Mold Removal Service

Mold Removal and Remediation 

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, if you recently had a leak in your roof, windows, or pipes, or had a bathroom or kitchen flood.  Mold will start growing within 24 hours of a water damage event. 


Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products.  Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.  To control mold you must completely remove moisture from the affected area.

Mold on baseboard from water leak in Murrieta, CA home

Mold growth on baseboard from water damage found under kitchen cabinets.


  • Recent Flooding or Leak

  • Visible Mold

  • Health Concerns (Trouble Breathing, Coughing & Wheezing)

  • Musty Odor

  • Mold Species Identification


When should someone call for Mold Remediation services?

Not all mold is the same, do you know which ones are toxic and which aren't.  Be safe and schedule a FREE mold diagnostic in your home today.  In most cases we can respond the same day.  


If you have had a known long term leak in your home or business, it's a good idea to get things checked out.  If health Issues arise and there is a mold threat, we should be called at that time as well. For emergency service, 24X7, call (951) 368-2227.

What happens during a mold inspection?

During our inspection our highly trained team members look for signs of mold.  Five Star Restoration team members can detect elevated notes of mildew or must.  We attempt to locate the source that is feeding water to the mold.


We also will ask if any health issues have shown up in anyone who occupies the home.  If high concentrations of mold are detected we may suggest having a mold examination done at the property.

How Long Does Mold Removal Take?

A mold remediation usually takes one day. During a mold remediation affected areas are cleaned and sanitized.  At times certain building materials are removed from the house like drywall, carpet pad, and baseboard to name a few. 


Every remediation has a dry out that comes afterwards. It is critical to remove the moisture from the affected area so that the mold will not return to your home. That dry out usually takes 3 to 4 days including the day the remediation starts.

If necessary, the final step is reconstruction to return your home or office to pre-mold condition.


How does insurance get handled for mold remediation?

If you have mold coverage built into your homeowner’s insurance policy then Five Star Restoration Insurance experts will assist in the claim filing process and actively work with the assigned adjuster. Our goal is to do our best to help you get your loss covered.


What is the cost for mold removal?

To have Five Star Restoration come to your home or business, the initial diagnostic is FREE.   If you do not have mold insurance coverage then we can work up an estimated cost for your mold remediation.   

Controlling Mold

Moisture control is the key to mold control.  Molds need both food and water to survive.  Since molds can digest most things, water is the factor that limits mold growth. 


Molds will often grow in damp or wet areas indoors.  Common sites for indoor mold growth include bathroom tile, basement walls, areas around windows where moisture condenses, and near leaky water pipes or sinks.


Common sources or causes of water or moisture problems include roof leaks, deferred maintenance, condensation associated with high humidity or cold spots in the building, localized flooding due to plumbing failures or heavy rains, slow leaks in plumbing fixtures, and malfunction or poor design of humidification systems.