Company Points to EPA Website Info on Mold in Schools and Commercial Buildings

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services, ( a Los Angeles mold remediation and building cleaning company, is warning the public of the dangers of mold in commercial buildings, and that mold can be an unsuspected problem. The company points to the EPA website which discusses mold problems in schools and commercial buildings.

According to the EPA: “Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

“Molds reproduce by making spores that usually cannot be seen without magnification. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on.

“Many types of molds exist. All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to mold. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.”

The full article from the EPA can be found here:

Kathy Liverance, co-owner of BCS, stated “Commercial building owners, managers and custodians have to be aware that mold can exist in their buildings, and that it can cause potential health risks. If any signs of mold exist, they should get an inspection by a qualified mold inspector, and if it is found, removal should be done by an experienced mold removal company.”

Building Cleaning Services is committed to cleaning mold infestations so that the situation is completely handled. The health of the building’s occupants is their first concern. Their procedures for mold remediation are rigorously applied so they can perform a uniform service of addressing mold. The company has been working with Los Angeles mold infestation for over 10 years.

One of Building Cleaning Services clients stated: “Recently, after the last hard driving rain, I noticed a bit of staining on the drywall over my front door. I know from past experience that this is a big red flag, even though there was no musty odor. Staining means that moisture is in the wall. Mold grows in 24 hours. A representative was out the next day with a moisture meter. He did a thorough examination of the walls, he climbed out on a balcony to identify sources of possible water intrusion, and scheduled an intrusive (small opening of the walls in a few places to get a closer look) the same day.”

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BCS provides water damage handling and mold removal services for the Greater Los Angeles area, and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have over a decade of experience as a company with fast service, high professionalism and work ethic. BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration and Environmental Testing & Technology. To learn more, visit, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail