Commercial Mold Remediation Services

Mold remediation is now a major concern and attention-getter.  Today’s tighter energy-efficient buildings make mold growth more common and better understanding of the effects of long-term exposure has revealed more hazards to building occupants.  Many companies make mold inspections a part of their building maintenance plans, and inspection and test are warranted if you have any evidence or suspicions of a mold  problem.  If there is an issue, Regal Emergency Services is ready with all the experience, expertise, and equipment necessary for superior commercial mold remediation in the Los Angeles Area.

About Mold Issues

Mold is a type of fungus, and is able to grow in complete darkness. All it needs is moisture and some source of organic food such as cellulose. There are some 1,000 different species common in the United States (out of some 100,000 world wide) and many are present outdoors to some degree in pretty much every location. When growing conditions are no longer ideal they spread by releasing microscopic spores that can float great distances even on imperceptible air currents.

Besides spores molds release a variety of irritants and allergens, reducing indoor air quality. Most significantly toxic mold species (not all are black) release mycotoxins that can lead to several very serious health conditions. In addition to health effects mold growth damages building materials, often requiring their complete replacement.

For commercial buildings the EPA has specific recommendation plans for dealing with mold and mold spores. They include vigilance concerning sources of moisture (such as roof leaks and unvented heaters) and note that simply killing the mold is inadequate. It’s necessary to physically remove spores, contaminants, and toxins from throughout the building. The EPA guide notes several levels of growth each requiring more training, expertise, and attention to details.

  • Level I (under 10 square feet — sf — affected) typically involves replacing ceiling tiles and cleaning areas on walls. The space should be unoccupied.
  • Level II (10-30 sf) requires additional protection and more detailed cleaning.
  • Level III (30-100 sf) requires professional consultation, work-area isolation, and dust suppression.
  • Level IV (100 sf and above) requires extensive personal protective equipment and more advanced isolation and cleaning.

All levels require special training and personal protection, and in general only licensed professionals should deal with levels II and above.

Other issues also come into play regarding commercial mold remediation.

Our Commercial Mold Removal Services

So mold remediation for commercial buildings is indeed a serious issue and should be taken care of by our professional services rather than custodial personnel in all but the smallest instances.  And especially if there has been an incident of water damage.  As outlined by the EPA, the overall remediation plan is that of eliminating the source of moisture, removing detectable mold and spores, restoring indoor air quality, and completing follow up inspection and testing.

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