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Did you unpack holiday decorations and find mold? Call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina.

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

If you find mold in your home or office, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to handle the situation.

As the holidays approach and you go searching for last year’s decorations you may uncover a patch of mold that has developed. Dark corners of the basement or sections of the attic are common areas to find mold. Don’t try to clean or wipe away the mold yourself, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help mitigate the situation.

What to do if you find mold

Mold is something that you don’t want to deal with yourself.  SERVPRO follows the IICRC standards and incorporates industry defined actions when handling mold.  Our trained professionals will do the following:

  • Locate the source of the mold. Is there a persistent drip or water source in a basement or attic?  If so, that needs to be dealt with.
  • A trained SERVPRO technician will evaluate the mold and provide a recommendation on the next steps.
  • Depending on the extent of mold spores, we will typically provide an air scrubber and contain the space to prevent spores from becoming air-born and contaminate the remainder of the property while mitigation takes place.
  • SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will arrange for the proper disposal of all mold, cleaning and decontamination.

If mold is found in your home or basement, call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to help you 763-557-7323.    

Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina provides mold remediation for your home or office

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

When mold is discovered, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will provide an assessment, containment and expert mold remediation

Discovering mold in your home or office can be alarming.  If mold is discovered, you can contact SERVPRO for an assessment before taking any action.  First things first, do not attempt to clean, scrub or disturb mold, as the spores will easily distribute into the air.  If you have fans or an open window nearby blowing in the area, turn it off or eliminate any breezes.  Mold spreads easily and by scrubbing it or allowing wind to reach the affected area, the spores will simply move to another area.

Removing Mold from the House or Office

Calling a mold remediation expert like SERVPRO will allow for a number of actions to take place. The first thing we do is find the source of the mold.  There may be a leak, a water or moisture source that contributed to the mold growth.  Our trained mold technicians will find the source, eliminate further damage, assess the situation, contain the existing problem and remove the mold.  Also, we will professionally clean the affected areas and contents, as well as provide air filtration and provide any restoration, if needed.

What to do with Mold

If you find mold in the house or office, again, here are a few tips on what to do (and what not to do):

  • Do not touch or scrub mold
  • Turn off any fans or blowing air (HVAC)
  • Do not spray any bleach or chemicals on the mold
  • Do not try to dry the area or use any heaters (you will spread spores)
  • Call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina

Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Wayzata

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

MOLD Remediation BEFORE in Wayzata MOLD - AFTER

Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Wayzata

All it takes is excess humidity or a small water leak for mold damage to form in your home or business. Mold spores can produce harmless allergens, irritants, and other minor health effects. The first step in addressing any growth is to identify and manage the source. If moisture problems are not addressed, then any fungi cleanup or removal will only be a short-term solution. At some point, this type of growth will return.

Here are some interesting mold facts and myths:
• How many types of mold are there? There are more than 100,000 types and species of mold. The common types of home and office mold species are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.

• Can mold can only grow around pipes, leaks or because of floods? Mold does not grow on surfaces that are directly affected by water. Mold spores often occur within the HVAC systems of buildings and homes. They can grow on any surface that has its ideal environment, moisture, and humidity.

• Is black mold worse than other molds? Mold growth comes in a range of colors. Many molds classified black are actually a very dark green. Black mold is not necessarily more dangerous than other species of mold.

• Can this fungus cause skin rashes? The CDC reports that exposure to molds doesn’t contribute to rashes.

• Can I clean mold to eliminate it? Mold can become latent and reactivate. Tiny mold spores replicate every 24 hours, thus often growing back. For porous materials, like ceiling tiles, carpeting, wood, paper, and drywall, surface cleaning is often not enough.

If you see signs of mold damage , don't put out the for sale sign. Instead, contact SERVPRO of Plymouth/Long Lake/Medina. We are your locally owned and operated, certified mold specialists. We have built a standard of ethics and experience recognized in our industry. Let our skilled technicians help you get back to the healthy lifestyle you want for both you and your families future. 

Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Wayzata

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

MOLD Remediation BEFORE in Wayzata MOLD - AFTER

Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Wayzata

All it takes is excess humidity or a small water leak for mold damage to form in your home or business. Mold spores can produce harmless allergens, irritants, and other minor health effects. The first step in addressing any growth is to identify and manage the source. If moisture problems are not addressed, then any fungi cleanup or removal will only be a short-term solution. At some point, this type of growth will return.

Here are some interesting mold facts and myths:
• How many types of mold are there? There are more than 100,000 types and species of mold. The common types of home and office mold species are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.

• Can mold can only grow around pipes, leaks or because of floods? Mold does not grow on surfaces that are directly affected by water. Mold spores often occur within the HVAC systems of buildings and homes. They can grow on any surface that has its ideal environment, moisture, and humidity.

• Is black mold worse than other molds? Mold growth comes in a range of colors. Many molds classified black are actually a very dark green. Black mold is not necessarily more dangerous than other species of mold.

• Can this fungus cause skin rashes? The CDC reports that exposure to molds doesn’t contribute to rashes.

• Can I clean mold to eliminate it? Mold can become latent and reactivate. Tiny mold spores replicate every 24 hours, thus often growing back. For porous materials, like ceiling tiles, carpeting, wood, paper, and drywall, surface cleaning is often not enough.

If you see signs of mold damage , don't put out the for sale sign. Instead, contact SERVPRO of Plymouth/Long Lake/Medina. We are your locally owned and operated, certified mold specialists. We have built a standard of ethics and experience recognized in our industry. Let our skilled technicians help you get back to the healthy lifestyle you want for both you and your families future.