Water Damage can Happen at Anytime

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Why is Mold not Safe?

Television and Social Media websites are spreading awareness about the hazards one can face due to the expose of mold. Mold is a type of fungi that grows in the presence of moisture and some nutrients, however, the main constituent that supports the growth of fungi is moisture and its growth can only be prevented by the eradication of moisture in the area.

Health issues related to Mold

Mold spores are extremely tiny and very light, they can easily flow around within the air. Once, they mix into the air, they can be inhaled by the people exposed which is highly unhealthy. The fungi inhale into the oxygen flow can make breathing harder and cause sore throats, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and discomfort in the whole body.
However, the effects might not be felt by everyone who is exposed to mold. Some people might be more sensitive than others based on their physical characteristics and age. People who face respiratory problems or Asthma are at a higher risk of being affected by mold and they need to take proper care in order to keep themselves from getting sick.
Moreover, emotional disorders can be another factor that is caused by the exposure to mold. People tend to be more depressed when they are directly under the exposure of the mold, body fatigue may add up to the problems caused by depression.

Treating Health problem caused by Mold

If you have started suffering from any of the above mentioned problems, then you should see your doctor as soon as possible. The problems caused by mold are mainly allergies which might stay for a longer period of time. Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics and antihistamines to fight the allergies, if exposure is severe, the doctors normally recommend the patient not to return home.
The next step is to ensure your health is to immediate remediation of mold from your home, the best way of doing this is to avail the services of professionals, so that, you can avoid any further exposure to mold and minimize the problems caused by it.

 

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

What Causes Mold?

In order to understand what causes mold, first there needs to be an understanding of what mold is.  Mold is a kind of fungus and a carbon lifeform, and there are over 100,000 known types of fungi.  For the purpose of propagation, the standard fungi will reproduce through emitting millions of spores that can be carried on the wind, but also these spores can be carried on clothing, pet fur, water and other means through which they can move from one location to another.  These are incredibly resistant to heat, cold, dry temperatures so the usual methods of cleaning and removing molds can not work on these spores.  Finally, the variety of mold fungus lends to the difficulty in working to remove them.

 

Now that we have a working reference of what mold is, now it is time to understand how mold is caused.  The first thing that we have to know about mold is that the mold and the spores to create mold are pretty much everywhere.  No matter how clean you think that your home is, there are mold spores inside waiting to grow.  You, your pet, children may have had them come in on your shoes and clothes.  With the weather becoming cooler, mold spores could even travel in through an open window.

 

What feeds mold?  Understand that mold can grow anywhere.   Like any lifeform, mold needs food to grow.  It has a very varied diet, and it can use just about anything as ‘food’.  Mold can grow from old newspapers and books, human skin and dust.  Mold likes a high humidity for optimum growth.  This means that mold needs humidity to be around 70%, and the temperatures must be a minimum of 70 degrees with darkness and non-circulating air.  Under these conditions, mold can grow very quickly and become a very serious problem if it is not managed.   Also, mold likes moisture, so we tend to see mold and mildew in places like the kitchens and bathrooms of the home.water_damage

 

Growing mold is very simple.  It doesn’t take much effort, and it is very hard to kill.  Mold can grow in a variety of places, but we tend to see it in basements, bathrooms and attics.  Mold likes areas of the home with moisture in abundant quantities which is one of the main reasons why mold is dangerous after water damage has been allowed to happen in the home. Will a home ever truly be rid of mold?  No, but if you understand what it takes to have mold and how it grows, you might be able to limit the ability of mold to ruin your home.

 

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Don’t DELAY Water Damage Cleanup! why?

 

scale of a House fully flooded during the flooding of the river

Water damage can be caused due to several reasons and can occur at any instance. A blockage in the gutter, a pipe burst, a ceiling leakage and in worst scenario a flood, are few of the several issues that one can be a victim of. There is not much one can do in order to prevent this from happening, but you can certainly make sure that the damages caused by this are kept to the minimal amount.

Besides, the amplification of costs, it can also cause health problems including headaches, asthma, lung and respiratory problems. Mold is a kind of fungi and can easily spread in damp situations once they grow within the walls. Water damages spread towards a larger scale if proper care is not taken against it immediately. Mold can spread around the whole property if proper measures are not taken against them.

The most ideal situation is to avail the services of a mold remediation company, the trained professionals can help in cleaning the home effectively and efficiently which can keep the mold from causing damage to the air ducts and carpets.
It is not favorable for you to directly get exposed to mold because that can cause health problems. The best option is to contact a company which provides Emergency Water Damage Restoration for the speedy restoration of mold from your home. These companies make sure that the leakage is stopped and the area that is affected by the spread of the water is cleaned up, which helps in keeping the mold and water damage to spread any further.

 

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
  • Image from depositphotos, ID 15892692
  • Shutterstock Sequence Number: US-041C159DA-1

 

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Mold Prevention Tips for Homeowners

Mold prevention tips for homeowners on how to keep your home safe and mold free.

What to do about mold prevention? Mold seems to happen when and where you least expect it. This article below has several tips on how to remain a mold free home. You think that you have found mold. So, what is a homeowner to do if you find mold? Give Water Damage Zone, Inc.  a call to schedule an appointment for your free estimate.

We specialize in mold, mold removal, mold remediation and repair.

 

Mold Prevention Tips

When a water leak occurs it is important to act fast. If the damp material or area is dried out within the first 24 to 48 hours, typically mold will not grow. In the following days check the area regularly to ensure there is no mold.

Clean and repair gutters on a regular basis as mold can being to grow and spread into the home.

Ensure that the ground outside your home slopes away from the foundation so that water does not collect or enter the foundation.

Keep the air conditioning drip pans clean. Also ensure that the drain lines are not obstructed and are flowing properly.

Try to keep the indoor humidity low, below 60% but ideally somewhere between 30% and 50% relative humidity. An inexpensive moisture or humidity meter can be found at your local hardware store.

If you notice condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes, it is imperative to inspect your home in order to find the source of the increased humidity. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity or a possible plumbing leak. One found you should act quickly- dry the affected area,  and call a professional water damage or mold remediation specialist.

 

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
  • Image from depositphotos, ID 15892692
  • Shutterstock Sequence Number: US-041C159DA-1

 

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Water Damage and the Mitigation Process

water damageRestoration companies like Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc using high quality drying equipment from the best water damage manufactures such as My tee, Phoenix’s, Dryez, Flir and more.  Restoration companies use dry out equipment in every water damage job in order to start the mitigation process right away and to avoid secondary damages.

The first step in beginning water damage remediation services starts with detecting where the wet area and the source of the water damage are coming from. Water damage companies will use Infra-Red Cameras to detect the wet area and according to its report, we will know where the affected wet areas are and the water damage dry out process can begin. Before Water Damage Zone is able to use dry out equipment, our technicians will start to extract the water and remove all affected building material. Water Damage zone will use dehumidifiers to control moisture. In case the water damage is considered as category 1 or category 2, Water Damage Zone technicians will add air movers in order to enhance air flow and seek equilibrium faster.

In cases where water damage category 3 is in place such as: sewage damage and toilet over flow, air movers will not be used instead air scrubbers will be added in their place due to the contaminants and bacteria in the environment that you do not want spread throughout your property. The entire Water damage dry out process usually takes between 3 to 5 days depending how big the loss is.
If you have a restoration service need; do not hesitate to call us now! The longer you wait to remediate the problem will result in even further more extensive damages to your property and the more costly it will end up becoming.

Do you need a professional water damage company to handle your water damage mitigation?

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
  • Image from depositphotos, ID 15892692
  • Shutterstock Sequence Number: US-041C159DA-1

 

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Ugly Truth: Why Water Damage Can Turn to Mold

mold removal services glendale, ca 877 520 1923The urgency surrounding cleaning up water damage isn’t due to water damage remediation companies that are hungry for business; it’s due to an ugly truth: water damage often turns into mold damage. Despite your desire to shop around for the best company (and the best price) for the job, you don’t have the luxury of time on your side. The longer that water remains, the more likely you’ll have a mold to contend with.

Why does water damage turn into mold? Microscopic life forms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold. Mold is a microorganism that is found virtually everywhere. It reproduces by releasing spores that float through the air. These spores eventually land. If conditions are right, they begin to grow, eat, and reproduce. If not, they may lie dormant until conditions improve in their favor.

In order to thrive, mold needs water. In fact, mold thrives in humid and wet environments. Whether it’s a load of laundry that was forgotten in the washer for a few days, a damp sponge in the kitchen, or a flooded living room, if it’s wet, it’s a breeding ground for mold.

Not only does mold breed in moist environment, in order to survive, mold must also eat. Guess what mold eats? It eats whatever it has landed upon. This could be your couch’s upholstery, woodwork, carpeting, insulation, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paint – you name it, mold will likely eat it.

In addition to being unsightly and damaging to the surfaces that it inhabits, mold is also hazardous to your health. Some molds are toxic while others trigger allergies, respiratory infections, and other adverse health effects. To make matters worse, mold is difficult and costly to remove.

You should be very concerned about mold growth, mold damage, adverse health effects. You need to act quickly when water damage occurs.

The EPA recommends cleaning and drying any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours in order to prevent mold growth. This doesn’t give you much time, and if the extent of the flooding is wide, you have a lot of work on your hands! Cleaning up and drying a flooded home involves: Extracting standing water, removing, drying, cleaning, and disinfecting all water damaged furnishings including couches, drapes, beds, chairs, area rugs, and wood furniture.
Water Damage Companies will extract water, dry, clean, and disinfect walls, baseboards, floors, carpeting, appliances, and cabinets.

This is just a small sample of the tasks ahead. Even if the water damage is limited to a small area, such as a toilet overflow, you should always call a water damage professional and don’t let mold have a chance.

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
  • Image from depositphotos, ID 15892692
  • Shutterstock Sequence Number: US-041C159DA-1

 

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411