4 key areas where mold can grow and how Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you restore your house

4 key areas where mold can grow and how Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you restore your house

Since mold spores are present in the air, it’s impossible to prevent them from coming into indoor environments. Mold has been around for millions of years, and it’s responsible for decomposing organic matter from trees, animals, and other elements of nature. There is no such thing as eliminating mold spores from your home, at least not completely.


However, there are many things you can do to prevent mold from growing inside your home, and it’s all centered around controlling the moisture levels. Bio-One of Oceanside, a Certified Mold Remediation Contractor, can help you restore your house or property from mold damage. Our job is not only to tackle the mold scenario but also to provide you with an honest insight on the most effective ways to prevent it from growing in the future.


We are sharing 4 key areas where mold can grow indoors, as well as simple tips to keep the moisture levels controlled. In order to remediate your home from mold damage, you need to address the cause of mold growth. 


Mold in the basement and crawl spaces


The basement and crawl spaces are suitable areas for mold to grow, as they’re usually poorly ventilated and humid. Some people have their laundry room in the basement area, which creates an almost perfect environment for mold to grow and disseminate through the rest of the house. 


A simple way to prevent mold from growing in your basement and crawl spaces is by regularly checking for water leaks and structural damage. You can also protect your home from the humidity that exudes from the ground by adding a protective layer of paint to the floor, especially if you have rugs, wood tiles, and other features that can be easily damaged by mold. 


The main danger associated with mold damage inside your home, besides the health repercussions, is that it consumes the surface where it’s growing. Bio-One of Oceanside certified technicians are trained to properly contain areas that have been impacted by mold, and we use the latest technology to eliminate the dangerous mycotoxins segregated by mold.

Mold can grow in almost any surface. It poses a liability for property owners and the damage is usually irreversible.

Mold in the kitchen


Mold can grow in damp environments. It’s important to regularly check for water leaks around and under the kitchen sink, and around the fridge. If there has been a flood in the house, it is of utmost priority to dry the surfaces and ventilate them to prevent humidity and mold damage. 


As it grows, mold can damage the kitchen structure, (wood, plywood, or laminated wood). Unfortunately, mold may cause irreversible damage to these structures, and teardowns will be necessary to remediate the house or property from the damage. Bio-One of Oceanside works with contractors to help restore properties to their original condition.

Mold in the bathroom


A bathroom is a suitable place for mold growth because there are usually moderate levels of humidity and, daily practices and routines like leaving a damp towel in the bathroom or not having a proper ventilation system can create the perfect environment for quick mold dissemination. 


You can check for water leaks under the sink and around the bathtub/shower area. Incorporate rugs that are regularly washed and make sure to have an exhaust fan or other ventilation system active when you’re using the shower. Avoid leaving damp towels (as always, hygiene is one the most effective ways to prevent all sorts of house-related damage).


Sometimes, mold damage is invisible until it has caused severe damage. It's important to keep the bathroom area ventilated and dry, while also regularly checking for water leaks.

Mold around the house 


WebMD has listed a series of recommendations to prevent mold from growing inside your house. Small steps and practices can go a long way, since preventing mold is also taking care of your house and your health. 


Key recommendations include promptly fixing any water-related damage such as leaks in pipes, roofs, windows, gutters, around the HVAC system, etc. Keep a close eye for maintenance in your HVAC system and try to regularly ventilate your house: open the windows and let the air circulate. Lastly, consider getting a dehumidifier, as it can help with allergies and other conditions resulting from high humidity.


Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you


If your house or property is infested with mold, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Highly contaminated areas can result in respiratory health complications and severe structural damage to buildings and properties, and it’s important to tackle the problem soon, as mold can grow very quickly. 


We strive to provide you with the most transparent service, that’s why we utilize a third-party mold tester to ensure the work we do is honest and not checked by ourselves. That being said, our specialists also have the knowledge and expertise to offer you a free mold inspection to discover the potential water intrusion and use evidence to educate clients on the most likely areas where mold would have grown.


We are proud to serve all of San Diego County, Southern Orange County, and surrounding communities.: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall; we also serve the Southern Orange County area: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.


Give us a call at Bio-One: 760-429-0729. We offer FREE ESTIMATES for our services, and we are AVAILABLE 24/7, 365 days a year. 


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