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Do You Have Visible Signs of Mold Growth

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do You Have Visible Signs of Mold Growth We Can Help With Mold Remediation

08/07/2019

When it comes to Mold what you can see can be 10 Times worse where you can’t see!

If you can see visible Signs of Mold Growing there's a good chance that there is more Mold where you cannot see.  Our Home Structures not only have Walls and Ceilings, but also have Cavities where Insulation is usually placed.  Mold Loves Dark, Damp and No Air Flow Places. Usually, Mold would first start in the Cavities and would slowly start to spread to the outer surfaces. When the Mold is found it should be taken care of right away by a Professional!

Control and Prevent Mold Growth by:

Monitoring Humidity Levels in the Home

Ventilating after the use of Showers, Laundry Dryers and the Cooking Areas

Fixing any Leaks from Pipelines, Supply Lines, Windows and Roofs

Properly Cleaning and Performing Professional Restoration Drying after any Water Damage

Call SERVPRO of Newport News for your Mold Concerns at 757-244-8467!

Steps To Prevent Mold

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Steps To Prevent Mold Mold Here Mold Everywhere

July 15, 2019

Mold is everywhere around us and it can be particularly stressful to find out you have a mold problem in your home. Depending on the area and the cause of the problem, it is often a costly and time-consuming remediation process. However, you are not powerless to stop it and you can take the following mold prevention steps.

  1. Inspect Pipes Regularly

One of the biggest culprits of mold problems is water damage from leaky pipes or roofs. No matter how seemingly small, all leaks need to be properly fixed. Monitor them closely and call in professionals if needed. They can measure the water pressure within your pipes and reduce the stress on them by making adjustments.

  1. Monitor Humidity

Mold grows especially well in humid environments. It’s important that your home doesn’t have higher than 50% humidity in any room. Most home repair stores sell hygrometers, which tell you the humidity level indoors. These levels can change throughout the day, so take several measurements in each room. Dehumidifiers and air conditioning can help lower levels, and any room with high humidity should have ventilation added.

  1. Pay Attention to Bathrooms and Kitchens

Bathrooms and kitchens are particularly susceptible to mold growth. Hot showers or steamy dishwashing creates a perfect environment for water condensation to build up on the walls or floors. Avoid carpeting these areas, since they hold onto moisture and make it difficult to spot mold problems below the surface. Remove any visible mold on shower doors or walls using a bleach, vinegar or borax solution.

  1. Check the Basement

Because they are below the surface, basement walls tend to collect moisture from the ground and rain. Regularly monitor basement walls for any sign of leaks or water damage. If water has leaked into the area, remove anything that can’t be thoroughly dried, such as carpet or upholstery.

It’s a good idea for homeowners to be aware of the potential for mold growth. The key to mold prevention is a dry and well-ventilated home. If you regularly check pipes, bathrooms and basements for water damage, you can prevent small leaks from becoming large problems.

Do you have Mold under your Home

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage in the Hampton Roads are can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours. 

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 it natural or baseline level. Some restoration business 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 window, doors or AC/Heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet. 
  • 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 area. 
  • 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.