Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Containment

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Handling Mold: Containment

When performing mold remediation work it's essential to have good containments. You want to ensure no spores are spread throughout other areas of the home or business that were not previously affected.

Containment is a large part of our job when dealing with mold jobs. As you can see in the picture, we have contained the area so keep the mold spores from spreading. Our goal is to keep the affected area as small as possible to get you back into your home or business as fast as possible!

If you require mold remediation services in your home or business give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison! (903) 893-7166. We will return your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

*SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists*

Our SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

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Concerns with Mold Growth

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Our Specialists Can Help When Your Sherman/Denison Home Has Mold Issues

Mold can grow almost anywhere in your Sherman/Denison home. When you do discover you have mold growth, you want to find a professionally trained mold removal company right away. Concerns regarding indoor exposure to mold have been on the rise as the public becomes more aware that mold can create health effects. It is essential to hire a remediation service which has the training and experience needed to implement a plan for remediation, plus has the right protective equipment and containment.

Cleaning the mold damage in your Sherman home is our priority at SERVPRO once you contact us. Our staff has been professionally trained, and we have all the equipment needed to help you return your property to a safe living environment.

We start the remediation process by finding and correcting the source of the moisture which created the mold. Then, SERVPRO techs contain the areas of your home that were affected by the mold and start the removal of any visible water. We use high-tech air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to get the area dry again. Sometimes, demolition of the floors and walls is necessary to make sure we thoroughly remove the mold.

When cleaning the mold, various methods can be used including wet vacuuming, damp wiping, EPA vacuuming and removing damaged materials and sealing them in plastic bags. We can usually scrub mold off of hard, non-porous surfaces with detergent and water and then dry the surface. Any porous or absorbent materials such as carpet and ceiling tiles may need to be discarded.

Our immediate response lowers the amount of damage to your property, plus reduces your restoration costs. We also work closely with adjusters, insurance companies, and you as the homeowner throughout the entire process of remediation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the expertise to clean the mold damage in your home in the Sherman/Denison area. Get in touch with us by dialing (903)893-7166 any time you need assistance from the professionals.

“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (903)893-7166

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 contact our office.

  1. Emergency Contact - (903)893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Mold Remediation and Restoration

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water left unattended can cause very serious issues for your business or home.  You must take immediate care of a water loss. The longer water sits on materials the less of a chance to restore these items back to normal.  SERVPRO acts fast to save your home or business.

Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Dallas home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – 903-893-7166

Understanding Mold

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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.Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 903-893-7166

Understanding Mold

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Services

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

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Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. 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 they 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.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. 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.

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 - (903)893-7166

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.

Defense against MOLD GROWTH

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

DEFENSE AGAINST MOLD GROWTH:Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions. Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent. Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.

Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks. Keep gutters and drains clear of debris. Respond to all water intrusions immediately. Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is local to our community.  This means that we can respond quickly to your needs.

Contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold in your home or business.

We are available 24/7 and 265 days a year.

903-893-7166

MOLD REMEDIATION and RESTORATION

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth on Baseboards

Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Sherman home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. 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 remediation your mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the highly trained technicians that can look at your loss and what the next step is in the process of remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (903-893-7166)

What to Expect From Mold

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth

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 Sherman/Denison immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (903)893-7166

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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison proudly serves Sherman, Denison and surrounding areas.

Commercial Mold Remidiation

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting.

 Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison, We will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (903)-893-7166

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and perform the remediation to preloss condition. 

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Take Precautions

1/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moister for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moister problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moister problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

From The Ordinary

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi (penicillin chrysanthemum) .

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24 hours and 7 days a week for any type of damage you might have large or small from Commercial to Residential. 

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has trained and certified technicians ready at all times to begin the remediation your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166 with any questions.

The pattern may look interesting but MOLD GROWTH is no joke!

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

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Mold contamination shown throughout the garage

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 When a contamination reaches over 25 contiguous square feet we are required to call in a mold assessment consultant to take air samples and draw up a remediation protocol and clear the project once it has been completed. You'll see in this photo it was clearly necessary as this is just one room showing the growth.  

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 - 903-893-7166
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, Your SERVPRO Franchise Professional can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at 903-893-7166 today.