Welcome to SOS Environmental
Do you have mold? Let SOS help you. We can assist you with any indoor environmental issue, however we specialize in mold and water related issues. We are a full service consulting company and can provide a “start to finish” solution for you or your indoor environmental concerns. From a small condo to a 600 unit building, hotel or office building. SOS has been providing solutions since 1996.
Do you have mold? Let SOS help you
We can tell you what is wrong fast and easy as well as map out a definitive plan to fix the issue in detail. We do not work for free; no one really does. But we are the most cost effective and reliable option there is. Learn about mold inspections.
Simple answers to tough questions
We have been at this a bit. We have many accolades to our credit. We can get the job done right and the first time. You don’t need air tests to figure out what is wrong typically. We will help you sort out your indoor environmental issues. Read more
Testing, identification & Remediation coordination
We can identify the issue, design a minimally invasive protocol to address the issue, and even assist in remediation coordination should you wish! A complete solution to any mold issue.
Water damage specialists
Do you have mold? Let SOS help you. We specialize in water related issue and water damage. It is essential to address water damage concerns immediately. Otherwise, if not dried out in 48 hours, you will have mold growth. See what happens if you don’t address water damage properly!
Buying a new house?
Buying a new home? Renting a new place? This is a difficult and arduous process for sure. It is as well very stressful. There lots of unknowns and issues to resolve. Don’t let finding a hidden mold problem be one of them! read more about how we can help
We can help you fix your issues!
If there is a problem, we have a network of highly qualified professionals that are ready and able to address the problems so that your place is back to a “pre loss condition” read more
Do you have mold? Let SOS help you.
Having Mold is NOT usually a problem.
Most problems can easily be addressed and can be completely eliminated.
Do you have mold? Let SOS help you.
We have the experience, know how, and qualified experts including Ph.D.’s to assist you in managing any indoor environmental issue you may encounter. We specialize in Mold and water damage related issues. We can handle your problem from start to finish! Tell you IF you need costly professional remediation or if a handyman can address your concerns. We have performed over 50,000 inspections over almost 20 years. We have seen almost every environmental issue you can think of.
Some helpful information
some recent articles
- 27 February, 2014
So you think you have a mold issue? We can help you figure it out. Mold isn’t really a problem as much as it is the result OF another problem. Meaning that typically, mold in your home is the result of the some sort of water intrusion or leak. We can help you sort out […] read more
Do I need air tests during my mold inspection? The answer on the first time inspection is typically no! Air tests are valuable tools that an industrial hygienist (mold inspector) can use. If you don’t take air samples how do you know? The answer is simple as well as complex. But in essence, if […] read more
- 15 May, 2014
How a crawlspace impacts indoor air quality This image illustrates how air moves through you home! this article will help you understand how a crawlspace impacts indoor air quality of your home. Air moves in and out of your home via pathways and typical gaps in insulation and construction that are not sealed. This shows […] read more
- 15 May, 2014
Case study on inaccurate air samples Location- Santa Barbara California Problem: Our case study of inaccurate air samples is centered on a home in escrow for $3.9 million dollars that was re built from the ground construction budget was $2.5 million dollars. In connection with the escrow and proposed purchase, a mold inspection was performed […] read more
- 09 June, 2015
Case Study: Does my front load washing machine have mold? Front load washer, mold and health impact on your family. hi my name is Chuck Colby and I own and manage SOS Environmental. I have been solving indoor environmental issues for almost 20 years; specializing in mold and water damage. […] read more
- 24 September, 2015
Here is what you need to make a great DIY HEPA filter. a typical box type fan. A HEPA rated allergen return filter (any brand will do as long as it is allergen/or HEPA rated. There are designations MERV ‘XX’ you may see. Try to get a MERV 13 or higher. The filter only needs […] read more
- 05 November, 2015
what to do if you have a leak You may not like the answer but here it is. Most homes today have drywall used for their walls. IF drywall ( aka “sheetrock”) is allowed to remain wet for more than 48 hours it will almost certainly contain growth mold. So, the trick is to dry it […] read more
- 27 April, 2016
Does my front load washing machine have mold? How a front loading washing machine was making her kids sick! It is a fact that if you have a front load washing machine, it is causing mold to be on your clothes! Recently I visited a small home in the San Fernando Valley of a family […] read more
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