Mold Remediation in San Francisco
No matter what the actual cause may be, mold is a serious problem for any homeowner and should be addressed as soon as possible. It’s a common mistake to assume mold only affects basements or attics, but the presence of moisture anywhere can cause spores to spread throughout the house, leading to more problems and threatening the health of those living in the home.
Mold remediation is the only efficient way to deal with the problem and prevent further spread. It can also be an effective way to identify the underlying source of the outbreak. Mold is often accompanied by other issues such as water damage, plumbing failures or even roofing leaks. Eliminating the mold allows restoration services to focus on the other problems.
If you’re searching for a home mold remediation service in San Francisco, Allied Restoration can provide the first and best line of defense in ridding your house of mold and creating a more allergen-free living area for you and your family. Call us today at (415) 529-5637 to find out how to get started by effectively testing and eliminating the source of mold in your home.
Even Slight Moisture Can Cause Mold to Form
Mold requires very little moisture or dampness to grow.
What’s worse is that it spreads very easily—especially in homes and buildings that have HVAC units. Unless there has been obvious water damage or a major leak, many homeowners assume that mold is an unlikely threat. Likewise, the musty odor associated with mold is usually mistaken by homeowners as a typical “basement smell” that might be remedied by simple cleaning or air fresheners. Some who are aware of mold growth in their basement or attics might ignore the problem since it seems to create nothing more than an offensive odor at first.
The truth is that mold can be a pernicious threat, even if the amount if moisture is minimal and a problem isn’t expected. A musty or persistent odor—similar to that of dirty socks—is usually a clear sign of an issue. A thorough and professional home mold remediation is required in all of these cases to minimize the spread and potential hazards associated with a mold outbreak.
Mold Poses a Serious Health Risk
Mold isn’t just the cause of annoying odors or occasional sneezing. For allergy sufferers, especially those highly sensitive to mold spores, constant allergic reactions throughout the year are common results of a mold issue.
Reactions to the presence of mold are even more dangerous to those who suffer from asthma. Spores that travel through the air can be easily inhaled, which can trigger attacks that are often longer lasting and more difficult to address. If a mold remediation service is not contacted and nothing is done about the problem, the frequency and severity of these attacks is likely to increase.
Mold has also been observed to contribute to the development of respiratory illnesses over time—especially in children. Even the smallest of mold problems can create unhealthy conditions. When left unchecked, even the most minor of mold problems can cause hundreds of thousands of spores to release into the air during relatively short periods of time, as they search for new, moist areas to spread and reproduce.
Mold Spreads Easily Through a House
The ease with which mold can spread through a home or building cannot be stressed enough. Any home, especially one with a form of central air and heating unit, can become susceptible to the spread of mold. Problems do not stay isolated in attics and basements.
Active mold sites frequently release spores, which travel easily through the air, often finding moist areas in the bathroom or kitchen sinks, bathtubs, toilets or other fixtures. These areas become home to new mold sites that will repeat the cycle. This gives the mold more time to create problems and destroy property—making for an even more expensive remediation procedure when the problem becomes impossible to ignore.
Cleaning Mold Contamination
If there has been a prolonged moisture intrusion in your home, its likely that mold has begun to grow. In fact, mold grows within 72 Hours after a water intrusion event. Mold contaminated buildings require special attention when it comes to even the simplest of restoration jobs. Unchecked mold growth can even harm the value of a building since it will cost more to completely clear to mold from the area.
Allied Restoration Company’s Mold Remediation Process:
- First, we test the suspected area for mold growth and perform air tests to locate any traveling spores.
- Searching for the cause of mold growth, we then test for abnormally high moisture levels.
- In order to provide the most efficient remediation services possible, we consult with the owners about the history of the building, and whether or not there was any serious water damage or mold in the past. We also try to determine if the area has been treated by a professional service.
- After reviewing our findings, we’ll deliver an estimate for the remediation.
- We will also provide you with an estimate to repair any necessary property damage from either the mold or water damage.
- One of the key aspects of thorough and efficient mold remediation is making sure the problem is addressed thoroughly. After cleaning the mold and examining all related problems, we’ll conduct a follow-up test to make sure all mold sites are clean.
If you suspect that your home has been contaminated by mold you should contact a professional air quality professional to determine the extent and origin of the contamination. Call us today at 415-529-5637 to schedule an appointment.