Once mold growth has been confirmed, in our mold removal and mold remediation service we will quarantine the affected areas so that other areas are not contaminated.
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County. Originally, the area was called Rancho San Rafael, and was owned by a Spanish army corporal, named Jose Verdugo. This land was originally used for ranching and farming. Eventually, Verdugo’s descendants sold the land, and in 1884 other residents in the area formed a town and named it “Glendale”. It was incorporated in 1906.
Glendale is located at the juncture of two valleys, the San Fernando and the San Gabriel. Earthquake faults crisscross the Glendale area, as they do much of California. The 1971 San Fernando quake and the 1994 Northridge quake caused significant damage, causing cracks in buildings and leaks from water pipes. Glendale has normally warm weather with some thunderstorms in summer. Winter brings heavy rainfall and more thunderstorms, often accompanied by strong winds. High temperatures in summer may increase humidity, creating hot, steamy conditions, similar to the tropics.
Earthquakes, heavy rainfall and high humidity combine to facilitate mold infestations within buildings in Glendale. Water from rainfall can seep into buildings through cracks or damaged water pipes, creating an environment conducive to mold growth.
Mold thrives in moist environments, and once it is established within a building, it is hard to eradicate. Mold spores are always circulating in the air, but when they find a damp area, they take root and proliferate. Besides causing structural damage over time; mold growth can cause serious health problems such as: respiratory difficulties, pneumonia, allergies, migraines, sinus infections, inflammation and pain in the joints, changes in mental state and extreme fatigue. The respiratory system is particularly vulnerable to mold growth; children and the elderly are the ones most often affected.
Indoor-Restore can quickly detect the presence of mold growth in your property. Trained technicians will do an assessment, which involves a visual examination and taking an air sample, which is analyzed by a third party laboratory. Next, we will find all sources of moisture, and perform mold removal. Cracks must be sealed and repaired, damaged and leaky water pipes replaced. If there is flooding or excessive water accumulation, wet vacuum cleaners will be used to remove water from floors and carpeting.
Step 1: An inspection will determine the extent of the mold growth. During mold removal the infected area is completely sealed in plastic, creating a containment chamber. Negative air pressure is created by using HEPA (highly efficient particulate air) filtration to draw the mold spores into a filter.
Step 2: Mold infested materials must then be removed. This is usually drywall, plaster, particle board, carpeting material and padding etc. The wall cavities and other exposed surfaces are vacuumed, using HEPA, to remove any remaining airborne mold spores.
Step 3: A biocide treatment to kill any remaining spores will then be applied to all areas and surfaces in the mold removal work area.
Step 4: Once the mold removal work area has been decontaminated, and if necessary, dried; an encapsulant, containing anti-mold inhibitors, will be applied to the wall cavities, studs, and any areas where mold was present. This seals the surfaces and prevents contact with air and moisture, thereby preventing any future mold growth. Deodorization is done to remove any lingering odors resulting from the mold and water damage.
Step 5: The entire mold removal containment chamber is decontaminated once more by HEPA, to remove any remaining airborne mold spores. Air samples are taken to make sure that mold spores are no longer present and a Certification of Clearance is issued stating that the area is now mold free. After mold removal and decontamination, your building will be restored to its pre-damaged condition.
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