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In San Diego, we are fortunate to have a beautiful, and pretty predictable climate. While much of Southern California is desert, the coastal regions do experience significant amounts of moisture. We may not see a ton of rain, but misty mornings and sea air still contribute largely to the levels of moisture in the air in San Diego. Because of this, our homes are subject to damage from mold. 

But what is so bad about mold?

Just like most problems, mold starts out small and relatively harmless. But even if the mold  is dormant, the more time you spend near that mold, the more harmful it can be to you and your family’s health.

Why does mold occur?

Mold begins as tiny spores in the air, but reacts with moisture. Moisture is what gives mold its ability to grow or reproduce. Unsealed windows, leaky pipes, or any other spots in your home where moisture accumulates are all subject to mold growth.

Can I just scrub it away?

While that does seem like the convenient option, mold is persistent. Without knowing the proper way to treat mold, you can do more damage to your health, and it is unlikely that DIY methods will actually be effective. Beyond that, water and mold cause damage to your home that will need to be repaired properly. A simple scrubbing will not fix the deeper problems, and it will not solve what brought the mold there in the first place. 

Are there natural ways to make mold go away?

One thing about mold is that it does not stop. Without removing all of it, and without getting rid of its moisture source, the mold will continue to grow. There is no magic, natural method that will make it disappear. The best solution is hiring a professional to come in and take care of it. 

How will I know if I have mold?

Mold can be pretty obvious on some surfaces, but it certainly does not discriminate. Mold can be found in pretty obscure places, which is why calling in the pros for help is so important. At Fast Affordable Restoration, we offer a FREE Visual mold and moisture inspection of your home to help you find the source of the mold and smells in your home. If you suspect mold but there is no moisture that you can see or visible mold, we can refer you to a testing specialist. From there, we can work with you to come up with the best solution and treatment plan that will quickly get your home back to being a safe space for you and your family to live in. 

Who to call?

Fast Affordable Restoration is highly experienced in all sorts of restoration. Mold removal and remediation is a service that we are confident in because of our professional-grade tools that allow us to perform the job safely. We use moisture meters and thermal cameras to help us identify the areas in your home that need help, and we offer no-pressure quotes so that you can weigh your options and sit with your decision. At Fast Affordable Restoration, we care about your safety. Call today to schedule your FREE mold inspection to get on track to having a safer, healthier home.

Fast Affordable Restoration

Certified experts in repair, mitigation, remediation of water, mold, fire, and smoke damage.

CSLB# 960682

 10620 Treena St #230, San Diego, CA 92131
1134 D St Suite B, Ramona, CA 92065
845 15th St, Ste 325, San Diego, CA 92101
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