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4 Health Hazards of Mold Exposure & How Bio-One Can Help You

4 Health Hazards of Mold Exposure & How Bio-One Can Help You

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow indoors and outdoors. Mold typically thrives in damp, humid environments and can spread quickly through buildings or homes. Some people are more susceptible to the health effects of mold than others, including those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions.

Mold exposure can cause sneezing, runny nose, congestion, coughing, and watery eyes. In more severe cases, mold exposure can lead to difficulty breathing, wheezing, and fever. Mold exposure can be treated with medication and should be monitored closely by a medical professional.

Here are four health hazards associated with mold exposure and how Bio-One's micro-certified remediation technicians can help you:

1. Allergic reactions

Mold can cause allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes. Some people may also experience difficulty breathing, wheezing, and fever. If you have any of these symptoms, you must see a doctor as soon as possible.

2. Asthma attacks

Mold can cause asthma attacks in people who are sensitive to it. The symptoms of an asthma attack caused by mold include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. These symptoms can be severe and can lead to hospitalization. If you have asthma and are exposed to mold, you should see your doctor immediately.

3. Infections

Mold exposure can cause invasive infections in the lungs and other parts of the body. These infections can be serious, so avoiding areas and materials damaged by mold is important.

4. Skin reactions

Some people may experience skin reactions after coming into contact with mold. These reactions can range from mild to severe, including itchiness, redness, and swelling. Bio-One can help by providing you with the resources and information you need to avoid mold exposure and stay safe if you are exposed. We can also help restore any area impacted by mold.

Preventing Mold Exposure in Your Home or Business

Mold spores are everywhere in the air, and when they find their way into your home or business, they can cause various health problems. Here are some tips to help you prevent mold exposure in your indoor environment:

  • Keep things clean and dry: Mold loves damp, dark places. To prevent mold growth, keep your indoor spaces clean and dry. Wipe up spills immediately, fix leaks, and use a dehumidifier to reduce indoor humidity levels.
  • Use mold-resistant materials: Use mold-resistant materials whenever possible when building or renovating your home or business. These include mold-resistant drywall, paints, and flooring.
  • Get rid of moldy items: If you have any moldy items in your home or business, get rid of them. This includes books, furniture, carpeting, and anything else that has visible mold growth.
  • Monitor indoor humidity levels: Use a hygrometer to monitor indoor humidity levels. Aim for relative humidity levels below 60%.
  • Use an air purifier: Air purifiers can help remove mold spores from the air, preventing them from causing health problems.

Following these tips can help prevent mold exposure in your indoor environment and protect your health!

How Bio-One can help you restore your home or business from mold damage

Mold is a serious problem that can cause significant damage to your home or business. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, it's important to act quickly to mitigate the damage.

Bio-One is a professional mold remediation company that can help you restore your property to its original condition. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to safely and effectively remove mold from your property. We also work with you to identify the source of the mold problem and take steps to prevent future growth.

Bio-One is here to help you through every step of the mold remediation process. We understand that dealing with mold damage can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you restore your property to its original condition. Contact us today to learn more about our restoration services.

Bio-One of Oceanside - Mold remediation services before and after.
Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro-certified mold remediation contractor.

Independently Owned & Operated!

Bio-One of Oceanside is the #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Trauma scene cleaning
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning
  • Mold Remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination
  • Fentanyl cleanup
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Tear gas cleaning
  • Sewage backup cleaning

Hoarding cleanup services

  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Deep clean
  • Junk removal
  • Homeless encampment clean-out
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Nicotine stain/odor removal
  • Odor removal

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action when a traumatic event occurs to assist survivors. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations. Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: 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.

Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

4 Lingering Odors in Your House & How To Remove Them for Good

Whether you’re a property owner who is moving to a new place or you’re a property manager owning a property for a secondary income, dealing with lingering odors after previous owners/renters have left the house can be stressful. Not everyone has the same habits when it comes to cleaning and maintaining a house, so when strong odors linger around, it’s important to tackle the source of the smell and properly clean the areas to rid the house of those annoying odors.

Strong odors are unpleasant and can have negative health effects, especially if you don’t know what kind of activities and lifestyle the previous owners had. Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you remediate houses and properties from odors and strong, lingering smells.

Odor in carpets - A common problem for homeowners

Some odors, like pet urine, linger around for long periods, even after the urine has dried. It goes the same for food spills and dead animals/organic matter. If the floor has carpeting, the best way to eliminate these lingering odors is by removing the carpet (if possible), washing it, and leaving it out while you clean it with a proper disinfectant. 

If you can’t remove the carpet, be sure to vacuum the whole area. A helpful tip is to sprinkle a layer of baking soda and let it sit for a while before starting to vacuum. It will help neutralize smells. Be sure to spot-clean stains and spray the whole carpet with a solution of vinegar and water. 

If this becomes too overwhelming,  Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Our specialists can promptly determine the source of the smell in your house, and they will focus on eliminating any dangerous remnants.

Musty smell - A hint of mold damage

The property might be impacted by mold if you perceive a smell of wet clothing/socks or an earthy scent. In this case, it is best to leave it to professionals to care for damaged and contaminated areas. Mold is associated with many respiratory health conditions, and leaving it unattended can deteriorate the property and cause further health complications like allergies and asthma. Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro-certified Mold Remediation Contractor.

Nicotine stains on the wall - Exuding unpleasant and lingering odors

If the previous owners were smokers (some people do not respect the rules about non-smoking indoors), chances are there are nicotine stains on the walls. Tobacco smoke lingers on almost any surface (walls, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, fabric, upholstery), and the odors will persist if you don’t clean these stains. 

If you need help with cleaning the property and removing nicotine stains and lingering odors, Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you. 

Kitchen smells - Vinegar and baking soda can help eliminate them

The smell of food can be quite irritating. If you’re moving into a new place that smells like burnt toast or food, spraying vinegar on the countertops and all the surfaces (including walls) can help neutralize odors. Be sure to deep clean the kitchen area, and look for any food leftovers inside kitchen cabinets and drawers (this way, you’ll notice if there are rodent droppings and other pest waste in the kitchen).

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you

If you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. In most cases, people can’t be sure of what is causing the odors or what previous owners did on the property that is now causing these smells. We will make sure to track down the source of the smell, and using professional chemicals, we will rid your property of these uncomfortable -and sometimes dangerous- odors.

Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.
Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.

Independently Owned & Operated!

Bio-One of Oceanside is the  #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning services

Hoarding cleanup services

  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Deep clean
  • Junk removal
  • Homeless encampment clean-out
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Nicotine stain/odor removal
  • Odor removal

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: 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.

Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

4 Recommendations to Prevent Sewage Backups in Your House - Bio-One of Oceanside.

Bio-One of Oceanside's certified technicians are prepared to help you restore your house or property from sewage backups. Using the latest technology and procedures, we can provide thorough expertise and guidance in whatever needs to be done to avoid these dangerous situations in the future. While we can not always prevent sewage backups, immediate action is key!

Sewage backups pose a high risk of infection and diseases and must be cleaned promptly. Sometimes, we can not control sewage backups, especially during bad weather, but tackling the problem as quickly as possible is important to avoid exposure to potentially biohazardous waste. 

Simply put, sewage backups happen when the wastewater can’t drain away from the property. Sewer lines may be affected by numerous reasons: clogged waste, blockages, and the collapse of the sewer system in the neighborhood. When the wastewater can make its way through the sewer lines, it will back up to your house, creating a highly contagious environment. Contaminated items might be irreversibly damaged, and houses suffer structural damage, but it is up to professionals to determine the best solution for your house or property.

Avoid disposing of grease down the sewer lines

Cooking oil must be disposed of properly in a heat-resistant container. If you wash oil and grease down the drain, we recommend you stop immediately. Grease solidifies as it cools off, and you might not face the consequences until it’s too late. The house sewer lines and the community sewer lines might be affected by incorrect cooking oil and grease disposal.

If your house has a sewage backup, Bio-One of Oceanside's certified technicians can help you. Our team is trained to assess the level and damage and properly dispose of all contaminated items and materials. 

Don’t trust the “flushable” paper and wipes. Avoid flushing them down your toilet

These paper and wipes do not deteriorate as quickly as advertised. Constantly flushing down these materials can cause problems with the house’s sewer lines and the city lines. These materials, other waste, and unexpected bad weather can result in dangerous sewage backups. We recommend disposing of paper and wipes as you would do regularly in the trash can. The same goes for diapers, hygiene products, or other solid materials!

Our specialists are prepared to promptly tackle and prevent sewage backups, following strict guidelines and procedures to remediate affected areas from biohazardous waste.

Tree roots may damage your sewer lateral. Regular maintenance will prevent this from happening

Every house has a “sewer lateral.” The pipeline connects your house to the city’s sewer system. Even if you haven’t had a problem with tree roots in your house, we recommend having a professional inspect the areas and cutting the excess roots to prevent damage, especially if the house’s sewer lateral is not plastic (this depends on how old the property is, older properties usually have clay sewer lines, while newer constructions use plastic sewer lines).

Bio-One of Oceanside works with contractors that can help you restore your property to its original, preincident condition promptly. Sewage backups can contaminate soil and ground, so the risk of biohazards increases if you harvest food in your house.

Install a backwater prevention valve

Backwater prevention valves are usually installed in the basement area, specifically in the sewer lateral’s closest exit area that connects with the city’s sewer system. 

This valve allows wastewater to leave the house but prevents water from the city’s sewer line from returning to the house. It’s an important fixture that will keep your house safe from sewage backups, especially during rainy seasons. 

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you

If you want to prevent sewage backups in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Our certified technicians will assist you with all the necessary steps to fully restore your house from all the biohazardous waste and odors that result from the wastewater. We also work with contractors to offer you a complete solution to the sewage problem. 

Sewage backup - Bio-One of Oceanside.
Bio-One offers its sewage backup cleanup services in North San Diego County!

Independently Owned & Operated!

Bio-One of Oceanside is the  #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning services

Hoarding cleanup services

  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Deep clean
  • Junk removal
  • Homeless encampment clean-out
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Nicotine stain/odor removal
  • Odor removal

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations. Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: 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.

Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

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