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).

FEMA’s report “Mold and Mildew in your Flood-Damaged Home” states: “Mildew and molds are fungi – simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Molds are a necessary part of the environment; without them, leaves would not decay and aspects of soil enrichment could not take place. It is their ability to destroy organic materials, however, that makes mold a problem for people – in our homes and in our bodies…Mold growths, or colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours. They reproduce by spores – tiny, lightweight ‘seeds’ – that travel through the air. Molds digest organic material, eventually destroying the material they grow on, and then spread to destroy adjacent organic material. In addition to the damage molds can cause in your home, they can also cause mild to severe health problems.”

Due to the dangers of excessive mold exposure and the speed at which mold infestations can spread indoors, Building Cleaning Services, is the “go-to” company in Los Angeles to ensure a fast and professional mold remediation job. Visible mold when there is water damage must be handled immediately. Some of the symptoms of mold can be found on Building Cleaning Services website: http://buildingcleaningservices.net/mold-removal/

Building Cleaning Services has helped many building owners fully address Los Angeles mold problems. One of their clients stated: “We used a separate inspection company who referred us to BCS, among other mold remediation services. We got quotes from three remediation services and Sheldon from BCS was by far more thorough and helpful. We had mold in the kitchen and bathroom and the original inspection company provided suggestions for remediation. When Sheldon came by to give us an estimate he actually helped save us some money by suggesting some less costly (but equally effective) alternatives for remediation. BCS’s crew came in and took care of the mold and passed the post-remediation inspection with flying colors. We would definitely use BCS if we have mold problems again.”

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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.