South San Francisco does get rain, especially in the winter months. Excess rain can cause flooding in your home or business. If the flooding causes water damage that isn’t promptly addressed, mold can begin to grow.
Mold is a fungus found everywhere, especially growing outdoors. It is an important part of nature, since it breaks down dead leaves, plants, and trees. You can be exposed to mold outside every day without any harmful effects. However, when mold grows indoors, it can create a health hazard.
Mold needs moist or wet conditions to thrive. It can reproduce quickly by releasing spores that travel through the air indoors. Left unattended, mold will continue to reproduce throughout the premises. Anyone living in the home will continue to breathe in the mold spores.
Mold can impact your health, causing symptoms similar to colds or allergies. Many people experience a stuffy nose, coughing/wheezing, sore throat and burning eyes. Those with sensitive skin can develop a skin rash. Those individuals with asthma, auto-immune disorders or chronic lung issues can have more severe reactions and even lung infections.
Basically, mold needs moisture to develop and grow. Conditions or issues that create damp or wet surfaces will produce mold if not properly addressed. Some of these conditions include floods, leaky pipes, and leaks in the roof or windows.
Mold can grow on many types of surfaces, including:
Once mold is present, it can enter your HVAC system, which will circulate it throughout the home or building
4. You've had flooding or water leaks. If your home or workplace isn’t properly and quickly cleaned and completely dried out after water damage, you’ll develop mold. It only takes 72 hours for mold to develop.
If you suspect or know you have mold, you should hire a professional to inspect the premises. Bay Area Mold Pros is a locally owned and operated mold inspection company, serving the South San Francisco area, as well as other surrounding cities.
We have the knowledge and tools needed to perform a thorough inspection of the entire building. We will prepare a detailed report that pinpoints exactly where the mold is present.