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Do You Have Black Mold In Your South Greenville County Home or Business?

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Do You Have Black Mold In Your South Greenville County Home or Business? 

You may have seen the sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of black mold or toxic mold. These reports can alarm and confuse you. It's beneficial to get the facts so you can better understand mold. 

How Do I Tell If It's Black Mold? 

Many types of mold can cause reactions. You should contact us immediately if you see any signs of mold. Often, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - (864) 292-3137 

Understanding Mold

When water invades your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Below are facts about mold. 

  • Mold is present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or A/C heating systems. Mold can also enter your home by attaching itself to your clothing or a pet. 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies and can produce allergens and irritants. 
  • Any sources of water or moisture must be addressed before we can begin the remediation process. Otherwise, the mold can return. 
  • Mold can often produce a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to the problem areas. 
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. Higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  

When you need mold remediation call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137 

Preventing Black Mold

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Preventing Black Mold 

  1. Keep it dry- Keeping your home dry is key to preventing mold growth. Putting dehumidifiers n basements, ceiling fans in bathrooms and good airflow can keep mold at bay. 
  2. Remove tainted material- it is imperative that you remove affected materials when and if you undergo mold remediation. 
  3. Keep it outside- Never bring old wood or porous objects in from outdoors. Mold spores grow on everything and go wild when brought indoors. 
  4. Use cleaning products- You can use mold reducing sprays in your bathroom and damp locations. 
  5. Get a dehumidifier- Dehumidifiers will suck the moisture out of the air and prevent mold growth. 
  6. Keep water away from your house- water is key to mold growth. Don't allow your home or basement to become flooded. You can prevent flooding from happening by grading your yard to keep water flowing away from your home. You can also install downspouts that divert water away from your home. 

A Guide To Black Mold

Removing Mold from Your Belongings

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Removing Mold from Your Belongings 

Water and mold damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of South Greenville County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family's furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help make your house a home. 

Contents Restoration 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County specializes in restoring your belongings damaged by fire, water or mold. Our expertise and "restore" versus "replace" mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that cannot be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items can be restored back to their original condition. We utilize several methods of cleaning your belongings, including: 

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residue or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning. 
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues. 
  • Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can't withstand wet cleaning. 
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned. 
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of cleaning product 

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (864) 292-3137

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

It only takes 48 hours for mold to become a problem in your South Greenville County home or business when there is a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can have a negative effect on your health and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of South Greenville County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle the mold problem. 

If you have a mold problem in your South Greenville County home or business, consider the following facts: 

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems. 
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting. 

Below are tips on what you can do until help arrives.

What To Do: 

  • Contact SERVPRO of South Greenville County immediately. 
  • Stay out of affected areas. 
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans. 

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 out yourself. 
  • Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. 

If you have a mold problem call us today - (864) 292-3137 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County Mold Remediation Process

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Process

Mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours after water has entered your home. SERVPRO of South Greenville County understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Our process is as follows:

Emergency Contact – (864) 292-3137

Our mold cleanup and restoration process will begin when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. However, mold can be hidden from plain view as it feeds on cellulose and water. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedure to prevent the spread of mold. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Air Filtration

During the process of the mold remediation, we utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores 

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces the mold has grown on. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Restoration

The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal. Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (864) 292-3137