Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Cleanup Company in Salem Ohio

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts about mold in your Salem, Ohio home:

  • 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.

For a mold assessment in Ashtabula, Ohio, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today at 330-609-8543

Mold Cleanup Company in Canfield Ohio

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold has the potential to cause health effects and can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (330) 609-8543

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been 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 areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Have Mold Related Questions? Call Us Today – (330) 609-8543

Mold Problem Cleanup in Canfield Ohio

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 

We have the right resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold service. Our crew performs their service with highly advanced equipment to eliminate the problem. To avoid mold from appearing, it is imperative to immediately call for professional service after a water damage. Our company specializes in water and mold damage restoration and they have the experience to quickly restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Do You Need Us?

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. We are a 24-Hour Emergency Service and faster to any size disaster. Our company has the tools and equipment to detect moisture and identify the source.

We are a locally owned and operated company, providing highly trained mold remediation technicians with IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)certifications.

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Mold Services in Canfield Ohio

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

We have the necessary resources and certified technicians to identify what procedures need to be taken for a mold cleanup services. Our crew performs mold mitigation and remediation services to eliminate the problem. To avoid mold from appearing, it is imperative to immediately call for professional service at the first sign of water damage. To prevent secondary water damage, like microbial growth, it's important to quickly bein the cleanup and drying process following a water damage situation. Our company specializes in water and mold damage restoration and we the knowledge, resources and experience to quickly restore your property back to, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Do You Need Us?

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. We are a 24-Hour Emergency Service and faster to any size disaster. We are locally owned and operated with a strong team trained in mold mitigation and remediation.

Do you see signs of mold? Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County at 330-609-8543

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Water Damage Cleanup in Austintown, Ohio

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage can lead to mold growth in only 24 hours

There are Six Steps Followed for a Water Damage Cleanup Procedure:

Step 1: Emergency Contact 
This is where YOU call US. We are available 24 hours a day for water emergencies with highly trained technicians on-call to service you immediately.

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment 
This is where WE come in to identify which procedures needs to be taken.

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction 
Excess water will be removed.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Our team will place state of the art drying equipment to aid in structural drying. Our team follows IICRC standards and will monitor the drying progress daily.

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Our cleaning specialists will clean your home or business and, if necessary, can also perform services like air duct cleaning or carpet and upholstery cleaning.

Step 6: Restoration

SERVPRO of West Mahoning County will truly make your damage, "Like it never even happened." Our reconstruction team will work with you and your insurance company to get your home or business back together.

If water damage occurs in your Austintown, OH home or business, call SERVPRO to restore the damage at 330-609-8543.

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Conditions in Lake Milton Might be Right for Mold

3/19/2018 (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 West Mahoning 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 330-609-8543!

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of West Mahoning County for mold remediation services.

Minor Mold Vs Major Mold - Canfield, Ohio

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Minor Mold?

There are different ingredients to try and remove mold.

Mold Removers:

Vinegar Mold Remover

In a spray bottle add -

½ vinegar

½ water

Bleach Mold Remover

1 cup of bleach

1 gallon of water

  • Do not rinse off

Hydrogen Peroxide Mold Remover

3% hydrogen peroxide

Tea Tree Oil

1 tsp tee tree oil

1 cup water

  • Do not rinse off

Major Mold?

These mold removers are a more cost efficient method. For excessive mold, you may need to call a professional service.

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better.

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Mold in Austintown, Ohio

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Preventing Mold

Preventing mold in Ohio homes can be complicated because of the excessive rain and moisture. Leaky roofs and floods are common in this state because of the rainy weather. Water damages should have an immediate professional service to prevent homes from molding.

Dangers of Mold

Not only does mold create an ugly scenery and an unpleasant smell, but scientists are claiming it can affect your health!

This whole occurrence can be extremely overwhelming. As a restoration company, we can eliminate the problem with our high quality products and trained staff.

Minor Mold

For minor mold try combining baking soda with liquid soap and essential oils. Just mix the two products and scrub the grout with a tooth brush.

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Does Your Fredericksburg, Ohio Home Need a Mold Service?

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

DIY Mold Remover

Main Household Materials:

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Soft Scrubbing Brush
  • Water

Bleach will work more effectively on bathtubs, counter-tops, and glass. Avoid using bleach on absorbable materials like wood or drywall.

For removing mold from grout, try vinegar instead of bleach. Vinegar is a safer alternative to prevent discoloration.

Grout Removal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup Baking Soda
  • Soft scrub brush
  • Spray bottle

Directions:

  • Fill spray bottle with ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup water. Use this mixture to spray onto affected area and use the brush to scrub in a circular motion.
  • After this first step is completed, begin making a paste with baking soda and water. Mix ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of water to create a paste.
  • Once the paste is completed, begin applying it along the grout and scrub with the brush.

Extreme mold may require professional services. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County does offer mold remediation and restoration services.

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Mold Services in Boardman, Ohio

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers a mold remediation service. Our certified technicians follow certain procedures to ensure your home is restored back to, “Like it never even happened.” Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. If your Fredericksburg, Ohio home needs a mold inspection or service call (330) 609-8543

What Causes Mold?

  • Humidity
  • Leaking pipes
  • Leaking roof
  • Condensation
  • Poor ventilation
  • Wet Clothes
  • Flooding
  • Damp basement

How to prevent Mold:

  • Monitor the humidity in your home – Try a dehumidifier
  • Dry wet areas immediately
  • Ensure your home has proper ventilation
  • Try to bring in as much sunlight to your home
  • Inspect water leaks around the house and fix immediately

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Guide to Water Damage and Mold

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Home Floods Cause:



  • Wet Furniture

  • Soaked Carpets

  • Peeling Wallpaper


Water Damage leads to mold growth in only 24 hours


How to take action? Remove wet carpet & call a professional service.


Why?


Certified professionals are trained to look for new mold growth. They utilize efficient equipment to effectively restore your home.  


There are Six Steps Followed for a Water Restoration Procedure:


Step 1: Emergency Contact This is where YOU call US. We are available 24 hours a day for water emergencies.


Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment This is where WE come in to identify which procedures needs to be taken.


Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction Excess water will be removed.


Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification


Step 5: Cleaning and Repair


Step 6: Restoration


If a water damage occurs to your Canfield home, call SERVPRO to restore your damages back to, “Like it never even happened”.


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Commercial Mold Damage

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals understand that finding mold in your Boardman business can be the beginning of a bad day for you. Finding and remediating the mold as soon as possible will result in less damage and down time for your business. We are here for you to make it "Like it never even happened." Professional clean up for mold is required to get your business back on its feet faster and make it a safe environment. Mold knows it’s an unwelcome guest and tends to occur in the less popular places of the building. Recently a local church discovered mold in their basement where they spend some of their time for youth groups and other events. They caught the mold quickly and called their local SERVPRO and they were able to get rid of the mold, clean, and verify the area is now up to health standards. If you find mold in your business or home, call the professionals to get you back on your feet ASAP at (330)609-8543.

How To Remove Odor and Musty Smell From Basement

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.







SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.


We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contact any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.


The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us!


Contact us to remove foul odors in your Canfield, Ohio home today! (330) 609-8543






DIY Mold Remover

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

It is hard to maintain a clean bathroom but there are multiple ways to keep your bathroom clean. Shower grout is common and mixing baking soda with bleach could bring your shower back to normal. If you do not like using harsh chemicals like bleach you could consider replacing it with lemons. Another way to remove mold is by combining baking soda with liquid soap and essential oils. Just mix the two products and scrub the grout with a tooth brush. Sometimes mold inconveniently occurs and surrounds your bathtub. Soaking cotton balls with bleach and placing it along the stained/moldy area caulking overnight will remove the mold. For hard water build up you can mix lemon juice, vinegar, and dish soap to remove the grime in unwanted areas.

Types of Household Molds

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Cladosporium is the most common type of mold we see in our households. You probably have seen it on your food such as bread. The mold is a green, black, or grey color. This type of mold is harmful with people who have allergies or asthma. It could cause allergic reactions and shortness of breath for individuals who are diagnosed with asthma. Aspergillus is a type of mold that usually occurs in moist areas in your house and grows very quickly. This mold usually appears on the walls of your basement; most people ignore it and do not take action because they are not aware of the infections it causes. Alternaria is a type of mold that does not need a lot of water to grow. This form of mold is usually found after a flood and it should be taken care of by professionals such as SERVPRO.

How to Remove Odor and Musty Smell from Basement

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of West Mahoning County is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contact any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us!

Contact us to remove foul odors in your Austintown, Ohio home today! 330-609-8543

 

Cleaning Mold

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold has the potential to cause health effects and can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (330) 609-8543

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been 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 areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

Have Mold Related Questions? Call Us Today – (330) 609-8543

What is Black Mold?

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of West Mahoning County immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold in Your Salem home, Call Us Today – (330) 609-8543

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor 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 Remediation in your Austintown Home

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in your Austintown Home Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County if you suspect mold in your home or place of business.

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your Austintown home or business.

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (330) 609-8543
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (330) 609-8543

Does Your Youngstown Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/15/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Youngstown Home Have A Mold Problem? In Youngstown, Ohio mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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 330-609-8543

Mold Clean Up in Canfield, Ohio

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts about mold in your Canfield home:

  • 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.

Call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today at (330) 609-8543