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Professional Mold Removal

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Why you should use a professional to remove mold

Mold can spread quickly and can be difficult to detect. You can help prevent mold growth by reducing the levels of humidity in your home, fixing leaks in a timely manner, and ventilating areas of the home that are regularly exposed to moisture, like the bathroom and laundry room. However, after mold has invaded your home, it’s time for professionals like SERVPRO of Fayetteville to step in and lend you a hand.

Mold can have varying degrees of health effects on the people exposed to it and can sometimes be non perceptible to those who are unaffected. However, for people with sensitivities to mold, exposure to it can result in congestion, wheezing, and throat discomfort. Those with mold allergies can have even more intense reactions.

Because of the potentially hazardous nature of mold, especially with direct contamination, you should leave mold clean up to SERVPRO of Fayetteville. SERVPRO is here to help you by identifying mold in your home, remedying it with caution and expertise, and further preventing its spread.

Tackling mold alone without the assistance of trained professionals can be dangerous. SERVPRO of Fayetteville offers 24-hour emergency service, specialized equipment, and highly trained mold remediation technicians. Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Fayetteville is a restoration company you can trust.

For service help to Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and surrounding areas call SERVPRO of Fayetteville at (910) 860-1163.

Do you have a mold problem in your home?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

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 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, SERVPRO can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (910) 860-1163

How to detect mold in your home

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water and moisture can lead to mold in residences and damage to your flooring, walls, and furniture. There are many ways to detect mold in your home and prevent its spread.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the most common types of mold that invade the home are Penicillium, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Alternaria. Mold can appear in white, green, and black colors and reproduce by spreading spores through the air, water, and organic materials.

If the mold is not in a place that is readily apparent, there are a few other ways to identify mold that is growing out of sight. Mold is typically accompanied by a damp and musty scent, but the smell itself is dependent on a variety of factors that include the type of mold it is and where it is growing. Sometimes it can be harder to detect by scent alone, especially for those with a weaker sense of smell.

People who are sensitive to indoor mold may experience allergy symptoms in the form of a sore throat, clogged sinuses, and runny nose. Mold can also sometimes trigger asthma attacks for people who have asthma.

If you do find mold in your home, be sure to call a professional service to clean and protect your residence. It can be dangerous to remove mold on your own. SERVPRO of Fayetteville offers 24-hour emergency service, specialized equipment, and highly trained mold remediation technicians.

Contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville at (910) 860-1163.