Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Does Your Bonita Springs Home Have A Mold Problem

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

In Bonita Springs Home, Mold is Hidden Behind Cabinets

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 – (239) 791-8892

Mold Remediation in Estero, FL

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage in an Estero home.

You have been maintaining your Estero home, the last thing you want is to see mold or mildew growing in your home.  Not to mention the impact that these allergens can have on your health. Therefore, it is important to keep inspecting your home for any signs of these allergens are important. Here are a few tips for mold remediation.

Check for Source of Moisture

If you are having an mold problem in your home, it definitely means that the area has moisture thus, the first thing you need to do is check for the source of moisture. Otherwise, you will never really get rid of the mold. Because even if you do remediate it, it will keep coming back. In most cases, poor ventilation, windows, roofs, foundations or plumbing are the main cause. If you identify the source of moisture, have it fixed immediately.

Call SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero

You cannot just decide to take care of the fungi or mold yourself. Getting rid of these allergens follows a complex process and trying to do it yourself will just be jeopardizing the health of your family members. An expert will ensure that the process is done safely, to ensure that your family’s health is not jeopardized.  While at the same time ensuring that the problem doesn’t reoccur.  The first thing your SERVPRO mold remediation expert will do is contain the area. This will prevent spores from spreading from this area to other areas of the house. HEPA Vacuuming is the next step. However, it is important to note that not any vacuum is ideal for this situation.

Ensure that it is thoroughly dried using dehumidifiers. The drying process will ensure that the microbial growth doesn’t reoccur.  Also, they should remove any furniture or equipment that has been affected by the mold spores. They should ensure that these items are sealed while being removed.  The last step is to have a clearance test performed by an independent Indoor Air Quality Professional.  For more information involving mold remediation services in your home or business, please visit http://www.SERVPRObonitaspringsestero.com