Mold Removal & Remediation – When to Call the Professionals

Do you need professional Mold Removal & Remediation?

Mold can be a big problem for your home and business. Mold can grow and spread quickly, not only compromising the integrity of your building, but also posing a serious health hazard to people inside.

Once mold is detected in hour home or business, removal is necessary. However, unless you are dealing with one, small, isolated area, a simple mold removal process is likely not enough to solve your mold problems… which leads us to the question at hand. When exactly do you need to call mold specialists such as ARC Water Damage? 
Here are 5 situations when we recommend professional mold removal and remediation:

1. You can see mold and it’s covering more than 10 sq feet of your home or business

This one is obvious. If you see mold growth, and its covering more than 10 sq feet of your home or business – call professionals. Most mold growths appear as discoloration and are usually black, green, blue, or white. Additionally, any discoloration, stains or dark spots on your walls could be an indication that something is wrong as well. 

2. Your home or business has experienced significant flooding or water damage

Water from leaks or flooding can result in active mold growth in just a few days. If you experience water damage from rain, flooding, roof/window leaks, leaky pipes or any other reason, it’s best to call a mold remediation professional to inspect and nip any mold growth in the bud.

3. There is a mold odor or smell in your home or business

Some molds give off a strong mildew-like or musty smell. Mold can grow inside of walls, underneath carpet, and in all sorts of hard to spot places, so if you ever notice a lingering, unpleasant musty odor in your home or business, it’s crucial to have your home or business inspected by qualified mold removal and remediation professionals. 

4. Someone is suffering from unexplained health issues that resolve when he or she leaves the house or business

Allergic reactions to mold are common and mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Additionally, mold can cause attacks and exacerbations in people with asthma or respiratory issues. If anyone is experiencing unexplained health issues when inside your home or business, but these symptoms subside once they leave the home or business, it could be due to mold exposure. In this situation, professional mold inspection is necessary to test for and locate any mold growth. 

5. Buying and Selling a Home or Property

A little piece of mind goes a long way when buying or selling real estate. In California, sellers are mandated to disclose any known mold issues, ensuring potential buyers are informed. Even still, a complete mold inspection is often necessary to understanding the extent of the mold, the type, and the cause. So in order to give buyers a clear picture of the mold problem, as well as the steps needed to address the issue, a professional mold inspection is strongly recommended before real estate transactions. 
If you have mold present in your home or find yourself in any of these situations, call ARC Water Damage today at 877.437.9225. Our mold specialists will come in with comprehensive mold inspection, removal, and remediation services to make sure that mold is removed quickly, safely and completely.

At ARC Water Damage, our Residential & Commercial Mold Removal Service Include:

  • 24/7 emergency response – We will be on site and ready to help within hours
  • Prompt mold infiltration assessment from trained professionals
  • Industrial-grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment used to efficiently remove excess water
  • Efficient containment of affected area and removal of contaminated materials
  • Cleaning of contents and other personal possessions
  • Application of disinfectants and antimicrobials used to help prevent future mold growth
  • Sanitation, deodorization and air purification
  • Assistance with the insurance claims process

If you think you may have a mold problem, or have any questions, give us a call today at 877.437.9225.

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