Salinas enjoys some of the cleanest air in the nation – rated as one of the top ten American cities with the best air quality. However, the residents may encounter issues that affect their indoor air quality such as mold – sometimes without knowing it is happening just out of their sight.
Hometown of John Steinbeck – the author of the classic Of Mice and Men – Salinas is Monterey County’s county seat and its largest municipality. Situated about ten miles from the Salinas River and eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, the town has a thriving population of 150,441 people living in predominantly suburban areas as well as agricultural lands dedicated mostly to vineyards, lettuce, and flowers. Aptly referred to as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” Salinas produces over 30 percent of the world’s lettuce supply.
Salinas – Spanish for salt marsh – encompasses 23.2 square miles with over 40,000 households. Just barely above sea-level at 59 feet, the town is located in the Salinas Valley between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges. The Salinas River flows to the Pacific Ocean into the center of Monterey Bay. During the hotter months, the river goes partially underground and continues to feed an extensive aquifer. The aquifer is the primary source of water for the agricultural industry in the area, which does not receive much rain throughout the year.
Mold Removal Services in Salinas, CA
The average rainfall for the year is a mere 14.4 inches. Although the nearby mountain peaks receive some occasional snowfall, snow in the city itself is a rarity – maybe once every 10-20 years. Temperatures in the Mediterranean climate of Salinas average highs of about 63 degrees in the winter and 75 degrees in the summer making it a very comfortable place to live. The cool and moderate temperatures are owed to the air movement from the ocean and Monterey Bay creating a “natural air conditioner” for the town.
Mold loves to take root anywhere that moisture is present. Moist conditions within your home can occur when you have a slow water line leak, a roof leak, or a flooding event such as an overflowing toilet. If the areas that become moist are not completely dried, the locations may become the perfect environment for mold to take hold and flourish. When mold does begin to grow in your home or business it can cause an array of health problems such as coughing, itchy eyes, and severe respiratory issues.
Fortunately, the mold removal professionals at Indoor-Restore know how to identify mold problems as well as what caused the issue to begin with. Our team of mold removal experts include certified project coordinators, who can give you a detailed breakdown of the provided free estimate for mold removal practices in your Salinas building or residence so you can breathe easier. Our goal is to ensure your indoor air is as clean or cleaner than your outdoor air. We utilize a five step mold removal protocol, which ensures the job is done correctly the first time.
When mold is identified in your home or business, we completely contain the area within a negative pressure enclosure. The enclosure allows air to come in but not leave. This is accomplished by using negative air machines. Each machine utilizes a HEPA filter, which filters the air of 99.97 percent of contaminants and vents the filtered air outside.
Once a containment is erected, our team of mold removal workers clean mold contaminated items; such items may include carpeting, drywall, ceiling panels, and other building components. Personal items are cleaned and moved to a clean area. Personal items that cannot be cleaned, such as porous materials, may be disposed of following your approval. We always verify with the owner before throwing out any personal items.
After the mold removal process is complete, the entire work area is treated with a hospital grade biocide or green treatment. The area is then thoroughly decontaminated and sealed with a special antifungal encapsulate.
Once the mold removal space is dry, our specialists take samples of the inside air to ensure it is clean and safe to breathe. A third-party laboratory analyzes the clearance samples. Following a report from the lab showing the air is clean, we remove the containment and return the space back to you for normal occupancy.
The entire process is under the oversight of our certified consultants who keep you updated as to progress and answer any questions you may have. All of our mold remediation work is guaranteed for 10 years.
With almost 20 years of experience in the mold removal and mold remediation industry, we are accustomed to working with insurance companies. We are more than happy to liaison between you and your insurance claims adjuster.
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