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Do You Have Mold in Your Prairie Grove Home?

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Growth Mold Growth in Your Prairie Grove Home

If you think you have mold in your Prairie Grove home, you may consider the usual suspects.

Mold just needs water and heat to grow. It can infest your home in as little as 48 hours and even the tiniest of unchecked leaks can produce an infestation. 

If you think you have mold in your home, you may consider the usual suspects. Mold often shows up in damp, humid places such as basements, attics, and bathrooms. You may discover it under sinks and behind appliances. Also remember to check in air ducts. HVAC cleaning is essential to keeping fungal growth at bay. If you neglect this duty, you could soon discover a mold infestation. 

What Causes Mold Growth 

Mold spores travel in through the air but can make their way into your home through doors and windows as well as on people who come inside. Mold becomes visible and spreads when the following conditions are present: 

  • There is moisture 
  • There is heat
  • There is poor airflow 

Mold and Your HVAC System 

If you smell a foul odor in the air ducts of your home, mold could be the culprit. Not only can this fungus develop where there is water, but it can also collect on dust. It is common for dust to gather in the HVAC ducts. The challenge is, you will not be able to see the mold inside the duct work, so you will have to pay attention to smells and whether the system is not working efficiently. 

Here to Help 

Cleaning your HVAC system is the most effective way to eliminate mold from your heating and cooling system. Your best move is to hire an experienced mold remediation company to tackle this job. The professionals at SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties have the knowledge, training, and experience to remove mold from the ducts. You should focus on cleaning vents in your home at least once a year, especially if you have had mold in the past. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial mold restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

Why Did I Get Mold Damage in My Van Buren Home?

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo There are many ways mold can get inside your home. Keeping it at bay is very important!

There are many ways mold can get inside your home. Keeping it at bay is very important!

Homes of all shapes, sizes, and locations share some common enemies, one of the main ones being mold infestation. Mold spores are naturally occurring almost everywhere, but given the right conditions for growth, can multiply exponentially and cause major problems for your home. Some types of mold may even cause health effects. Here are some of the conditions and causes for a mold infestation in your home.
 
Damp or Wet Fabric and Wood
Mold damage typically needs two things to start growing: wet conditions and an organic food source. Both of these are often found in homes, where outside water can seep in, or a leak can cause wooden floors, walls, and structural elements to soak up water. Additionally, fabrics such as carpets, drapes, and shower curtains are also commonly susceptible. An important step we take in halting any mold colony's growth and preventing future ones from forming is dehumidification, whereby we take almost all the moisture out of a room and its air. We reduce the relative humidity.
 
Dark, Warm Areas
Some types of mold can only grow in dark areas, and preferably in warm places. Unfortunately, residences also commonly provide this environment, and many mold colonies end up growing behind walls or in attics and basements. These are some of the first places we check for moisture and mold when responding to any call to a home, via moisture sensors, hygrometers, and infrared devices.


Spoiled and Forgotten Food
Spoiled food almost always grows mold at some point; most people know that. However, if not disposed of, this food can be a catalyst for future growth elsewhere in the home. Once matured, mold colonies release large amounts of spores which travel across a home through the air, and these may take up residence in another room or the air ducts.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

Why Van Buren Property Owners rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew during mold remediation Restoring Indoor Air Quality After Mold Attacks Your Van Buren Home


With mold damages, many Van Buren homeowners do not see the situation as of considerable risk. Many get misguided into a belief that inaction allows the organism to die off naturally without much incident. A particularly threatening effect of mold growth in your home is mold spores circulating throughout the affected environment and colonizing new areas of the structure. Often a pervasive odor from an active infestation generates poor indoor air quality.

Our SERVPRO technicians have industry-leading equipment specifically designed to help improve the indoor air quality when mold damage has affected materials and areas of your home. Among the pieces of equipment used by our professionals, air scrubbers play a significant role in improving the environment following the growth of mold spreading throughout regions of your residence.

The role of air scrubbers in your home is to catch particulates and mold spores as small as .3 microns traveling throughout the environment. Not only can this HEPA filtration equipment help our SERVPRO remediation technicians isolate the affected area and prevent further spread of the organism, but it also works to clear the pungent odors with additional activated carbon filters. When called for, we can prepare the treated area for post-testing by a third party. For those who wish a complete remediation service, with no surprises, SERVPRO is the answer.

When the sharp odor is particularly stringent, we can set up hydroxyl generators or thermal foggers. These tools break up odor molecules and neutralize them on contact. This gear is also beneficial for smoke remediation work. There are many reasons SERVPRO is the solution provider to a secure home environment.

Mold growth in your home is a situation that requires immediate attention from trained applied microbial remediation specialists. Fungal growth not only presents a risk to structural materials but can also cause health effects to the occupants. Give SERVPRO a call today for a FREE inspection.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

What is Black Mold?

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Stachybotrys Chartarumis a species of microfungus that is known as “black mold” or “toxic mold”.  News reports have given warnings about the dangers of black mold, but the stories can be confusing and you may not always be sure of what it is that you need to be looking for. You should always treat any type of mold growth seriously and have it removed. Do not touch or attempt to clean molds without the proper equipment. 

How Do I tell if it’s Black Mold?

Several types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Sometimes, there are multiple types of mold present in the same home. You should contact your qualified mold remediation experts at SERVPRO to mitigate the situation for you. If you think you have a mold problem, please call 479-318-6774 immediately for assistance.

Understanding Mold

Did you know that mold can start to grow within 48 hours? Mold can be anywhere in your home. Mold can grow well indoors and outdoors. It requires moisture, heat and airflow in the area. Mold spores can enter your home through windows, doors, A/C systems, or even your pets. Moisture is what mold thrives on most. Mold needs heat to grow rapidly. Once exposed to accumulated water, it will grow faster. Mold produces a strong odor that can lead you to the problem area, please do so with caution. Maintaining a lower than normal humidity in your home will reduce your probability of mold growth. Keeping your humidity at 45% or below is recommended.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

Professionally Trained Mold Removal for your Farmington home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Get the professionals on the job by calling us 24/7 at 479-318-6774.

Mold growth can be a disastrous if not taken care of in a timely manner. There are thousands of species of molds that may be affecting your home. If you’re experiencing mold, you should not assume that there is a universal solution to getting rid of the issue.

Once the mold in your Farmington home is inspected, we’ll know how to proceed with restoring your mold infestation. Do not let this mold growth continue for years, eventually causing harm to the health of you and/or your loved ones SERVPRO is here to help. Our team keeps all of our equipment stocked and ready to go so that they can remove, dry and prepare for the restoration process.

Our crew must complete extensive training to obtain their IICRC certification. Our team will also complete regular training activities to stay up-to-date on the industry and what is new. This is one of the ways that SERVPRO stays competitive, by having such knowledgeable technicians who are aware whenever something in the industry changes or is improved.
We also work to determine the cause of the mold growth in your home we do this to prevent the mold from coming back. We encourage our customers to use dehumidification machines to regulate the humidity in their home. This will help prevent the growth of mold in the future.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration issues. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the water, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here

Early Detection of Mold in your home

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Detecting mold in your home early, can reduce negative health effects and costs associated with the damage mold can do to your home.

Mold Mitigation and Cleaning

Detecting mold can be done in a few different ways. If you’ve experienced a flood in your home, you could have mold growing. If the walls in your home are discolored or spotted looking, you could be experiencing a mold growth issue.

Mold thrives when two of the following things work together: Heat, stagnant air and moisture. Anytime you have two of these three things, you could be at risk for mold growth. Since mold can be very damaging to your health and your home, it is critical that you call SERVPRO immediately to mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO has the knowledge and equipment to eliminate microbial activity. The process is highly effective and our experienced team knows how to target different types of mold.

Things that you can do to prevent mold are using a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels as low as possible, use an air conditioner to keep ventilation in your home. If your home undergoes any type of flooding, you may need to replace carpets or other textiles in your home that might retain mold particles.

You can think these factors through in the early stages of moving into your home. You can use paint containing mold inhibitors that ward off mold, thoroughly clean all bathrooms with mold killing products and avoid leaving wet towels and other wet textiles on your bathroom floors. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice to restoring your home after a mold infestation.  Our team of professionals is trained to identify potential threats, contain and/or remove the mold, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.