The San Francisco Building Department is now issuing mold Notices of Violation for visible mold inside living units.
This NOV is a relatively new program for the SFBD, but we have seen several NOVs for mold. Usually, an NOV will also include any peeling or flaking paint, interior or exterior.
The EPA has started enforcing the lead-based paint rules as they relate to children. Indoor mold growth is an issue in foggy (humid) San Francisco, NOVs were a natural progression for the SFBD.
Interior mold growth can become harmful to human health, impacting children and seniors more than adults.
Also, water that causes mold to grow will cause structure and contents damages.