Mold Remediation and Mold Removal

Why Should Mold Be Remediated?

Mold remediation offers the following benefits:

Preventing or reducing adverse health problems

Preserving the integrity of the structure

Avoiding high replacement costs if the problem is addressed early on

Retaining the beauty and cosmetic appeal of the structure

Utilizing the mold-free room(s) again

Enhancing the resale value of the property

Moldy Surfaces Before Caltex Treatment

Mold-Free Surfaces After Caltex Treatment

Do you know where mold is commonly located?

In basements near walls that have seepage problems

On attic walls, insulation, and ceilings near roof leaks

On and around wooden joists near pipe condensation

Under or around leaking air conditioning units

Near broken windows or broken window frames

Underneath wallpaper in poorly insulated/paneled areas

Near foundation cracks

On and around faulty external vents

Under leaky sinks and the linoleum near a sink leak

On and around building infestation problems

On the underside of moist carpeting

Under wall paneling

Behind wallboard

Near wet papers

On anything that contains cellulose, a food source for mold

In many more places

Indoors, mold growth may not always be in plain view. If a building smells moldy but you cannot see the source, or if you know there as been water damage and building occupants are reporting health problems, there may be hidden mold.

Here are more Caltex International Before and After Examples

Moldy Surfaces Before Caltex Treatment

Mold-Free Surfaces After Caltex Treatment

Do you know where else mold can hide?

On basement walls

In the back sides of dry wall, wallpaper or paneling

On the tops of ceiling tiles, and the underside of carpets and pads

In pie chases and utility tunnels

On walls behind furniture

In condensate drain pans inside air handling units

On porous thermal or acoustic liners inside duct work, or roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).

In materials such as dry wall with vinyl wallpaper over it

On wood paneling that acts as vapor barrier trapping moisture underneath

Do you know the major types of mold?

Stachybotrys is one member of a group of molds. These molds produce airborne toxins. These molds can cause breathing difficulties, dizziness, memory and hearing loss, and flulike symptoms.

Cladosporium and Penicillium are more commonly found molds but these molds can cause allergic reactions, asthma, breathing problems, sinus infections, headaches, coughing and eye and throat irritation.

Memnoniella and Aspergillus versicolor are two types of mold that can produce airborne toxins. They produce mycotoxins and can cause even worse problems. These problems are chronic fatigue, loss of balance and memory, irritability and difficulty speaking.

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