Building Cleaning Services Mold Removal Specialists Applauds Decision to Uphold Industry Standards

Mold removal is serious business requiring specialized skills, equipment and safety precautions for effective mold remediation to occur.

Los Angeles, CA – February 3, 2011 (via — A recent case involving a mold-removal service in Ohio has ramifications for California residents seeking to address black and other mold presence in their homes. It highlights the need to ensure companies employed for mold remediation and water damage restoration follow industry standards. The Portsmouth, Ohio, Mayor David Malone fired a company hired to clean up mold in the city’s former police department because it had failed to follow the mold remediation guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

A highly respected mold removal specialist company, Building Cleaning Services, Inc. (BCS) serving the Greater Los Angeles District, said this was a responsible approach to a potentially dangerous situation and warned LA consumers to ensure the companies they use follow the safest procedures to cut down risk of exposure to mold.

BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration Environmental Testing & Technology and is often the company of choice that mold/water damage inspectors recommend for mold removal. ( ) It meticulously sets up containment around the damaged area to ensure no contamination – a point that was not apparently not followed by the Ohio company causing Peggy Burton, Health Commissioner for the Portsmouth City Health Department to determine the clean-up work done had “created more contamination than remediating.”

Jeff Valliere, Operations Manager for BCS said, “The potential risk when industry standards are not followed are powerful self-regulating incentives. Consumers should use companies that put the health and welfare of their clients above cutting corners to win a contract.”

The company uses precautions that are even greater than the OSHA guideline, because if small areas with mold are disturbed, it cam can increase the number of airborne spores in an area several hundred times. This is of particular concern with toxic molds such as stachybotrys, often referred to as “Black Toxic Mold”. BCS takes great care in establishing containments and providing remediation services to insure that mold particles or spores cannot migrate to areas outside the work zone. ( )

The Center for Disease Control warns that people who are sensitive to mold may experience stuffy nose, irritated eyes, wheezing, or skin irritation. People allergic to mold may have difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. Those with weakened immune systems and with chronic lung diseases, could develop mold infections in their lungs. If you or your family members have health problems after exposure to mold, contact your doctor or other health care provider.

About Building Cleaning Services:
Established in 1997, Building Cleaning Services 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 and other sources such as rodents, etc.
• Carpet cleaning & sanitizing
• Commercial office cleaning

Building Cleaning Services serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Clarita, Riverside & San Bernardino counties. To learn more, visit To schedule an estimate, call 818-953-7100 or e-mail

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