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The climate in the San Francisco Bay Area is the perfect situation for mold growth. Foggy mornings, precipitation throughout the spring, winter, and fall, and the numerous old buildings of the city all combine to make an environment conducive for mold growth. If you believe there is mold in your home because either you can see it, there’s a musky smell, or you or your family members are experiencing mold allergy symptoms, you should contact Bay Area Mold services for a mold inspection and testing. If you get results from a mold test that indicates you have elevated levels of mold in your home, you should immediately seek mold removal services from a San Francisco mold remediation company such as Bay Area Mold Services. Mold needs to be removed professionally, especially in the Bay Area, where the problem can return unless the proper steps have been taken.

Many people have a need for a thorough and certified San Francisco mold removal company like Bay Area Mold Services who can remove mold (remediate mold), and restore mold-damaged rooms or entire buildings. Mold and mildew can grow in any house, apartment, business, or condo, no matter how new or how old the building is. Especially in a place like San Francisco, mold can become a huge problem. If you think you need mold remediation services, you should contact Bay Area Mold Services, a trusted San Francisco mold remediation company, as soon as possible.

With the information gained from the mold test and the mold inspection, Bay Area Mold Services, a certified San Francisco mold removal company, can perform the mold clean-up that is appropriate for the given conditions. Cleaning mold is no small matter. In fact, unless a specialist performs the mold remediation correctly, mold can actually spread to other areas of the building, and the air quality can get worse. Using bleach will merely turn the mold white, and in some cases a bleach-and-water solution will give the mold additional moisture that it needs to grow. When people attempt to scrub mold, it can release more spores into the air, making the air quality worse.

Trained and experienced mold removal experts at Bay Area Mold Services of San Francisco will have the right safety equipment and environmentally-friendly cleaning agents to make sure the moldy areas are restored and the mold does not return. Mold remediation services should come with a warranty that stands by their work. Of course, the right mold clean-up project begins with a thorough mold inspection and analysis that comes from mold sample collection and mold testing.

Mold Remediation Process

Once the mold inspection and mold testing process is complete, mold remediators can put together a mold removal plan for your property. The mold inspector will identify the location of mold growth as well the underlying causes of the mold, which includes possible plumbing leaks, roof leaks, and other areas of moisture intrusion or water damage. Mold testing will identify the specific kinds of mold and their health risks for people occupying the building. Both of those steps, testing and inspection, will be taken into consideration when service technicians draw up the plan for remediation. The outline for the mold remediation job will be based around a general strategy that prioritizes safety, eliminates cross-contamination, and strives to restore your property to its original, pre-mold condition.

Once a mold remediation plan has been arranged, Bay Area Mold Services, the local, professional, and choice San Francisco mold removal company can begin the actual work needed to clean and restore the area. Our mold remediation technicians will do several things before they begin work. First of all, what we practice that many don’t are the proper safety measures in place to protect against harming both the residents of the structure and the employees working on the mold removal.

Our Bay Area mold remediation teams will set-up containment chambers.  The chambers are physical barriers, usually heavy-duty plastic sheets which are then air-sealed with the walls of the room, that will stop airborne contaminants like mold spores from entering other parts of the property during the remediation process. When mold colonies are aggravated or disturbed, they can release even more mold spores than usual, which could potentially make the air quality even worse for people in the building. In this way the chambers also act as a means to stop cross-contamination, so that mold will not begin growing in another room. The containment room can also be arranged to produce a negative air pressure effect, thereby reducing the chance that any air from the contained room will enter another room if a seal is broken, or as workers move in and out of the contaminated room.

Mold removers always wear the proper safety equipment for the project at hand. This may include full-body suits and air-filtration devices. Because mold spores can be especially concentrated in a mold remediation site, it is imperative that workers avoid breathing the contaminated air and block mold spores from getting into their nasal cavities and eyes. Similar procedures are taken to protect our San Francisco asbestos removal and San Francisco lead removal technicians.

The Process of Remediating the Mold

Once all the appropriate precautions have been taken into consideration, the actual work of removing mold can begin. Certified and experienced San Francisco mold remediation companies like Bay Area Mold services will manage the entire remediation process, including decontamination of areas affected by mold. Whenever possible, it is best to attempt to salvage moldy material (building material with damage). However, there are times when mold affects the structural integrity of a building, eating away at wood beams so that they need to be replaced. In these cases, it’s best to put in new building materials.

Mold decontamination (also called mold restoration, mold remediation, or mold clean-up), is always conducted according to the most stringent industry standards available. Some people who do not use a professional San Francisco mold clean-up team will attempt to clean mold with bleach and water. This is a bad idea. Bleach will hardly ever actually kill the mold. It will instead simply turn the mold white. Also, household bleach contains so much water it may actually act as a moisture source for the mold to continue growing. Our company uses the proper techniques, equipment and solvents to remove mold colonies and eliminate the possibility of future mold growth.

Mold Remediation Guarantee by Bay Area Mold Services

A mold remediation company that provides a thorough guarantee of their work like Bay Area Mold Services isn’t easy to find. Many claim to offer guarantees that don’t mean much. Others don’t offer any guarantee at all. Bay Area Mold Services offers a guarantee on all mold remediation work it performs. This provides assurance to our clients that we are doing the job correctly.