Restorations Los Angeles

Mold Inspection, Remediation & Restoration Specialist in Los Angeles, California.

Here at Restorations Los Angeles quality customer service is our core value and top priority. We treat every home like our own and make your comfort and understanding our first priority. Mold growth and removal is not all that uncommon in the Los Angeles area, especially near the beach cities but it can be overwhelming to manage and get rid of. With our non toxic sprays, equipment, knowledge and experience we’re here to help you get your mold problem cleaned up and safe as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Mold Inspection, Removal & Remediation

What to do if you find Mold in your home or business?

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Inspection

If you come across water damage in your home or business in Los Angeles, CA, then there is always a chance for mold or fungal growth. If you see or suspect this growth you may be asking, how do I remove mold? Or what is the proper mold remediation process? First off, make sure to do a further inspection by exposing any covered areas that you presume that the mold may have traveled to. Remove any furniture or materials that the mold may be hiding behind. If you are in Los Angeles and unsure of how to safely navigate through this process, call Restorations LA and we will give you a free consultation.
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Testing

If you suspect that microbes may be airborne and want to ensure the safety of yourself and others on the property, then you can order an air quality test for a professional inspection that will determine the severity of your mold problem and determine the best plan of action moving forward.
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Containment

If you are confident that you have taken the necessary steps to find the full scope of the issue, you are now ready to contain the area. Restorations LA will seal off the area with plastic sheeting, isolating the problem area from any unaffected rooms or space that is still safe to dwell in. You can buy this plastic sheeting at any home improvement store and attach it using tape and staples. We also seal off all airflow in and out of that area by covering all AC intake/outlet points and filter the air using negative air machines; essentially pulling safe air into the containment using HEPA filters and then filtering potentially dangerous air outside of the home using another HEPA filter thus eliminating the spread of harmful microbes.
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Removal

Mold removal can seem simple but should be taken seriously. All visible mold should be carefully removed by either scraping and scrubbing the colonies and disposing of them into a sealed bag or container. If the materials which the mold has taken to are porous or appear to be damaged beyond this treatment then it may be best to remove the material entirely and require safe disposal as well.
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Disinfecting

Just because the mold is removed, it does not imply that the process is over. You should take further precautions to prevent any further growth of mold or fungus with a liberal application of the antimicrobial and antifungal solution. Mold removal spray can be found online or at your local home improvement store. Once you have acquired these antimicrobial agents, make sure to spray beyond the visibly affected area and onto any surrounding areas the spores may have travelled. Spray, scrub and wipe down the affected materials until you feel confident that you have properly diminished the potential for further growth.
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Remediation

To ensure the prevention of future growth you can apply a coating of mold killing primer coat to the areas deemed problematic. These paints and primers are mixed with solutions that kill and contain any spores left in the affected materials and restrict the possibility of any reproduction of such cultures. This step is not imperative but highly suggested as it is difficult to conclude with 100% certainty that dangerous spores are no longer alive or active.
Mold Remediation

When you find water on your property, there is a high risk for mold growth in as little as 48 hours and the continuous spread of these microbes is likely without a rapid and thorough attack and removal of such cultures.  Restorations LA offers complete mold inspection, removal and remediation services to protect you and your property.

What To Expect :

  • Free inspection of your property for visible signs of mold.
  • Use of specialized filtration equipment to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. 
  • HEPA vacuums prevent the spread of these mold spores.
  • Antifungal & antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming.

Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall & carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

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Mold Inspection & Removal Cost

Mold removal can vary depending on the extent of the damage. Some molds and fungi can be removed by simply wiping the visible colonies and spraying the area with an antimicrobial agent. This is the most cost effective treatment but not always thorough enough to mitigate future problems.

For excessive mold growth seek professional help to determine the severity of your mold problem and expect to pay $500 or more for basic mold remediation costs. These prices are likely to be the least you will encounter for what would be considered a smaller issue but depending on the square footage of the affected area and action taken to prevent further growth can venture well into the thousands and even as high as $10,000 or more.

Understanding The Dangers of Mold

There is always some mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces but it is when these microbes get moisture that they begin to breed and expand the area which they inhabit. In reality, exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. While some individuals may be sensitive to molds there are many who experience no severe shorthand effects when in the proximity of these contaminants. For people who do have sensitivities, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.

In addition, in 2004 the IOM found sufficient evidence to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking exposure to damp indoor environments in general to shortness of breath, to respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children and to potential development of asthma in susceptible individuals. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued additional guidance, the WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould.

Don’t Trust DIY Mold Removal With Your Health

Navigating through a mold remediation isn’t always easy and the process can be counterintuitive for some people, especially without the correct tools or products designed to properly mitigate mold growth. Simply wiping a moldy surface area won’t prevent further growth and does not ensure that the problem has resolved completely. 

If you encounter a water loss that results in moisture trapped in your walls, behind baseboards, and beneath your flooring, then you should call a professional to accurately evaluate the situation and provide you with the best plan to move forward.

Mold Abatement, Decontamination and Odor Control

A professional and experienced assessment of your mold growth is highly recommended for several reasons and making the mistake of leaving mold or fungi to continue growth can result in adverse health effects as well as diminish the value of your property if left unattended. 

To attack these issues before they get out of hand, contact Restorations Los Angeles and we will make sure to minimize damages with an efficient mold abatement, prevent further growth with a thorough decontamination of all affected areas and eliminate unwanted odors and unsightly mold stains with our safe and proven tactics.

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