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The Hidden Menace: Unveiling the Importance of Mold Inspections

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

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In the realm of property maintenance, some threats are not as obvious as others. Mold, the silent intruder, is one such threat that can stealthily invade our living and working spaces, posing significant risks to both our health and the structural integrity of our buildings. Often overlooked or underestimated, mold can proliferate quickly and undetected, leading to a range of health complications and costly damages. In this blog, we delve into the crucial significance of mold inspections and why they are a vital component of any comprehensive property maintenance plan.

The Unseen Hazard

Mold, a type of fungus that thrives in damp and humid environments, can take root in various areas of a building, including walls, ceilings, and floors. It can grow unnoticed behind wallpaper, under carpets, or within the ventilation system, making it difficult to detect with the naked eye. The spores released by mold can trigger allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and even exacerbate existing health conditions. Given its elusive nature, it is imperative to conduct regular mold inspections to mitigate its potential hazards.

Protecting Structural Integrity

Apart from its detrimental impact on human health, mold can cause significant damage to the structure of a building. It can weaken the foundation, compromise the integrity of walls, and affect the overall stability of the property. Over time, this can result in extensive and expensive repairs, impacting the long-term value and safety of the structure. By scheduling routine mold inspections, property owners can identify and address mold growth in its early stages, preventing it from causing irreversible harm.

A Comprehensive Approach

Mold inspections are not solely about identifying existing mold growth. They also involve a thorough assessment of the property's environmental conditions that may promote mold development. Professionals conducting mold inspections evaluate the moisture levels, ventilation, and overall humidity within the building. By addressing these contributing factors, property owners can create an inhospitable environment for mold, significantly reducing the risk of future infestations.

Professional Expertise Matters

While some property owners attempt DIY mold inspections, it is essential to recognize the limitations of such endeavors. Mold can be deceptive, and its detection often requires specialized equipment and expertise. Professional mold inspectors possess the necessary training, experience, and tools to conduct comprehensive assessments, accurately identify mold types, and offer tailored solutions to eliminate the issue at its root.

Preserving Peace of Mind

Beyond the physical and financial implications, regular mold inspections offer peace of mind to property owners. By proactively addressing potential mold concerns, individuals can rest assured that their living and working spaces remain safe, healthy, and conducive to a high quality of life. This sense of security is invaluable, fostering a positive and secure environment for all occupants.

Embracing Prevention as a Priority

In the battle against mold, prevention reigns supreme. By prioritizing regular mold inspections as a fundamental aspect of property maintenance, individuals can safeguard their investments and the well-being of those inhabiting their spaces. Proactive measures not only save time and money but also contribute to fostering a sustainable and healthy living environment for generations to come.

At SERVPRO, we recognize the paramount importance of mold inspections in preserving the integrity of properties and the health of their occupants. Our seasoned professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive mold inspection services, leveraging cutting-edge technology and a deep understanding of mold dynamics. Through our commitment to excellence, we aim to empower property owners to proactively combat the threat of mold and ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of their cherished spaces.

Don't wait for mold to become a formidable adversary. Take charge of your property's well-being today with our trusted mold inspection services. Contact SERVPRO to schedule your comprehensive inspection and safeguard your property from the hidden perils of mold.

Mold Treatment

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a scary thing to think about because you do not know it is there until it begins to smell or be visible to the eye. When that happens though, who knows how much has spread until some of the contaminated area is removed. Once a piece of wall or whatever has the mold on it is removed, then we can see behind the scenes of how far it went and how much more needs to be removed. Before removing the mold, we spray a chemical that kills the mold, so it no longer spreads and then remove it all. 

Testing for Mold

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold can be very tricky especially trying to pinpoint where it is all located and where it may have spread too. Once mold begins to grow, it will spread to anything that it can live on and sometimes it becomes visible to the eye and other times it is hidden but you can smell a musky smell and notice it that way. The only way to really dictate if it is mold is to have SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties come in and do either an air quality test if the mold is not present or cut out a sample if it is visible. After running the tests, we will then know what type of mold it is and how to successfully treat it. Give us a call for a free mold inspection and we will make it "Like it never even happened".

Take Precautions

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

If you have experienced an ongoing moisture problem in your home or business, it is important to be alert to these factors. If you notice any of these, call SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties immediately and we will come in and take care of it. 

1. The presence of visible mold.

2. Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

3. Any evidence of past moisture problems that might indicate previous mold growth.

4. Excessive humidity.

Whenever there is a water loss, mold is bound to follow if not taken care of correctly. Do not take the cheap route when it comes to a water loss because mold will grow if not treated properly.

Precautions to Take

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is something no one wants to mess with or encounter. Mold can be very tricky and if not treated properly or fully, it could return. Some precautions you can take is if you see something that looks like mold, smell a musty odor, or have past/present moisture problems, you need to call SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties so we can properly inspect the area and run tests. If it is mold, we will then go in and treat the areas that need it as well as take precautionary measures to make sure it has not spread to other areas or has a chance to grow back. Give us a call for a free inspection (765) 659-9600.

Why Mold Needs Treated Immediately

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is something that you never want to leave untreated or brush it off like it is nothing. Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. It lives off of moisture and attaches to many surfaces. The way we treat mold depends on the severity, but it consists of spraying microbial on it, which kills it, then wipe it off of the surface. Another way we will combat the mold is by cutting out portions of the wall where mold is present. If you smell the odor of mold or see it, give us a call (765) 918-7871.

What Causes Mold

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

When mold forms, it can grow and infect other areas of the home fairly quickly if not treated correctly. Mold is caused by water damage or moisture that has found its way in your home and settled on either walls, ceilings or any other surface that it can attach to. When you contact SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties regarding a mold problem, we will go in and look at the infected areas to make sure it is in fact mold. After that we will determine if we just need to spray and kill the mold or if some of the wall, counter, ceiling or whatever else needs to come out. If anything in your home has a leak or allows water in, you need to get it fixed sooner rather than later to help prevent the potential growth of mold.

Why You Cannot Let Mold Go

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments. If left untreated, it can continue to grow and cause major health issues with people with Asthma or any other respiratory issue. Once mold is noticed, regardless of the size, it needs to be treated immediately. The longer you leave it, the more of a chance it has to spread to more parts of your home. Once contacted about mold, SERVPRO of Boone & Clinton Counties will go in and pinpoint the source of the mold and where it started. After that, we will scope out the surrounding area to make sure that it has not spread. Once we get the area or areas narrowed down, we will then spray the mold directly and around it to both kill it and to prevent it from coming back or spreading. Do not wait, call us (765) 659-9600

How to treat mold

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Before you know how to treat mold, you need to know how mold grows. To grow, mold needs oxygen, a relative humidity level of atleast 60%, temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and organic material to use as food to continue to grow. Once mold starts to grow, it is very important to get it taken care of immediately. To get it taken care of quickly, give us a call and we will come out and spray the infected area and all around it so that there is no chance for it to survive and find a new home on another part of the home. Our sporicidin, kills the mold or anything else that may be growing with it and prevents anymore from growing further. 

Does Your Boone or Clinton County Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

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 – (765) 659-9600

Boone and Clinton County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/13/2020 (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 Boone and Clinton Counties 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 Boone and Clinton County 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 – (765) 659-9600

Conditions In Boone and Clinton County Might Be Right For Mold

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Boone and Clinton County to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at (765) 659-9600

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Boone and Clinton County for mold remediation services.