Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Issues

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Mitigation Finding Mold

When most people hear the word mold, the reaction is fear. Fear for getting sick, fear for the damage it may cause, and fear of what it means.

What people may not know is the fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment every day. Some forms (and there are over 100,000 fungi that have been identified) are actually helpful and add value to our lives. Others are harmful and require remediation to give everyone safe. 

When water intrusions go untreated, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Take precautions for you, your family, and employees. SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford handles water damages every day and knows how to help prevent mold damage. We use the proper restoration process to take care of your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

Managing Mold

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

When most people hear the word mold, the reaction is fear.

When most people hear the word mold, the reaction is fear. Fear for getting sick, fear for the damage it may cause, and fear of what it means.

What people may not know is the fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment every day. Some forms (and there are over 100,000 fungi that have been identified) are actually helpful and add value to our lives. Others are harmful and require remediation to give everyone safe. 

When water intrusions go untreated, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Take precautions for you, your family, and employees. SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford handles water damages every day and knows how to help prevent mold damage. We use the proper restoration process to take care of your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

When An Untreated Water Damage Becomes a Mold Problem

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours.

Mold can happen when you least expect it. Recently we were called to a job where the homeowners had a sink leak. We were called in to investigate. Upon removing the sink we discovered that mold was not only in the sink area but it had spread throughout The whole bathroom.  Unfortunately the bathrooms and to be gutted and fully renovated.  

Some things to think about when it comes to mold:

  • 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 and have the potential to cause other health effects. 
  • 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.

If you think you have mold give SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford a call. We will come to investigate and give you a quote.

978-256-4225 

When the rain won't go away, mold may be trying to stay!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

We will both clean the mold and if needed replace any damaged caused from the water and the mold.

With all this rain we have been recently having, beware, mold can start to grow in our homes. Mold is no match for us. It can cause damage to our homes and health issues to those who live in the house.

Make sure to call us ASAP.

Our professionals use advanced water detection equipment to locate the source of the problem and remediate any mold or water damage. We will both clean the mold and if needed replace any damaged caused from the water and the mold. We will all make sure the location of the mold is properly ventilated.

Call us today if you think you may have a mold issue. 978-256-4225

Don’t wait! It spreads fast. Catch it early! “Like it never even happened.” 

Mold...What to Do When You See It

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

At times, you may look around your home, in areas that are humid, and see what you think may be mold. When you see this microbial growth, do not disturb it. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford 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. When bleach is applied, the mold reacts by spreading away from the application.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 256-4225

Bathroom mold removal

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold spread through a whole bathroom

Mold can happen when you least expect it. Recently we were called to a job where the homeowners had a sink leak. We were called in to investigate. Upon removing the sink we discovered that mold was not only in the sink area but it had spread throughout The whole bathroom.  Unfortunately the bathrooms and to be gutted and fully renovated.  

Some things to think about when it comes to 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 and have the potential to cause other health effects.
-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.” 

If you think you have mold give SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford a call. We will come to investigate and give you a quote.

978-256-4225 

Call us if you find mold!

5/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold around a leaking drain

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford 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.
About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 256-4225

Don’t wait when there is mold

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Chris preparing to clean up mold

We take all precautions when cleaning up mold. Here is Chris getting ready to clean up mold at a residential job site. Mold is nothing to play around with. Call us today to give you a quote on your mold clean up. 978-256-4225

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford  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.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Don’t gawk at mold

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Call us today!

Mold is not anything to gawk at! It could cause some health problems. With rainy weather, humidity and heat mold thrives! It can come into homes through open windows or even on your clothes or pets!
If you have had water damage in your home or commercial buildings that hasn’t been properly cleaned up, mold will definitely grow! Mold loves to thrive in this type of environment! If you have had a water issue and think you might have mold call SERVPRO Chelmsford Westford before it’s too late! 978-256-4225

SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford specializes in mold remediation and we take all the precautions to make sure the mold is cleaned up properly and safely. Leaving your home fresh and clean. “Like it never even happened.” 

Spring=Rain=Mold

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Yuck!

This time of year is notorious for the growth of mold in your homes. With rainy weather and warmer days mold can grow quickly and unnoticed. It can enter homes through windows, doors, heating and ventilation systems, small cracks in walls and it can even attach itself to you, your pets and so on.
Exposer to mold can cause havoc on your healthy and well being. Especially in those who already suffer with respiratory issues or have low immune systems. I can cause asthma, eye irritation, coughing and wheezing, stuffiness, irritated throat, and so on.

You can control the grown of mold by taking a few simple steps:

* Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
* Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
* Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.
* Controlling humidity levels by using a dehumidifier

If you find yourself with mold levels on the rise or water issues give SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford a call. We can help! Don’t wait till it’s too late, 978-256-4225

Rain=mold

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Take action against mold

With all this rain beware mold can start to grow in our homes. Mold is no match for us. Our professionals use advanced water detection equipment to locate the source of the problem and remediate any mold or water damage. Call us today if you think you may have a mold issue. 978-256-4225

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 Chelmsford Westford 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 978-256-4225

Rain=mold

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold

With all this rain we have been recently having, beware, mold can start to grow in our homes. Mold is no match for us. It can cause damage to our homes and health issues to those who live in the house. Make sure to call us ASAP. Our professionals use advanced water detection equipment to locate the source of the problem and remediate any mold or water damage. We will both clean the mold and if needed replace any damaged caused from the water and the mold. We will all make sure the location of the mold is properly ventilated. Call us today if you think you may have a mold issue. 978-256-4225 Don’t wait! It spreads fast. Catch it early! “Like it never even happened.” 

Does Your Chelmsford, Westford, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Townsend, Shirley, Ayer, or Ashby Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/19/2017 (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 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.

Ashby, Townsend, Pepperell, Shirley, Ayer, Tyngsborough, Chelmsford, Westford, Dunstable, and Groton Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 256-4225