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  • Do I have mold in my home?

    If you have had a leak, chances are you have some mold growth.  We can help you sort out what is a small problem or a bigger one.


  • Have you had a leak?

    If you have mold in your home, it is likely the result of a problem and is most definitely fixable.  We can help you sort this out.


  • MOLD ISSUES ARE NOT PROBLEMS

    We will help you identify the problems that exist and get them fixed right the first time. 


If you have had a leak, you likely have mold to some degree

Do I have mold in my home?

Water damage is just that.  Water damage.  It will become a mold issue in as little as 48 hours.  Not ALL mold growth needs a professional to address.  Ask us to show you how to figure out WHAT to do as well as HOW to get your issue solved right the first time!  Do I have mold in my home?  Well if you have had a leak or water intrusion of any kind the answer is likely yes.  BUT that doesn’t mean you need to have the guys in the funny suits quarantine your home.   Don’t panic, CALL SOS and we can help you sort it out.


Do I have mold in my home?

If you think you do, we would most likely find more.

However, just because you have found mold doesn’t mean that you have a problem.  It only means that likely as the result of some leak, you have some mold growth.  The trick is to take the right steps to fix the problem without making it bigger. 

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Articles on Mold and water damage
  • 15 May, 2014

     Case study on inaccurate air samples Location- Santa Barbara California  Problem:  Our case study of inaccurate air samples is centered on a home in escrow for $3.9 million dollars that was re built from the ground construction budget was $2.5 million dollars.  In connection with the escrow and proposed purchase, a mold inspection was performed […] read more

  • 09 April, 2014

    Do I need air tests during my mold inspection? The answer on the first time inspection is typically no!  Air tests are valuable tools that an industrial hygienist (mold inspector) can use.  If you don’t take air samples how do you know?  The answer is simple as well as complex.   But in essence, if […] read more

  • 09 June, 2015

    Case Study: Does my front load washing machine have mold? Front load washer, mold and health impact on your family. My name is Chuck Colby and I own and manage SOS Environmental LLC.  I have been solving indoor environmental issues for almost 20 years; specializing in mold and water damage. This article will center two questions: […] read more

  • 27 April, 2016

    Does my front load washing machine have mold? How a front loading washing machine was making her kids sick! It is a fact that if you have a front load washing machine, it is causing mold to be on your clothes! Recently I visited a small home in the San Fernando Valley of a family […] read more

  • 15 May, 2014

    How a crawlspace impacts indoor air quality This image illustrates how air moves through you home! this article will help you understand how a crawlspace impacts indoor air quality of your home.  Air moves in and out of your home via pathways and typical gaps in insulation and construction that are not sealed.  This shows […] read more

  • 23 May, 2016

    This will show you how to build a DIY mold containment for homeowners and contractors alike.  A lot of what we are going to say is simply intuitive and logical.  Understand that the “idea” is that you want to keep the mold spores from being distributed while you are removing them from the work area. How […] read more

  • 24 September, 2015

    Here is what you need to make a great DIY HEPA filter. a typical box type fan.  A HEPA rated allergen return filter (any brand will do as long as it is allergen/or HEPA rated.  There are designations MERV ‘XX’ you may see.  Try to get a MERV 13 or higher.  The filter only needs […] read more

  • 27 February, 2014

    So you think you have a mold issue?  We can help you figure it out. Mold isn’t really a problem as much as it is the result OF another problem.  Meaning that typically, mold in your home is the result of the some sort of water intrusion or leak.  We can help you sort out […] read more

  • 05 November, 2015

    what to do if you have a leak You may not like the answer but here it is.  Most homes today have drywall used for their walls. IF drywall ( aka “sheetrock”) is allowed to remain wet for more than 48 hours it will almost certainly contain growth mold.  So, the trick is to dry it […] read more

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