Serving Residents in Los Angeles & Surrounding Areas
License# 1069442
Serving in Los Angeles & Surrounding Areas
License# 1069442

Household mold is more than just a nuisance, whether it appears as slimy black spots on your shower curtain, fuzzy white blotches on your basement floor, or a slippery orange film on your kitchen drain. Sometimes, especially if you have allergies or asthma, mold in your house can make you ill.

Mold contamination can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs whether or not you have a mold allergy. 

We need to take the time to inspect your home for dampness and mold as we bid summer farewells and welcome the crisper winds of autumn. You would wonder why, though, given that mold doesn’t perform well in the cold. While mold is dormant below 41 degrees, fall temperatures in many regions of the country can hover in the 40s or 50s with moist air and no sunlight.

This provides the ideal breeding environment, especially on outdoor furniture, leaves, and other decomposed trash. The fact that mold doesn’t die in the cold only makes things worse. If not addressed properly, it may begin to spread and become more problematic when the weather begins to warm up.

The following advice can help you prevent mold and mildew in your house;

  • Clear fallen leaves as well as other debris from around your house’s outside walls. Warm, moist organic materials provide a source of food for mold spores. Decomposing leaf piles have the ability to generate heat on their own. In this climate, mold flourishes. The spores spread indoors through windows, doors, and ventilation systems because they travel by air, where they build a home in the humid climate of your house.
  • Check your drainage and clean your gutters. Mold is more inclined to form in gutters that are full of discarded leaves. Make sure water drains and flows far from your house.
  • Look into the plumbing. Your pipes’ structural stability may be threatened by the cold temperatures. Pipes with cracks or leaks can produce damp spaces that support colonies of mold and mildew for years without being noticed.
  • Pay attention to how humid your home is. Winter usually brings dry air, but if you reside anywhere with a higher than 65% human population, consider using a dehumidifier. This will prevent the spread of unpleasant mold spores.
  • Mold and mildew prefer wet locations, so remove any spills or stagnant water. Areas around sinks, showers, and bathtubs are especially susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew. Don’t fail to keep these places dry.
  • Ensure that the air is circulating. When taking a shower, cleaning dishes, or cooking in the kitchen, utilize a window or an exhaust fan.
  • Establish a moisture barrier in your crawlspace or basement. There are numerous options, ranging from moisture-resistant paint to plastic sheathing.

These measures will greatly assist in preventing mold and mildew. However, it is strongly advised to clean it as soon as possible if it already has mold and mildew. It will be more difficult to prevent the mold and mildew from recurring the longer you wait.

Aside from prevention in contacting molds in your respectives house, Did you know that you shouldn’t attempt a DIY mold removal project without professional assistance? 

Below are the reasons why you shouldn’t DIY mold remediation.

Almost every indoor and outdoor place has mold. Nevertheless, mold infestation is only a concern when it can be seen or smelled. An early-stage mold infection can quickly expand over time. There may be a variety of mold varieties in your house. Some types of mold, like mildew, are more unpleasant than anything else, but others can be harmful and put the health of everyone at risk living in your home. If left untreated, black mold is a dangerous chemical that might put you and your family at risk. If black mold is an issue in your house, you run the following risk:

  • Destruction to the home’s structural stability;
  • Heightened danger of lung illness or breathing issues;
  • Reduced quality of indoor air;
  • Blocked pipe ductwork;
  • Discoloration of the furnishings and the walls; and
  • Terrible odors

Risks of Do-It-Yourself Mold Removal | In Your Home

Mold is a yeast growth that is typically resistant and can appear rapidly. If your home sustains water damage, mold will quickly grow there, compromising the entire structure. The majority of people are unable to effectively remove mold from surfaces or air vents. Some people might employ corrosive cleaners that harm their valuables. 

Some people may even demolish interior parts of the house in order to eradicate more serious mold outbreaks. If you make these DIY mold treatment errors again, be ready to spend money you don’t need to. The likelihood of mold development in your areas may not be decreased by removing walls or other characteristics. Finding mold on the surface of your just finished remodeling is heartbreaking and requires further labor.

Mold spores linger around in the air and spread to hidden areas. Sadly, a hardware store won’t have the equipment or knowledge necessary to solve this issue. Don’t replace your home at a cost of hundreds or even thousands of dollars because you didn’t hire a professional. 

Your home’s susceptible spots will be identified by a specialist, who will then take precautions against mold growth there. In order to let you know if the issue is serious, they will also check the air quality.

According to House Logic, hiring a mold investigator helps you determine the cause and scope of the issue if you see mold growing on drywall, trim, or untreated wood surfaces, especially if it occupies a space larger than 10 square feet. They will also be able to point you in the direction of a reputable mold removal business. Reputable businesses hire outside inspectors rather than doing the inspection themselves.

It will cost between $200 and $600 and take between 2 and 5 hours for a certified inspector to visit the location. The inspector will possibly open the walls and analyze the air to look for mold.

Contact SoCal Express Restoration if you want excellent results at reasonable prices. Every year, our seasoned professionals assist hundreds of households in removing hazardous elements like mold. Contact us at 866-921-5162.