Humans and fungi have coexisted peacefully for millennia, however, there are dangerous and noxious strains of mold and mildew that can wreak havoc on your immune system.
If you have experienced water damage to your property, may that be from flooding, a plumbing problems or disaster situations you should seek immediate professional mold and mildew removal help like GCE Restoration.
Full Mold and Mildew Coverage for South San Francisco
While there are many innocuous strains of mold, if the dangerous kind starts growing inside your home or business it’s a cause for concern. If you are not certain what kind of fungi you’ve noticed, get an inspection check form our team ASAP, especially after water damage restoration.
Not only could indoor mold growth be a sign of a fundamental water damage issue with your property, but it can also be indicative of an underlying harmful and dangerous mycotoxins presence in your property.
These toxins, propagating through airborne spores, get inhaled and become a part of your lungs, quickly causing respiratory and even neurological issues.
While a leaky pipe or other type of water-related malfunction may be one of the main causes of indoor mildew and fungal growth, your property may be hosting them even without any prevalent water damage issues. It’s a good practice to be aware of any signs of mold or mildew, even if you don’t have a water damage issue or leak.
Causes & Growth
Mold and mildew are common phrases which describe a fuzzy, organic material that likes to grow in wet and damp places. However, they are quite a complex microorganisms with a dense classification. Mildew could really be anything from fungi to bacteria.
While some types are not very harmful, there are some that are toxic and can cause skin irritation, allergies, infections, and even serious illness if touched or breathed in. Some of the most dangerous types of mold are dark in color (such as the potentially lethal “black kind”). Toxic fungi and mildews can come in any color or form, really.
No matter how benign or toxic the mold in your home or commercial building looks, it’s vital that you take the proper steps to have it removed with due attention.
Signs Of Mold & Mildew
Due to the variety of mycus, the dangerous and toxic kind can come in a plethora of different colors, it’s best to treat all indoor mold with the utmost caution.
It can grow in big, dark spots in the corners of ceilings or along the floor or windowsill. Sometimes it’s not so easy to spot, so here are some ways to identify mold growth in your house:
- Allergy symptoms – symptoms that are prevalent when you’re indoors but seem to get better when you leave the property
- Water leaks
- Damp spots on your walls, ceilings, or floor
- Visible marks on the walls, ceilings, or floors – what looks like a bit of dirt, soot, or paint could actually be a spot of mold
- Strong, musty smell even when you can’t see the cause
What to Do If You Find Mold on Your Property
If you find evidence of mold growing in your house or building, you should call a professional fungi removal company that offers remediation services.
GCD Restoration has always been the paragon of infestation removal. With the help of our experienced team of mold removal specialists, equipment, and training, we are confident that we can safely and fully remove all infestations from your property.
There is something you can do once you’ve called us:
- Do NOT interact with any fungal or mildew formations in any way! Leave it to the professional enforced safety measures, wear protective gear. Interacting may disturb the mold spores, causing them to further infect the air and increase the chance of contact or accidental ingestion.
- Do NOT turn your HVAC on! Or any type of air circulation system for that matter. Not until the affected area is properly cleaned.
- Do NOT try to disinfect mold with household cleaners! Some mildew varieties will react unfavorably if prompted with noxious chemicals.
- The safest course of action is to distance yourself from the affected area. Then wait for our professional team to arrive and assess the situation!
Our Mold Removal Services
When you call us, we’ll offer a full set of mold removal services to ensure your property is completely disinfected and safe. They include:
I. Professional Inspection
Our expert mold inspectors can quickly identify if what is growing on your property is innocuous or it poses a threat. It will also be determined what the stage of its growth is and if it’s inactive or feeding. Determining this will let us know whether or not it has released spores into the air.
With this we know and assess the extent to which it affects the surrounding area. Such a process provides enough information for creating an accurate analysis and report. It also aids our mold removal team in preparing proper safety precautions are necessary.
II. Mold Removal & Remediation
Depending on whether the mold is active or inactive, our team will determine what level of remediation is necessary. In this way we create a plan to safely remove it and disinfect the area.
Some cases require more involvement in the shape of wallpaper and drywall removal and restoration. Prior to removal you will be provided a full report of the extent of the infestation, so you can decide what is best for you.
There are many solutions to the problems, as long as you react immediately and don’t DIY! It’s no longer about an inconvenience and it’s more about ensuring your safety.
As long as you take the appropriate steps, your concerns will be attended to and your safety will be guaranteed. In cases where you suspect dangerous mold spore inhalation, it’s recommended you notify your GP. We WILL provide a report for medical purposes.
III. Water Damage Assessment & Restoration
After we remove and clean all mold and mildew, we’ll provide a water damage inspection as a preventive measure against further mold growth. As an addition, we also provide to all of South `Frisco a comprehensive water damage restoration service, which can be ordered as a part of a package deal.
If you notice mold growing in your building, please call GCD Restoration at (650) 835-4447 today!
Areas we work in
As South San Fran natives, we are happy to announce that we now provide full coverage to all South Frisco including but not limited to – All of San Mateo County as well as San Bruno, Colma, Brisbane, Daly City, Hillsborough, Burlingame, San Mateo, Westlake, Serramonte and Visitation Valley. You could also expect us to be in a damp house near you, in the near future.