Recent Mold Remediation Posts
Mold spreads fast
Mold in a home.
Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. 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 on 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.
- 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.
Mold on kitchen cabinet.
Intrusion of water into your home and 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 naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights can always help you identify unhealthy molds and how to deal with them.
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 extremely harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and or exposure to molds present health concerns for some people. Usually the elderly and the very young. These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified indoor quality/environmental professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. If you think you may have a mold problem, call your local SERVPRO franchise professionals today to protect your health and the people you care about in your property. With SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights you can always rely on quality services.
Mold Prevention & Mitigation: For your health
Mold on drywall in a residential home, This needed to be removed and dried without any air movement.
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. SERVPRO franchise professionals also care about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO franchise professionals can safely restore your building to preloss conditions. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection. When handling mold SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights never take any short cuts, always done the right way and always making it "Like it never even happened."
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. Possible health effects include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, or inflammation of the sinuses. Call a professional to do the job right like SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights. Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control. Experience and training in mitigation damages ranging from single family homes, to skyscrapers, to even hospitals, schools, and commercial buildings.
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.
Do not try to remove mold on your own, or try cleaning with bleach. That is not an effective way of dealing with mold and pose the possibility of cross contaminating and making the damage worse. Call SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights to make it "Like it never even happened."
Mold Problem? Not A Problem!
At SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights we are a 24/7 emergency service. We are trained professionals ready to remediate and restore your home or office in case of any mold emergencies! If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety and your health.
In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem as soon as there’s water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line from appliances. Mold isn’t always visible but odor can help identify it if you notice a strong, musty odor; as that may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
Make sure you stay out of the affected areas; turn off any HVAC system and fans and then contact SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights with any questions and to begin your mold remediation services.
You can reach us any time at our 24/7 line, remember at SERVPRO of Upland and San Antonio Heights we're always here to help!
Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
In as little as 48 hours after water intrudes into you property, mold spore can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. If you see visible mold, either indoors or outdoors, DO NOT DISTURB IT. If you do disturb the mold, it can spread throughout your home and can release microscopic mold spores and become airborne which circulate inside your home or business.
What to Do:
- Stay out of the affected areas.
- turn off the HVAC System and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Upland / San Antonio Heights for mold remediation services at (909) 949-4450 or (909) 942-1056.
What Not to Do:
- Do not touch or disturb the mold.
- Do not blow air across any surfaces which has visible or suspect mold growth.
- Do not dry the area yourself.
- Do not spray bleach or other disinfectant agents.
About Our Mold Remediation Services:
At SERVPRO of Upland/ San Antonio Heights, we are dedicated to respond immediately so it lessens the damage, eliminates any further damage, and most importantly reduces the cost. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that will detect the source water feeding the mold. We use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem safely and quickly.