Company Offers Mold Growth Prevention Tips on New Web Site

LOS ANGELES: Building Cleaning Services, Inc. (BCS) (, a company providing mold removal services for the Greater Los Angeles area, launched a brand new website this week with information providing tips on how to prevent mold growth. The list of tips can be seen at

The company?s new web site also provides a glossary of terms to help people understand mold and, thereby help dispel concerns. []

Jeff Valliere, BCS Vice President and Chief Operations Manager, stated ?Hot, humid summer can create thriving conditions for mold growth, but not all mold requires remediation-removal. Homeowners can address minor problems themselves, but for black mold, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, it?s best to call in professionals to have this checked. This type of mold is black or greenish-black, usually slimy, and is associated with prolonged water damage. Stachybotrys mold produces mycotoxins. (Myco means fungus and toxins are poisons). When faced with this, use a company that puts the health and welfare of their clients above cutting corners to win a contract to remove the mold.?

Building Cleaning Services is a highly respected company with more than a decade of experience and is known for fast service and taking the worry out of mold removal. As one client said, ?They carefully analyze the situation and only recommend work that absolutely needs to be done. They make what can be a threatening situation easy to address. In the midst of the demolition, we were joking and laughing with their crew, but they also listened to me gripe endlessly about the ?joys? of home ownership — the problems that can occur with poor construction or even inadvertent water damage.?

Valliere added that BCS takes mold removal seriously, knowing its potential risks, ?but we don?t want to add to the client?s concerns or already existing health problems from exposure to mold.?

Forty million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), and mold is one of several triggers, especially in summertime. According to one mold specialist, mold allergy symptoms peak in July and late summer; as humidity rises, the fungi, which flourish in damp, warm conditions, grow on dead grass and leaves, straw and other plants. Mold has been blamed for headaches, respiratory problems, lung disease, skin rashes and memory loss.

Valliere advises people to ensure their houses are properly ventilated, especially areas such as basements, attics, crawl spaces and bathrooms.

BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration Environmental Testing & Technology. The company meticulously sets up containment around the damaged area to ensure no contamination.

Building Cleaning services was established in 1997. The company offers free estimates for mold removal as well as:
? Emergency water damage clean-up & flood water extraction ? residential & commercial
? Post-construction cleaning ? residential & commercial
? Deodorization after smoke damage.
? Commercial office cleaning http
BCS serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Clarita. To learn more, visit, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail


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