Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Contain It!

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold containment is an important part of the remediation process.

During a basement remodel, you find an overgrowth of mold spores on one of the walls. You start to panic. “Now what?” you ask yourself as you rack your brain on what next steps you should take. You do a quick Google search, and our franchise is one of the first choices in mold remediation. You give us a call and Sherri promptly answers the call. You are in good hands. We have trained professionals on staff that know exactly what to do in a difficult situation like this.

Mold is a tricky thing and there are a lot of variables that come into play when working through the remediation process. One of the most important steps to cleaning mold is containing the area. Calling SERVPRO of North Kanawha Valley and Teays Valley so that we can get to you quickly and assess the situation is the first step to getting your peace of mind back. Our highly trained professionals will inspect the area and do a Mold Damage Assessment. The next step is Mold Containment, and this is the step I would like to expand on as it is one of the most important steps in this process. I asked one of our Production Chiefs Tim Smart if he could tell me about this procedure. Tim said, “Mold containment ensures that any mold found in the areas of concern do not spread into other areas of the building or home. Containment chambers also lighten up the load of the clean-up process by keeping any dust and other debris within the confines of the work area.”

If you find mold in your home or business, give us a call. Our esteemed production team will get you taken care of.

The dirt behind mold.

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

It only takes 48 hours for mold spores to begin to spread.

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.Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

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 – (304)755-9510