Professional Mold Inspection is important in order to properly identify the actual cause and or to determine if Mold is present.
Dryfast completed by date over 3000 Mold Inspections in San Francisco, Bay Area. We are working closely with property managers, government officials, homeowners, tenants and landlords, resolving critical situation, attending tenants board hearings, finding resolution to to their Mold related problems. In the Mold Inspection process we utilize both, advanced digital moisture meters, infrared cameras, particle counters and most importantly our field experience.
How you got mold in your home / property? Most likely due to some of the following:
- You do not open windows to provide fresh air, so that creates “lack of ventilation ”–therefore Mold will start growing.
- You had water damage, water intrusion and it was not properly addressed, hidden trapped moisture is what needs to be addressed more then the visible standing water. Wet building material being wet for over 24 to 72 hours can create suitable environment for mold growth.
- You bought or got as a gift, furniture or clothes from thrift store, antique or a friend that was contaminated with mold, which you brought home,
- The property you just moved into was previously affected by Mold and the Microbial Growth was covered by paint and or remodeling.
Mold inspection and air testing is inevitable due to a variety of reasons. It is a precautionary measure to ensure the quality of air of indoor environment. This service can be utilized while purchasing or selling a home or commercial property. You must seek the service as soon as possible when you suspect or know the presence of mold. Mold inspection is highly important to determine whether the indoors of a house or building is safe for its occupants. At the same time, it is highly important to seek the service of a certified mold inspector who can provide the best quality service. Certified Indoor Environment Professionals (IEP) in San Francisco like DryFast General Contractors from Bay Area can provide you the best quality service.
The certification, experience and quality of training of mold inspection and testing specialists in San Francisco are the major considerations for those who plan to obtain this service. An inspector must have knowledge and experience in exposure assessments, building science, HVAC, microbiology/mycology, microbial assessment and remediation, indoor environment quality, health effects and legal communication. Property can be evaluated in the most accurate way if the inspectors have wide knowledge in toxicology and industrial hygiene. Such inspectors are efficient in detecting damage and fix problems in the best possible way. The damage can be caused by some individuals such as construction managers, product manufacturers, landlords, mechanical engineers, subcontractors and architects. The causes must be identified to fix the problem properly. So, dealing with DryFast is the best option.
Health Effects of Molds
Molds cause various health problems including respiratory problems and allergic reactions to humans. Toxic molds produce mycotoxins. Exposure to mycotoxins causes serious neurological problems and even death. Daily exposure to these molds can be harmful. Symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Throat irritation
- Respiratory problems such as chest tightness, difficulty breathing and wheezing
- Eye irritation
- Runny nose
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Persistent sneezing
- Skin irritation
Molds can grow on any substance when moisture is present. Flooding, indoor plumbing problems, building maintenance or leaky roof can lead to indoor mold growth. To determine the presence of mold in a building, the testing inspectors take samples for surface or from the air. It is helpful to determine whether the environment is conductive to mold growth. It is also essential to determine the kind of mold and the level of infestation.
Mold can be detected by smell and signs of water damage on ceiling or walls. They grow in places, which are not visible to human eye. Mold can be found on inside of ceiling tiles, behind paneling or wall paper or upper side of carpet. Nutrients, moisture and time are the three major things that needed for the growth of spores.
When Should Seek Mold Testing And Inspection Service?
The presence of mold may not be obvious always. When you notice some of the warning signs such as musty smell or water damage, then you seek the help of inspectors. You must also consider mold testing if you experience the symptoms of mold exposure. Highly qualified, professional and dependable service can be provided by DryFast General Contractors. Once you identify the presence of mold in your area, it should be removed as soon as possible. After removing them from your house, you should again test to ensure that the mold is removed completely.
Hope you enjoy the today’s topic, the picture i took from a distance (didn’t even walked inside ) it was the worst Mold contaminated studio apartment in San Francisco that I have ran into in a while this property is currently under mold remediation process. Yes by us