Unhandled Mold Infestations Can Create Severe Health Problems

Mold Remediation Company Advises Public to Address Signs of Mold Infestation Immediately

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services, (http://buildingcleaningservices.net/) a Los Angeles mold removal specialist company, is urging the public to rapidly handle mold at the first sign of infestation in a home. Unchecked mold growth can lead to serious health problems, according to the research of the company. Taking fast action to clean up the mold is of primary concern for the sake of all building occupants.

Mold is a problem in many buildings which can lead to health problems, according to such organizations as the US Environmental Protection Agency, “When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odors and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure.” Similar statements have been made from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Health, as well as many State health departments.

Ellen McCrady, an independent mold investigator from the Abbey Newsletter, stated: “When people are made sick by mold, it’s a whole new ball game. You do not catch mold spores from other people the way you do germs. You catch them from buildings, or the materials you work with. The longer or more intense your exposure, the sicker you get. What makes you sick is usually not the organisms themselves, but the airborne toxins and allergens they produce. You may become so sick that you have to go to bed, but your doctor will probably not know how to diagnose you and you may look healthy to your friends. Even if you do get diagnosed, your medical insurance will probably not cover your treatment expenses. If you lose your job and your health, and sue the landlord to get the money for medical expenses and loss of income, chances are very small that you will win in court, because it is virtually impossible to prove to a jury that your health was damaged because of mold in the building. Juries need the equivalent of a smoking gun, and so far, there is no foolproof way to connect a moldy building with a sick person. Even after you think you have recovered, you have not gained immunity, as you do after you have had chickenpox or measles; in fact, you may be more vulnerable to future exposures than you were to start with, just as you would be after exposure to other common toxins, such as lead.”

Building Cleaning Services urges the public not to tolerate mold signs in buildings, but to act immediately to handle the mold. Allowing the mold to continue puts everyone who uses the building at risk. Building Cleaning Services has years of experience in the mold removal field and many successful projects of helping people with mold infestation in Los Angeles. One man from Santa Monica said, “They explained what was going on, and they were always available and responsive whenever I needed to get ahold of them. Best of all: in my case, their remediation work was so effective, there was no remaining trace of mold that could be detected when the post-remediation testing was done. As I understand it, it’s rare and unnecessary to have a zero reading in order for the remediation to be considered adequate, but they managed to deliver a zero reading for me and you can’t get better than that. I would use them again.”

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.

 

EPA quote: http://www.epa.gov/mold/append_b.html

CDC referrence: http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

NIH referrence: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/molds.html

State referrence (Washington): http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Contaminants/Mold.aspx

State referrence (New York): http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/7287/

Quote from Ellen McCrady from The Abbey Newsletter: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an23/an23-7/an23-702.html