BCS Informs Public the “Ten Things You Should Know About Mold” from the Environmental Protection Agency

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), is informing the public about the new list of “Ten Things You Should Know About Mold” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released in September, 2016.

The list contains ten items the EPA thinks the public should know, including:

1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:
o Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
o Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
o Increasing ventilation
o Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

Click here: https://www.epa.gov/mold/ten-things-you-should-know-about-mold

Kathy Liverance, co-owner of Building Cleaning Services, stated: “As we frequently deal with mold removal, we know the importance of home and business owners and government and school building maintenance workers to be aware of and informed about mold risks. We support the EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment and as such, want the public to be educated on the facts about mold. Our company prides itself in working with clients to take any worry out about handling mold where it requires professional removal.”

Building Cleaning Services has an excellent record of success in remedying Los Angeles mold infestations when they occur. One recent client stated BCS “went out of their way to help me when mold struck my apartment. They talked me through all the details, came onsite to give me a free inspection and advice, and kept information on file for later reference. They were very thorough, resourceful and extremely helpful.”

More reviews of the company’s work can be found on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale?nb=1

BCS provides water damage dry out, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning, post construction cleaning, and commercial janitorial services for the Greater Los Angeles area and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have over a decade of experience as a company with excellent service, high professionalism and work ethic. BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration and Environmental Testing & Technology. To learn more, visit http://www.BuildingCleaningServices.net, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail bcs@buildingcleaningservices.net.