Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Steps for mold

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can disrupt the mold spores throughout your home/business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. Mold spores can be airborne days before landing.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield 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.

Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield specializes in mold remediation and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

See Signs of Mold? Call Us Today – 513-858-1071

Got mold?

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

There is only a couple ways to remove mold, and there is a ton of ways not to remove mold correctly. A lot of things people use to remove mold is bleach, which is something you absolutely do not use at all, it actually feeds the mold and helps it grow. There is a process to remove mold that involves a lot of safety precautions not only for your health but also to keep it from spreading and cross contaminating other content or building materials. 

If you experience a water damage be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield so we can get it dried to avoid any microbial growth. We are available to help 24/7 365 days a year. Don’t hesitate to call to schedule an appointment at (513)858-1071.

Mood removal

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

There are thousands of different kinds of molds. A lot of times if you suspect mold in your house you may want to get a mold test. However a mold test isn’t really necessary if mold is visible. The first thing we would want to do is figure why mold is growing and creating mold colonies. Mold needs three things to stay dormant and survive, which is a mold spore, moisture, and a food source. The food source can be anything from dry wall dust, insulation etc...etc... Once the source has been fixed that caused the mold we can remediate it. SERVPRO of East Hamilton/Fairfield professionals are available 24/7 365. If you have any questions or concerns on mold you can call our office at (513)422-9200.

Eliminate Mold problems

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

No one wants mold damage anywhere in their home, but the laundry room is a common and frustrating area where it makes itself known. You try to remove the mold yourself without success and finally ask, "what company near me holds the key to complete mold remediation?" The answer is SERVPRO, your local mold management and remediation experts. 
 
It is not surprising that mold damage plagues your Middletown Springboro laundry room. Plenty of organic material and a wide range of microbial accelerants lie in your laundry room. The area is isolated, in an out of the way corner of your home. The long term leaks on the back of your washer itself is a treasure trove of nooks and crannies that hide mold growth. You sniff the musty odor every time you open the door to the laundry room.  
 
Dealing with persistent mold is not a do it yourself job. All your efforts fail because mold is a tricky problem that requires remediation experts from SERVPRO to conquer. Mold can hide behind cabinet areas in places you may not be able to visibly see. Hoses and other plumbing connections may be examined for leaks and evidence of mold growth. 
 
The washer and dryer themselves are possibly a source of mold contamination. Our Mold Professionals may require a Mold Test by a 3rd party for air quality and spore count, unless mold is visible then no mold test is needed. If Hoses and seals are the problems, a referral to an appliance repair specialist makes sense. Proper Containment and Mold Remediation can move your laundry room back to fresh-smelling instead of odor-creating. 
 
If you have concerns and detect odors or see suspect microbial growth, call our friendly staff at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield 513-858-1071 to set up a consultation.

Mold in your house

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in your house Mold vs. Human-Which species prefers 50 and 70 degrees to live? Answer: BOTH

The battle against mold damage developing in your home is a constant one. Since mold is everywhere, in the air and on many surfaces throughout our environment, exposure is inevitable where moisture is present.

Damp, dark spaces within your East Hamilton Fairfield home are perfect breeding grounds for mold damage. However, controlling the sources of moisture found in your home can significantly increase your chance of avoiding these types of damages from developing in your house entirely. At SERVPRO we prefer to maintain a relative humidity level below 50%, promptly repairing plumbing leaks, damaged roofs, and windows. Thoroughly cleaning and drying any areas affected by flooding, properly ventilating your shower, laundry room and cooking area, all of which greatly increase your chances.

However, how do you know what mold even looks like if you have never seen it before? Mold growths often look like common dirt blotches but may develop into patches with many different colors and have a musty odor associated with them. If you find mold spores growing in your home, there is no reason to discover which type of mold you have. If you can see it, or smell mold, a possible health risk may already be present, requiring you to contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO, to deal with the situation properly.

A company with expertly trained remediation technicians can perform the proper services and repair the source of moisture causing the issue. The best thing you can do is have the mold removed and work on ways to prevent future growths from forming within your living space. SERVPRO technicians highly suggest seeking professional assistance with any area larger than 10 square feet. It is likely that you do not have the resources or experience to handle the larger contaminated areas on your own.

Contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield today for additional information or assistance regarding mold contamination in your home. We are here to help (513) 858-1071.

Mold experts

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

What's causing the mold to grow? It could be a leaky pipe, humid basement or a heavy rainstorm that flooded your entire first floor. The size of the problem is less important than your ability to repair the source of moisture. It’s imperative to stop further moisture intrusion, otherwise, the mold will just continue to grow and spread.

Mold growth in a basement, attic or crawl space is relatively common because residents don't see these areas often, and they can be very humid.

It’s not worth risking the potential health issues, and mold will simply continue to devalue your property until the problem becomes so rampant that the home is uninhabitable. Nobody wants to purchase a seller's mold issue. Attic mold almost never affects the indoor air quality in the living space, but it sure threatens real estate deals.

Regardless of whether you’re on the buying or selling end of the transaction, be sure you understand the laws about informing a purchasing party about home defects. The law in most states, generally, is that you have to disclose all known risks, which includes evidence of mold in the home. Providing the details of a previous inspection, mold lab test results or even simply stating that stains on a wall might be mold could be considered sufficient disclosure. Call us 24/7 365. (513) 858-1071

Mold

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

A continuous state of elevated humidity is a primary cause of excessive microbial growth in for residences and can quickly increase the amount of damage that follows. Other factors, such as the presence of absorbent materials in the home can also play a role in how rapidly microbial growth occurs.

Mold remediation experts know that the existence of future invasive water can cause the microbial problem to return, rendering mold remediation efforts useless. Once we eliminate these sources, we can then begin removing mold-damaged materials, laundering and cleaning household items and furniture, and caring for the carpeting throughout the home. Walls that harbor mold, even if dormant, need cleaning and dried.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is always ready to serve those in our communities, including surrounding areas. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line at (513) 858-1071. Your family does not need to live with the effects of mold damage in your home.

How to treat/remove mold, correctly

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

When you discover mold in your home/building, call in the experts at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield.

We can't even count how many jobs we have done because either internal maintenance crews or even outside contractors didn't know how to properly handle mold removal.

Once proper containment is in place and control of the air is maintained, mold can be addressed. If carpet, drywall, wallpaper and insulation has mold growing on it, it’s going to need to be removed. The affected material is removed from its location and is then properly bagged.

Those bags need to be properly handled to ensure that mold is not carried out of the containment area and allowed to spread into the air and onto other unaffected materials.

Once all mold affected material has been removed, all of the surrounding areas can be cleaned and HEPA vacuumed to ensure all of the mold spores have been removed.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Fire, water and mold damage remediation experts. Call us at 513.858.1071.

Mold in your home or business.

2/19/2018 (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. Below are a few mold facts.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be dried out. 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. Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants

Is Mold lurking in your home?

2/14/2018 (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 mold facts below:

  • 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.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture and a food source (dry wall dust). 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.