Recent Mold Remediation Posts
SERVPRO Offers Property Owners Mold Remediation and Encapsulation as a Preventative Measure
Crawlspaces Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Remediation and then Encapsulation. Call for a Consultation.
Our homes deal with water problems every year, but they often miss what can be a follow-up disaster. Usually, dormant spores become active and proliferate through a home after they absorb enough moisture. A large share of mold damage starts behind walls and under the feet of homeowners. SERVPRO restoration teams often find themselves pulling down walls and crawling under homes to find the source of the problem. In cases like these, the mold usually grows over surfaces, but it can dig into drywall and even the framing behind it if not caught quickly. While drywall is easy and cheap to remove and replace, wall framing can be more difficult. Technicians often are required to scrape mold from the surface, and if the spores went deep, they could sand down the surface to remove the infestation. Wood studs can also be sprayed with an antimildew product after removing the mold and hyphae. To reduce the risk of mold growth and contamination, SERVPRO recommends encapsulation for crawlspaces exposed to water. Team members start by examining the concrete walls for leaks and seeps. If they find one even as small as a pinpoint, they use hydraulic cement to seal them against further water intrusion. Other specialists’ level the dirt floor to prevent pooling and then cover it with heavy, polyethylene sheeting. If needed, they use wood framing to hold the sheets in place. Next, they secure the ends of the sheets to the now sealed walls with a polyurethane caulk or a specially designed, two-sided, foundation tape. Team members continue using polyethylene sheets to seal off the walls and secure them with the same caulk and tape. After completing encapsulation, specialists use a moisture meter to determine if the humidity levels are at an acceptable level. If needed, they can use a dehumidifier to remove water from the air until the level measures as normal. In extreme conditions or environments, a permanent dehumidifier can be installed in the crawl space. Less moisture means less chance of mold growth. The encapsulation also limits food sources for mold spores to develop into large colonies. Our goal at SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties is to bring each home back to a clean condition. If you are still dealing with effects from the last storm or flood whether the result was mold damage or not, contact us at (866)445.8457 today to begin the restoration process.
Mold in Mountain Home? What You Need To Know
Mold - From The Ordinary To The UnHealthy
Microscopic mold spores occur naturally. Over 100,000 types of fungi have been identified. Some types of fungi are very useful. They are used to bake our breads and to ferment alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese is the result of mold; and lifesaving penicillin is also the product of mold.
Although some forms add value to our lives, other forms of mold can be harmful to our health, especially infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune systems.
Some companies advertise “Mold Removal” and even go as far as to guarantee that they will remove all mold. This is a misconception, as it is impossible to remove all molds from a home or business. SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties offers Mold Remediation, which reduces the mold spore count back to its “natural” or “baseline level”.
Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals will come into your home and evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Using various testing devices and equipment, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.
If You Think You See Mold, Call Us Today (866) 445.8457. Our trained professionals will inspect your home or business, and create a scope of work to remediate the mold from the structure.
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Mold Damage Prevention
Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth
Homeowners in Arkansas know that mold is an unwelcome house guest. Mold in your home looks unsightly but worse than that it damages your belongings and the structure of your home, and might cause health effects. That is why it is important to act on the first sign of mold damage. SERVPRO is here to help with mold damage to your home. Our IICRC certified technicians have the equipment and know how to carry out effective mold remediation. We quickly assess the extent of the mold damage, seal off the contaminated area, and get to work cleaning every surface. We understand that every mold damaged surface requires an individual approach to cleaning. We use powerful HEPA vacuums to get rid of loose mold spores, sanding and damp wiping to clean up semi-porous materials, and the correct cleaning compounds for smooth surfaces. Our aim is to mitigate mold damage and reduce the presence of mold for a nicer environment for you and your family. There are also various things you can do to prevent mold from occurring: Check For Problem Areas Be aware of the problem areas in your home. If your basement or laundry is susceptible to mold, start there. Do your best to waterproof problem areas and always keep an eye on them to check for new colonies. Dry Clothes Properly Damp clothes are a leading cause of mold in the home. Never leave damp clothes lying around – hang out to dry or use a tumble drier. If you must dry your clothes indoors, use a well-ventilated area. Keep The Humidity Down Humidity is a key factor in mold growth. Buy a simple humidity detector from your local hardware store and look out for condensation in your home, as it is a sign of raised humidity. Use dehumidifiers to keep the humidity down. Dry Damp Areas Immediately There are lots of causes of damp areas in your home. They include humidity, damp clothes, condensation, seepage from outside, and damage due to a flood or burst pipe. Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth. Ventilate Your Home Good ventilation keeps air moving and makes it harder for mold to grow. Open your doors and windows regularly. Open your closets to let air circulate. Move your furniture away from the walls. Call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties today for assistance with mold remediation. Contact us on (866) 445-8457 for the help you need.
Mold Remediation Services Available Throughout the Mountain Home Area
Wherever it is hiding, mold will be found by our trained technicians. Contact us before a small patch turns into a full blown infestation
Professional Tools Can Get the Mold Problem in Your Home Under Control Fast
Everyone already understands that mold can cause severe problems in your home. We also understand that your indoor living environment, your belongings, and the health of your family are at risk when you choose to ignore mold problems developing in your home. SERVPRO follows EPA mold remediation guidelines to remediate mold issues, helping you clean and dry, materials, items, and surfaces within 48-hours that reduce your family's exposure to harmful bacteria and germs. These guidelines provide technicians standards and procedures to follow that promote providing practical answers to mold remediation projects, both big and small. SERVPRO technicians make each job as clean, healthy, and safe as possible, protecting customers and workers from exposure. Maintaining this type of environment prevents disturbing mold during cleanup, spreading contamination to additional areas of your building and reduces possible health and safety issues throughout the entire remediation process. Your SERVPRO team uses a variety of control and containment procedures to keep mold exposure found in your home under control. Negative-airflow machines, moisture detectors, and advanced cleaning methods all work together to provide you with the quality solutions you deserve. None of this could be possible without locating and repairing the source of contamination, first. We provide you with a full-service solution to mold, water, and repairs necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. Getting mold growth in your home under control means helping you understand how these issues begin and showing you how to prevent similar problems in the future. Contact SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties to obtain professional mold remediation services in your home, today. Never accept anything other than quality, precision work when it comes to maintaining a healthy home. (866) 445-8457
What to do when you find Mold in Your Home or Business
A bathroom in need of Mold Remediation
What to do when you find Mold in Your Home or Business
If you have recently found yourself in an unfortunate situation in which you have found mold within the interior premises of your home, then it may be of a benefit for you to know that there are options of remedial for you to resort to. Oftentimes, people will be doing their routine everyday tasks and then all of a sudden find fungus that has been growing for quite some time in some corner, crack, or crevice. Although they may have found it unexpectedly, it's imperative for them to know that it has probably been there for a while. Also, although it may have been growing there for a while, it's important for them to know that it could also be a sign that there's fungus growing elsewhere within their property's premises as well.
An environmental hygienist is going to give you a myriad of benefits if you ask for their services. With microbial growth, you'll come to find out that it is not only detrimental to the conditions of your home, but also your health if you do not take the proper precautionary steps of advice that will be given to you.
A mold cleanup task is always recommended when someone unexpectedly finds mold in their home. An environmental hygienist of Mehlville will be able to assist with such a situation in which the homeowner(s) has stumbled across mildew. It is certainly something that can spread over time and in order to prevent that from occurring they will need to see a specialist who will be able to remove the microbial growth as soon as possible.
Arkansas is a state that often experiences a lot of rain. In the case the rain occurs during warm weather, there is a chance that the environment could be quite humid. This is when microbial growth has the best chances of forming and can appear in any area of a home. Some other causes of mildew growth are leaking pipelines, drain/pipeline bursts, flooding, and more. An environmental hygienist can provide you with an adequate amount of guidance on how to keep your property clean from there on out. It is recommended for you to follow the guidance that they provide and if you are to fall behind on your needs of keeping the property clean or lack in your maintenance needs, it is highly possible that the bacteria that you had attained services for could start forming back again. In such cases, there could possibly be a bigger problem on your hands. Whichever the case may be, it is highly recommended for you to contact a mold cleanup specialist first to conduct a removal and see if the problem persists after some time. If not, then you may have conducted the only form of solution that you would have needed. Visit http://www.SERVPRObaxterboonefultonmarioncounties.com/mold-remediation if you suspect mold in your home or business, or call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties at (866) 445-8457.