If respiratory illness is an issue, a professional mold inspection and mold testing should be done on your Paramount property to see of mold is really the culprit.
Part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, Paramount, CA is bordered by Compton and Lynwood to the west, South Gate and Downey to the north, Bellflower to the east and south, and Long Beach to the south. Though it enjoys the year round warm weather Southern California is known for, the neighborhood suffers from a high poverty rate, with 19.1 percent of families and 21.9 percent of the greater population living below the poverty level. The area’s poverty affects children the hardest, with 27.5 percent of those under the age of 18 in Paramount living below the poverty level. As such, many of its residents suffer from mold and moisture issues as a result of dilapidated housing. Mold can be a serious health issue, aggravating asthma and allergies.
With nearly 56 percent of the population renting, Paramount is a rental neighborhood. Rentals tend to have higher incidents of mold, often as a result of leaky pipes, poor insulation, and drafty windows. Low income housing is also known for its mold problems. With a median household income of just $36,000, the area’s housing suffers serious infrastructure issues. Many residents would benefit from routine mold testing simply as a matter of household safety. If mold is present in a rental unit, the cost of mold cleanup, and in some cases the mold inspection itself, is typically the responsibility of the landlord.
Mold testing may be needed as a result of an identified water problem or observed mold growth, or it may simply be done as a precaution. Sometimes a Paramount, California residence or business is tested for mold because a number of residents or employees have been suffering from similar health problems that could be the result of poor indoor air quality and mold.
Indoor-Restore provides mold inspection services for Paramount, CA and the Greater Los Angeles Area. All mold testing is conducted by a specialist annually certified by the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA) who undergoes regular testing and training as a daily part of their job. Testing involves sampling of the air itself through an Indoor Air Quality test, as well as surface testing of any areas suspected to be contaminated with mold. All samples are sent to an independent lab for testing in order to ensure the integrity of the tests. In addition to laboratory sampling, other testing technologies such as infrared thermal inspection are used to test not only for the presence of mold, but also for water issues, structure issues, and potential electrical problems.
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After the air is tested for mold spores, surface samples are then taken of suspected mold growths in order to identify the type of mold. Some molds are known to be toxic. Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold, has been known to poison pets and has been linked to the Sick Building Syndrome, in which multiple tenants of a building suffer from the same health issue that may likely be the result of mold.
All steps of the mold testing process are explained by the mold specialist. Our technicians undergo continual training and testing as a daily part of their job. Our requirements are some of the most extensive in the industry and have helped us to lead the mold testing market for over 20 years. Many of our testing technicians hold backgrounds in the construction industry. Our people are what make the difference. Quality comes through extensive knowledge and training you simply don’t get from the competition.
Through every aspect of our mold inspection and remediation process, Indoor-Restore exceeds the industry standard, surpassing the recommendations of both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our technicians undergo a continual in-house training program that includes both testing in the classroom as well as in the field. Our mentorship program is a daily part of their jobs, so they are always reinforcing their knowledge. The knowledge of our specialists is why Indoor-Restore leads the mold restoration industry.
Call Indoor-Restore today for a free estimate. We’ll tell you how much the mold testing will cost, which can vary according to the size of the space required for testing. Our estimates will include all laboratory fees and testing services, as well as the comprehensive report will provide you following the testing. We’ll identify your mold problem and completely restore the property to as good as new if necessary. We are your one stop solution for mold infestation.