Recent Mold Remediation Posts
Mold in Residential Home
Mold Cause by Water Intrusion
Weather in the Midwest is always interesting. From raging storms in the summer to frigid temperatures in the winter.
These last two summers have accrued a large amount of flooding. We've had storms that had lasted for days, leaving homeowners helpless.
Unfortunately, some damage remains unseen until weeks or even months later when spots on the drywall, ceiling or paneling start to appear.
Mold can easily grow and spread in wet humid temperatures. Especially in homes where water damage had occurred. It does take a professional to properly remove it without spreading the spores throughout the rest of the home.
What you see growing on your walls is just the secretion of mold. Using bleach discolors the secretion making you think that it had been removed, but instead it can actually cause the mold to spread.
Please consult a professional before you decide to take matters into your own hands. If you have any questions we would be more than happy to assist!
Mold in Vehicles
Moldy Steering Wheel
No one likes to hear the word mold when describing their homes. Most people don't even want to think about it.
I hate to break it to you, but mold is found everywhere in the world. It is just the elevation you should be worried about.
One place you might not think about is your vehicle. In the picture you see a steering wheel with many colorful blotches covering it.
This vehicle was out in the rain with the windows down during a rainstorm. When it had been brought back into the garage they rolled the windows up and let it sit, causing a 'Petri-Dish' affect. Throughout the vehicle there was mold growth on the seats belts, seats, and of course the steering wheel.
If you do get water in your vehicle make sure that it is properly dried out, unless you like the furry colored splotches.
SERVPRO of Rockford's technicians were able to get this vehicle cleaned up and ready for use! So give us a call if anything like this happens to you!
Does your home have a mold Problem?
Mold on a wall in the basement of a home
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 – (815)964-0599