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Mold Damage

Water leaks can be dangerous because if the water damage is not professionally extracted and dried, it can lead to mold contamination. The presence of mold can devalue your home, business or commercial facility, and even threaten the health of your family or employees. If you experience water damage why risk giving mold an opportunity to grow? Call CRBR, Northern California & Nevada’s premier resource for mold remediation. Our mold mitigation team can address any level of mold contamination and take whatever steps are necessary to keep your home, business or commercial facility safe and healthy. CRBR is a full-service restoration contractor capable of undoing any water damage, from drying to drywall replacement. So if your home experiences water damage or mold contamination call us today.

Did you know that mold can grow within 24-48 hours after spores are attached to an item and will begin to settle in 1-12 days? Mold problems are most often caused by water damage such as flood, pipe leaks, leaky roofs, swollen floor boards and other water stained type areas. When water damage occurs, or you suspect you might have mold in your home, it’s best to call us out so we can make an assessment and figure out the appropriate next step from containment to mold removal. With over 50 years of experience in the water damage and mold remediation industry, we know how to contain properly and remove your mold without causing it to spread or causing more damage. Mold remediation begins with our water extraction process so we can safely eliminate the water and moisture problem. Taking care of the water issue will help prevent mold from reoccurring in the future, if we don’t fix the water damage, you take a chance of mold reoccurring. Once the water dries out and removal is handled we’re able to test, contain and remove all mold-affected areas. One of the most important reasons it’s imperative to reach out to a professional is due to mold will only become more widespread the longer it is around thus potentially increasing health dangers as well as the cost for removal. To properly remove mold it MUST be contained and properly treated in the area to ensure it doesn’t come back. Depending on the severity we will either do a limited mold containment or full mold containment, it depends on the size of the infestation. If you have recently had water damage, leaky pipes or suspect there might be mold in your home, please give us a call as soon as possible so we can make sure that you are living in a healthy and safe space. We’ll even work directly with your insurance company and adjuster to make this process as smooth as possible.

Mold is not just an ugly sight that can ruin clothing or furniture; it is a health hazard that can severely contaminate the air you breathe. Mold produces microscopic cells called “spores” that can be spread through air, water, or even on the bodies of insects.

Health Risks Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. There does not have to be an extensive amount of mold in an area to affect certain people like:
-Infants
-Children
-Immune-compromised patients
-Pregnant women
-Individuals who have respiratory problems
-People with allergies or asthma
-The elderly

Toxic Mold such as Stachybotrys and Memnoniella can cause serious and sometimes fatal health conditions. Remember that all molds can be harmful to your health, especially in your home and especially to people with allergies. You may develop a skin rash, flu-like symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, fever, headaches, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. You can develop severe respiratory problems, Causes eye irritation. May cause wheezing or shortness of breath. People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs. Toxic Mold Exposure Symptoms of black mold or toxic mold exposure may not seem life threatening at the onset. Over time more serious illnesses may develop. Nasal Congestion Irritation of the eyes Inflammation of the sinuses Irritation of the skin Breathlessness Headache Runny nose Fatigue Cough Sore throat Hoarseness More severe symptoms Inflammation of the ear Bleeding Lungs Nose Bleeds Memory Loss Arthralgia ( Pain in the joints without swelling )