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3West Environmental, Inc. provides residential & commercial inspections for Mold, Asbestos, Lead Paint and Bacteria.
Our service area includes Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and even Riverside & San Bernardino.


We provide the following services:
1) Mold Inspections (Initial & Clearance)
2) Asbestos Inspections (Limited sampling, demolition surveys, clearance and oversight)
3) Lead paint Inspections (paint chip,soil, dust wipe, XRF, clearance).
4) FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Drone (Certificate: 4399923)

3West Environmental is proud to also be certified through Cal/OSHA (Asbestos) and CDPH (Lead).
We have CACs, CSSTs, and Sampling Techs.


ASBESTOS:
3West Environmental has California State Certified Asbestos Consultants and Sampling Technicians to provide you with professional consulting and asbestos testing. Call us today for a free consultation.

To protect the public from the health effects of asbestos exposure, building materials need to be sampled before the renovation or demolition of all structures and buildings.

MOLD:
A standard mold inspection involves a thorough visual observation and detailed documentation of conditions that can promote mold growth. Where required, we will take photos and thermal imaging, record atmospheric, moisture & humidity readings, and list out areas of preventative maintenance.

If there are any areas of concern, we will recommend mold samples to determine the presence of mold spores. The main types of mold samples are air, surface and cavity samples. Each approved sample is then analyzed by a local laboratory to establish the different types of mold spores present and the quantities for each type.


Visit our website at www.3westenviro.com or call us at:

Orange County: 949-482-1357

Los Angeles: 310-400-0195

San Diego: 760-230-0798

Toll Free: 833-3WESTCA (833-393-7822)


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Don’t let mold encroach upon your home and health

Did you know that it takes less than 24-48 hours for mold to spread through your property after water damage?

If you see signs of mold in your home, 3West Environmental is an ACAC Council-Certified Microbial Investigator with the expertise to handle any concerns. Get an on-site assessment in around Southern California today!

Schedule an inspection

 

What is mold?

Mold is a variety of fungi that produces filaments called hyphae, eventually merging into visible, fuzzy, discolored masses called colonies. These tiny mold spores can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors, including the confines of your home.

 

History of mold

As Nature’s natural decomposing agent, people have an instinctive aversion to mold. Mold exposure has been linked to human illnesses and decay since the Biblical times. Interestingly enough, The Old Testament, Leviticus 14 holds the first ever written mold remediation protocol for a property.

 

Interesting uses of mold

Not all mold is bad for you! There have been some interesting uses of mold in food production and pharmaceuticals, namely:

Cheese: Mold is a key ingredient in cheesemaking for Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Stilton, and other blue cheeses.

Antibiotics: The antibiotic penicillin is synthesized and refined from the penicillium mold.

LSD: The hallucinogen is produced from ergot alkaloids, a fungus often found on rye and related plants.

 

How do molds grow indoors?

Mold spores are microscopic, and can easily enter your home through windows, doorways, vents and HVAC systems. They may also attach themselves to people’s clothing or pet fur and be carried indoors.

Once mold spores find a space with adequate moisture, such as places with frequent or recent leakage, they quickly grow and spread. Certain building materials like paper and wood products, ceiling tiles, paints, drywall, and insulation materials can support mold growth by providing it with the necessary nutrients.

 

How does mold affect my health?

Long term exposure to molds can have a detrimental effect on your health. For people sensitive to molds, the symptoms may present themselves as:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Wheezing
  • Upper respiratory tract symptoms
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Irritated skin

People with underlying conditions like asthma or allergies may also present severe reactions, including shortness of breath or fever.

 

How can mold damage my property?

Mold can often take hold after large water damage events and flooding within a home. If the leakage and moisture issues are not dealt with promptly, mold spores can quickly grow and multiply over a span of 1-3 days.

Actively growing mold can eat away at your building materials and structures, severely damaging critical features like support beams, ceilings, walls, floors, window fittings, and more. Along with leaving a structure physically weak, mold damage also has a major impact on your property value.

 

Mold inspection services for Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, CA

3West Environmental provides complete mold inspection and testing services for residential properties in Southern California. Our professionals use state-of-the-art technology to identify problem areas and make recommendations to clear mold efficiently and restore your property.

Through our services, we determine:

  • The presence of mold, if any
  • The extent of mold growth
  • An action plan for mold remediation

 

Our inspection services include:

Full inspection

We perform a thorough observation and document any areas or conditions suitable for mold growth across your entire property. If required, we also take atmospheric moisture readings and make suggestions for preventative action against mold growth.

Limited inspection

If you suspect mold growth in certain problem areas, we provide thorough inspection services to address your specific concerns. Our professionals carefully assess the area for hidden sources of moisture and make a full report on how to carry out any potential mold remediation.

Clearance inspection

We perform a full sweep of your property after a mold clearance procedure to ensure that all sources of growth have been removed and any potential moisture issues and leakages have been resolved.

 

Mold sampling and testing services

If evidence of mold is found during our visual inspection, our inspectors may also take mold samples from areas of concern to confirm the presence of mold spores. Each sample is then sent to a local laboratory for analysis of the variety and quantities of mold present.

The samples collected may include:

Air samples: Used to determine the quality of air in a specific area and its suitability for mold

Surface samples: Surfaces may be tested to get definitive laboratory data on mold varieties

Cavity samples: Cavities of walls or ceilings may be tested for hidden mold growth

 

Our inspectors deliver a comprehensive report with detailed documentation of problem areas. Our pricing includes a basic inspection fee, plus additional fees for every sample you need tested.

Among other things, your report would include:

  • Photos of areas of concern
  • Detailed notes on moisture issues
  • Data and readings from thermal and humidity scans
  • Mold sample testing and lab report, if applicable
  • A detailed action plan for mold clearance

3West Environmental provides expert mold inspection services to homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. If you suspect mold growth within your home, give us a call today to book an appointment.


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