Mold Removal San Francisco and Mold Remediation in San Francisco
There are many situations that can adversely affect a property, slow or sudden, from flooding caused by a rain storm to a broken window caused by an errant game of street baseball. One situation in particular occurs more often than people think and is not always associated with a major or obvious event such as flooding or a ceiling leak.
Researchers at institutes and colleges around the United States, including the University of California San Francisco, University of California Berkeley, and the University of California Davis, have conducted studies about the effects of mold on the human body. The results of these studies are clear: Exposure to higher concentrations of mold or exposure to varying levels of "toxic mold" (these are the certain species of mold that release potentially toxic byproducts called mycotoxins) in an indoor environment can result in negative health effects. These types of mold are common in California, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. These health effects can range, depending on the type of mold one is exposed to, the concentration of mold in the air or on surfaces, the health condition of the individual, and the type of body a person has (genetics, upbringing, previous exposure to other harmful substances, and how well they take of themselves).
Based on these, and a variety of other studies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked mold as one of the top 5 most serious indoor environmental issues facing residents and workers in San Francisco and the United States.
Allergic Reactions to Mold Exposure
Common Allergic Reactions/Symptoms
What is considered to be the milder symptoms of mold exposure in San Francisco are similar to hay fever, the common cold, or those experienced by allergy sufferers (sometimes referred to as allergic rhinitis or allergic sinusitis) and can include:
- Runny Nose
- Sinus Congestion
- Irritated or Red Eyes
- Irritated or Scratchy Throat
- Skeletal or Muscular Aches
These symptoms, while considered mild, can range in seriousness depending on the person. Some may experience lighter symptoms and some more severe. The bodily will usually react with these symptoms more quickly when exposed to mold. However, this depends on the person and level of mold exposure. Some have been known to develop allergies or show new allergies later in life after exposure to mold.
Asthma and Asthmatic Reactions/Symptoms
Approximately 12% of San Franciscans have been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their life. Asthma affects mostly children, with over 10 million Americans suffering from it each year.
A variety of situations can aggravate or create asthma in individuals in San Francisco. Airborne contaminants such as chemical pollution (smog) and other lung-irritating substances have been known to worsen the effects of asthma. Even those in the Bay Area with the ocean being near are affected by air pollution as air pollution is as much of a concern for our indoor air as our outdoor.
Allergies is another known aggravator of asthma. Mold is a very common cause of allergies, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
The skin is the body's largest organ and is exposed to more elements than any other bodily organ. While it can be sensitive, the skin does an amazing job at resisting contaminants it comes into contact with.
Mold in an indoor environment is more commonly thought of an airborne problem rather than a surface problem. While the effects of mold on the human body are more noticeable when encountered by the respiratory system via the air, it can also be an irritant for the skin.
Dermatitis is a common allergic reaction to mold exposure. Some have reactions to certain kinds of mold and not others.
The symptoms of dermatitis from being exposed to mold can include:
- Itchy and Dry Skin
- Red or Off-Pink Skin Color
- Rash or Bumps
Taking Action to Resolve a Mold Problem
It is important to select the right company with the right professionals to conduct your mold remediation and mold testing services. The mold remediation technicians (mold remediators) employed with Indoor-Restore Environmental Services apply solutions exceeding industry standards for mold removal, air treatment and purification, area containment, leak repair, disposal of contaminated material, anti-fungal treatments and restoration of a property to pre-loss condition.
When conditions are ideal with the temperature, humidity and other factors within a property, mold can begin forming in various exposed or hidden places in your home, business or other property. This is a common problem for those in San Francisco where the humidity is high and there is often a lack of proper ventilation or humidity reducing efforts taking place within a property.
Often the location of mold is not visible to the occupants of the property, existing within a wall, behind a cabinet or furniture, or in an attic or crawlspace.
Mold remediation by a certified company such as Indoor-Restore is the recommended solution for a mold problem because it's the only way to ensure that cross-contamination is prevented and that the work is being done by well-trained technicians under a strict protocol. Everyday handymen and demolition contractors will only come in and destroy the water and mold damage material, spreading spores around the property, further contaminating the environment and not actual decontaminating the problem. Household cleaners are not the sole solution to a mold problem, either, as they are too mild to properly kill and clean mold, and they don't penetrate deep where mold often originates.
Our professional mold removal and remediation services in San Francisco include:
- Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
- Mold Mitigation and Assessment
- Mold Inspection and Testing
- Leak Detection and Leak Repair
- Water Damage Assessment and Mitigation
- Mold and Mildew Cleaning / Mold Damage Repair
- Mold Prevention / Anti-Fungal Treatment
- Odor Removal / Deodorization
- Air Purification / Filtration
- Property Restoration
- 10-Year Warranty on Mold Remediation Services
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, including being an established mold training organization, Indoor-Restore Environmental Services is the leader in water and mold contamination detection and mold problem resolution.
To reach us regarding your property situation, call us today at 415-871-2664.
Mold removal and remediation San Francisco involves a series of steps to properly assess the situation and treat the problem. Each step has specific protocols that need to be followed to ensure success. The general steps include:
- Identifying the Source of Moisture and Mold Growth
- Identifying the Extent of Mold Growth and Water Damage
- Containing the Mold Growth and Contaminated Areas
- Removing the Mold Damaged Building Materials
- Decontaminating the Building Material and Contents
- Clearance Testing the Treated Areas to Verify That the Area is Clean
Our coverage area also covers these San Francisco neighborhoods: Bernal Heights, The Castro, Chinatown, Cole Valley, Deco Ghetto, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, The Haight, Hayes Valley, Inner Richmond, Inner Sunset, The Marina, The Mission, Nob Hill, Noe Valley, North Beach, Outer Richmond, Outer Sunset, Pacific Heights, Petrero Hill, Russian Hill, SoMa, Tenderloin, Union Square, Western Addition.
In the San Francisco, CA area, Indoor-Restore provides its mold removal and remediation services to the following San Francisco zip codes: 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94106, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94113, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94128, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94135, 94136, 94137, 94138, 94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94147, 94150, 94151, 94152, 94153, 94154, 94155, 94156, 94157, 94158, 94159, 94160, 94161, 94162, 94163, 94164, 94165, 94166, 94167, 94168, 94169, 94170, 94171, 94172, 94175, 94177, 94188.
Indoor-Restore provides its certified mold removal and mold remediation services throughout the San Francisco area. In addition, we also have locations to serve you locally in the following areas near San Francisco:
- San Jose Mold Removal and Remediation
- Alameda Mold Removal and Remediation
- Redwood City Mold Removal and Remediation
- Sausalito Mold Removal and Remediation
- Sunnyvale Mold Removal and Remediation
- Union City Mold Removal and Remediation
- Hayward Mold Removal and Remediation
- Oakland Mold Removal and Remediation
- Berkeley Mold Removal and Remediation
- Vallejo Mold Removal and Remediation
- Bay Area Mold Removal and Remediation
If you are interested in other professional services that Indoor-Restore can provide in San Francisco, California, click on the applicable service: San Francisco Mold Inspection and Mold Testing, San Francisco Water Damage Repair, San Francisco Property Restoration, San Francisco Asbestos Testing.
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