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Mold Inspection, Removal & Remediation

mold inspection

Do you suspect your home has become victim to dangerous mold growth? Have you seen visual signs of mold growth? Have you or a family member started experiencing allergic reactions consistent with typical allergy symptoms? Runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes? Do the allergies increase or become more problematic in a certain area or room in your home? If so, then it is highly likely you need a qualified expert to conduct a mold inspection service.

A mold inspection in Los Gatos can serve many purposes. First, it is useful in confirming the presence of dangerous and potentially toxic mold growth. Second, it will allow us to pin-point the location of the mold, if present, and allow it to be remedied immediately. Confirming the presence or absence of mold is a huge relief for homeowners and renters alike. It can confirm that their is a problem that needs fixing and provide a clear remediation pathway. Or provide peace of mind that there is no mold problem present at all.

A qualified mold inspector is capable of answering all of these questions for you and many more! We can even assess the potential dangers in your home that may contribute to mold growth in the future. Giving you an action plan to remedy the situation. Many times there is no need for expensive repairs. So remember to always get a second opinion by choosing more than one qualified mold inspection company in Los Gatos.

The Mold Inspection Process

Here at H&L Restoration and mold inspection in Los Gatos we can use a variety of non-intrusive methods to test for all types of mold. Our mold inspection service begins with an examination of your home where we look for signs of past or current mold growth. This is a non-intrusive process that doesn’t require any cutting into drywall or removing of flooring unless we are positive that mold is present and you decide that you want it remedied. Past mold growth will typically indicate a recurring issue such as a small water leak somewhere near the area.

It is also important to note that some mold growth inside of a home is perfectly normal and not all mold is dangerous or toxic. Ceratosystis and Ophiostoma are two molds that grow on wood. They are often referred to as lumber yard mold and are frequently found on two by fours and framing studs. They typically cause black staining on wood which can look alarming, but does not cause structural issues. A simple sample can be collected and sent to a mold testing laboratory for analysis to confirm the findings upon the completion of the mold inspection. Then we will create a comprehensive strategy and an always free estimate for mold remediation service in your Los Gatos home.


We are available 7 days a week to discuss our mold removal and remediation service. Don’t hesitate! The call is Free and we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have.

Mold Removal & Remediation

Each instance of mold infestation is unique whether the difference lies in the amount of mold present in an area or the items or materials affected by the molds growth. That is why each scenario calls for a fresh and unique solution. However, the general process for accessing, locating and determining mold type stays the same.

  1. Contact a qualified mold removal company serving Los Gatos
  2.  Call (408) 645-5958 to reach us here at H&L
  3. We will provide a mold damage assessment
  4. Contain the mold growth
  5. Filter the air to remove harmful airborne spores
  6. Removal of mold and mold infested material
  7. Clean all infested items and belongings
  8. Restore your home to its original, mold free status

Typically after a flood or serious water leak a homeowner will experience some volume of mold growth. Whether its serious or not depends on how long the mold has gone unchecked and the type of mold that is growing. Mold removal and remediation is a vital part of recovering your Los Gatos home or business. Mold is a very serious health hazard that requires knowledge and expertise to remove and to remediate.

Our team has many years of experience in working with the types of mold that are most common to homes and offices in the bay area. We know where to look, what to look for and how to remove it. We thorough and meticulous in our approach and ensure that our work is effective and efficient. Mold spores usually grow in dark, damp areas and growth can persist for weeks, months or even years before it is noticed!

If you suspect your home may have fallen victim to invasive mold growth and are in need of mold removal service in Los Gatos or throughout Santa Clara County, please give H&L Water Damage Restoration a call today! We’re here to help! (408) 645-5958