Mold Testing in Los Angeles
About Our Mold Testing and Inspection Process
The specialists at LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration have been helping the residents of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities face the challenges of mold testing, remediation, and restoration since 2016. We are a family-owned and operated business, and we work hard so that every client feels like a respected member of our business family. We help to educate our customers about the intricacies and complications associated with many of the processes of our industry. A perfect example of this is how we help our clients understand the limitations of mold testing. In most cases, testing your home for mold does not help as much as you would expect.
Call us 24/7 at (833) 933-1445 for a whole home mold testing in Los Angeles. Our program includes inspection and testing with a control sample plus three rooms. We provide air, surface, or swab tests!
Why Professional Mold Testing Is Recommended
Because every home has a certain level of mold present all the time, mold tests can be unreliable. Testing for mold is an extremely scientific process that requires controlled conditions. It is difficult to achieve these scientific standards in a home or business, so spores from outdoors and indoors mingle and in-home mold tests report every mold spore found in the immediate area. Many times, test results include mold varieties found outside the home in the natural environment that are not actually growing inside your home.
So, you would only want to consider testing for mold in your home or business if a trusted remediation or air quality specialist suggests the services would be beneficial for your specific situation. Mold thrives in warm areas where the temperatures rise above 80 degrees, which can easily happen in the Los Angeles area. Mold thrives in damp areas where water has been introduced and not adequately dried. Because of the limits of these tests, specialists agree that mold testing is not always a useful solution. In these situations, it is recommended that home and business owners consider hiring a professional to inspect mold colonies and suggest remediation solutions.
Types of Mold that Can Grow in Your Home or Business
Many types of mold can grow in your home or business, and mold clusters can form in many colors. Often, the color of the mold growth can help specialists determine the variety of the mold. The colors can range from white to orange or from green to black. Technicians also examine the color and texture of the mold to determine what it has been eating. Mold loves to eat, and its favorite things to eat are organic materials. Organic materials include items made from cotton, wood, leather, paper, or leather. So, considering these materials are found throughout most homes and businesses, it's understandable how molds can destroy a structure relatively quickly once they've been allowed to grow freely.
If you believe you've found mold in your Los Angeles-area home and would like more information, please feel free to contact us at (833) 933-1445.
Mold Testing and Inspection Can Help Prevent Dangerous Air Quality
As a certified indoor air quality and mold removal company, LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration utilizes high-tech testing and remediation equipment for all of our commercial and residential properties. If you are concerned that you have dangerous mold in your home, then you should call our offices immediately for a free in-home estimate. If you can physically see or smell mold in any part of your dwelling, there are likely mold spores in the air you're breathing. Breathing mold spores can become a major health issue if left unresolved. For businesses, failure to address mold issues have resulted in countless litigations and revenue losses.
Being exposed to moldy environments could lead to serious health problems:
- Nasal stuffiness
- Throat irritation
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
People with mold allergies or compromised immune systems may also get serious infections in their lungs. Asthma symptoms in people with asthma can also be heightened in damp or moldy areas. When you hire LimeGreen Water Damage & Restoration, we'll come to your home and take air samples inside and outside of the residence to give you an accurate overview of the air quality surrounding you. We'll find the problem areas and present you with a solution for mold removal if we find a concerning level of mold in or around your home.
Why Mold Is Dangerous to You, Your Home, and Business
Mold is a fungus that thrives in humid and damp conditions. Mold spores are found throughout nature, even in non-damp surroundings. Mold spores help materials in nature decay and return into the earth, which is why these spores are found everywhere. Mold isn't bad when it's not harming your home or threatening the safety of the air you breathe. While you may not have seen a moldy area, you have likely smelled one. Mold has a very distinctive smell that is often described as musty and aged.
Health Dangers of Breathing in Mold
- Sore Throat
- Watery Eyes
- Skin Infections
- Chronic Sinus Problems
The distinctive smell associated with mold is actually your respiratory system encountering various mold spores in the air. In the open air, mold spores aren't as harmful to you. However, when mold spores overwhelm interior spaces, the air quality deteriorates, and your home or office space rapidly becomes a toxic environment that can make you very ill. If you smell mold growing in your home in Encino, call us at any time day or night! Long-term mold inhalation can be seriously dangerous to you and your home or business.
Don't take a chance with your respiratory health! You should have your home tested and inspected by one of our specialists immediately if you think you have mold. Call us today at (833) 933-1445 for more information.
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