On the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website, there are several informative resources surrounding mold. One of these resources is a 'Statement on Building Dampness, Mold and Health, which can be found HERE.
In the article, the CDPH outline that starting on January 1st, 2016, mold is now considered part of the California Housing Code; a code which already included dampness of habitable rooms. A breach of either of these stipulations in the California Housing Code renders a property 'substandard' in terms of the living condition (Cal. Health & Safety Code §17920.3).
Furthermore, the author of the article also notes that importance of assessing build dampness, as well as the various implications of damp building materials. These implications include the following:
Finally, dampness can also change the chemistry of the materials that have become wet, which could pose further risks.
If you are concerned about a potential water damage issue in the property due to a leak or water intrusion, or have any concerns with mold growth, please don't hesitate to reach out to Lily Environmental on 949-312-0495.
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