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Van Nuys, CA 91411

With Rain approaching Mold can be an Issue

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Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. 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:

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

Why is Mold not Safe?

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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.Water Damage Photo

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, Inc. 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:

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

How to Deal with Fire and Smoke Damage

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When your home has had a fire whether large or small, you have a lot on your mind and a lot to deal with post-fire. Life after a fire is tough and getting your home cleaned up after is a huge challenge. If you want your life to get back to normal, you will need to focus on mitigating the fire damage and removing the odor and the damaged items.

Something that most people do not know is that there are a variety of different types of fire damage and subsequent smoke damage. They all must be treated differently and the damage from them must be addressed with the appropriate and fitting plan. Some of the main types of fire and smoke damage that can occur in your home are: dry or wet smoke, protein fire, fuel oil soot, fire extinguisher powder and water damage. Due to all of the different types of fire and smoke damage that can occur, it is important not to try to mitigate the damage yourself. You should look for a company that is experienced at dealing with fire damage, smoke damage and water damage and have them come in for a consultation.fire-smoke-cleanup-beverly-hills-image

They should take care to explore the areas of your home that have been directly affected by the fire as well as the immediate areas. They should carefully examine your flooring particularly if it is carpet because the ashes and soot may have become embedded in the carpet. They should also carefully check for water damage because they will need to be mitigated first to prevent mold from growing. It is critical that you take action immediately after the fire has been put out (i.e., the same day or next day if it happens at night) in order to get rid of the fire and smoke damage in your home.

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. 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.

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

Water Damage Can be Costly and Inconvenient

Water damage can be caused by a broken pipe, toilet over flow, sewer backup, flood, or a leaky roof. We cannot control water damage from happening. We, however can be at your property within 45 minutes in order to get your home or business dried and disinfected as fast as possible. If you have water damage that has not been taken care of it remains at a perfect environment for mold to grow.

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If your property has been affected by water damage, call Water Damage Zone. We will fully assess the water damage situation and restore your property to its pre loss condition. The most effective way to avoid secondary damage is to respond quickly and to have your property dried, ventilated, and disinfected. Un-treated water damage can cause swelling of building materials and will weaken the structure.96340794

Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc. offers 24/7 emergency restoration and flood damage restoration services. Water Damage Zone offers Free Mold Inspection during business hours. Our certified water damage technicians have been helping residential and commercial customers in your area by providing water damage restoration services and flood restoration services for over two decades. By using a professional restoration company such as Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc. you will save money and time and you will buy peace of mind.

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Most home owners do not have the right drying equipment to use in water damage situations. Using fans and open windows might help but will not dry or clean up the mess. However, your property still remains at risk for secondary damage such as mold.

It is extremely important to take care of water damage properly. If the water damage is not properly restored, moisture will remain in the property and moisture is the perfect environment for mold to grow inside building materials. Some individuals are highly allergic to mold and can develop many health related issues ranging from allergies to bleeding lungs and or death. Please feel free to visit our sister company for further information and a list of our complete restoration services at Best American Builders

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

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

Keeping your Sauna Mold Free

Saunas are a great piece of luxury that if you are lucky enough to have one in your home, you should always take full advantage of it.  However, if you choose to indulge yourself with a sauna, make sure that you are well versed in how to care for the sauna to prevent mold and mildew.  These can make you not want to use your sauna very quickly if left unchecked.

 

The first thing that you want to address with a sauna is that the ventilation of the room is enough to handle the use of the sauna.  To prevent mold, the sauna room must be properly sealed, waterproofed and well ventilated.  If you choose to use the sauna regularly, then you run the risk of having the development of mold and mildew begin early and become worse with each subsequent use.

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Remember that the benefits of the sauna come from the ability to make you warm and sweat.  As a result, there is plenty of moisture and warm temperatures for the sauna to use to create mildew.  Mildew and mold prefer these conditions, and if you compound the issue by not cleaning the sauna well, then mold can grow and grow quickly.   If the sauna is along an exterior wall of the home, then venting the moisture and heat is simple as it goes directly outside.  However, if the sauna is in an interior room, then special precautions must be taken to ensure that the sauna is properly sealed for moisture and the venting works into the duct work similar to the bathroom venting.

 

Another aspect of the sauna to remember is that the sauna door should open out, not in.  The area that the sauna opens out on should be properly ventilated as well along the lines of the sauna itself.  Just because this area is not directly in the sauna, mold and mildew can grow here quickly too.

 

The final aspect of the sauna is to look at if it is a wet sauna or a dry sauna.  Both produce humidity, but the wet works by pouring water over hot rocks to produce steam.  In both cases, you will want to make sure that the steam is properly kept in the sauna, but when time is right for venting, the steam goes where it should in the ductwork for proper removal.

 

Saunas are great additions for the home.  They are great for relaxation after a hard day, but be vigilant with the way you sauna works in removing the heat and humidity.  Remember that mold can move and grow quickly in the home if the conditions are right.  The sauna offers the perfect conditions, and an unclean sauna is one no one wants to use.  Make sure that you are constantly cleanly and maintaining your sauna to keep it running great.

 

 

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Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

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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.

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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.

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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, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

We specialize in the following services:

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