Recent Mold Remediation Posts
SERVPRO Saves Home Sale Within Hours!
Recently, a local inspector was completing an inspection for a house that was under contract with settlement within the week. He discovered several areas affected by mold in the attic. This had the potential to delay the pending home sale by weeks if not months.
The homeowners placed a panicked call to SERVPRO of King of Prussia to assess the property. Within hours, our trained technicians arrived on the scene, found the mold, and provided expeditious cleaning and remediation.
The home inspector who originally identified the mold was pleased with the result, the cost of our service, and the professionalism of our team. Most importantly, the home sale was completed, as scheduled, that same week!
Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.
For every mold project, SERVPRO of King of Prussia will go through our standard remediation process:
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Remove Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
If you have mold fire or water damage, call SERVPRO at 610-337-3330
3 Ways in Which Mold Grows Quickly Out of Hand
Moisture is Dangerous!
In light of this year’s hurricane season, it is highly important to keep an eye out for flooding or moisture in and around your house. Often, water damage to your property can lead to serious mold growth.
Mold reproduces via spores, which can be naked to the visible eye. Since spores are able to travel through the air, it becomes difficult to completely remove all mold growth that has occurred.
Here are the following ways that mold can grow quickly out of hand:
- Mold can grow on any surface - wood, paper, carpet, and foods. With moisture, mold grows quickly and begins decaying materials.
- Houses with low ventilation can trap humidity. During the warmer months of the year, humidity in airtight houses can lead to more mold growth. On the other hand, houses with cold air drafts can lead to condensation. In the cooler months of the year, condensation can foster mold growth in unwanted areas.
- Mold growth can result in the reproduction of other bacteria and organisms. A variety of bacteria and mold can cause sickness to those on the property.
Assessment & Cleanup
If you have an attic or basement, check for moisture regularly. Water leaks that are left unchecked for more than 48 hours can easily result in mold growth.
If you have mold or water damage, call SERVPRO at 610-337-3330
Spring Mold Can Be Sneaky!
Spring is right around the corner, almost. As the winter snow comes to an end, it’s imperative that you check all corners of your house for mold. Mold can be difficult to spot and has the ability to grow quickly out of hand. If not taken care of immediately, mold spores may spread, causing nasal-related health issues. Here are a few common signs that may indicate you have mold growing in your home.
Mold has a distinct smell that will often spread throughout the room. A musty odor may be an indication of mold growth in your house. Don’t ignore the smell. Instead, check all corners of the room to ensure you do not have mold.
Water leaks can drip water in secluded places, making it difficult to fully track the damage of the leak. Water that remains untouched for 24-48 hours can result in mold growth. Be sure to check the location of the water leak and its perimeter in case of mold growth.
Condensation can occur on surfaces such as glass or metal and has the potential to trigger mold growth. High humidity can feed mold, allowing it to grow rapidly. Check areas in your house that have high moisture and be sure to keep any condensation clean.
If you have an attic or basement, check for moisture regularly. Mold can grow in hidden places and must be checked before the damage gets out of control. Call your local SERVPRO if you are in need of a Mold Inspection.
If you have mold or water damage, call SERVPRO at 610-546-2484 to schedule a cleanup.
Your SERVPRO professionals of King of Prussia have the training, certifications, and equipment to remediate mold. Call today for a free estimate. Mention this post and get 10% off all your cleaning needs!