Your South Orange County Mold Remediation Experts
For some, mold is simply an inconvenience that grows on your bread or cheese that you just toss in the garbage. Mold that grows inside your home can become much more than a simple inconvenience however. House mold can grow and spread, leading to negative health effects as well as being an eyesore.
What causes mold?
Mold thrives in a damp environment or any place where there is an accumulation of standing water. Any buildup of water, such as from flood damage or an unknown leak, can lead to issues with mold growth. Warmer places with low ventilation and poor access to light can help mold grow. If there is a buildup of things like hair in bathrooms, food particles in the kitchen, or other biological material, these things can also exacerbate the problem. Mold remediation experts are able to rid your home of this terrible, thriving mold.
Why is mold dangerous?
Mold can be unsightly, smell awful, and cause damage to your belongings. The main fear of mold however is the damage that it can do to your health. The most common symptoms of mold exposure are a persistent cough, throat irritation, sneezing, congestion, and difficulty breathing. There are a host of other symptoms that can also occur depending on your preexisting health. The more sensitive someone is to mold, the longer exposure occurs, or the more compromised an individual’s immune system already is, the greater the effects can be. Symptoms related to asthma can occur and can grow worse in children, the elderly, or those with breathing difficulties.
How do I find mold?
Mold can come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish a patch of mold from a water stain, smoke discoloration, or oily spot. There are also times when there is no visual evidence of a mold infestation at all. If the mold has taken over in an unseen part of the house, you may suspect you have mold without finding it. Oso Emergency Services can test your air quality to determine if your home or office has a higher than normal mold count.
How can I eliminate mold?
Prevention of mold is important. Keeping the moisture in your home or office low, keeping the area well ventilated, and allowing plenty of light can help. Keep porous materials (like clothes, towels, wood, and carpet) away from areas that are regularly damp. Address mold when you first suspect or discover it instead of letting it grow.
But even the most vigilant among us can miss a leak or overlook a dark patch. If your home or office has a moisture problem, the mold remediation experts at Oso Emergency Services can inspect it quickly and efficiently. Our technicians are trained in mold detection and removal and are customer focused. We will test the air quality of your location and find even the most well hidden mold patches. We’ll pinpoint the source of the infestation and eliminate it.
If you live in or around the South Orange County area and you suspect your residential or commercial property may have a mold problem, contact Oso Emergency Services right away. Our work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.