Mold Can Lower The Value of Your Home, Media Report Warns

Building Cleaning Services Encourages Home Owners to be Vigilant about Mold

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), a mold removal company based in Los Angeles, is frequently called to determine the degree of mold damage in homes being sold. A US News report addressed this in an article in March this year headlined: “Is Your Home a Death Trap? You May Be Eligible for Compensation.” “Discovering toxins in your home is often terrifying—it’s not just lowering the value of your home, but it’s also potentially causing long-lasting health problems,” writer Devon Thorsby reported. However, not everyone has the money to shell out to fix a problem they didn’t see coming,” Thorsby stated. www.yahoo.com/news/home-death-trap-may-eligible-compensation-161742876.html?ref=gs

Aware of this, BCS works with home-owners and insurance companies to fully brief them on mold and their options as well as how, under California law, mold removal companies should also be requiring the owner to have asbestos testing if remediation is called for.

US News provided good advice; Check local laws regarding disclosing home defects in a real estate transaction. “Most states require a seller to disclose any known defects, whether it’s possible mold, knowledge of asbestos in the insulation, the presence of lead-based paint or a recent radon gas test revealing elevated levels in the home.”

Also, check the insurance policy to ensure it does cover mold remediation.

BCS recommends those selling their property to fully disclose if mold or hazardous materials are present in the home. It is a less expensive option to a lawsuit that could result in significant damages being awarded, especially if the new owners or their family become ill within months of purchasing the property.

For more information about mold, go to BCS’s informational website (http://buildingcleaningservices.net). And reviews of BCS’s help given clients is available on Yelp at www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning for companies, 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 fast 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.

Mold Damage Still A Risk Leading To Lawsuits: Building Cleaning Services Advises On Quick Remedying

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), a mold removal company based in Los Angeles, concurs with environmental law experts that “Mold contamination has become an increasing problem in homes, offices, and other indoor places across the United States.” BCS advises employers and landlords to be alert to mold in office buildings and dwellings and to address it quickly to avoid potential litigation.

On March 11, 2013, a San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer approved a settlement of $575,000 in a mold exposure lawsuit brought by a family of 4, including 3 young girls who were exposed to mold, water damage, dust mites and moldy smells in their former rented apartment.

“Mold can cause a lot of health problems to people” and because of this, “many different laws have been passed, which protect the rights of people in case of mold contamination,” according to one law firm.

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) reports that at least seven states have enacted mold legislation, including California. At one point, Law journal articles estimated there were about 10,000 mold cases nationwide.

BCS is renowned for taking the worry out of mold concerns and comes highly recommended (yelp link). It says a quick resolution to mold could prevent litigation from mold leading to health risks.

The California Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001 was enacted to address increasing concerns regarding health effects from exposure to indoor molds.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/IAQ/Documents/SB732-LegReport-Final.pdf

For more information about mold, go to BCS’s informational website (http://buildingcleaningservices.net).

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning for companies, 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 fast 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.

RAIN, WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD: BUILDING CLEANING SERVICES SAYS TO BE ALERT TO POTENTIAL RISKS

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Service (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), a highly respected and recommended mold removal service based in Los Angeles said that recent rains have made buildings susceptible to water damage and mold. The company reminds Californians that the California Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001 recognizes that health effects from mold exposure occur through allergic reactions, infection, irritation of mucous membranes, or toxicity.

While people need to be alert to mold contamination, BCS said expeditious and expert remediation (removal) of the problem can help prevent health problems that can ensue from mold. BCS takes the worry out of the mold removal process with clients’ questions fully answered and assistance going above the norm.

A Toxic Mold Protection Act reports the following:

  • “Nonallergic persons exposed to extensive mold growth may experience eye, nose, or throat irritation leading to symptoms similar to ‘hay fever,’ that is, reddened or itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, or sore throat.”
  • “Currently there is insufficient scientific information to determine if inhalation of fungal particles may also cause systemic toxic effects in humans. Inhabitants of damp or moldy buildings have reported nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, memory problems, nosebleed, body aches, and fevers.”
  • “Despite our incomplete understanding of how health problems develop in damp or moldy buildings, there is sufficient scientific evidence linking mold exposure with the adverse effects described above to recommend that people not live or work in buildings with visible mold growth or persistent moldy odor.”

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/IAQ/Documents/SB732-LegReport-Final.pdf

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning for companies, post construction cleaning, and commercial janitorial services for the Greater Los Angeles area, and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have nearly two decades of experience as a company with fast 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.

NEW HOME DEEP-CLEAN HELPS START NEW MEMORIES

Los Angeles BCS company offers Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), a Los Angeles based mold removal and post-construction cleaning company, has launched a new deep-cleaning service for new home owners, preparing them for starting their new life and memories in a clean space. Because of its years of providing toxic mold removal services, BCS knows the value of having a fresh and environmentally-friendly home or to move into.

BCS’s deep cleaning is a precise cleaning method that does not use perfumed or chemical products and uses Hepa filter vacuums. Specialized carpet and window cleaning is also recommended.

BCS provides a deep clean of home and business properties, is expert at post construction cleaning, and offers a cleaning service for houses in foreclosure.

One BCS client stated: “We hired BCS to deliver air scrubbers and to clean following an extremely dusty floor replacement project. Our business runs on a tight schedule and had to be up and running the very next day. BCS had two crews arrive at 6am just as scheduled – one to do the ‘high’ areas, and another to do the areas below 8′. We have several areas with exposed ceiling with lots of pipes and ductwork and cabinetry and the high crew did a superb job cleaning all these hard to reach areas. It is now probably cleaner than when we moved in! The low crew did a great job as well. They cleaned areas that I wouldn’t have even thought to clean.”

“Whether the property is cleaned after purchase or for purchasing, a ‘spring clean’ helps ‘renew’ the space ready to make it your own,” BCS manager, Kathy Liverance said.

BCS assists sellers and new home owners because as a professional mold removal company, it recognizes the importance of a safe and healthy environment. Its knowledge, experience and recorded client satisfaction is a boon for those moving to a new home.

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning for companies, 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 fast 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.

Building Cleaning Services Completes Mold Removal for Government Building in CA

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS), (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold remediation and building cleaning company, has completed mold removal and handled the resulting damage for a government-owned facility in California.

Building Cleaning Services was the chosen company to handle mold infestation and damage at a government-owned facility in California. A large management agency that oversees the facility contacted BCS and secured them to address the major mold problems that had occurred as a result of roof leaks causing water damage. As the infestation was in their Wellness Center, it was vital that this be addressed quickly and professionally for the health and safety of both clients and staff.

Mold spore counts were established by an independent mold testing company before BCS began the job and tested again following remediation. The inspector was highly complementary of the meticulous containment BCS had erected to protect inhabitants from the mold and the quality of the mold remediation performed.

Building Cleaning Services has had much success as a Los Angeles mold remediation company. One of their customers stated: “We use Building Cleaning Services at the company where I work (and have been for the last few years). They are consistently great and professional. Alan still calls us regularly to make sure we are happy with the services. If there is ever anything that is an issue or needs special attention, they are accessible and make sure everything is taken care of. They come on a weekly basis to clean several offices, studios and a couple bathrooms and everything is always clean. Their prices are reasonable and we have never had a problem.”

Building Cleaning Services’ other reviews on Yelp can be seen at www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning for companies, 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 fast 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.

Building Cleaning Services: Taking the Worry out of Removing Homes of Black Mold

Home Owner Attests to Need for Professional Mold Removal Company

LOS ANGELES, CA: A Burbank home owner advises on the need to use a trusted and professional company to remove black and other mold infestation in the home. Like many faced with mold, the home owner first thought it could be simply handled with a commercial mold cleaning agent but learned this was not the way to go. Building Cleaning Services, (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold removal and building cleaning company, showed her the best way to handle mold is to use a professional company that puts the client and the health of the family first.

“I thought I could cut corners but Building Cleaning Services proved to me that for safety sake, mold should be addressed professionally,” the home owner stated. “They found a faucet that had been leaking for years behind a wall and could have affected a vast area of the bathroom and, more importantly, my health.”

She said that the company was more thorough in both its contract and its work than other companies. From the containment being professionally built to ensure there are no adverse effects to occupants to the care taken by its crew who take way all worry about the mold, Building Cleaning Services has remarkably high standards, she added.

She further stated: “An independent mold testing company conducts before and after air tests and when even the Inspector comments on the professional standards of the mold removal company, you know you made the right decision.”

Building Cleaning Services is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Environmental Testing & Technology, Inc. to perform mold infestation removal. If mold has gone beyond the point of prevention and is a definite problem in an office, steps must be taken at once to handle the mold problem. It is crucial that a business owner call a qualified mold remediation company to inspect the area at once.

Building Cleaning Services’ other reviews on Yelp can be seen at www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

BCS provides water damage handling and mold removal 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 fast 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 www.BuildingCleaningServices.net, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail bcs@buildingcleaningservices.net.

Preventing Mold Infestation a Must for the Workplace

Cleaning Company Speaks on Preventing Mold Infestation for Safety of All

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services, (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold removal and building cleaning company, works with business owners to make offices free of the negative effects of mold infestation. In addition to cleaning mold, preventing it in the first place is an important step to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Building Cleaning Services has over a decade of experience handling Los Angeles mold infestations in businesses. Read more »

Clearing Water Damage Essential in Mold Remediation

Address Water Damage and Mold Sources Immediately in Mold Infestations

LOS ANGELES, CA: Water damage has been linked to Los Angeles mold growth in many studies and Building Cleaning Services, (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a respected Los Angeles mold remediation and building cleaning company warns building owners to be on the watch for indoor water damage and mold growth. Fast action can avert the health effects of mold. Read more »

Leaving Mold Growing in a Home Can be Hazardous

FEMA and Other Organizations are Warning Building Owners about Mold Infestations

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services, (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold remediation and building cleaning company, has been helping building owners combat Los Angeles mold infestation for over 10 years. Data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shows why mold must not be allowed to grow to hazardous levels. Other organizations which have spoken about the dangers of mold infestation include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Occupational and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read more »

BCS Supports CA Water Conservation & Advises Homeowners to be Watchful for Water Run-Off that could Cause Mold

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS), (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold remediation specialist-company and construction cleaning business, has been helping CA home owners with tips to conserve water by preventing water run-off that can intrude into crawl spaces and also cause mold. The company is warning homeowners to be on the watch for water intrusion into the home, especially from watering gardens or leaking faucets—use preventive measures to ensure there’s no water run-off into the property’s crawl space and check for water leaks from different indoor sources. Mold in the crawl spaces underneath a home (or into the home itself) can be particularly hazardous.

On April 1st, California Governor Brown ordered that restrictions be imposed on the use of water to combat the drought emergency. Water restriction should decrease the amount of excess water runoff. In many cases where Building Cleaning Services has been called to address a mold infestation, the cause has been traced back to a water intrusion often caused by improper watering (or from improper drainage systems to combat rain). Sprinklers which water the outside walls of a home also keep the walls wet, and ultimately may cause water seepage into the crawl spaces below a home.

California homeowners are urged to check several things in addition to water conservation steps:

– Check your home’s sprinklers to see if they spray the walls or air vents of your home, and adjust them so they don’t.

– Check the sprinkler systems to ensure there is no water runoff. If there is, get the sprinklers adjusted.

– Find out if the runoff has gone anywhere near the building’s walls.

– Turn off all of the water in your home and check your water meter reading, then check it again in half an hour. This will indicate the quantity of water which is going somewhere it shouldn’t.

If any signs of water leaks are present, homeowners should take fast action to address it. Also if signs of mold are present, such as a musty odor indoors or any visible mold in the home, action must be taken to address the mold and address the source of the water leaks in the home. Failure to do so puts the building occupants at health risk from the mold infestation, as well as allowing structural damage from the water leaks. Take fast action to address it before it becomes a bigger problem.

Building Cleaning Services has many years of experience in handling Los Angeles mold infestations. One of their clients said: “These gentlemen helped me remediate mold at my house, and then dry out a huge water leak before mold could form at my wife’s family’s house–in the span of about a month. Their service was responsive, fast, professional, and courteous. They answered any question that I had, and the pricing was transparent and understandable. I really couldn’t have been happier. They made the best out of two dicey situations.”

Building Cleaning Services’ other reviews on Yelp can be seen at www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

BCS provides water damage handling and mold removal 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 fast 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.