Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Tips

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

The last thing most people want to find in their home is mold. Many people find mold in their home and have to go through mold remediation, however there are some things you can do to help prevent mold from growing in your home.

Mold Prevention Tips

  1. Keep humidity levels low.
  2. Make sure your home has good ventilation.
  3. Make sure you don't have any leaks in your home.
  4. If you experience water damage, dry out your home as soon as possible.
  5. Clean bathroom areas with mold killing products.

What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home

  1. Do not touch the mold. 
  2. Stay out of the room where you found the mold.
  3. Turn off your HVAC unit.
  4. Get your house tested to make sure you actually have mold.
  5. If you do have mold, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to complete your mold remediation!

Mold can spread quickly throughout your home in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your business or home has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 to inspect your home and complete mold remediation! We are highly trained mold remediation specialists and use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to get your home mold free as soon as possible.

What You Should Know About Black Mold

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys Chartarum

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold. It is most likely to appear in areas that are warm, humid, and damp. Black mold can cause a musty smell, similar to dirt, in your home. Mold can come in a variety of colors. Black mold is typically a dark greenish-black color. However, just because mold is not this color does not mean it is not harmless.  

You should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb it. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure.

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County for Mold Remediation!

(864)-292-8570

Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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 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 you experience a mold problem, we 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 SERVPRO of West Greenville County today- 864-292-8570

Mold Remediation Job

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Job Master Bedroom Before Remediation

An apartment in Greenville, SC experienced mold growth earlier this year and SERVPRO was called to help. The mold was found in the master bedroom and the master bedroom closet. We completed an inspection and started to remediate immediately. In just one day SERVPRO of West Greenville County had completed the mold remediation process. The owner said she was very pleased with the job SERVPRO had completed. 

Mold can spread extremely fast in your home or business. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and asses your property. We will use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals and will be sure to do the best job possible. Call 864-292-8570 today if you need mold remediation completed.

Helpful Mold Tips

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Prevention Tips

  1. Keep humidity levels low.
  2. Be sure your home has good ventilation.
  3. Check to make sure you don't have any leaks in your home.
  4. If you experience water damage, dry out your home as soon as possible.
  5. Clean bathroom areas with mold killing products regularly.

What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home

  1. Do not touch the mold. 
  2. Stay out of the mold contaminated room.
  3. Turn off your HVAC unit.
  4. Get your house tested to make sure you actually have mold.
  5. If you do have mold, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to complete your mold remediation!

Mold can spread quickly throughout your home in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your business or home has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 to inspect your home and complete mold remediation! We are highly trained mold remediation specialists and use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to get your home mold free as soon as possible.

Mold Myths and Facts

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Myths and Facts Call us right away if you are experiencing mold!

At SERVPRO of West Greenville County we have mold remediation services. Most of the time it’s in an un-used part of the home like a basement or attic.

Some customers try to handle the project themselves and find that the mold comes back a few weeks later. Here are some myths & facts about mold and the dangers. If you think you have mold, you should contactSERVPRO of West Greenville Countyto discuss the plans of actions.

MYTH NO. 1 BLEACH KILLS MOLD?

Liquid bleach is a solution of chlorine in water, usually 6 percent sodium hypochlorite, thus 94 percent water. Smearing bleach on mold may appear to kill it, but the effect is superficial and very temporary. Once the chlorine is gone - and it evaporates rapidly - what's left is all that water, feeding the mold.

There are many chemicals that kill mold. They're called biocides.


MYTH No. 2  
 'Toxic' Mold is the only dangerous type of mold.

"Toxic" mold or "black" mold is often touted by the hucksters in the mold industry as being the one that makes people sick, the one you must eliminate. This is pure scare tactic. 

Yes, there are some strains of mold that seem to be more toxic than others. But there is no such thing as good mold, or even tolerable mold, unless you like stinky cheese. Mold in your home is a problem, because it signifies a moisture problem. Moisture inside your home enables mold growth, and it can also lead to rot, threatening the structure itself.

On top of that, any mold problem that's allowed to continue often will pave the way for the dreaded "black mold." The most infamous "black mold," stachybotrys chartarum, is what's known as a tertiary mold. It's very slow to develop and usually follows earlier mold growths, actually feeding off the previous mold colony.

MYTH No. 3, Homeowners can properly remediate mold themselves?

Homeowners are not trained or knowledgeable about mold enough to properly remediate the damages, most times homeowners cause more damage when they don’t hire a professional. Most of the errors are in the contamination process. Not using vapor barriers or the proper equipment to clean the air during removal stages. When it’s not properly sectioned off, they can cross contaminate mold threw other area of the home that previously did not have mold spores.


Fact No. 1 :  Mold is everywhere and mold problems exist indoors in every climate.


Mold is, literally, everywhere on the planet, in every climate. A house in the Mojave Desert can have a mold problem as easily as one in Florida or New Orleans. 

Mold needs three things to thrive: moisture, food, and the right temperature. Moisture can collect in walls, attics and crawl spaces in the driest of climates with a little help, such as a roof or siding leak, plumbing flaw, and pressure differentials created by air conditioning, or even a poorly vented bathroom.

Food for mold is pretty much everything we build with and everything we own. Mold loves household dust... even in the kitchen sink. And the warmth mold needs is the same temperature range humans prefer.

Bottom line: Every home has mold but not every home has a mold problem. If you think you might have a mold problem, don't ignore it. Get help.

Fact No. 2 Home inspectors don't know mold.
 
Home inspectors - the ones who check out a house prior to sale - are generally ignorant about mold. Many inspectors will see mold and ignore it because there's no rot or obvious moisture. Others may not see it at all.

If you think you have mold in your property, call a professional remediation company like SERVPRO of West Greenville County – (864) 292-8570!

Mold Found in Greenville, SC Home

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Found in Greenville, SC Home Pre Mitigation in the storage room

On September 21, 2017 SERVPRO of West Greenville County received a call from a homeowner who found mold in one of their rooms and needed water to be extracted. The mold was found in a back room that the homeowner rarely went in because it was only used for storage. According to the homeowner, he was in the room 2 months ago and did not see any signs of mold. However, there is now extensive microbial growth throughout the affected area.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is currently working on completing mold remediation. It is requiring extensive cleaning and demolition of drywall, paneling, and insulation. We continue to complete mold remediation, but the owner is very thankful for all the hard work SERVPRO has put into remediating his home. 

If you find mold in your home or commercial building call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570

Need Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County!

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency. We are a locally owned and operated restoration company and are trusted leaders in the industry. We have highly trained restoration and remediation technicians who will make your home look "Like it never even happened."

Mold remediation is something that needs to be taken very seriously and should be done by professionals. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has technicians with trained experience in mold remediation who can handle any job no matter how big or small. Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - 864-292-8570
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Mold is the last thing you want in your home or commercial building. If you suspect there is mold in your home do not be afraid to call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!

West Greenville County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation West Greenville County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of West Greenville County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 864-292-8570