Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Managing Mold

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Managing Mold SERVPRO Professionals specialize in Mold Remediation

From the Ordinary...

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure o molds may present health concerns for some people.

 

To The Unhealthy.

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks, and poor humidity control.  When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.  If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

 

TAKE PRECAUTIONS

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals care about proper restoration of your structure and, in most water damage situations, can safely restore your building to pre-loss condition.

General Mold Information for our Columbia Greene Residents

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation General Mold Information for our Columbia Greene Residents Mold can grow in 3 to 8 days!

Mold has become a more relevant issue for Columbia and Greene County homes in the past decade.  There are many indicators that mold has entered your home.  These indicators can be smell, visibility, and dampness.  SERVPRO of Columbia Greene has information on identifying and general information on common mold.

Mold is highly likely when humidity level exceeds 60% NO MATTER THE TEMPERATURE.  Temperature and Humidity play a major role in the presence of mold; the higher the Temperature the lower the Humidity level needed for sustained microbial growth and vice versa.  There are factors that play into mold growth that DO NOT hold the Humidity level to be absolute truth.  The surface temperature of the material in which the mold is growing on can play a big part into the growth of mold.

The growth period can start within three to eight days of the conditions stated above.  If you suspect these conditions apply to your Columbia or Greene County Home, contact SERVPRO of Columbia Greene for an estimate or quote immediately as your health could depend on it.

Columbia and Greene County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

10/7/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Columbia and Greene County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Columbia Greene for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Columbia Greene specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (518) 943-5005

Mold Clean Up

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Clean Up In Columbia and Greene Counties mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Does Your Home in Columbia or Greene County Have A Mold Problem?

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (518) 943-5005