Mold on kitchen cabinet.
Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long standing leaks, and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, 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.
Fungi and Mold
Containing the mold.
Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and or exposure to molds present health concerns for some people.
Mold Prevention & Mitigation: For your health
Molds are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An institute of Medicine study found excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, potentially causing a public health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth.
Storm Danage response tips for property owners
Dehumidifier and air movers drying wet drywall and ceiling not affected by mold.
Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time. The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. The two primary components of a proper water restoration are: 1 Fast action; and 2 thorough drying.
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Mold Prevention & Mitigation: For your health
This moldy wall was caused by a moisture build up over a long period of time in Upland, CA.
Molds are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An Institute of medicine study found excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, potentially causing a public health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth.
Take precautions when dealing with mold
This moldy kitchen was due to a broken pipe.
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, be alert for:
The presence of visible mold.
Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
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.
Fire damage in your business
This burned oven was due to faulty electrical.
The leading causes of fire in business include:
No matter how the fire started, a feeling of concern about business closures, employee safety and equipment replacement seems to follow. After calling the Fire Department to put out the fire, who do you call to clean up the damage caused by the fire?
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained in the cleanup and care of your business and equipment following a fire incident. Before attempting to clean up the fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights
Tips on things to do for homeowners during a water damage caused by clean water
WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES.
Do: Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
Use wooded clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
Tips on what NOT to do during a water damage due to clean water
TIPS ON WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A WATER DAMAGE DUE TO CLEAN WATER
DO NOT: Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
Enter affected area if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall to wall carpets to cause staining.
Use your household vacauum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.