Mold FAQ

The certified and extensively trained technicians at All American Carpet & Tile in San Diego are committed to eradicating harmful mold from homes, apartment buildings, and other residences. When mold is found in the home, inaction is simply not an option. Property owners should contact All American Carpet & Tile for a mold assessment as soon as possible. If mold is identified, the technicians will identify its source and submit a report detailing the location and extent of the mold problem, along with removal solutions.

Of course, it is common for property owners to have immediate and pertinent questions when mold is discovered. Here are some frequently asked questions customers have when dealing with mold in the home.

What should customers do if they find mold in the house?

First, don’t disturb the mold, since this could shed more spores into the air. If the suspected mold covers more than a three-foot area, call All American Carpet & Tile right away; if a smaller area is affected, contact All American Carpet & Tile at the earliest possible time to schedule a mold assessment. The technicians will perform a moisture test and determine if mold remediation services are needed.

Can the mold be painted over?

No, painting over the mold will not inhibit its growth. The mold will continue to grow under the new coat of paint. The mold should be professionally removed to rid the property of the mold’s harmful health effects.

Are there serious health risks?

Everyone is exposed to mold spores on a daily basis since it grows naturally in outdoor settings. However, it is also an allergen and, in some rare cases, toxic. People with immune or respiratory problems, pregnant women, elderly people, and children may be at increased risk of illness from molds.

What are the health effects of mold?

Health effects of mold can vary, depending upon the individual, length of exposure, and the amount of spores inhaled or ingested. Effects may include:

  • Chronic headaches

  • Eyes, nose, and throat irritation

  • Sneezing and coughing

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Fever

  • Diarrhea

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Asthma or difficulty breathing

How common is mold?

Mold is very common; some types of molds are harmful, and others aren’t. However, mold infestations in the home need to be controlled as soon as they are found.

How does mold get inside?

Mold spores get into the home through open doorways and windows, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Areas that are exposed to excessive moisture or water damage create an ideal environment in which mold can grow. Wet paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products are prime sites for mold growth. Paint, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpeting, and upholstery may also get moldy.

What are the signs of a mold problem?

A visual examination is the best way for property owners to detect a mold problem. Musty odors or unexplained health issues may be signs of mold in the home. The most obvious places to look include areas where water is most likely to accumulate. Mold can also grow in wall cavities or attic spaces, where it cannot easily be found.

What is the best way to keep mold out?

If there are areas of excessive moisture or areas that have suffered water damage, mold may be a problem. Water leaks, flooding, condensation, or excessive humidity should be addressed immediately to prevent mold from growing.

San Diego Home Mold Removal

Contact the mold removal experts at All American Carpet & Tile in San Diego right away for a home mold assessment. The technicians can advise property owners on the extent of the problem and what it will take to remedy the issue.

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