Mold Removal and Remediation
The team at CONEJO RESTORATION knows that extensive fire and water damage can leave you without a home or office during cleanup and repair. But your property may remain unlivable if restoration does not include full mold removal and remediation. Destructive to structures and furnishings, mold can also pose serious health threats to your family and pets or employees.
Additional sources of indoor moisture that may cause mold problems include:
- leaky roofs
- plumbing leaks
- landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under a building
- shower/bath steam and leaks
- damp basements or crawl spaces
- backed-up sewers
- overwatered houseplants
As a one-stop environmental inspection company, CONEJO RESTORATION provides residential and commercial environmental inspections focused on indoor air quality that has been compromised by water or storm damage, fire and smoke damage, and mold infestation.
We provide home inspection services for mold at NO CHARGE to our customers. When necessary, we bring in a leading third-party environmental testing company to do air sampling and post-remediation testing. Our full assessment and proven approach to residential and commercial treatment of mold problems provide you with the peace of mind and level of service that fits your home or business needs.
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If your home requires extensive restoration, our professionals can conduct an organized and efficient move-out of the affected area. This will ensure a quicker remediation process while protecting your valuables from potential on-site damage.
Detecting Mold — and Mildew — Growth
In response to government and medical industry concerns, CONEJO RESTORATION meets the growing need to evaluate environmental hazards and indoor air quality as critical factors in many short- and long-term health issues facing our families and employees in today’s “sick” houses and commercial buildings. To avoid health threats and possible structural problems, ensuring indoor environmental quality is essential.
Mold and mildew — both types of fungi — have many similarities. But they look different. Mold is typically green or black and has a fuzzy appearance. Mildew is usually white or gray and appears powdery. If you find mold in one location in your home, you probably have a larger infestation. Mildew grows flat on damp surfaces.
Mold grows quickly in moist areas, often within 24 hours of exposure. Tiny mold spores travel through the air and land on surfaces, where they take hold and digest organic materials, grow, and spread until you have extracted all water and thoroughly cleaned up existing mold. Some common indoor molds include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus.
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Mildew is considered an early-stage mold. It also forms quickly if you’ve had water damage from leaks or flooding, your basement is damp, or an area in your property has high levels of humidity. And it can grow anywhere: on drywall and wallpaper, wood and wood items, cardboard and ceiling tiles, and even plastic—just look at your shower curtain.
Mold and mildew have telltale signs:
- earthy or musty smells
- signs of water damage
- plumbing leaks
- adverse health effects in family members, pets, or employees
“Removal” vs. “Remediation”
CONEJO RESTORATION is on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement to provide healthier, safer residential homes and “clean” commercial buildings. Our reliable assessments, current technology, and extensive training enable us to identify, remove, and remediate environmental concerns. We are committed to providing the most thorough and comprehensive inspection, testing, and remediation service available in the industry today.
The science behind mold and mildew growth explains why some businesses advertise removal, yet do not remediate the problem: Complete elimination of micro-organisms requires lowering interior spore counts to habitable conditions by striking at the source of contamination to prevent further growth. If left unchecked, mold can eventually weaken floors and walls — and threaten health and safety.
For more information on the health effects of mold, refer to our Environmental Facts page.
Our Three-Step Approach
Our removal and remediation process consists of the following steps:
- Containment – To make sure contamination does not spread to other areas, we set up isolation barriers.
- Pressure differential testing – Then we verify containment with a lower partial-pressure differential (negative pressure) method to ensure no air is leaking between containment zones or in exit chambers from the containment area to unaffected areas.
- Removal of unsalvageable materials – Porous materials and items that cannot be restored or cleaned effectively, such as drywall, insulation, furnishings, and other contaminated items, must be properly removed and discarded.
- Detailed cleaning – Using EPA-approved tools and products, we begin by thoroughly vacuuming the contaminated area using a HEPA vacuum with a high-efficiency filter. Then we may use a HEPA-filtered sander and dry fog combined with safe chemical solutions to eliminate the spores and associated odors and prevent further growth. We then damp-wipe surfaces with an effective cleaning solution.
- Elimination of dampness – We place fans and dehumidifiers and even allow natural sunlight and fresh, dry air in to help dry out the area.
- Post-remediation verification – We return to verify that the area is completely dry and dust- and odor-free. We may repeat air sampling to ensure no signs of mold or mildew remain and will retreat if necessary.
- Disposal and containment removal – With your approval, we remove any remaining items that cannot be fully restored. Then we properly dispose of our containment materials and any hazardous materials, leaving you with a clean, safe home or office.
Call CONEJO RESTORATION at 805-338-6653. We are here 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday–Friday and are available to take your emergency call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our mission is to restore your home or building to its pre-infestation condition rapidly and effectively.
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Since 2008, our family-owned and -operated, fully licensed, insured, and bonded business has served the Conejo Valley and surrounding communities, such as Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, and more—we even go into Santa Barbara and Los Angeles County. And our business is IICRC-certified.