Recent Mold Remediation Posts

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8/17/2018 (Permalink)

This one’s a true double header! We were called out to a home in Oxford for a shower/bath that was leaking into the basement AND mold in the basement that needed to be remediated.

To start, we addressed the water issues that the customer faced, conducting demo and setting equipment to start the drying process. Next, we addressed the mold in their basement. Our crew set-up a containment zone, remediated the mold and then place 3 air scrubbers in the affected area. After a couple of days, the water affected area was dry and the affected mold area was good to go. This job is now in reconstruction and soon their home will look like the shower/bath never leaked and the mold was never even there.

Moldy Attic

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Moldy Attic Side by side comparison of the attic ceiling.

This attic is 1,983 square feet. When we first arrived on site it was completely covered in mold. The inspector identified the source as an improper ventilation issue. Understandably so, the homeowner was unable to fix the source until the mold was remediated. They called our office and Eric went out to give them an estimate. Soon after the estimate was accepted by the homeowner, our techs, Austin and Josh were onsite in full Tyvek suits setting up the containment and starting the remediation process. In the first day we were able to set-up the containment, remediate and set the air scrubbers. Upon the final walk through with the homeowner, the attic was clear of mold and ready to start fixing the source of the problem.

Mold Damage Restoration Services

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to get rid of mold!

Mold can be costly, difficult to remove, and dangerous for your health. Improperly handled water damage can lead to mold. If the mold is left unchecked, it could further result in reduced indoor air quality and an unsafe environment. If your home or commercial building has a mold problem, don’t hesitate to enlist our certified restoration specialists to help you kill mold and restore your property.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24-hour mold removal service in Oxford. Call us at (810) 664-1000.

At SERVPRO of Lapeer, we quickly and thoroughly inspect your property to locate both visible and non-visible mold growths, as well as locate the source of moisture. Using proper methods of containment, sanitation and with the use of specialized equipment, we will return your home or business to a safe and healthy state.

Causes & Risks of Mold

Moisture and mold go hand in hand. To get mold out of the home or business, you have to address the moisture problem as well. Any of our damage services will immediately address mold issues and attempt to prevent mold before it appears.

The mold may cause the following problems:

  • Allergens
  • Irritants
  • Sneezing
  • Mycotoxins
  • Long-Term Diseases

If you are not sure whether you have mold in your home our professionals can use a simple machine to test the mold count in the air.  Even if you haven’t experienced significant water damage, a problem as simple as a leaky window could lead to mold damage.

Let SERVPRO of Lapeer provide expert mold cleanup and removal services in Oxford!

Mold Removal Services for Mold Damage

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is very common across the globe in both commercial buildings as well as houses. Presence of excessive moisture caused by water leakage problems or water collection in a specific area generally results in mold. If, you are facing the issue, it is very important to take it seriously and opt for proper methods to remove it as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Lapeer are your expert Mold Removal Contractors, We can solve all the problems for you simply by using the best mold removal contractor in Oxford.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24 hour mold removal service in Oxford.

While most molds are not a major problem, even benign mold if given the opportunity, can grow to massive numbers. Large populations of normal environmental mold can overwhelm even a healthy immune system, so it is important to get rid of active mold growth.

If you’ve discovered mold, or are concerned that a slow leak may have allowed it to grow behind a wall or other unseen area, we find the mold, treat it, and do a complete water damage remediation. We put the highest value on open communication and customer service and document the entire mold removal process.

Mold removal protects the health of your family or employees, preserves the structural integrity of your property, and improves the musty, damp smell associated with mold. And we help you get to the root cause of the issue, so the problem is not repeated.

Call our 24/7 emergency service line at (810) 664-1000 or visit online. We’re ready to help.

Mold can be a growing problem

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

If your home or business had water damage or moisture issues, potentially dangerous mold growth can become a big problem. Mold can begin to grow within 12-24 hours and become visible within 72 hours. If you can see mold growing, the top priority is to remove and safely dispose of it.

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides 24 hour mold removal service in Oxford.

Mold remediation encompasses identifying and addressing mold issues in a structure. Mold remediation prevents the spread of mold by isolating damaged areas, removing affected material and eliminating moisture sources – the cause of the mold – in order to reestablish a healthy environment.

SERVPRO of Lapeer offers immediate help to secure your property and prevent further damage from occurring. SERVPRO of Lapeer stands out with:

  • Commercial, Residential & Municipal Mold Removal.
  • Expert Certified Storm Mold Removal Professionals
  • Quick Friendly Service
  • Emergency Mold Removal Services Available
  • Affordable Prices

SERVPRO of Lapeer is your expert mold removal contractors! Are you looking for Storm Damage Restoration Services in Oxford? Then count on the mold removal at SERVPRO of Lapeer who can solve all of these problems for you, simply by using the best Mold Removal Contractor in Oxford.

Mold Removal in Oxford is widely accepted as the best alternative to keep your system work efficiently. This type of repair is the modern alternative to Mold Removal in Oxford. SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford is licensed and insured contractors that are available 24 hours a day. These experienced, licensed and knowledgeable contractors are available for any Mold Removal in Oxford.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Lapeer 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.

Call SERVPRO ….or find us on the web for your best mold removal costs inspection estimate! Save money and time on Mold Removal Costs in Oxford.

Lapeer, Genesee & Oakland County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lapeer, Genesee & Oakland County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

 

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 [[Franchise Name]] 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 [[Franchise Name]] 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 – 810.664.1000

Does your home have a mold problem?

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your home have a mold problem? Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours. This shows spore growth less than 2 days after water exposure without proper mitigation.

 

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 –810.664.1000

My House Smells Musty

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Now that it has cooled off outside and people are spending significantly more time in their homes, we have been getting quite a number of calls for mold testing.  The number one reason people have been calling for testing is due to a "musty smell" in their home.  It doesn't take much for mold to form indoors; a small water leak or excess humidity could be cause enough for mold growth to begin.  Now, one must understand that mold is everywhere and is completely impossible to eradicate, however, mold does not tend to irritate us until it has had a chance to grow; causing it to produce allergens and irritants. 

A water leak does not have to be present for mold growth to occur.  Please understand that an increase in humidity in the home can also create an environment susceptible to mold growth.  It is recommended that indoor humidity be kept below 45% in order to prevent the growth of mold.  This can be difficult in older homes that utilize water or steam heat as these tend to increase the humidity level indoors.  If this is the case for you, it may be to your benefit to place dehumidifiers strategically throughout your home where humidity levels tend to be the highest.  An indoor humidity meter can be picked up for just a few bucks online if this is something that concerns you. I (Andrea) actually have a humidity meter on my alarm clock that allows me to monitor the humidity in my bedroom and I run a dehumidifier as needed.

If all else fails and you are concerned, please give us at SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc a call.  We would be happy to come test your home for Mold in order to give you the peace of mind that you deserve.  Please know that if mold is found, our technicians come highly trained in Mold Remediation and have specialized Mold Remediation Equipment that allows us to effectively address the each unique mold issue our clients present.  If mold is identified and remediation must occur, rest assured that SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc is ready to help.  The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (810) 664-1000
  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

For more information, please visit us here http://www.SERVPROlapeer.com/mold-removal-process or call the office anytime (810) 664-1000.

Take the Interactive Mold House Tour https://www.epa.gov/mold/interactive-mold-house-tour

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