Recent Mold Remediation Posts

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.