Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Worries? Not When SERVPRO Is On The Scene!

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

A hot water line leaked inside this Pasco home, causing damage and the perfect situation for mold to grow.

A hot water line started leaking in this Pasco, Washington home. When the homeowner noticed a puddle of water in the bathroom, they did the right thing and called SERVPRO of Tri Cities West right away.

When a plumbing line leaks inside a wall, especially a hot water line, it is imperative to get it fixed and dried as soon as possible. A hot, dark and humid area, such as in the wall, is the perfect situation for mold to start growing and spreading in less than 24 hours.

If you experience a water leak call us as soon as you can. We will have a IIRC Certified technician out to mitigate the water damage quickly and make sure any possibility of mold is remediated.

WE are open for emergency’s 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Even on Holidays we have a 1-4-8 policy for our customers. We will have a professional contact you within 1 hour of notice, Be on site to mitigate the damage within 4 hours and have a file prepared for your insurance within 8 hours of your call.

That’s why SERVPRO is not only the brand you know and trust but also known to be “faster to any size disaster”

For more information visit our "What to do until help arrives" Brochure

Limiting Mold Growth: The Do's and Don'ts With Water Damage to Help Prevent Mold

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Found Mold?

Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur in doors - act promptly.... A prompt response within 24 to 48 hours and thorough clean up, drying, and/or removal of water damage materials will prevent or limit mold growth. It is pertinent to act fast with water damage, that’s why SERVPRO is always available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our motto is “faster to any size disaster.”

DO:

  • Stop the source of water
  • Extract water
  • Dry out the materials fast and thoroughly
  • Place blocks under furniture
  • Open drawers, cabinets and doors for air flow
  • Treat the area with anti-microbial

DON'T:

  • Don’t go into a room with standing water before the electricity is turned off
  • Don’t use electric appliances while standing in water or on wet floors
  • Don’t disturb mold. Call a professional instead

Mold Remediation Process

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Spread

When there’s a water intrusion like a roof leak or leaking water pipe, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately SERVPRO professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a typical mold removal process.

Call the Team in Green:

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call your SERVPRO professionals. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources and personnel needed.

Inspection and Damage Assessment:

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment:

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the containment area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration:

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mod remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold and Mold Infested Material:

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies from forming and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to mitigate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings:

SERVPRO professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment or other techniques.

Restoration:

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet: or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various rooms in a home or business.

SERVPRO professionals understand mold, mold growth and mold mitigation. They have the proper training and special equipment and products to fix the issues.

Call SERVPRO today for a free, no obligation, scope. (509)943-9290