Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Remediation

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

This is a photo of mold that grew on a sub floor of a home. When removing the flooring from a water damage, this was discovered.

Mold is a serious problem. For some homeowners, it can cause problems for the foundation of their home and ever cause health problems. Many of our customers want to know how to prevent mold from invading their home and also prevent it from coming back once it is taken care of. These are some very simple steps that you can take to help with the prevention of a mold problem in your home.

  • Keep moisture and humidity in the home to a minimum.
  • Make sure there is good ventilation in the home. Clean, fresh air can help get rid of mold. Ventilation systems helps to remove water vapor and improve air circulation in your home.
  • Cleaning your home to include periodically wiping areas that are not cleaned routinely.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us and schedule and inspection (256) 233-4033

Residential Mold Damage

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

This is what can happen when your toilet has a slow leak around the base. The sub floor in this home was covered with mold.

The very idea of mold can make any home or business owner cringe. Yes, mold can be beneficial, used in making brie or penicillin, but it can also be a really big problem when it is growing undetected somewhere on your property or belongings.

It can grow just about anywhere: on clothing, food, paper, carpet and the backside of drywall, just to name a few spots. It can produce allergens and irritants and, in some cases, toxins that are dangerous to your health.

  • Do an audit of your property. Are there any areas that are full of moisture much of the time? Seepage into storage areas or accumulation from leaky pipes should be dried within 48 hours to avoid mold damage. Encourage workers to keep wet items picked up, hanging wet coats up and keeping rain boots and wet shoes in an area that won’t soak up moisture. Take steps to keep floors and windows dry at all times, but especially during wet weather.

Residential Mold Damage

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold caused by a slowly leaking pipe. It was able to be cleaned, treated and sealed.

We aim to get your building back at full productivity as quickly and safely as we can. We offer comprehensive services to make your business “Like it never even happened.” Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Water Removal and Drying
  • Mold Remediation
  • Odor Removal
  • Carpet Treatment and Installation
  • Commercial Cleaning

Our highly trained technicians can help locate and fix the source of the problem, remove the water, and treat the affected area. 

The longer water spreads through your building, the more damage it causes—especially as it becomes more contaminated over time. Prolonged periods of moisture in your business can also lead to mold problems. That’s why we’re committed to being faster to any sized disaster.

With our 24/7 service, we’re able to contain and treat water damage quickly, which allows us to save and restore as much of your building and property as possible.

At SERVPRO Limestone and Lawrence Counties, we commit to a “restore first” mentality that prioritizes restoration above replacement to save you money and get you back into your building faster.

Residential Mold

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

This is what mold in a crawlspace looks like. This was caused by excessive moisture and humidity.

Proper ventilation is a good way to keep mold at bay. Keeping bathroom and kitchen doors open can help, increasing air circulation and aiding in the drying process. Using dehumidifiers keeps areas dry and pleasant, and always keep an eye on them to make sure they are in good repair and not contributing any moisture themselves; the manufacturer’s information provided will give directions on cleaning and care of your unit.

Clean, fresh air can help get rid of mold. New mold remediation efforts may focus on bringing cleaner air into the home. It's a good idea to think about air circulation. If the air is stagnant, the problem can recur. Ventilation systems help remove water vapor and improve air circulation in your home.

What You Need To Know About Mold

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

This is a floor that was affected by mold and water damage. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties was able to come and restore it.

Our SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties website gives some neat facts about mold that you may have not known:



  • 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 you have mold in your home, it is nothing to be embarrassed about, however it does need to be addressed and looked at if you question your well-being and your home being negatively affected by it. Call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties today and we will glad to assess any mold damage that you may suspect. (256) 233-4033

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties Knows Mold!

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

This kitchen in Athens, AL was affected by mold and water damage after a sink had been left running.

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties has a team of production technicians that get to be a part of education classes to learn how to handle, treat, and remove mold safely: 



  • IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training

  • Initial Franchise Training

  • e-Learnings

  • Continuing Education Classes


It is important to know how to do mold remediation and how to do it as safely as possible. Being educated to know how to remove mold and in a safe way is vital to your home or business and to the health of others. Some of the trainings that SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties provides to it's workers are courses that are several days long because of the amount of quality information our team needs to know about to be able to perform the job as effectively and efficiently as possible. 

Black Mold: What You Need To Know

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

This room was affected by mold. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties was called and we were able to do mold remediation is a timely manner.

Black mold is also called stachybotrys chartarum. Mold can cause health effects in humans. In any case, if you suspect or see mold in your home or business, SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties can fix this problem with mold remediation.


SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties uses specialized equipment, educated team members, and a variety of tools to remove different types of mold safely. Some of the benefits of using SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties to help with mold remediation is that we are open 24/7 to help in cases of emergencies, we have a team of highly educated production technicians to do the remediation process effectively and efficiently, and we can work with insurance companies to make the process as easy as possible.


 


http://blackmold.awardspace.com/stachybotrys.html

GOT MOLD?

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold in Athens Bathroom caused by moisture. 01/20/2017

 


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 – SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties 256-233-4033

Does Your Limestone County Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

In Limestone County, mold 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 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 – 256-233-4033

Mold in Crawlspace Athens, AL.

7/5/2016 (Permalink)

Mold in your crawlspace in Athens, AL? SERVPRO can make it like it "Never even happened".

SERVPRO Of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is your source for crawlspace mold problems in Athens, AL.  Our IICRC certified and trained technicians can diagnose your crawlspace mold problems and eliminate your black mold problem.

The first step in our crawlspace cleaning process is to spray the mold with an antimicrobial treatment to keep the mold from growing and spreading.  We then hand wipe and/or HEPA Vac the floor joists and subflooring to remove the mold spores. The next step is to seal any wood that is showing any signs of water staining. Our technicians will test the moisture content of the wood to make sure that the moisture content level of the flooring is less than 20% so that you will not have further moisture issues. 

We can also remove and replace your crawlspace vapor barrier. A lot of the homes that we visit do not have adequate coverage of their crawlspace floor which allows moisture to enter the crawlspace and create mold problems on the wood. Mold spores in your crawlspace can also negatively affect your indoor air quality as the the air flows up into the home.

Give us a call at (256) 233-4033 to schedule a free estimate.