The California legislature enacted the Toxic Mold Protection Act (TMPA) in 2002, and was later updated
The law notes that “damp buildings encourage the growth of bacteria and degradation of wet building materials can release irritant chemicals indoors. Some or all of these chemicals or biological organisms may contribute to occupant illness.”
The California Department of Health Services recommends that water intrusion be corrected promptly and any mold growth removed safely.
So make sure and dry up any moisture or humidity to prevent providing mold a place to grow. If you find yourself with areas of contamination, make sure you keep a photographic record, just in case you end up in court facing a service provider, whether it be a landlord or contractor or other party, such as insurer.
If remediation required is small you can handle it yourself. If it is large, it may be best to hire a professional.
Byebyemold does not do remediation, but we know what contractors should be able to do:
Install a barrier around the contaminated area
Install and run HEPA*-filtered, air scrubbing machines;
Remove and dispose of all contaminated material;
Detailed HEPA-vacuuming of all areas, removal of bulk dust and specialized cleaning;
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.