Recent Mold Remediation Posts
Preventiong Potential Mold Problem
Mold is every where in our environment and can enter homes easily. Mold grows if there is a water source, organic food source and temperatures between 40 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
When mold begins to grow indoors. it may cause some people to become ill, especially children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. all agree, growing mold on interior surfaces needs to be removed.
Control Moisture and Reduce Mold
The following steps your insureds can take to help alleviate potential mold problems in their homes or businesses.
- Correct any water leaks or standing water.
- Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units.
- Properly maintain humidifiers, if used.
- Steam cleaning and other methods involving moisture should not be used on any kind of duct work.
- Replace washing machine hoses with steel mesh lines.
- Move large objects away from the walls to provide good air circulation.
- Use exhaust fans in bath rooms. kitchens and laundry rooms.
- Ventilate attics and crawl spaces.
- Clean and dry water-damaged carpets, clothing and bedding within 48 hours.
mold growing up from the floor
Sam had a mold problem in his mother in law home. Mold was growing under the home from poor air flow which was causing mold to grow up through the walls and floors. Sam called his insurance and they referred him to SERVPRO of El Cajon. Will our technician was dispatched out.
Will arrived and immediately called for his team. They got to work right away removing mold affected materials. Once materials were removed we called air quality testing. All results came back passing and the customer was thrilled.
Sam stated " The employees of SERVPRO are very knowledgeable and helpful. They did not mind me asking many questions all the way through the project, they explained everything in great detail!"
Will came in and took action and made it look "Like it never even happened."
Mold Fears Fuel Indoor Air Quality Legislation
The growing fear of mold is causing many states to rush to regulate indoor air quality, despite the lake of consensus scientific evidence linking mold to human illness.
Nearly half of all states are considering legislation that would regulate acceptable airborne mold levels. A second trend in legislation would require mold disclosure prior to the sale or lease of properties. "This makes the person renting out or selling the property liable for future damages and fees that can be traced back to the presence of an organism that can grow to cover the surface of a ceiling in 24 hours, under the right conditions.
Owners and buyers and lessees may find it extremely beneficial and prudent to go ahead and have suspicious mildew smells or other signs of potential moisture problems investigated.
Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional to help determine the cause of odors and to perform any necessary cleanup and restoration to protect your property. If a mold problem is discovered. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can perform the remediation quickly and safely, adhering to nationally recognized standards.