Indoor-Restore Environmental Services routinely checks Walnut homes for mold through a visual mold inspection, sampling of the air and materials for mold testing, and moisture readings throughout the home.
Nestled on the southern slopes of the San Jose Hills, Walnut, California is a community of almost 30,000 people who embrace small town values. Looking to the past for lessons to enable them to serve their mission statement, “Our mission is to exceed expectations of the people of Walnut. We collaborate with the community to enhance our civic pride,” the leaders of Walnut strive to blend current and future realities that encourage cultural belonging.
After the Missions were built and Spanish colonization, the area now known as Walnut became part of a vast network of cattle and sheep ranches. In the early 1800s following secularization of the missions, the land was divided up and gifted as land grants by the government of Mexico. In 1908, the Lemon post office changed its name to Walnut. Fifty-one years later, the city of Walnut was incorporated.
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Following the cleanup of a water spill, there may still be unseen or unnoticed moisture in the materials, especially if they are porous in nature. To ensure all the moisture is dealt with properly, a digital moisture meter may be required along with a dehumidifier to remove the moisture out can be used during a mold inspection and mold testing procedure.
It is important to keep building components moisture free because mold growth can cause significant damage to the structure such as dry rot. Mold breaks down wood and drywall making it useless for its intended purpose. Although controlling mold in your Walnut property is important for the structural integrity of the structure, the best reason for keeping mold out of the home is the health of the occupants.
Mold releases spores. Mold spores can be extremely dangerous to your health, and the health of your family. Symptoms of mold spore exposure can range from allergy-like to severe life-threatening reactions. Certain kinds of mold release dangerous toxins called mycotoxins that are harmful for anyone to breath regardless of their physical health. If you believe you may have a moisture issue now or in the past that contributed to mold growth in your Walnut, CA home, it is a good idea to initiate some testing.
Trained mold inspection and mold testing inspectors can determine whether or not you have a mold issue, the type of mold it is, and they can test to see if your building materials contain moisture.
Indoor-Restore mold inspection and mold testing specialists are certified with the Indoor Environmental Association (IEA) with annual re-certification, which ensures they understand and utilize state-of-the-art sampling for mold testing and mold inspection technology. Renters and homeowners alike should be sure the air they are breathing is clean and safe from mold spores and other heath related hazards. We are here to help you feel safe in your Walnut, California residence.