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Mold FAQ’s

Boyd’s Flood and Damage Repair in San Diego, Mold FAQ

Mold is a lot more dangerous and damaging than you may think!

If you’re concerned about mold contamination in your home or place of business call Boyd’s Flood and Damage repair in San Diego and find out about their mold remediation services.

As more information regarding the health problems related to mold and airborne mold contaminants go public, people across the country have become increasingly concerned about mold and the importance of immediate mold remediation. However, many are still not full aware of what mold is, how it is formed and what it can do to your health.

Boyd’s flood and damage repair specializes in mold prevention and mediation in the San Diego area. In order to help our clients be more informed, we have created this list of Frequently asked questions regarding mold prevention and clean up.

Where is mold most commonly found in the home?

It is important to know that mold can be found almost anywhere however because it is an organic substance that thrives off of moisture and damp areas it is more likely to occur in locations that have been exposed to excessive moisture or that have experienced water damage caused by environmental factors, poor construction, or leaks.

Mold is also prone to grow on these following materials, wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation. For this reason, you should always have your home professional dried and repaired after being exposed to flooding or other water damage. If these materials cannot be dry, it is in your best interest to dispose of them and have them replaced so that you do not put yourself at risk of serious mold contamination.

How Can Mold Growth Be Prevented?

Mold requires water in order to grow and spread, so the number one way to prevent mold growth is to assure that there are no moisture problems within a structure. When we talk about moisture problems we are referring to not only dramatic flooding or environmental issues but also humidity, small leaks, or even unattended spills. Below we have outlined several preventative measures that should be affective in eliminating the risk of mold development.

– Always fix leaky plumbing as soon as they develop

– Watch for condensation and unexplained wet spots

– Prevent moisture due to condensation by increasing surface temperatures and monitoring the air moisture level. This can be done by repairing leaks and allowing proper ventilation.

– Assure that your ventilation, and air condition drip pans are clean, operating properly, and unobstructed

– Make sure that your moisture generating appliances are properly vented outdoors (ie. Dryers)

– Maintain a low indoor humidity level below 60%

– Have regular plumbing and HVAC inspections and maintenance done

– Always clean up wet spots, spills, and other moisture within 48 hours

– Never allow your home foundation to be wet, make sure that there is a drainage system in place.

What is hidden mold, how is it detected?

In some situations diagnosing mold is not as easy, occurrences of “hidden mold” can go undetected for extended periods especially when the source of moisture is unknown. Hidden mold, located in unexpected places such as top of ceiling tiles, underneath flooring, inside of walls, may not be found until symptoms and problems begin to be noticeable throughout the building.

If you suspect hidden mold due to the smell or other physical symptoms but cannot see it, your best bet is to enlist a professional mold remediation service to come in and have a look. Turning up moldy flooring, or busting down moldy walls can actually be hazardous to your health because the mold spores are being released freely into the air for you to inhale.

Experienced mold remediation services will have the right equipment to investigate potential affected areas of mold growth safely.

If you have more questions regarding mold detection and prevention in your home please contact Boyd’s water damage and repair for more information.

Our Location

Boyd’s Flood & repair Services

C.S.L.B. LIC #948896
14907 Penesquitos Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (800)-208-8759
Email: dannylboyd@yahoo.com