Mold exists in nature, both indoors and outdoors, nearly everywhere. Most mold spores generally cannot be seen by the naked eye, and many homeowners might be surprised to learn that there are mold spores in every home—it’s the growth of mold that becomes a problem. When moisture and oxygen come into contact, mold spores can be created, and in extremely damp parts of a house, spores can multiply and grow. When this happens, typically, a homeowner will want to elect for mold remediation (which is removal and prevention) or mold abatement (which is another term for mold removal). If you need help with mold abatement, look to Hometown Restoration for all of your mold removal needs.
Mold abatement is a better option for homeowners that have a less severe mold problem, or in cases where the problem causing the mold was remedied. For example, if you have a leak in a basement that is causing mold to grow, and the leak was successfully repaired, then it’s likely that mold will not grow again, so you wouldn’t necessarily want mold remediation. However, you would want to opt for mold abatement because you still need to remove the mold that grew as a result of the leak.
In cases where you can’t remedy the cause of what’s behind the mold growth, mold remediation is a better option. In this case, we will remove the mold and troubleshoot effective ways to prevent mold from growing again.
Homeowners have their homes tested for mold for different reasons. Maybe you see spore growth or smell a moldy odor, or perhaps you’re getting sick with no explainable reason, or are experiencing allergies. Sometimes homes get tested because of real estate transactions. The only true way to know for sure if your home has mold is to have it tested.
To find out more about mold abatement in Carlsbad, contact us today at Hometown Renovation by dialing (760) 653-5400 to ask about testing or make an appointment for an estimate.