Mold Removal Services in Thousand Oaks, California
Have a mold problem in Thousand Oaks, California? JW Homecare is a licensed mold removal company you can count on to do the job right, start to finish. Whether at a home or business you shouldn’t be ignoring even a suspicion of mold. If it happens to be a toxic variety your family is being exposed to very hazardous toxins, and for employers OSHA regulations include mold abatement as part of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. And regardless you’re risking further mold damage with growing removal and repair costs. So we’re ready 24/7 to take care of all that and put your mind at ease knowing that everything necessary is being done.
Exactly what is it? Whether a fuzzy blotch on old bread or a bathroom ceiling, mold is a particular type of fungus. It comes in a variety of colors and an even larger variety of species. Certain types of black mold are highly toxic, but other colors can be a toxic as well. And all species release allergens, irritants, odors, and other contaminants into the air. In fact, fungi spreads by releasing tiny airborne spores. Wherever they land mold can grow whenever moisture becomes present, and take over in as little as 24 hours. No wonder it’s the most common form of water damage. Mold growth doesn’t require light, so the largest part of an outbreak can be completely out of sight, such as underneath carpet and even within walls. Besides health risks, mold invades and eventually destroys porous materials such as wood, drywall, fabric, and paper.
Thousand Oaks Mold Remediation
Due to the health risks, ease of spread, and the limited effectiveness of do-it-yourself efforts the EPA strongly recommends professional mold remediation services for areas above 10 square feet (roughly 3 1/2 by 3 feet — https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home). For small areas be sure to carefully follow the guidelines on the EPA website, and for anything more call our certified mold removal specialists.
Our mold remediation process strictly follows ANSI/IICRC S520 standards and guidelines, from initial inspection to final re-test. And we abide by all regulations as we transport wastes through Thousand Oaks for proper disposal.
TIP: Don’t forget that even more mold can be hiding where you can’t see it, consider the source of water and then err on the safe side.
We start with a visual inspection and will often take air and surface samples for testing. Based on our findings we’ll develop a plan that’s specific to your particular situation.
The disturbance of mold removal releases even more mold spores, toxins, and contamination so before starting we isolate the area with plastic sheeting. For further protection we set up negative-pressure exhaust (air always flows inward from the home or office, into the work area, then outdoors) and special HEPA microscopic-scale air filters.
Based on specific conditions we’ll use one or more approved spore and mold removal techniques such as sanding, wire brushing, and HEPA vacuuming. Unlike many Thousand Oaks mold remediation contractors we can also employ our dry-ice blasting equipment for fast and thorough removal from large surfaces. We also have advanced equipment for odor removal to take care of lingering musty odors. With complete removal, air-scrubbing, and odor neutralization you might be surprised at the improvement in your indoor air quality.
Affected porous materials such as drywall and exposed wood must be removed and disposed of. If you choose our crews can replace them and take care of other mold damage repairs as well.
Even with our top-quality service there’s still an increased chance of mold’s return. To guard against that we can also perform mold abatement such as applying mildicide and decontaminating other areas with carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning. We can also correct that moisture problem that started everything with leak detection and building dry out services.
Choose JW Homecare for Professional Mold Remediation
A family owned and operated independent business, we provide top-notch care for Thousand Oaks homes and businesses. We’re fully insured and a licensed mold removal company with certified technicians. Our highly trained mold remediation experts follow industry best practices with advanced equipment always at hand so you can be assured of safe, thorough, and efficient services.
Around and About Thousand Oaks
If you haven’t already, here are some great places to visit in and around Thousand Oaks: the American Radio Archive, the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, and the Wildwood Regional Park and Fort Wildwood Park. Did you know that Conejo Valley High (formerly Timber School) is the oldest continuously used public building in the Valley? Or that originally part of a master-planned city Thousand Oaks doesn’t have an election for mayor? Elected city council members rotate into and out of that position.