Devastating Effects of In-House Marijuana Growth 

Illegal marijuana grow-houses in San Diego may cause as much damage financial as a fire, water damage or earthquake. The cost of illegal marijuana grow houses can be equal to or greater than a whole house asbestos abatement remediation project. The inherent abundance of chemicals used, whether it be round up, toxic pesticides, weed-killer, fertilizers alone and their off-gassing are human carcinogens which may cause cancer. Proper remediation must be done using extensive “PPE” (personal protection equipment), it is advised not to be in an illegal grow-house, after it’s discovery without the use of personal protection equipment – this includes law enforcement, realtors, landlords, home inspectors or insurance adjusters.

While moisture is necessary for marijuana to thrive, it serves as the perfect facilitator for toxic mold and spores growth within any home. You may find toxic mold growing on the ceilings, walls, floors, as well as your ventilation systems. Consequently, the air will be contaminated and become harmful to the wellbeing of the residents. For such homes, adequate cleaning and remediation will be necessary to restore and decontaminate the house into a habitable space. 

Incomplete and illegal  electrical manipulation is another issue usually found in marijuana grow houses. Most people into marijuana business tends to rewire the grow houses severally to bypass expensive electrical bills. Such a frequent rewiring process increases the possibility of a house fire by 40%. Marijuana grow houses can also lead to ruptured foundations, brown stains on the floors, warped structures, broken concrete walls, modified ductwork, among others. Abbotts will work closely with your insurance company to make sure that we have a covered loss and help protect you by advising you on your right to “ALE” (additional living expenses) which would cover your mortgage payment and other expenses.

In-House Marijuana Growth Cleanup

To restore a previous grow house into a livable home, it is pertinent to perform adequate cleanup, decontamination and  abatement. Some of the cleanup processes include;

  1. Disinfection and replacement of HVAC and supply/return ducts.
  2. Eradication of toxic mold and mold spores in every area of the residential or commercial structure.
  3. Replacement of insulation, drywall, floorboards, and other interior components damaged by exposure of chemical moisture and mold within the structure.
  4. Discovering, estimating and repairing damaged structures.
  5. Disinfection and Decontamination of the whole building.

Disinfection and Decontamination

Remediating a house, which has been damaged by the growth of marijuana plants, requires professional marijuana grow house decontaminating services. Among the services, decontamination and disinfection of the house are very vital processes which involve many sub-processes. More so, the two procedures must be carried out by a licensed and insured expert. In this way, you can be confident that the house will be remediated safely and adequately for incoming inhabitants.

While cleanup and decontamination processes are a huge task, Abbotts Fire & Flood is a more-than-capable body for the project. When it comes to restoring your home or business damaged by marijuana growth operations, Abbotts Fire & Flood is an experienced and certified company for the job. 

We ensure that the cleanup and decontamination process of any marijuana grow house is done effectively and safely. By doing so, we will help restore a damaged property to a pre-loss condition. Abbotts works well with all testing companies and prefers pre-testing for toxic mold particulate contaminants and works closely with testing and other experts to ensure a post testing clearance.

Rather than settling for just any restoration team in San Diego County, seek the services of educated, trained and experienced professionals – get help now: 619.223.1800

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