Helping the Coastal Community of Seal Beach Deal with Mold
SERVPRO Keeps Fungus at Bay in this Charming Town
If you are looking for a relaxing beach getaway, look no further than Seal Beach. This tiny town of just 25,000 residents is situated close enough to bigger cities to give access to all the amenities, but far enough away that you will feel like you are on a seaside vacation.
Seal Beach dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when farmers and merchants from nearby Anaheim decided they wanted a port closer to where Anaheim Creek joins the Pacific Ocean. They built a landing, Anaheim Landing, that eventually grew up into a prosperous port town. The town was initially called Bay City, but after it fell on hard times, the mayor re-branded it as Seal Beach.
Even after the re-brand, the area had a somewhat checkered reputation. After the first World War, the town’s proximity to the sea and lack of strong police presence made it a favorite haunt of gamblers and rum smugglers.
These days, Seal Beach is a prosperous and popular town that combines old-world beachside charm with good eats, independent stores, a lively atmosphere, and a strong surfing culture. It is the ideal place to take a break away from it all.
There is Always Plenty to See and Do in Seal Beach
When you visit Seal Beach, you will not be short of things to enjoy. Why not start with:
- The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, where you can enjoy more than 900 acres of unspoiled wild land, including wetland and salt marshland. You might spot osprey, stingrays, sea turtles, monarch butterflies, and even endangered species such as Belding’s Savannah Sparrow and the California Least Tern.
- Seal Beach, where you can lounge on the sand and enjoy the sun or get active with windsurfing and diving. Amateurs and experienced surfers flock here, and if you need lessons, you will find M&M Surf School nearby.
- Brita’s Old Town Gardens is a small garden center and nursery – and it is well worth a visit. The tiny gated location is brimming with old-fashioned charm, and it is worth visiting just to stroll around and see all the unusual plants they keep here. Of course, if you are looking to buy some plants, advice is close at hand.
- Main Street, where you will find small boutiques, antique stores, and eclectic independent shops galore.
Do not forget to take a stroll down the Seal Beach Pier. It is free though you will need to bring coins if you want to use the periscopes. You can pass a peaceful hour here admiring the view and watching the fishermen at work.
Does Seaside Living Encourage Mold Growth?
No doubt living in a coastal community has many advantages, and the sea air and views are good for the soul. However, it is unfortunate that seaside living often means a more humid atmosphere, which can encourage fungal growth.
In order to grow, mold requires a food source, the correct temperatures, and light levels, oxygen, and moisture. Food sources include many household materials such as drywall, wood, carpets, and drapes.
When you call SERVPRO, we do not just look for visible signs of mold. We also:
- Measure humidity levels in the air.
- Look for damp patches on ceilings.
- Use probes to measure moisture in walls or under wooden floors.
For thorough mold remediation that relies on proper measurement and data, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400.