Claremont, California may be considered by CNN/Money Magazine as the fifth greatest place to live in the United States, but its quaint historical buildings also face potential mold issues that require mold inspection and laboratory mold testing.
Sometimes referred to as “the city of trees and PHDs,” Claremont is a college town with a highly educated and affluent population. All that college housing, coupled with historic legacy, means many of the buildings face numerous repair issues that are simply the result of wear and time. Many residents would benefit from a routine mold inspection of their property to see if they may have a moisture and/or mold problem they might not be aware of.
Sometimes, Claremont residents consult the services of a mold inspection and mold testing company to be proactive and identify problems before they become serious issues. Other cases may be more reactive as residents rush to deal with an identified problem that’s either an immediate emergency or an ongoing issue that has only recently been noticed. As any mold inspector will tell you, a proactive strategy is exponentially less expensive than a reactive approach. That is why some people regularly perform a mold inspection and mold testing on their property even if they have yet to identify a problem.
If water issues have been discovered within the property, mold and allergen testing is critical. Molds tend to grow pretty fast once water has been introduced to an indoor environment. The mold damage can quickly become critical and expensive if not dealt with right away. Anyone who’s ever forgotten leftovers in a fridge knows that funky, disgusting growths can happen practically overnight.
A mold inspection and mold testing examines for the presence of mold or water issues that could lead to potential health problems. More than just routine, samples are taken of the air and surfaces of an indoor environment to identify the type of mold and its spore count. It’s important not only to detect water issues or mold growth, but the type of mold as well. Some molds can cause allergic reactions. Others release poisonous mycotoxins, toxic byproducts of the mold that can cause serious health problems. People who breathe in mycotoxins can experience serious health effects ranging from aggravated allergies to bronchitis and even lung cancer.
There are several methods of mold testing often done concurrently to a property for a more comprehensive diagnosis. Air sampling is one of the most common and critical because many spores are airborne and target the respiratory system specifically and can be especially harmful to people who suffer from asthma and allergies. Surface sampling, also known as source sampling, is also common, and involves taking samples using a swab, tape or other containment methods.
It’s critical to stop mold at the source and address the damage completely. A mold inspection and mold testing involves not only identifying the existence of mold, but spotting the water problems that caused the mold to develop in the first place. If water issues are not dealt with completely, the mold will return, often with a vengeance. It’s critical to stop mold at the source and address the damage completely. Otherwise, you’ve only temporarily addressed the problem without finding a lasting solution.
In Claremont, CA, water problems often develop during the rainy months of January and February, but mold often does not become readily apparent until the summer months when warm weather can be a stronger indicator of odors or moisture problems. All of our specialists are well versed in not only mold issues, but building and construction techniques as well, so they understand the nature of properties and how water issues can develop. Many of our Claremont, CA specialists have backgrounds in microbiology, property inspection, structure management and industrial hygiene.
As certified member of the Indoor Environmental Association, we have over 20 years of experience in mold inspection and mold testing industry. Our expertise and thorough mold inspection services in Claremont, CA helped us to earn a high rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’ve performed mold inspection and mold testing services for private Claremont homeowners, as well as federal, state, local governments, schools and other institutions. Our clients include the Netflix, the United States Postal Service, and the US Air Force.
Give Indoor-Restore a call today to have your Claremont property inspected. Whether you’re just being precautious or are already suspicious you have a mold problem, it’s best to let an expert give an assessment to determine all potential issues. Mold and water problems can often be invisible to the naked eye. Fungus lurking in air conditioning vents, in insulation, and other hidden areas can not only cause expensive property damage, but be a serious health hazard to family and co-workers. Let us be your one stop solution to water damage and mold infestations.