Leading Mold Removal Specialist In San Diego County
We are San Diego mold remediation experts. We provide each and every customer with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Abbotts specializes in safe and permanent mold removal, delivering the quality mold remediation San Diego deserves.
Mold growth and property damage can occur within 24 to 48 hours if a property is left with high moisture levels. In addition to the mold damage, mold can also cause serious respiratory and health problems due to the mycotoxins they produce. A popular question we are asked is if “bleach” will “kill” mold. Bleach can cause mold spots to fade or change color on the surface but mold is still in the air to be ingested. We eliminate this by filtering the air using machines called HEPA air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums.
Homeowners will also ask if the color of the mold shows the level of harmful effects to health. This is not true specific mold strain can only be identified by taking a sample and cultivating it in a lab. It is then analyzed under a microscope. This is part of our process. Elderly and young children are more susceptible to being harmed by mold than others. There are certain strains that nearly all individuals will be affected by during exposure. Because of this we treat all mold damage seriously.
We will assess the mold damage, coordinate the mold testing and walk you through the steps necessary to remove the mold and restore your property. Our specialized remediation techniques include the following:
Our Mold Remediation Services Include:
- Residential & Commercial Mold Remediation & Restoration Services
- Meeting or exceeding the EPA, IICRC, and San Diego Department of Health Standards for mold remediation
- Coordination of air or surface sampling if needed
- Moisture examination
- Analysis of moisture source
- Containment and negative air cleaning
- Removal of damaged areas and proper disposal of debris
- Extraction of mold spores
- HEPA vacuuming
- HEPA air scrubbing
- Odor Removal & Control
- Air duct cleaning
- Drying / air movement for expediting drying
- Specialized drying of cabinets, hardwood floors, carpets, and interiors of drywall
- Final Air Clearance Testing
- Free estimates
- 24/7 Service & 60 minute response time
- Fully licensed and Insured Professionals
- Fungicidal protective coating application to prevent future mold growth
- Mold removal using eco-friendly materials for a permanent and safe mold remediation
- Complete mold restoration for affected areas
- FREE visual inspection upon request
- Mold tests including swab and air samples
- A final mold spore test will be conducted to verify complete remediation
- Water damage not taken care of quickly that causes microbial growth buildup
- Pipe leak within a wall causing mold damage on the drywall
- Appliance leak like a refrigerator or dishwasher causing mold damage to the hardwood floor or subfloor
- Shower pan leak on a second floor causing a slow drip and damage to first floor ceiling drywall
- Vacant house with flood damage will cause microbial growth on carpet, drywall and hardwood flooring
- Standing water under a house in a crawl space left unattended and causing microbial growth on ceiling / floor joists
- Broken water heater causing consistent water damage to drywall and the water heater stand
A mold problem is always a moisture problem. Moisture problems are caused by water damage from floods, broken pipes, failed appliances, as well as by on-going and unnoticed leaks from pipes, roofs or around doors and windows. A high level of humidity causes fungus growth while lower levels tend to increase the release of mold spores as a method of self-preservation. Since leaks are the easiest to spot, this will be one of the first indications that you may have mold in your home. If you have mold in your home you will want to get rid of it before it becomes an extensive problem.
Signs of Mold Contamination
When mold and toxins enter a building, they will damage the structure and causing unsightly stains and odors. Mildew and mold can rot the framing around windows and doors, or creep into porous surfaces of the concrete, wood, insulation or carpet and fabrics – which often require a complete replacement. If any of these symptoms occur in your home or business, you may have a mold problem.
Discovering that you have a mold problem is only the first step.
Once the mold is identified and treated it is important to make sure it is removed completely. Individual removal attempts can be very effective initially but many times when people try to get rid of the mold themselves the mold keeps coming back. Mold can be very elusive, growing in cracks and even within the walls of your home. To make sure that all mold is removed properly we advise a mold removal specialist to come to your home and thoroughly inspect and clean your building.
The purpose of a mold inspection is to locate potential mold infestations, determine the cause and provide information for an effective remediation (removal) plan. A mold inspection is a visual inspection of a property for mold and conditions that may cause mold. The inspection also includes moisture readings of construction materials, including exterior walls, interior walls, floors, cabinets, shower enclosures and concrete slabs. Abbotts uses state-of-the-art technology to detect excessive moisture in construction materials, the primary cause of indoor mold problems.
All Abbotts mold inspections are professionally completed by certified mold inspectors who go above and beyond what other inspection companies offer. Mold spores and moldy smells have a source and our goal is to identify the source(s).
Our mold inspections include a visual examination AND a deep forensic look into your property. Similar to a complete home inspection, we will identify water damage, musty odors, and moisture intrusion. We also alert you to indications of hidden mold growth and conditions conducive to mold growth. We will look inside your walls, floor and ceilings using moisture meters and thermal leak detectors.
After the visual inspection, our air sampling machine tests for mold growth. The inspector typically takes a total of three air samples (one outdoor, two indoor) that are analyzed by a certified indoor air quality (IAQ) testing laboratory.
Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
Mold remediation is a process that involves inspection and testing to identify the presence of potentially dangerous amounts of mold contaminants. Contaminated areas are isolated from other areas of the property so that there is no cross-contamination. Abbotts uses specialized equipment, tools and licensed personnel to decontaminate affected areas and prevent future growth. We will not only completely and thoroughly remove the molds and toxins; we will also repair the damage they caused.
Water damage can be devastating to property. Even small leaks can become a major problem, especially if undetected over time. In particular, potentially toxic mold can develop in hard-to-find places.
In some cases, you may see visible signs of mold, such as discoloration on walls or ceilings, and you may smell its musty odor. But it can also hide in spaces between walls, in attics and even duct work. People who are sensitive to mold may experience stuffy nose, irritated eyes, wheezing, or skin irritation. People allergic to mold may have difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. People with weakened immune systems and with chronic lung diseases, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.
If you think you have a mold problem, the EPA recommends consulting a mold remediation professional who has training and experience in assessing mold problems and implementing remediation plans to eradicate and prevent the return of potentially hazardous mold. Abbotts experts have the know-how and equipment to quickly find the cause of your mold problem, fix it, eradicate the mold and ensure that it stays gone.
When you call Abbotts, we’ll spring into action. Upon arriving at your property, our mold remediation experts will perform visual inspections and, depending upon the circumstances, use an array of tests to sniff out any sign of mold.
Upon completing the analysis, your Abbotts mold specialist will report any evidence of:
Apparent mold growth
Conditions conducive to mold growth
Upon assessing the scope of the mold problem, we’ll craft a comprehensive mold remediation plan designed to eradicate all mold in the affected area and prevent its return.
Bottom line: If you have mold, Abbotts will find it, eradicate it and fix its cause, so you won’t have to worry about it returning.
If you know or suspect that you have a mold infestation on your property, call Abbotts today. If we find mold on your property, we’ll apply your testing fee to the cost of any remediation work we do to eradicate your mold and repair your property.
Don’t stress about potential mold-related health risks and damage to your property. Call Abbotts mold remediation experts and get the peace of mind that comes from knowing the air you breathe is free of potentially hazardous mold spores.
Abbotts can solve any mold and mildew problem you have so don’t hesitate and call us today.