Recent Mold Remediation Posts

You Can Control Mold

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. People with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold.

There is always some mold around. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold can get in your home through open doors, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can be brought indoors on clothing, shoes, bags, and even pets.

Mold will grow where there is moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been a flood. Mold grows on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

If You Have Mold in Your Home
Mold can look like spots. It can be many different colors, and it can smell musty. If you see or smell mold, you should remove it. You do not need to know the type of mold.

If mold is growing in your home, you need to clean up the mold and fix the moisture problem. Mold can be removed from hard surfaces with household products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water.

If You Use Bleach to Clean up Mold

  • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing bleach with ammonia or other cleaning products will produce a poisonous gas.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when you use bleach or any other cleaning product.
  • Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
  • Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup of affected areas.
  • If you need to clean more than 10 square feet, check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guide titled Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, which gives advice on all building types. You can get it by going to the EPA web site at https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-remediation-schools-and-commercial-buildings-guide

To Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

  • Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. You can buy a meter to check your home’s humidity at a home improvement store. Humidity levels change over the course of a day so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure the air in your home flows freely. Use exhaust fans that vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home fully and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after a flood.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting. You can buy mold inhibitors at paint and home improvement stores.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried right away. Think about not using carpet in places like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.
  • To learn more about preventing mold in your home, see the Environmental Protection Agency’s book A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-10/documents/moldguide12.pdf

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https://www.cdc.gov/mold/control_mold.htm

Found Mold?

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa (707) 206-0605

Mold can be very dangerous and if you find mold in your home or business give SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa a call! As a Large Loss Team we service the southwest of Santa Rosa! We can handle any size disaster! 

Mold can be found all environments, both indoors and outdoors, year round! Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions, like what our Northern California spring and summer time.  

Lookout for mold in unsuspecting areas! Outdoor mold can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, like basements and showers! 

If you have any questions, give our 24hour line a call at SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa (707) 206-0605

What's lurking behind your walls?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa we know Mold. And it is not always visible or easy to recognize, it can hide under your floors and behind your walls as seen in the Santa Rosa, California home. Don't put your health at risk by inhaling spores and mildew!

There are thousands of known species of molds, which have diverse life-styles; however, they all require moisture for growth. Mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust; however, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

If you suspect mold growth, or need Mold Remediation call SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa and get your home or office tested and cleaned! Nothing is worth compromising your health.

Questions? Call us today at 707-206-0605 

Mold in Your Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in the home can usually be found in damp, dark or steamy areas. Some examples of where mold can grow are the bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, areas with poor ventilation and outdoors in humid environments. Mold can cause health issues. If you notice mold anywhere in your home, you need to turn off your heating and air conditioning system and immediately call a professional to properly remediate the affected areas. You need to get the mold taken care of as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We at SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We can get rid of your mold problem any time! Just call us! (707)206-0605. We are always here to help.

Handling your mold emergencies!

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa 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 Southwest Santa Rosa 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 Southwest Santa Rosa we're always here to help!  

Just dial (707) 206-0605

Do you have mold?

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

When it comes to mold, SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa is here to help. No matter what type of mold you have or if you just suspect you have mold, we can come inspect to determine if there is a need for mold remediation services. We can perform a visual inspection and also bring in an indoor hygienist to determine where the mold is and how bad it is. We have crews that are on call at all times to help make sure all of our customers are well taken care of when the need arises. We are waiting by the phones to hear from you. Call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Don’t forget, at SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa, we make it "Like it never even happened"

If you have any questions or to schedule services call (707)206-0605 today! 

Mold in Your Home

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

When mold is found in your home, action needs to be taken immediately. Mold can have adverse health effects on people and animals. You will want to take care of the issue as soon as possible. Mold grows where there is moisture. Typical building materials like drywall, wood, wallpaper and fabric are very appealing food sources for mold and building technologies like synthetic stucco and leak and trap moisture inside. Appliances in your home including dishwashers and clothes dryers also create water vapor and create the types of environments that mold spores thrive on.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa, we can handle all types of mold remediation.

Call us any time, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week at 707-206-0605 and get you mold problem taken care of.

Avoid Mold This Summer

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa we want to remind our local cities to be aware of possible summer time humidity that can lead to mold. Be aware of possible mold growth in your home, if you see discolored patches or speckled growth on walls or furniture; or if you smell an earthy or musty odor you may have a mold issue!

Summer time brings warm days and nights but that warmth can lead to microbial growth! Be aware of common summer time sources of indoor moisture that may lead to mold problems around your home. Areas where you want to keep an eye are:

  • Wet clothes drying indoors
  • Where sprinkler spray may be hitting the house
  • Overflow from sinks or sewers
  • Steam from shower or cooking
  • Damp basement
  • Plumbing leaks

If this does occur don’t worry, we can handle any size disaster and make your mold damage "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa 24/7/365

What's lurking behind your walls?

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa we know Mold. And it is not always visible or easy to recognize, it can hide under your floors and behind your walls as seen in the Santa Rosa, California home. Don't put your health at risk by inhaling spores and mildew!

There are thousands of known species of molds, which have diverse life-styles; however, they all require moisture for growth. Mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust; however, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

If you suspect mold growth, or need Mold Remediation call SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa and get your home or office tested and cleaned! Nothing is worth compromising your health.

Questions? Call us today at 707-206-0605 

Mold in Your Home

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold in the home can usually be found in damp, dark or steamy areas. Some examples of where mold can grow are the bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, areas with poor ventilation and outdoors in humid environments. Mold can cause health issues. If you notice mold anywhere in your home, you need to turn off your heating and air conditioning system and immediately call a professional to properly remediate the affected areas. You need to get the mold taken care of as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We at SERVPRO of Southwest Santa Rosa are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We can get rid of your mold problem any time! Just call us! (707)206-0605. We are always here to help.