The Rainy Season in San Francisco and What it Means for your Home
The City by the Bay – The Golden City – our beloved San Francisco, arguably the Best city in CA, Nay – in the US is one of the wettest during a certain time of year. There a lot of fantastic things about living in ‘Frisco, however, one of them not so pleasant ones is the Rainy Season.
Despite its mild, Mediterranean climate San Francisco experiences a season which is unlike most of the weather the city sees. The so-called “Rainy Season” happens from later November all through to February.
What sets the San Francisco Rainy Season from other Cities?
What sets the San Francisco Rainy season apart is the contents of the rainfall. While some of the cleanest, the content of the rain is quite salty due to the evaporation of bay water. In addition wind adds to the distribution of moisture into the air, providing some unpleasant side-effects to otherwise pleasant environment.
What does the Rainy Season Mean for your Property?
There are different types of properties that could be found in San Francisco, some are preserved, old construction, others are more modern and have more rain protection. Depending on the condition of the property, one could find themselves in quite the moldy predicament.
Water and rain protection of a property are determined by the quality and state of its roof. If there are issues, it’s highly likely that you will notice moisture problems during this time of year.
What this can lead to is the development of mildew and fungal growths which can make you quite ill. If you are a business this can spell disaster for your operations as employees may get sick, customers might stray from your property and you can even get sued.
What can be Done if Rain Comes Inside?
The biggest issues older properties are facing are either foundation or roof problems. Roofing is quite important for property maintenance and requires some investment. If the roof isn’t right then everything else will suffer – so pay attention.
One of the solutions to roof problems is our Water Damage Restoration service. This service is designed to deal with any water damage and fix the originating issues of water damage.
In this particular case our service will provide full water and flood damage restoration. Patching up the roof only the first part – the second is removing moisture from the property.
This is done with the use of industrial-grade dehumidifiers and water extraction machines which make the place bone-dry. To correctly extract all moisture it’s necessary to break all rooms to separate sectors which are treated separately.
The third solution is to fix any water or flood damage that has occurred – this includes removing and replacing dry wall, wall paper, studs and even floor backing. To achieve this we work day and night so you can get your life back – it’s called restoration for a reason.
What Other Issues may arise from Rain Water Damage?
The accumulation of moisture in your property is the perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Moisture is the invitation to decay of natural materials, which mold is the main contributor to.
All of the air, everywhere, contains at least some particulates of mold and fungal growths which will activate once enough conditions are met. Here is what mold loves:
Food – cellulose
No other molds around
Some of the pioneer mold types are harmless, however, other types like the infamous black mold will compete for growing space with all other mildew types.
The accumulation of moisture in your property, especially if it’s in an enclosed space like the inside of a wall, is the perfect place for toxic mold to grow. It’s not really common, but when it does occur it can be very dangerous for you and your family – so if there are any rain issues, give GCD Restoration a call.
How GCD Restoration can help you During the Rainy San Francisco Season?
If you’ve established that there is a leaking issue with your roof, window or your property has been flooded, our emergency response team will be there for you. We will deal with the incoming water, fix any issues created by the flooding damage, and then restore your property to its former glory.
If necessary, you could also book Interior Air Quality Tests to determine the amount of contamination and if there is mold living inside your walls. Usually this is done in addition to a service, however, you can also book it as a standalone solution.