Whether you need a mold inspection just to be sure nothing is growing underneath the floor boards, or if you have already identified a moisture issue that will likely breed mold, our experienced specialists can assess your Hermosa Beach property and identify issues before they become expensive surprises.
Named for the Spanish word for beautiful, Hermosa Beach, CA has some of the most ideal weather in the country, with summer temperatures typically ranging in the 70s and winter temps averaging around 55 degrees. Nestled in the vastness of Santa Monica Bay, Hermosa Beach features temperatures that are an average 5 to 10 degrees cooler than inland Southern California. Hermosa Beach residents are spared the blistering hot summers Southern California is known for, but still enjoy sunshine 325 days out of the year. But the ideal weather comes with a price- properties in short walking distance of the beach go for about $1.5 million, and prices rose nearly 20 percent during the first half of the last decade, according to data from the LA Times. But even such an ideal place is not without its mold problems and need for mold and allergen inspection services.
Though Hermosa Beach sees very little rain most of the year, its wet months last from late October through mid-March. It’s often during these times that home and business owners incur the moisture problems that lead to mold, and often don’t notice for many months until the mold has become a real problem. Proactive leak detection, moisture testing, mold testing and indoor allergen testing can determine the presence of water or mold before damage gets too extensive, often saving the property owner thousands of dollars in potential water or mold damage.
In many cases, water and mold damage are invisible to the naked eye, lurking in insulation, under floorboards, in faulty air conditioning systems, underneath carpets. Many people have mold problems and don’t even know it. That’s why routine leak detection, moisture testing and mold inspection are just as important as roof inspection or air conditioning maintenance. You just never know what’s growing under the surface. Professional mold inspection services can be used to spot issues before they become real problems.
It is critical to have the mold inspection done by a local company that understands the Hermosa Beach climate and is industry certified and experienced, with a proven record of consistent quality. A few minutes of research into the company’s background and customer portfolio can mean all the difference. Indoor-Restore has been in the mold testing and remediation business for over 20 years and has local experts in Hermosa Beach. Satisfied customers include the United States Department of Defense, the United States Postal Service, and the Goodwin Foundation. The quality of our mold inspection services has been recognized with numerous awards and letters of appreciation from such satisfied clients as the California Department of Forestry and The Taylor Foundation.
Indoor-Restore conducts a full visual inspection for any Hermosa Beach property with an onsite technician who has been annually certified by the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA). An Indoor Air Quality test is conducted to see if air-borne spores are present. Studies have shown that air-borne spores can aggravate allergic and asthmatic reactions in humans, so they are a serious health issue. Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold, has been linked to the sick building syndrome, where multiple occupants of a building experience serious health issues that can be linked to the time spent in the building.
Surfaces are also tested using surface sample testing through a variety of methods. Samples are taken and sent to an independent third party lab for testing, in order to identify dangerous contaminants such as molds, allergens and mycotoxins. Both indoor air quality testing and surface sampling are usually done in conjunction in order to improve accuracy.
Water and mold problems can be further assessed through infrared thermal inspection, which can detect moisture, mold and other issues that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Infrared equipment is used to spot differences in temperature that under further analysis can spot potential issues. Infrared detection is useful in spotting issues before they become real problems, often saving the property owner potentially thousands of dollars in damage.
All leak and moisture testing services, as well as mold inspection services, come with a comprehensive lab report, complete with photos and recommendations from our trained technicians. If necessary, an assessment for remediation and recommendations are also provided.
An industry leader in moisture and mold inspection and testing services, Indoor-Restore has provided clients with consistent, unparalleled quality of service at some of the lowest rates in the industry. All of our inspectors are annually certified through the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA) and are required to pass ongoing training exercises through the company. Many of our specialists have professional backgrounds in the construction, microbiology, and industrial hygiene industries, so they know what it takes to thoroughly assess a variety of properties.
Give Indoor-Restore a call today to schedule a mold inspection and mold testing service. We’re here to help safeguard and protect your Hermosa Beach property from dangerous and damaging mold growths.