yet still be harming indoor air quality.
That moisture problem can be coming from a roof or window leak, a plumbing leak, failed appliance, condensation, or just high humidity. Those sources may be easy to find, or may require one of our leak detection experts to track down. Thorough house cleaning can ameliorate small mold problems, but the EPA strongly urges hiring a professional mold removal contractor for any mold growth covering more than 10 square feet.
Our Newbury Park Mold Removal Service
Mold removal requires extensive training to assure safety, prevent spread, and achieve thorough removal. Following EPA, OSHA, and IICRC standards, guidelines, and requirements our highly trained mold services crews do exactly that. The following is an outline of our mold remediation process.
- Expert inspection and assessment, including procedures to locate any hidden trapped moisture. As needed we can also take air, bulk, and surface samples for mold testing.
- Isolating the affected areas with plastic barriers then setting up HEPA air filters and negative-pressure exhaust. That’s especially important for black mold removal, but we always take full precautions and make sure that our crews are using their personal protection gear.
- Thorough spore and mold removal using HEPA vacuuming, wire brushing, sanding, and/or dry ice blasting. We seal all wastes before transferring them through your home and across Newbury Park.
- Replace or seal all porous materials with mold damage such as plaster, sheet rock, wood trim, and wood framing.
- Apply eco-friendly anti-fungal treatments to affected and surrounding areas.
It’s simply not technically possible to remove 100% of all mold spores and keep more from drifting in. But our goal is to come as close to that as we can in order to reduce the odds of a mold problem recurring to as close to zero as possible. To that end our mold abatement services may also include carpet cleaning (or replacement) and air-duct cleaning. As water damage experts we’ll also identify and correct the original source of dampness that permitted mold growth to get started.
Newbury Park Humidity
Despite scant rainfall outdoor relative humidity remains high (averaging 75-90%) even during summer months (http://www.usa.com/newbury-park-ca-weather.htm ). So reducing indoor humidity can play an important role in mold abatement. A range of 30 to 50% is a good balance of comfort and prevention. In Newbury Park that means extra attention to HVAC (heating, air conditioning, and ventilation) design, and perhaps the inclusion of dehumidifiers.