Because of the moist conditions of the Salinas area, housing can experience damp conditions which can breed mold growth requiring mold inspection and mold testing services.

Salinas has a mix of older and historic buildings amid brand new housing developments. Mold growth is especially prevalent where older building materials can be fed upon to sustain the mold colony. However, even newer building products can experience mold growth when mold spores, floating in the air, come in contact with dampness and a host surface. Mold located in living or working spaces can be detrimental to healthy living. There are well-documented studies and examples of people negatively affected by mold, especially the young, elderly, or those affected with allergies or autoimmune deficiencies.

Mold can grow wherever there is an unexpected water source coming into a home or building. Examples of this would include leaking roofs or older sidings that are not tightly protected from outdoor water extrusion.

Some properties have older plumbing which can cause pipe breakages or leaks, some of which are hard to discover. A musty or unpleasant odor may be the only indication of standing water or dampness and sometimes no odors even occur. Professional mold inspection may be the only way to detect water leakage behind walls, under flooring, behind cabinets, or difficult-to-navigate attic or crawlspace areas. Special tools, such as infrared thermal imaging or a digital moisture meter, may be needed to detect water damage. Access to a laboratory to get qualified laboratory reports is also helpful. Professional mold inspection and mold testing services in these areas can be invaluable to any Salinas property owner or renter.

Visual mold inspection of entire property & areas of concern.

Indoor air quality testing with variable outdoor air quality testing.

Surface samples collected for third-party laboratory mold testing.

Complete, detailed report of inspector’s notes and lab results.


The population of Salinas is somewhat mobile, meaning that more people rent the properties they live in than own them. Some areas of the city, particularly in the East and downtown, are riddled by poor housing and crime. Still, much of this is being addressed and improved. For both property owners and renters, especially for those owning or renting older properties, having a clean and safe place to live is vital. As a tenant in the state of California, you do have certain rights concerning water and mold testing and mold inspection for the housing in which you reside.

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Indoor-Restore Environmental Services employs individuals whom have the education, training, and certification to perform mold inspections.

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Professional environmental service companies do exist, who can make recommendations on safe living conditions. These companies can take the worry out of housing and property concerns. Finding a local company, familiar with the particular needs of a certain area, is important so that one can better gather the necessary information for his or her specific property location. One recommended local company for Salinas and its surrounding area is Indoor-Restore Environmental Services.


A highly agricultural area such as Salinas can present issues for those sensitive to airborne allergens. Indoor-Restore Environmental Services can conduct indoor allergen testing to determine what exists in the air of the home or workplace. After careful analysis, recommendations can be given to provide cleaner breathing spaces for people who have this concern. Favorable indoor air quality is such a relief to those suffering from allergies. Even an area which has great outdoor air quality, like Salinas, can have indoor air quality issues due to poor air circulation or stagnant air in hard-to-ventilate older structures.

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If you suspect mold growth in your property call Indoor-Restore Environmental Services locally at 831-844-0102 or toll-free at 1-866-356-8433. Or, check out the rest of our website for more mold inspection information and a complete listing of the services offered. We are annually certified by nationally-based Indoor Environmental Association (IEA), and are recognized by a high Better Business

Bureau rating. Our mold inspection experts typically come from construction, inspection, or environmental service backgrounds and are highly trained and reviewed for up-to-date industry expertise. Our mold inspection and mold testing company offers upfront pricing, so there are no unpleasant surprises, and we strive in every way to meet the trust placed in our services. Of course, we are fully bonded, insured, and licensed and have been performing mold inspection services in the Salinas area for nearly 20 years.

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