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Mold can accumulate quickly given the right conditions of moisture go unaddressed. Just a day or two cf lingering moisture conditions present in your home can lead to rampant mold or microbial growth. Mold is an allergen and irritant and can lead to severe respiratory problems if left to persist. If you suspect mold in your home, you should not try to address it yourself without proper protections, materials, equipment, and know-how. You could cause more damage.
Blue Moon Restoration is trained and certified in the safe remediation of mold or microbial growth. Except along coastal areas, Southern California homes are especially susceptible to mold growth. Temperature and humidity conditions here provide fertile environments in which growth can occur and spread.
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Mold is not difficult to recognize. Its color can be green, white, blue, yellowish, brownish, or black in appearance. Its spores can have a hairy look, it generally grows or spreads in circular form, and can have an odor similar to mildew.
With all the cleaning companies out there claiming to have expertise in mold, it's easy to become mesmerized and confused. We've seen some pretty outlandish claims, such as the following: "We can remove all mold from your home", or "we just rub bleach all over the mold to kill it". Well, here is the skinny on mold. First, mold is ubiquitous, it is everywhere. It is a naturally occurring and necessary fungus in the circle of life. Second, not all mold is bad for humans. There are normal levels of mold (aka "normal fungal ecology") inside and outside any building. Mold spores come in several different species, but the ones to fear most are Cladosporium (with spore counts of 3,000 per square meter (psm)), Penicillium/Aspergillus (with spore counts of 45,000 psm).
Microscopic spores float in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Additionally here are three (3) mold conditions to consider when assessing the presence of mold:
Our company is trained and certified in mold or "applied microbial remediation" by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). As such, our company follows a protocol established by a codified standard of care set forth and known as the S-520. Our sequence for addressing mold conditions in outlined below: