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Do you need a mold removal at home?

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do you need a mold removal at home? Mold Removal at Home

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. In humid climates such as Florida, mold can easily take root in areas that have moisture problems. In building with Water Damage, mold will most likely be present unless the area has been promptly dried and ventilated. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Water Damage is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

When Mold Removal and Water Damage arise, contact us! SERVPRO is certified company specializing in Mold Removal and Water Damage. Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

Mold has the potential to cause health effects and can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours. SERVPRO understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Protect your health; call us if you are facing a mold problem.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Water Damage, but our expertise can also make it “Like it never even happened." Have Mold Related Questions? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762 

Mold Facts and its Remediation process

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Facts and its Remediation process Mold Facts and its Remediation process

Did you know… Contrary to popular belief, not all mold is dangerous; some mold is even quite useful.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. More than 100,000 different types of fungi have been identified. You can find fungi in our everyday lives in bread and baked products; the unique flavor of blue cheese is the result of mold. Though some types of mold can be useful, many other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold and mold exposure may present health concerns for some people.

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

• Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.

• Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

• Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO® can handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. Once the environment is dry, it is important the structure is properly cleaned.

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

1. Emergency Contact - (772) 334-8762
2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
3. Mold Containment
4. Air Filtration
5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
7. Restoration

When determining if you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO®. A technician trained in mold remediation will examine the structure and determine the steps needed to contain and clean the affected areas. Signs of Mold? Call us Today – (772) 334-8762

Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation Basics about Commercial Mold Remediation

Have not being able to deal with water damages or storm damages at your commercial place?

If water problem is not treated properly, the mold cannot be eradicated. A Mold Remediation plan is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause. Mold can spread quickly through any commercial business if left untreated, but SERVPRO can respond fast, due to their professional experienced workforce, prepared for Mold Remediation and Water Damage arises.


How we respond to Commercial Mold Remediation?

Firstly we contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. Depending of the level of the mold damage, SERVPRO training treatment and certifications will follow as needed:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

In humid climates such as Florida, mold can easily take root in areas that have moisture problems. In building with Water Damage, mold will most likely be present unless the area has been promptly dried and ventilated.

Mold Remediation in Florida is best handled by professional cleaning companies that have experience in Mold Remediation and Water Damage, as they often go hand in hand. SERVPRO is certified company specializing in Mold Remediation and Water Damage. Protect your business, call us if you are facing mold problems.

We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to its previous condition. SERVPRO is leader in Commercial Mold Remediation, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Martin County is available 24/7 hours a day to restore your property and get you back to business. Call Today (772) 334-8762

Signs of mold?

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Signs of mold? Signs of mold?

Some restoration companies advertise “Mold Removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a misconception because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both 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 catch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

In humid climates such as Florida, mold can easily take root in areas that have moisture problems. In building with Water Damage, mold will most likely be present unless the area has been promptly dried and ventilated. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Mold Remediation is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

If you are not sure about home or business mold problem, but you feel there might be some mold issues, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

How we work?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

 Mold Remediation Florida is best handled by professional cleaning companies that have experience in Mold Remediation and Water Damage, as they often go hand in hand. SERVPRO of Martin is certified company specializing in Mold Remediation and Water Damage always prepare to protect your health and assist you when facing any mold difficulties.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today (772) 334-8762 - SERVPRO of Martin and will restore it "Like it never even happened."

The Leader Eliminating Indoor Mold

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Leader Eliminating Indoor Mold Mold at Home - Mold Remediation

Is this just hype, or does mold really has a health threat? Every day is more common to hear stories of families dealing with mold growth and homes infested with fungi so toxic that they have been linked to brain damage as well as respiratory disease. It’s not a coincidence that you'll find several sites hawking do-it-yourself "mold test kits" and some other topic where mold is the main focus. Mold definitely is affecting more people every day and in a way you might not think about it.

Although mold and its spores are literally everywhere, active mold growth requires moisture. Whether on visible surfaces or hiding behind drywall, in attics, or under carpets, indoor mold grows in the presence of excessive dampness or water.

Mold comes in thousands of different strains, but only a few, including the notorious Stachybotrys chartarum, aka black mold, produces toxins.

Researchers acknowledge that these toxins are potent enough to cause serious problems in healthy people and there is plenty of evidence that all molds can potentially cause rashes, headaches, dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions (like hay fever), and asthma attacks.

Don't Let Mold move in! Members of the fungi kingdom like mushrooms they and their tiny spores need water and something living to eat. They thrive outdoors, hitchhiking into your home in dust and dirt on your clothes and shoes, on air currents, and in water that enters through cracks in walls and foundations. Once inside, they proliferate anywhere moisture exists. Notice a musty odor?

Mold spores surf the breeze more when it is hot and humid outside. Days when the temperature is high, close your windows and keep spores out, turn on and run an air conditioner (which dehumidifies). Open your windows to keep indoor humidity down and prevent spores already inside from multiplying. No matter what the weather is, avoiding mold problems is to keep dry your surroundings.

Tips to avoid molding at home

  • Use good ventilation: Turn on an exhaust fan or open a nearby window while showering, bathing, running the dishwasher, or cooking, because all these activities produce water vapor. Make sure clothes dryers and all gas appliances are vented to the outside.
  • Monitor moisture: Use a hygrometer (about $20 at hardware and home stores) to check the indoor humidity level. If it exceeds 55 percent—most likely in summer—lower, it by running an air conditioner or dehumidifier. In cold weather, indoor humidity should stay around 30 percent.
  • Address leaks and dry waterlogged areas: When pipes burst, the roof springs a leak, or cracks in the foundation ushers water in, fix the problem ASAP. If you find a leak, dry the area pronto. "Within 24 hours, most molds are growing," says Berlin Nelson, PhD, an expert on plant pathology at North Dakota State University. Get professional help if you can't quickly manage solo, you may also contact SERVPRO at 772-334-8762 or check us out on the web, http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/
  • Recognizing mold: Though molds are often a dark color (black or brown), they may be green, yellow, or even an incongruously delicate pink. They usually spread out in a circular pattern. Don't worry about finding out what type you're dealing with. Just get it cleaned up. If you have asthma or are allergic to mold, get someone else to do the cleanup.


How to deal with mold growth

Should mold cover more than a square foot, see professional help. The same goes for if you can smell but can't see mold—that means it's probably behind a wall or wallpaper. Don't play Bob Vila: Knocking a hole in the wall or peeling back the wallpaper can release so many spores that you can become seriously ill whether you're allergic or not.

When mold die it sheds substances that can accumulate in house dust and continue to cause sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and asthma attacks. After cleaning up mold, go over all surfaces with a vacuum that won't disperse it into the air, such as a central VAC or one equipped with a HEPA filter.

As we mention mold growth could be a headache if you don’t take quick actions to address it, we suggest do not let too much time pass before to get a professional that will give you useful feedback and make a deeper cleaner.

We also recommended to contact the experts in the area, SERVPRO of Martin County. Check us out on the web http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/ and learn more about the mold treatment or contact us at: 772-334-8762 in Martin County.

Controlling Mold in your environment

11/25/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Controlling Mold in your environment Controlling Mold in your environment

Mold– It is a four letter word that makes most people cringe. But contrary to popular belief, not all mold is dangerous; some mold is even quite useful. Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. More than 100,000 different types of fungi have been identified. You can find fungi in our everyday lives in bread and baked products; the unique flavor of blue cheese is the result of mold. Though some types of mold can be useful, many other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold and mold exposure may present health concerns for some people.

The intrusion of water into your home or 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 these water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can be an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not controlled, mold spores can grow and multiply. Organic materials found inside a building, like wood, drywall, paper and insulation, provide a food source for mold, allowing growth to flourish. This can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

SERVPRO® of Martin County handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for an extended period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. Once the environment is dry, it is important the structure is properly cleaned.

When determining if you have a mold problem, be alert for: the presence of visible mold, strong musty odors, evidence of past moisture problems and excessive humidity. If you fear you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO® of Martin County. A technician trained in mold remediation will examine the structure and determine the steps needed to contain and clean the affected areas. 

Getting Your Ducts In Order

10/28/2014 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Getting Your Ducts In Order Getting Your Ducts In Order

Did you know, your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality?

When was the last time you inspected the ductwork in your home or business? If you cannot remember, it may be time for some much needed attention. 

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units combined with dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. SERVPRO® of Martin County can inspect your ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. Keeping your HVAC system and ductwork clean not only provides cleaner, fresher air, but can also extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition. 

If you have experienced a fire or suspect mold growth, in most circumstances, SERVPRO® of Martin County can restore your HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. SERVPRO® of Martin County use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Breathe easier this spring. An inspection of your HVAC system and ductwork can save you money, provide peace of mind and prolong the life of your equipment. Contact your local SERVPRO® of Martin County to schedule an appointment today.

Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise in Fort Pierce

5/28/2014 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise in Fort Pierce Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise

Chinese drywall is a big headache for homeowners. Its presence has been detected in 42 states. It corrodes electrical wiring in a home, causing short circuiting, and malfunction of electrical appliances. Chinese drywall also gives out a sweetish, rotting odor that can be felt throughout the home. Lastly but most importantly, this drywall contains potentially toxic chemicals and elements, most notably strontium, and hydrogen sulphide which cause short term respiratory irritations and whose long term effects are largely unknown. 

Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce is absolutely necessary for homes and businesses which contain Chinese drywall. Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce should only be done by highly trained experts so the job can be done thoroughly and safely. SERVPRO is a trusted provider of Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce with over forty years of experience in the removal of hazardous elements and deep cleaning of affected structures. Call us today if you suspect your home could be affected by tainted drywall.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Tainted Drywall Remediation Advise Fort Pierce, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® of Martin County - Florida.-- 879 NE Dixie Hwy, Ste 5 Jensen Beach, FL 34957 -- Phone (772) 334 8762

Mold Remediation Martin County

1/28/2014 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Martin County Mold Remediation Florida

In humid climates such as Florida, mold can easily take root in areas that have moisture problems. In building with Water Damage, mold will most likely be present unless the area has been promptly dried and ventilated. If the water problem is not treated however, the mold cannot be eradicated. Mold Remediation Martin County is necessary to prevent the allergic reactions, odors, and damage that the spores cause.

Mold Remediation Florida is best handled by professional cleaning companies that have experience in Mold Remediation and Water Damage, as they often go hand in hand. Servpro is certified company specializing in Mold Remediation Martin County and Water Damage. Protect your health, call us if you are facing a mold problem.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Mold Remediation Martin County, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."