Recent Mold Remediation Posts
When a water damage occurs everyone looks for, and expects there to be mold growth. However, it does not take a water leak for mold to occur. Any moist area can eventually produce mold. So what can you do to prevent that unwanted growth? To start it is important to keep your home properly ventilated to reduce moisture, and to consistently check high humidity areas for musty smells or visible mold. You can run a home grade dehumidifier to help prevent this.Mold can hide under your carpets, in your windows, or pretty much any other area that is not often checked. Always remember though, if you do find a hidden mold patch to give us a call. We can help, and are always waiting to do so.
We Clean Outside too!
Did you know that here at SERVPRO we not only treat mold growth within your home, but also on the outside? It is very common for mold to start growing on the outside of your home. whether it be on your porches, garage or on your siding we can help. We offer power washing services along with anti-microbial solutions that can help to prevent mold growth. When we see an area that is effected we go in and stop mold in its tracks. We can even bring our own water source, if one is not available to us. Our truck mount allows us to take what we need, for any job. Inside or out. Our technicians are always ready to help keep you, and your family mold free.
Mold? We can Help!
SERVPRO not only specializes in water and fire damage, but mold mitigation and remediation as well. If you had excess moisture. You might have mold.Don't worry. We can help! We have special antimicrobial solution that kills mold spores, and prevents them from breeding. We start by going in and finding the source of the mold. Usually it is caused by excessive moisture from a area that had experienced some sort of water damage/issue. We then go in and scrape off and remove all visible mold, while looking under floors, behind walls etc. To make sure we get it all. We then clean and/or replace any damaged areas. Taking all precautions to make sure the growth will not reoccur. Finally we deodorize so your home is left smelling fresh, and mold free.
Mold is Upon Us
The amount of mold estimates we have had come in this summer is at an all-time high. The excess heat and humidity on top of everyone running their AC units to stay cool, has made a perfect spawning environment for unwanted molds and mildews. We have helped people who have been in their homes for 20 plus years and have never experienced any issues. To lower the chance of your home harboring molds. You should watch for things like excess condensation on your windows and ceilings. Running a dehumidifier in high moisture areas can also reduce the risk of mold. Watch for abnormal musty odors because that can sometimes be a sign of mold somewhere in the area. If you are having an issue or just need someone to check. Give us a call. We are always here to help.
What to do When you Find Mold
Mold is a fungus that grows in moist usually dark areas. There are different types of mold varying in color, smell, and side effects. In most cases the elderly, those with pre-existing heart conditions, and young children are most susceptible to mold.So what do you do if you find mold in your home? First, you want to try and figure out why the mold is growing in that area. You may have a leak or just excess moisture that a home grade dehumidifier can take care of. Then you want to remove and contents that may be effected by the mold. Mold has spores that reproduce and can fly through the air. It is important when removing mold to have proper safety equipment. The process to remove mold involves a Hepa Vac and then the use of a Sporicidin to reduce chance of the spore re-spawning. Most of the time a sealant can be applied as well. If you are not certified to remove mold. You should not remove it. Common signs of mold are musty odors, damp areas, and of course visually seeing the growth. If you have mold and need assistance give us a call. SERVPRO is always here to help.
Mold, It Happens!
Mold is tricky little devil who can spore almost anywhere. Most of the time we don't even think about it, until we find it that is. Most molds grow best in temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees, and feed on organic materials. This means they can feed on almost anything in your home. They do best in moist environments. So it is very important to keep your home properly ventilated and clean up any liquid spills or leaks within your home. Mold does not discriminate and show up almost anywhere. We have been in spotless homes that have been affected by mold. Always make sure to do routine inspections. Inspect places like your attic, basement, and even in your cabinets and closets. It only takes 24 -48 hours for mold to grow and be visible. Often times it is accompanied by a musty smell. So keep your eyes and nose open. If you find mold, do not worry we can help. Just give us a call.
Mold Even When it is Cold!!!
Photo taken outside of our office 1/17/2018
In the winter it is a common thing to winterize your home. You may put plastic over your doors or windows. You take extra precautions to block any of the cold air from entering your home. The main goal of winter is to keep it out. Right? This most certainly does keep your heat bill down, but it also keeps moisture that your home produces in. You may start to see mold grow. It will show up in along your windows, walls, and even in your closets. To avoid this make sure you check your windows often, and clean any growth immediately. It is also a good idea to run fans, or even purchase a small dehumidifier or two. Depending on the size of your home. This will circulate the air and reduce moisture. If you do experience a problem or discover mold. Remember you can always call us!
Mold is a Tricky Thing!
All too often our clients have mold infestations that could have been prevented if the customer had only known what to look for. When a water damage occurs everyone looks for, and expects there to be mold growth. However, it does not take a water leak for mold to occur. Any moist area can eventually produce mold. That is why it is important to keep your home properly ventilated to reduce moisture, and to consistently check high humidity areas for musty smells or visible mold. It can hide under your carpets, in your windows, or pretty much any other area that is not often checked. Always remember though, if you do find a hidden mold patch to give us a call. We can help, and are always waiting to do so.
Just a Little Bit About Mold
Do you think you have mold,but are unsure?
Wonder why and how mold reproduces?
Hopefully we can help!
Mold grows where there is moisture, Which we all know can be found almost everywhere and cause many problems to your home.. At SERVPRO Zanesville/Cambridge our goal is to get in and get the mold out! We use special equipment such as SERVPRO Air-movers, Scrubbers and Dehumidifiers. These machines actually dry those areas that hold moisture, and stop mold growth in it's tracks. We also have special anti-microbial spray that prevents mold from growing during situations such as unwanted water build up, and of course deodorizer for when the job is done. To keep your home smelling fresh! Mold can sneak up on you no matter how clean you keep your home. So check those forgotten spaces, and if you see or smell something. Give us a call!
How to know if you have Mold.
Mold is a fungi that just grows naturally in moist places . There are actually 100,000 different kinds of mold. Not all are bad,many have contributed to modern medicine, and some we even eat, but we are here to help with the ones that could cause problems to your health, and home. These are molds that if occur in excessive amounts could cause health issues. So watch for the signs. These include.
- Visible Mold
- Strong Musty Odors
- Areas with past moisture problems
- Excessive Humidity
If you experience any of these. Always better to be safe than sorry.Please give us a call. We are trained to deal with and properly remove mold. We offer free estimates, and can tell you what we are dealing with before we start.
We do mold!
SERVPRO not only specializes in water and fire damage, but mold mitigation and remediation as well. Along with most water jobs we have to take precautions to make sure mold does not grow. We have special antimicrobial solution that kills mold spore, and prevents them from breeding. If you already have mold though. Do not worry. We can help! We start by going in and finding where the issue starts. Usually it is caused by excessive moisture from a area that had experienced some sort of water damage/issue. We then go in and scrap off and remove all visible mold, and looking under floors, behind walls etc. To make sure we get it all. We then clean and replace any damaged areas. Taking all precautions to make sure the growth will not reoccur. Finally we deodorize so your home is left smelling fresh, and mold free.