The combination of warm weather and rain makes it easy for mold to grow in and on the homes of many residences and businesses in Richmond.
Richmond is a Californian city located in Contra Costa County. It is bordered by San Pablo, Pinole, El Cerrito and Albany. This city is the largest in the United States that has a Green Party Mayor. There are over 103,701 people living here, many of whom get to enjoy 32 miles of waterfront views this city has to offer. This is in fact more oceanfront than any other city within the Bay Area.
To match the beach-like mood, Richmond has a very mild Mediterranean climate all year round. The weather here is a bit warmer than other coastal areas. In the inland, it is more temperate. September is considered “Indian summer” because it is usually the hottest month of the year. During rainy season between November and March, residents here get between 3.3 and 4.9 inches of rain monthly.
Whether you find mold on the outside or inside of your property, it’s a good idea to have a mold inspection performed. Mold on the outside can be just as detrimental to your property as it being on the inside. Water is the main source of mold growth. When leaks last a long time, the moisture can lead to rapid mold growth, as well as softening in the infrastructure of your home. This can prove to be dangerous for you and your family. At Indoor-Restore Environmental Services, we have over 20 years of experience performing mold testing and mold inspection services on properties of all kinds throughout Richmond, CA. So whether you own or rent your home or business, we can investigate the issue for you.
When you hire our licensed Richmond experts to do a mold inspection, a visual mold inspection will be done first. If we suspect mold, samples will be taken from the air inside and outside of your home for comparison. We will also use swabs to collect samples from the surface areas inside your property. The samples are then sent to an accredited laboratory that is reputable. Once the results come in, we will give you a full report on what was found and what to do next if mold was found. It’s important to note that mold inspections can be used even when you don’t see mold.
In the event that a small, slow leak or all-out flood has occurred in your home, after having it cleaned, it’s a good idea to have mold testing performed. This will ensure that no mold has started to grow. It is important to quickly dry water or sewage that has soaked floors, ceilings, and rugs.
In just 48 hours, mold can begin to grow under these conditions. Here are a couple of ways you may be able to detect mold in your Richmond property:You see a fungal growth in your home or business. Keep in mind that mold has various appearances.
You smell a moldy odor that’s only in one room or area of your home or business.
Your family members or workers witness health effects while in the property, such as wheezing, asthma flare-ups, sneezing, tightness in chest and skin rashes.
Your family members or workers witness long-term health problems that can’t be explained.
Stains that could be caused by water or mold.
At any moment you suspect mold is present in your Richmond property, don’t hesitate to contact a licensed professional for a mold inspection. Your health and your property may depend on it!
Each of our mold consultants are certified through the Indoor Environmental Association and Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization.