Mold in newer buildings? How can that be? Doesn’t mold only form in older buildings? The answer is no.
Indoor-Restore has been around for a long time, about 20 years. Elk Grove has been around even longer. Although it was only recently incorporated as a city in the year 2000, the origins of the city begins with the Elk Grove House, which was built in 1850 as a stagecoach stop. The area has never stopped growing since. In fact, the Elk Grove metropolitan region has grown so much that the city school district is now the fifth largest in California and Elk Grove was recognized as the fastest growing city in 2004 through 2005. With that much growth over the years, there were a lot of buildings built, and with each building comes the potential for mold growth.
Mold, fungus and musty smells are created because the conditions are just right for their formation. Regardless of what kind of home you live in, poor air circulation and moisture are prime mold growing environments and these conditions can occur in new homes or old. In fact, new homes are sealed so well that there is less natural air circulation to keep the air dry if there is a source of moisture, such as a leaky pipe, or a sewer line that drips behind you walls, or under your sink. Old homes in Elk Grove, CA can have leaks from aging and deteriorating pipes and these older homes often have faltering roofs, allowing moisture to enter. Indoor-Restore knows how to comprehensively perform mold inspection and indoor mold testing unique to your situation, no matter the age of your cherished Elk Grove household .
Mold Inspection & Mold Testing in Elk Grove
Indoor-Restore is a leader in performing mold inspection services and can address any issue that relates to mold and fungus growth or contamination through confirmation via mold testing. There are several steps taken by Indoor-Restore, the first being a mold inspection of your Elk Grove home. A mold inspection is important because determining the extent and severity of the problem will lead to the abatement actions necessary to rid your Elk Grove habitation of contaminants. If a mold inspection is not performed correctly, then unnecessary remediation or repair may be the result, wasting your money and your time.
The mold inspection & mold testing looks for the following:
Stains on carpets, floors, or other surfaces, indicating moisture or mold
Moldy or musty odors
Evidence of mold growth, such as dry rot or soft wallboard using thermal imaging
Complaints of unexplained respiratory health problems from the occupants
Poor construction or repairs that may have caused water damage
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After the mold inspection is completed and evidence of mold is found, we then conduct mold testing in the suspected areas with techniques such as air sampling and with other detection methods, such as heat, or thermal imaging. Thermal imaging is used to see differences in heat on a surface. This helps us to “see” areas that may have moisture soaked walls, structural defects, or places where water can enter. We also take surface samples for mold testing. The surface samples are sent to a third-party lab and, once results are in, we will email the results to you complete with inspector’s notes and laboratory findings. We have a Report Interpretation Department to go over the details of the report and to answer questions you may have about the report. We can also talk about different methods of abatement and remediation, if desired by you.
Treatment and restoration come next, and Indoor-Restore is well equipped to handle any job. We start with containment of the affected area with plastic or other barriers, which keeps mold out of other areas of your Elk Grove property, and which prevents air contamination. The affected areas are then restored through removal of the mold. Controlled disposal of the contaminated materials is important, as it keeps the mold or contaminants from spreading to other areas. We then us an anti-fungal treatment if warranted and deodorize if needed. We also provide insurance claims assistance to keep your out-of-pocket costs down.
Our highly trained mold inspection and mold testing staff members, and remediation professionals are the best in the business. They are certified through the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA) and are required to be annually re-certified so they are up on the latest mold control processes. Our mold testing inspectors and repair experts have backgrounds in a wide variety of home-related disciplines, such as property maintenance and repair, construction and mold inspection. They can be trusted to address what ails your Elk Grove home.
Renting? If you are a tenant and have a mold or moisture problem, we can provide expert guidance describing your rights as a tenant and the obligations of your landlord.