Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Removal or Remediation?

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

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Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.


A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO  Professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

  • Step 1: Call SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/Southeast Surprise 
  • Step 2: Have one of our highly trained estimators come out for and inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Call your local licensed Mold Assessor and get a protocol for remediation.
  • Step 4: Mold Containment
  • Step 5: Air Filtration
  • Step 6: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 7: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 8: Restoration

Do You Know How to Prevent Mold in Your Home?

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Does your home have mold?

Unless you are attempting to make blue cheese or penicillin mold is not something that you want to be messing with or run across in your home or business. Mold can grow anywhere with a lot of moisture present, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes as well as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can be a difficult and costly problem to fix, but it also can produce harmful allergens and irritants that can compromise your health.

According to the Mother Nature Network here are nine ways to prevent moisture indoors, and the mold that thrives on it.

  1. Identify problem areas in your home and correct them.
  2. Dry wet areas immediately.
  3. Prevent moisture with proper ventilation.
  4. Equip your home with mold-resistant products.
  5. Monitor humidity indoors.
  6. Direct water away from your home.
  7. Clean or repair roof gutters.
  8. Improve air flow in your home.
  9. Keep mold off household plants.
 

Mold Safety Tips 

11/3/2018 (Permalink)

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 Sun City/Sun City West/SE Surprise 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 Sun City/Sun City West/SE Surprise 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 – 623-546-1930.

Not Cleaning Your Ducts Can Lead to Mold Growth  

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, and mold can easily exist in your ducts.  You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.  

You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if: 

  • There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. 
  • Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects). 
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers. 

If you do decide to have your air ducts cleaned, give SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/SE Surprise a call at 623-546-1930, and we will be happy to come to your home or business to clean out the ducts for you.  

Identifying Mold in your Home

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in your home? Double check an give the Professionals a call.

Part of owning a home is maintaining it and keeping a safe place to live.  We often talk about being prepared for water damage, fire and maintaining the necessary measures when a loss occurs. But preventing and checking mold is just as important, mold can continue to spread and become a serious health problem if not taken care of.

What happens if you find mold? Here are our remediation steps to help you.

Its important to do what you can to prevent mold. Try applying a sealant that is designed to protect and preserve the surface it's applied to such as a structure guard. This prevents mold and mildew growth. However, no matter what prevention measures you take it is still necessary to keep aware and test for mold continuously.

If you find what appears to be mold in your home or work place try out an at home mold test. If you don't want to conduct a test yourself, you can always contact a mold specialist to preform a professional test. Once finalized,, it's the results that are important.

1. Call SERVPRO of Sun city/Sun City west/S.E. Surprise @ 623-546-1930

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.

8. Reconstruction if needed.

Mold Damage

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

Mold Damage

In Sun City/ Sun City West/Southeast Surprise, 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 –623-546-1930

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust a Home Testing Kit

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

If you suspect there's a fungus growth in your home, you may want to have mold testing done.

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust a Home Testing Kit

There's been a musty smell lingering in your Sun City/ Sun City West/ SE Surprise, AZ, home, so you decide to do some investigation. After a preliminary search of the house, you can't find any mold. You decide to get a DIY mold test kit to get to the bottom of your dilemma. You follow all of the steps and your results are in. There's mold in your house! While this may be true, a home mold testing kit actually isn't that accurate. Here are four reasons you should work with a mold remediation team and a certified environmental hygienist instead.

1. Mold spores exist everywhere. They float around indoors and outdoors. When a mold kit comes back positive, it could mean there's growth in your house, but the kit could also be picking up the naturally occurring spores from the air.


2. You don't know how old the tests are. Most mold testing kits don't use a dating system. This means your kit could have been sitting on warehouse and store shelves for years. The longer a product like this lies around unused the greater chance it has been contaminated. The positive results could be from mold spores that found their way into the box years ago.


3. The findings aren't explained. When you work with a professional team, you can get all of your questions answered. The experts can go over the meaning of the results and help you understand what your next move should be. A mold kit, however, simply comes back as positive or negative without much explanation.


4. It won't tell you where the mold is. Even if the test results are accurate, you still don't know where to look to find the growth. Sure, it might help you find out there's mold growth, but it doesn't help you get any closer to a solution.

If you suspect there's a fungus growth in your home, you may want to have mold testing done. It's best to work with a certified environmental hygienist rather than do a DIY mold test.

For more information, please call us at (623) 546-1930

Do you have mold

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold on carpet

SERVPRO of Sun city/Sun City West/ Southeast Surprise is a 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

Water Damage

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ South east Surprise provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in 

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ Southeast Surprise
 is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -623-546-1930

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ Southeast Surprise
 has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ Southeast Surprise

SERVPRO of  Sun City/Sun City West/ Southeast Surprise specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Do you have mold in your home?

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold on Carpet and walls

Mold in your home? Double check an give the Professionals a call.

Part of owning a home is maintaining it and keeping a safe place to live.  We often talk about being prepared for water damage, fire and maintaining the necessary measures when a loss occurs. But preventing and checking mold is just as important, mold can continue to spread and become a serious health problem if not taken care of.

What happens if you find mold? Here are our remediation steps to help you.

Its important to do what you can to prevent mold. Try applying a sealant that is designed to protect and preserve the surface it's applied to such as a structure guard. This prevents mold and mildew growth. However, no matter what prevention measures you take it is still necessary to keep aware and test for mold continuously.

If you find what appears to be mold in your home or work place try out an at home mold test. If you don't want to conduct a test yourself, you can always contact a mold specialist to preform a professional test. Once finalized,, it's the results that are important.

1. Call SERVPRO of Sun city/Sun City west/S.E. Surprise @ 623-546-1930

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.

8. Reconstruction if needed.

Mold

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

What mold looks like

Does home Have A Mold Problem?

Mold Damage

In Sun City/ Sun City West/Southeast Surprise, 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 –623-546-1930