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Cost and Need for Montgomery Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Montgomery

11/3/2023 (Permalink)

A person in a hazmat suit spraying a spray bottle SERVPRO® of Montgomery mold remediation technicians must wear protective equipment, including goggles and HAZMAT suits when dealing with mold.

SERVPRO® Offers a Cost Savings Approach to Mold Removal in Your Montgomery Home

There are advantages and disadvantages to professional Montgomery mold remediation and removal. The primary benefit is that it can restore your property to a safe and healthy condition. The prevention of mold proliferation will also protect building materials such as drywall, upholstered furniture, and clothing from being ruined. So, mold remediation is needed to contain, remove, and restore your residence to a safe haven for you and your family.

The main downside is that it can be costly. Because mold remediation is much more of an essential service than a choice, dealing with this expense frustrates some. This frustration and stress can be made easier with the help of a reliable and professional mold remediation team like SERVPRO® of Montgomery. In some cases (where the mold infestation is mild), it may be possible to remove it yourself. The general rule of thumb--under ten square feet of mold damage in an entirely accessible area--you can try yourself. However, if black mold is the culprit, it can be extremely stubborn to remove and toxic. Most fungi can give off allergens and irritants that affect many, but not all, individuals. Most molds are not readily eliminated, so you may want to consider handing over the job to a specially trained team.

The Cost of Mold Remediation Services

The cost of your treatment and restoration service depends entirely on how bad the problem has become. If it does turn out that you need to leave your home and stay elsewhere for your safety and convenience, the cost is likely to be quite high. The SERVPRO® mold remediation technicians must wear protective equipment when dealing with the mold, including goggles and HAZMAT suits (in severe cases) and utilize specific equipment for successful mold removal in Halcyon. Air scrubbers, ozone machines, and various foggers will be operated to eliminate mold colonies and most of the spores. Your HVAC system will be vacuumed and sanitized, then deodorized to remove any lingering musty odors.

Moving out of your home is understandably frustrating, but this is rarely needed. Nevertheless, it may mean that you have to pay for hotel rooms or temporary apartment fees. Make sure that you check your insurance first to determine whether you have coverage. You may be able to recoup some or all the costs, so it is worth talking to your insurance provider as soon as possible. Have your agent or adjuster coordinate an action plan with SERVPRO® to remove the mold infestation safely, quickly, and cost-effectively. Ultimately, ignoring mold remediation services increases the risk of the problem evolving into related health effects.

SERVPRO® of Montgomery has the IICRC-trained crews, expertise, and industry-leading equipment and tools to deal safely with mold remediation in your Montgomery home. Your home will be restored to a safe environment "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

SERVPRO® of Montgomery specializes in water and mold damage restoration, with advanced training in restoration techniques and the specialized equipment and experience to quickly restore your property in Montgomery, Halcyon, and Lake Martin. Call us 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

How We Assist With Mold Mitigation and Remediation | SERVPRO® of Montgomery

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

mold on white door in apartment building SERVPRO® of Montgomery professionals provide mold mitigation and remediation services. Contact us to find out more.

Some businesses advertise and guarantee “mold removal”. This is a false statement. Mold occurs naturally and is present all year, almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.          

Mold remediation focuses on returning mold levels back to normal, natural levels. Our qualified professionals understand the science behind mold and its growth and have the expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Note that before mold remediation can begin, any source of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, it could spread or return. After our initial assessment, we will work through a few steps: 

  1. Mold Containment

This is one of the most important steps in mold mitigation. We isolate the contaminated areas from the unaffected areas to prevent cross-contamination. If necessary, negative air chambers are used to barrier the contaminated area, and negative air pressure is used to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleaning process. 

  1. Air Filtration

Mold concentrations level may spike in the air. “Air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums prevent the spread of mold spores during the remediation process. 

  1. Cleaning Contents & Belongings

Furniture, décor, clothing, and other items can be affected by mold. We clean and sanitize your belongings and will remove odors and use deodorization equipment to help freshen your property. 

  1. Remove Mold-Infected Materials and Restore

Sometimes, mold can spread deep into the property and require that we remove affected materials like drywall or carpets. No need to worry! We remove and dispose of those mold-infested, porous materials and we use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent the spread of new ones. We can also make repairs, like replacing the drywall and carpets, and help restore your property. It will look like it never even happened.

Give us a call at 334-284-1612! We will ask you some questions to determine the level of damage and the equipment and personnel needed to help you.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, we are here to help. You can contact us at any hour to learn more about our services or to report damages. Get in touch today to speak with our team regarding mitigation services.

SERVPRO of Montgomery Can Help With Your Mold Problems

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montgomery professionals can help provide a solution to your property’s mold damage needs. Buildings with excessive moisture can be breeding grounds for mold growth. If your facility has experienced an ongoing moisture problem due to water intrusions, long-standing leaks, roof damage or poor humidity control. It is important to be alert for the presence of visible mold, strong musty odors, any evidence of past moisture problems, and/or excessive humidity. 

If you do find mold within the Montgomery facility, mold removal and remediation can help eliminate a potentially dangerous situation. SERVPRO of Montgomery professionals will arrive on-site alert for any visible signs of mold. Following industry standards for mold remediation, they will work to remove visible mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth. 

Call us today if you suspect you have mold. (334) 273-0992.

Important Mold Questions

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A Few Important Mold Questions and Their Answers

Mold is a common problem in many buildings. If you have noticed a fungus growth in your North Lilburn home, you may be wondering what you should do about it. Will your insurance cover the costs of removal? The answer to this can vary depending on your circumstances. Here are a few important mold questions and their answers.

  1. When Does Insurance Cover Mold?

In many cases, your insurance policy will not include mold, but there are some exceptions. In situations where it is clear that the growth of mold was caused by a covered peril, then the costs to remove the damage will likely be covered. This can include instances when mold is the result of leaks caused by ice buildup, damage from a broken pipe and accidents involving broken appliances. Some companies also offer added mold insurance policies for an additional price.

  1. When Is Mold Not Covered?

Unfortunately, your standard homeowner's insurance will more than likely exclude most mold coverage. Unless it was caused by a covered peril, you will be required to pay the costs of a mold remediation service on your own. Disasters such as floods are often not included in standard policies, so mold that is the result of a flood will not be covered. It can sometimes be difficult to receive coverage for mold if your home has a history of fungal growth.

  1. How Can You Prevent Mold?

Because getting rid of a fungus growth can be costly, it is better to prevent one from occurring. You can do this by limiting the moisture in your home. Make sure to keep appliances and plumbing fixtures dry. You can lower the humidity by using exhaust fans and opening windows in kitchens and bathrooms. Always fix leaks as soon as possible and clean your home regularly.

While it is unlikely that your insurance will cover a fungus growth, this is not always the case. Be sure to read over your policy carefully so you know exactly what is included. Creating an unsuitable environment for mold in your home will help prevent the need for professional cleanup.

If you suspect you have mold, give SERVPRO of Montgomery a call at (334) 273-0992!

Difference Between "Mold Removal" vs. Remediation

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

What's the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible.  Some restoration business advertises "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.

A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth.  SERVPRO of Montgomery has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.  Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

Step 1:Emergency contact (334) 284-1612

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Step 3: Mold Containment

Step 4: Air Filtration

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Step 7: Restoration

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If A Mold Infestation Is Causing A Problem In Your Highland Park Home, Call Our Specialists 24/7!

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

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A Solution To Mold Damage That Is Available 24 Hours A Day For Highland Park Residents

A musty odor in certain parts of the home can be due to mold infection. These type of infection occur when microscopic airborne mold spores settle on a hidden damp spot. In the majority of cases, these damp spots are the result of a water leak or previous flood situation that is not dealt with thoroughly. Warm, moist and humid areas of the home are prime conditions for mold proliferation which can see spores form colonies in as little as 72 hours. If you suspect mold in the home, you should seek professional remediation services immediately to limit the damages.

Property owners who notice the visible signs of mold damage in Highland Park should use our emergency call line. We operate it 24 hours a day and can arrange a service with you by phone in one hour from notification of loss. An expertly trained technician can arrive at your property within four.

Due to a combination of the agitative cleaning methods we use to remove mold and natural airflow in the home, it is vital to quarantine the affected zone. SERVPRO uses either physical barriers like plastic sheeting or negative air pressure to ensure that mold spores do not escape during the cleaning phase. We can apply anti-microbial treatment to carpets and anti-microbial base coats to walls or ceilings to prevent mold returning after service.

Anti-microbial chemicals have limited effectiveness if the source of mold is not dealt with immediately. Often, a damp spot can be hidden inside wall cavities or beneath your subfloor. SERVPRO can remove these elements, assess your sheetrock and subfloor mat or use injectidry systems to dry inside the wall cavity. In some cases, materials like sheetrock can be permanently damaged, requiring removal, replacement, and disposal.

SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to detect hidden damp spots. Sometimes an unpleasant aroma can remain behind after the remediation process. By deploying water-based foggers, we can remove the odors without affecting your indoor air quality or using dangerous chemicals. At the end of service, we can conduct a walk-through to highlight the work done and keep you informed.
A professional cleanup could save you money in the long run. Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 now.

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SERVPRO Acts Fast To Restore Mold Damage in Highland Park Homes

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture allows mold growth to grow rapidly our team has the right tools to remove and restore the damage it has caused.

Fast Mold Removal for Highland Park Properties 

When your Highland Park home falls victim to microbial and mold growth, you do not have much time before the situation can get out of control, if it is not already. These organisms can spread quickly throughout a home and can continue to feed and thrive off of the organic materials used to construct your house. Finding the right professional remediation service quickly is critical to protecting the investment that you have made in your house and restoring the damage that the mold growth has caused to the affected areas. 

Many Highland Park homeowners when dealing with mold damage have become misguided into believing that is not as serious or as pressing of a concern for their property. Moreover, they assume that without direct intervention that these conditions naturally improve on their own. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our SERVPRO professionals have the experience and the training to assess mold damage and to deliver the appropriate remediation and restoration tactics to return your home to pre-mold conditions. 

While we cannot entirely remove mold from your home, as microscopic spores exist naturally in the environment, we do have effective and efficient removal techniques for colonies. While we work to preserve affected materials and structural elements whenever possible, sometimes controlled demolition efforts are the best option for reducing the cost and time spent restoring the property. 

The moisture that allowed mold growth can occur from a variety of sources, reducing this dampness on your property is critical to preventing recurrences. Our professionals assess the source of the moisture during our inspection and can work to offer effective solutions to eliminate or dramatically reduce dampness in this affected area of your home moving forward. 

Finding mold growth in your home might be alarming, but with the right professional assistance, this situation can get resolved quickly and efficiently. Our SERVPRO of Montgomery applied microbial remediation technicians have the tools and experience to remove colonies and restore the damage they have caused. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (334) 273-0992.

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Name That Fungus! What Type of Mold is Growing in Your Montgomery Home?

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

There are thousands of varieties of mold, and different varieties require specific methods of removal.

Mold Growth Varies by Type and Appearance in Montgomery Homes

As much as Montgomery homeowners believe they know about fungal and microbial growth in their home, there is much left to learn. Many of these same homeowners might believe that mold is inevitable or worse yet, that the situation can resolve itself on its own. Most people who own homes do not understand that mold can come in a variety of types and can affect different materials specifically. Molds can also present unique potential health hazards to the home from a continued allowance to grow and thrive.

Understanding the common types of residential fungal growths can help you understand the severity of mold damage that could occur to your Montgomery home without the appropriate preventative actions. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians undergo extensive training to know the types of mold we can encounter in homes and commercial properties, and have the tools and expertise to remove these organisms safely to return the house to its original condition.

Aspergillus is the official name of mold that you might find growing on spoiled food in your home, but it can quickly spread through the HVAC system of your home and grow on organic surfaces like drywall when moist conditions present themselves. The color might vary between hues of green and blue, a trademark of this common mold variety is a fuzzy looking texture. While using the HVAC system to move throughout the house, our SERVPRO team shuts off air circulation appliances until remediation completes.

Another common variety of mold that could affect your home is called Cladosporium. Unlike the large colonies that you can see with the Aspergillus, this type leaves a spackling of large green and black spots in the affected material. Much of the damage occurs beneath the surface, which can often result in the removal and replacement of materials to get rid of the growth completely.

While there could be as many as 100,000 varieties of mold, homes throughout our service area often contend with one of these two types. Both can affect the occupants of the property with potential health effects, so if you spot a growth occurring, you should reach out to our SERVPRO of Montgomery rapid response team immediately. Our professional remediators are standing by at (334) 273-0992.

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The Dangers Of Mold Damage: What Every Highland Park Homeowner Should Know

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Trusting in professional remediation services to overcome the mold damage to your Highland Park home is a wise decision.

The Dangers Of Mold Damage In Your Highland Park Home

While many circumstances can threaten the look and function of your Highland Park residence, many homeowners lean toward repairing and restoring damages on their own when possible. Certain disasters and unexpected occurrences leave these same homeowners without the skill set and training required to overcome the damages and return their home to preloss conditions. Even something seemingly as basic as mold growth can spread quickly to the point where it is out of control.

Trusting in professional remediation services to overcome the mold damage to your Highland Park home is a wise decision. There are risks and dangers associated with mold growth, specifically in the exposure to an active colony, that threatens both the home that you live in and the people who share it. While many websites could divulge DIY approaches to removing mold colonies you find, the likelihood of entirely removing it and preventing recurrences are remote.

One of the main risks that often gets overlooked when it comes to mold growth is the potential health effects. That is why our SERVPRO remediation technicians take considerable care in isolating the affected area from the rest of the house to prevent the spread of active spores throughout your home. More to this point, we have the safety equipment and training to get to the heart of the damage without incurring these potential health risks associated with exposure.

Another consideration that you have to make is the effect that a mold colony has on the materials used to construct your house. As the organism grows, it feeds on organic matter like drywall and wood framing, which can weaken these areas of your house and ultimately cause irreparable damage. Our SERVPRO professionals work to preserve and restore before tearing out materials, so we use advanced techniques when possible to soda blast or sand out deeply penetrating colonies.

While you can find documentation about removing mold growth yourself in your house, there are some considerations that you must make. Without knowing the variety of mold or the extent of the damage, you cannot have certainty that you have removed the entire organism effectively. Instead, trust the SERVPRO of Montgomery rapid response team and allow our remediation technicians to help you overcome this presence in your house. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (334) 273-0992.

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Mitigating Mold Damage On Furniture In Highland Park

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Microbes can quickly grow once their environment experiences an increase in humidity.

Mitigating Mold Damage

Microbes can quickly grow once their environment experiences an increase in humidity. Furniture often collects crumbs of food, shed skin cells, and other debris from a Highland Park family's normal, everyday activities. These items can add to the cellulose available to microbes, increasing their food supply.

At SERVPRO, we know that your furniture is part of what makes your home comfortable, and mold damage can make your chairs and sofa, as well as other pieces, smell terribly. Using dust covers can increase the problem by providing the microbes the darkness and enclosed space they thrive in best. Traditional cleaning methods can leave your furniture damp, and still full of spores and active mold particles.

We can clean your furniture for you with highly effective methods. When you call, our team can schedule a time for our skilled technicians to come to your residence and clean the mold damage from the affected furniture's surfaces. Our unique cleaning agents loosen microbe's hold on the threads in the upholstery's fabric so we can more easily remove these particles from your furniture.

Other areas can also become infested with mold. Deep grooves, joints, undersides, and other tight spots can harbor mold in a piece of furniture. Stiff brushes can whisk this built up mold damage away from surfaces while our vacuums remove the generated debris. Just like we always test before using liquid cleaning agents for colorfastness of the fabrics we clean, we also make sure our brushes do no damage to wood finishes or the luster of any metal elements. We want to make everything look “Like it never even happened.”

Because preventing mold damage costs less than remediation does, we spend time determining where the excess moisture came from, and then we help the homeowner block any additional water from entering the home. Other ways that we help diminish the possibility of future infestations of mold include antimicrobial agents that make regrowth almost impossible. Also, if any odors remain, we can apply deodorizing sprays, leaving your furniture with a much more pleasant scent.

SERVPRO of Montgomery can help protect your home's furnishings from the effects of mold damage, as well as minimize any possible health effects your family might experience from microbial infestation. Contact us at (334) 273-0992 when you suspect possible microbial activity. We serve Centennial Hill, as well as Chisholm and Arrowhead.

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When Mold Damage in Your Highland Park Home Requires Reconstruction or Remodeling

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold damage in your basement is a problem that needs to be dealt with right away. Contact SERVPRO for excellent remediation options.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Investigate and Then Remediate Mold Damage in Your Basement

There is nothing that can be as misunderstood or nerve-wracking as discovering mold and fungal growth in your Highland Park residence. While you might work diligently as a homeowner to keep moisture and dampness outside of your home, sometimes these preventative measures fail, and you get left with areas like the basement remaining damp or wet. These conditions can feed mold spores in the environment and allow mold growth on organic materials in this affected area.

Of all of the ways that mold damage can affect your Highland Park residence, structural concerns are among the worst. If colonies thrive for extended periods without removal or remediation, they can significantly weaken or even compromise structural components of your home as well as elements like flooring, ceilings, and drywall. While our SERVPRO remediation technicians work quickly to help you restore the damage that is present in your home, sometimes restoration and remediation are no longer possible.

When our technicians arrive at a home in which mold could grow and thrive for an extended period, the result was often severe damages to the construction materials like wood framing, flooring, and walls. When the damage is too severe for the remediation techniques for colony removal would be ineffective, the only solution left is to replace these damaged areas with new materials.

Our SERVPRO professionals work to restore and salvage the areas that can still get repaired through our standard remediation process. For those areas that cannot, we remove these materials and often leave reinstallation of these new materials to residential contractors once our work has completed in your home. Small repairs and reinstallment efforts can get done by our team, but for significant rebuilds and reconstruction, we encourage the use of a construction contractor to finish the job.

Mold remediation is something that no homeowner ever wants to need, but taking care of the fungal growth in your home is time sensitive and better for your health. Health effects have gotten linked to exposure to mold, so trust our SERVPRO of Montgomery remediation technicians to help you take care of the problem as soon as you find it. Give us a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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The Basics of Mold Growth in Your Montgomery Home

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Spores to Damage, SERVPRO Can Remedy in Montgomery Properties

Damage from Mold Colonies Is Minimized by SERVPRO Remedy

Mold damage can be notoriously difficult to remedy. Trying to clean the damage by yourself can worsen the situation and can even cause the mold to spread to unaffected areas. Restoration experts have the necessary safety and cleaning equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently.

Understanding the basics of mold damage to your Montgomery home can help you prepare better if you spot some early signs of the damage. Here are a few things you should know when it comes to mold.

Mold begins their life with a spore
Spores are tiny, microscopic structures that are similar to seeds of a plant. When they get a conducive environment, they can germinate and form mold colonies. The process of germination starts when a spore lands on a surface that has excess moisture and organic matter.
The spores absorb water and swell. Once they have reaches a certain size, they start giving off filamentous structure called hyphae. A number of these hyphae grow horizontally while others help the mold to anchor itself to the surface. Some of the hyphae, in turn, bear spores on their tops. If you try to clean the colonies of the mold without proper equipment and precaution, these spores can become detached and airborne can settle in the unaffected area of your home. SERVPRO professionals can use safety equipment and a proven method during the process that can help prevent this from happening.

How to prevent mold damage?
Unfortunately, mold spores are everywhere and eliminating them entirely is not possible. However, it is possible to prevent conditions that promote their germination and growth. One of the most important factors promoting growth is moisture. Eliminating excess moisture from your home is your best defense.
If you have water damage in your home, the chances of mold growth can increase exponentially. Make sure that you fix any leakage or excess moisture problem as soon as you can.

The mold damage restoration process is a job for the experts and should not be treated as a DIY project. SERVPRO technicians can help you remediate the problem safely and efficiently. Call SERVPRO of Montgomery North at (334) 273-0992 today for a free consultation.

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What are the Most Important Questions You Should Ask if You Suspect Mold Damage in Your Highland Park Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

It is important to not attempt to clean mold damage on your own as you can spread the damage to unaffected areas of your home.

Rely on SERVPRO for Safe and Thorough Mold Remediation

Discovering mold damage in your home can be a disaster waiting to happen. If you do not pay attention, it can spread quickly and may cause health effects as well. Seeking professional help as soon as you can, is the first step toward safe restoration.

If you suspect mold growth in your Highland Park home, make sure that you are not neglecting the early signs.

Can you see mold growth visibly? 

If you answer ‘yes’ to this question, then seek professional help immediately. SERVPRO technicians can help you prevent the mold from spreading to the unaffected areas of your home. Make sure that you avoid the temptation of cleaning the damage by yourself. Trying to remedy the damage on your own can spread the damage to other areas of your home before you know it.

Do you smell a strong musty odor?

If you smell a strong, musty odor in your home, it might indicate mold damage. Not all mold is visible, and if the growth is behind the drywall or in difficult to reach places, the odor is a dead giveaway for mold growth. If your bathroom, crawlspace, basement or attic smells damp and musty, make sure you are calling in the professionals.

Did you have a history of mold problems in your home?

If you have a history of mold problems in your house, you must be extra cautious. Call SERVPRO professionals if you suspect of a recurrence as soon as you can. It is crucial for a fast and safe restoration if the professionals can get to work as soon as possible.

Do you have water damage on your property?

Water damage is perhaps one of the most significant contributors that can result in extensive mold damage. The excess moisture due to leaky pipes, fixtures or blocked up drains is very conducive for spores to germinate.

Tackling mold damage early on is the key to a safe and efficient restoration. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, it is time to act and act fast.

Call SERVPRO of Montgomery today at (334) 273-0992 to speak to one of our restoration experts.

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What To Do When You Find Mold In Your Montgomery Home

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Dehumidification Can Lessen the Chances of Mold Growth in Montgomery Basements

Of Course, Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Even if you have never experienced it in your Montgomery home before, everyone has likely caught a whiff of the stagnant, musty smell of a mold colony. The unmistakable scent of this fungus should peak your attention if you do smell it in your home, as this is a clear indication that the fungi are growing somewhere in the area. With this in mind, you have to think about how to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently.
There are many sites on the internet that might try to explain to you that you can quickly rectify the mold damage to your Montgomery home through numerous DIY methods. The trouble with this kind of approach is that you are often not removing the entire mold colony, but rather just what you can see on the surface. Additionally, multiple types of mold could be growing in your home, and specific chemical reactions with cleaning agents could present a severe threat on top of the present health effects common to the presence of mold growth.
Our SERVPRO technicians have the training and the expertise to handle any fungus that could be growing in your home. We have full cleaning methods that remove the entire organism from where it has been growing, and negative air chambers to prevent the spread of spores while we eradicate the thriving colonies.
Dehumidification plays a significant role in preventing this problem in the future and is a step in this remediation process. Our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians can pull the moisture out of the air and considerably reduce the risk of this happening again. Dehumidification is encouraged from this point forward to help you continue to combat the source of the moisture in the air. By keeping the air dry and the temperature regulated in the affected area, the likelihood of a recurrence becomes significantly reduced.
If you happen to notice, mold growing, or catch a whiff of that familiar musty smell, trust the IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Montgomery to help. You can reach our team anytime at (334) 273-0992.

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Why Seek Professional Help for Mold Remediation to Your Chisholm Home?

12/24/2017 (Permalink)

Moisture, Mold, and Remediation for a Chisholm Wall--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Utilizes Training and Equipment for Mold Abatement

Finding mold in your home can be quite a harrowing experience for any homeowner. It might cause you to panic, and you might even be tempted to get rid of it by yourself. However, the smart thing to do in such a case is to seek professional help.

Getting rid of the mold damage from your Chisholm is a job for the experts. Professionals have the necessary skills, experience and expertise to get rid of the mold efficiently and safely. Besides, trying to clean the mold damage by yourself can help it spread to the uncontaminated parts of your home. Here are some of the reasons for hiring professionals to get the job done.

SERVPRO professionals are IICRC certified AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are trained to take appropriate precautions while cleaning the mold. The mold may cause health effects, and it is crucial to exercise caution while trying to remove it. Trying to clean it without proper precautions can worsen the already bad situation.
Spread to unaffected areas

Cleaning mold without first establishing a containment zone can quickly spread the mold to unaffected areas. SERVPRO professionals have the necessary equipment and expertise to clean the mold without spreading it to unaffected areas. Microscopic airborne mold spores require careful remediation.

Prevent recurrence
It is not enough to just get rid of the mold. If the underlying cause of the mold is not adequately taken care of, there is a reasonable probability of it coming back. SERVPRO technicians not only get rid of the mold but also find and remedy the underlying cause. We use state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of the excess of moisture that provides ideal growing conditions for the mold. Our technicians use dehumidifiers, air movers, and air scrubbers to eliminate the moisture problem and to reduce the chances of reinfestation.

We follow the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) mold remediation standard while restoring mold damage to your home.

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Dealing with Mold Damage in HVAC Systems in Highland Park Homes

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold damage in air ducts should be remediated as soon as possible to prevent mold spores from being spread throughout the home.

Call SERVPRO at the First Sign of Mold in Your Home

Mold in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in Highland Park homes can cause serious health effects. Every time you turn on the air conditioner or furnace, countless microscopic mold spores are forced out of the air ducts and into the air, where it is easy to inhale them. Quick action is important to minimize the extent of the damage.

If you notice the presence of mold on your HVAC system, you can trust SERVPRO to neutralize the problem. Our mold damage control experts are available in Highland Park 24/7 to respond to your emergency. We use advanced tools and equipment in every restoration project, and all our technicians are certified by the IICRC to ensure that our methods are up to date with industry standards.

You need to do something about mold damage in your air conditioning system if you notice obvious signs such as a strong musty smell or visible mold. The most vulnerable places include the drip pans, cooling coils, intake vents, and air ducts. If there are no visible signs of mold, but you can detect a definite odor, you should contact SERVPRO to inspect your system.

Mold damage in the air ducts should be dealt with immediately. Failure to do this can cause mold spores to spread throughout the house when the system blows air into the different parts of the home. The two main causes of mold in the air conditioning system are organic material and condensation. Condensation happens when parts of the HVAC system get cold.

Air conditioning systems often collect dust over time, both within the air ducts and in the unit itself. Dust is packed with all sorts of organic material, including dead skin cells and pollen, which are excellent food sources for mold. When you add a damp environment, it creates a suitable place for mold growth.

If you are looking for quick and efficient mold damage control services, SERVPRO of Montgomery is there to help. We have a large stock of resources that are effective at mold remediation, regardless of the extent of the damage. Call us today at (334) 273-0992.

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Getting Help Dealing with Mold Damage on Your Highland Park Property

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

When you see or smell mold in your home, it is time to call SERVPRO for our mold remediation and restoration services. Call without delay.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Home

Mold damage occurs when a natural environmental fungus finds its way into your Highland Park home. It treats many of the organic materials used to build your home as a food source, finds a suitably dark environment, where moisture exists and goes to work almost immediately.

Finding mold damage in your Highland Park area home is quite common. Many homeowners suffer from this problem; some of you may not even know that it exists. Mold growth produces a dank, musty smell in a localized area surrounding developing colonies. If you know what to look for, or are familiar with the scent, it can be easy to identify areas fairly early. Unfortunately, most homeowners dismiss the odor, even after smelling it countless times.

Discovering mold damage often means that a larger problem exists, by the time you can visually see mold, growth is often out of control on the inside of a wall, ceiling, or floor. Professional remediation specialists, like those at SERVPRO, use specialized equipment to locate sources of water that allow mold growth to occur and use containment methods to stop the spread.

In most situations, homeowners that attempt cleaning moldy areas alone create additional problems that expand the affected area and cause additional damage. They do not understand that store bought chemicals only provide them with half measures, never producing quality results. SERVPRO mold remediation specialists never use chemicals as a sole method to control mold growth in your home.

It may be fun to learn which type of mold invaded your home. However, knowing the species of mold does nothing to change the methods used to mitigate the problem. Unless you specifically want to know, just to know, the mold home test kits that you find in your local supermarket are a waste of time and money. Besides, the results you receive from the lab after 7 to 10-days are often incomprehensible to anyone without an advanced degree in biology or medical testing.

Take advantage of mold remediation services available from SERVPRO of Montgomery, today. We stand ready to help you recover and make the most of any emergency situation that may occur. (334) 273-0992

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Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Highland Park Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Leaks in Highland Park Cause Mold Infestations Which Are Remedied by SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Molds and mildew are fungi – microscopic organisms at first which grow anywhere the environment is moist. Molds are a needed segment of the environment because without them leaves would not break down as quickly and aspects of soil enrichment would not happen. However, it is their capability to destroy organic materials that make mold a problem for homeowners.

In its early stages, mold and mildew in your home in Highland Park can grow on ceiling tiles, wood products, wallpaper, cardboard, fabric, drywall, foods, plants, decaying leaves, insulation and other organic materials. Within just twenty-four to forty-eight hours, mold colonies can begin to grow on damp surfaces, creating mold damage in your home which needs to be addressed. Our professionally trained technicians at SERVPRO can clean up and remediate a fungi problem.
Molds eventually destroy the material they grow on, as they digest organic material, and then spread to adjacent organic materials, destroying them as well. Besides the damage molds cause to your home and possessions, they can also cause health effects.
If your home has suffered water damage because of a back-up of sewage from flooding in your area, a damp basement or crawl space, flooding, plumbing or roof leaks, overflows from a bathtub or sink, or high humidity from dryer vents, steam cooking, or humidifiers, mold can develop fast. This contaminated water is rich in nutrients. Even worse, it continues to grow until SERVPRO comes in and takes the proper steps to eliminate the source of the moisture which effectively deals with the problem of continued proliferation.
Before we begin any remediation, we ensure all safety and health precautions are taken. We make sure that our staff is covered in protective clothing to avoid exposure to toxic mold. It is important to control the mold before it spreads to areas in the home that are not yet contaminated. Mold is contained at its source, which is essential to preventing the problem from worsening. Once the mold spores circulate through the air, the difficulty of a successful remediation are increased.
SERVPRO IICRC certified techs ensure that the mold is physically removed from your property, as attempting to isolate the mold or remove signs of the mold on the surface is not adequate. Also, just using bleach does not kill mold, so do not attempt cleanup on your own. We have special cleansers, antifungal disinfectants, and tools which can clean the mold up properly.
You must control the moisture levels in your home, so any future contamination or recontamination is limited. It is virtually inevitable that mold will grow if you do not have the moisture controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, found, and corrected or controlled as quickly as possible.
SERVPRO of Montgomery is skilled and trained to handle mold damage in your home. Therefore, do not hesitate to call us at (334) 273-0992 as soon as you suspect that you have mold growing in your home.

Proper Mold Damage Remediation Services Available In Highland Park

3/11/2017 (Permalink)

Highland Park Owners Seeking Mold Remediation Use SERVPRO

SERVPRO Professionally Tackles Mold Problems

Regardless of the costs associated with mold remediation in your home, your safety and the safety of your loved ones is much more important. However, understanding the process and what it may cost you can help put your mind at ease.

Therefore, when facing mold damage issues in your Highland Park home, there are several factors to consider. First, you need to decide whether the issue is something you can handle on your own, or if you require professional assistance to manage the problem correctly and safely. Second, whether you have a small patch on a single wall or your entire home is contaminated by mold, seeking professional remediation services, like those offered at SERVPRO, is your best bet at recovering quickly. We have IICRC certified technicians ready to assist you with every aspect of the job and respond in as little as four hours after your initial call.

At SERVPRO, our technicians have access to the latest training and equipment available for mold remediation. We employ moisture detection devices and thermo-hygrometers to help locate the source of moisture causing the problem, industrial-grade water extraction equipment including hand-held and truck mounted water extractors to eliminate standing water from areas of all shapes and sizes, as well as air movers and dehumidifiers that help provide a quick, efficient drying process.

We work closely with you and your insurance company (if you are fortunate enough to have this type of microorganism coverage) to provide you with what you need to get things around the house back to normal quickly. Restoring is preferred over tossing and purchasing new. We attempt to keep cost down while providing a safe, clean, and effective service.

Last but not least, SERVPRO technicians utilize quality containment procedures to prevent exposing uncontaminated areas of your home while using physical mitigation methods to remove as much of the affected material as possible. We also follow EPA and OSHA guidelines for the transport and removal of contaminated substances and perform all of the necessary services in a timely, efficient manner that is convenient for you.

Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery today for additional information concerning our mold remediation services or any other problems you wish to address in your home. We are ready to help, immediately. (334) 273-0992

Remediating Mold Damage In Historic Highland Park

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Evaluating the damage generations of mold colonies has done to the structure and fixtures of your home is the first step to limiting further growth.

Mold Damage

Mold damage, some old and some current, is not uncommonly found in the 100 plus year old homes of this Birmingham neighborhood. When homes are renovated, or additions are completed the underlying structure of the buildings are revealed to contractors, and then any problems are discussed with homeowners. If mold damage is found SERVPRO is in a unique position to work with your general contractor to perform mold remediation. Evaluating the damage generations of mold colonies has done to the structure and fixtures of your home is the first step to limiting further fungal growth. Our mold specialists are trained and experienced in putting the brakes on microbial activity.

Removal of mold damage as the remodeling projects proceed on your Highland Park home necessitates careful planning. Disturbing mold risks sending spores airborne, spreading the outbreak throughout the rest of your home. This can place both property and residents at risk. Mold growth can break down organic materials, destroying or at least weakening building materials like wood and sheetrock. Susceptible individuals may experience health issues from floating particles of mold, although any concerns about this must be addressed to your health care provider. Any attempt to remove mold should only be taken on by technicians trained in EPA approved methods.

Containment is the first rule of mold remediation. We may use negative air machines and physical barriers to keep the mold in place until the colony can be physically removed and properly disposed of, typically following hazardous waste protocols. Porous or heavily infected materials may be discarded with the mold attached. A vacuuming, utilizing HEPA filters, of settled mold spores is then followed by a wipe down with approved cleaning and disinfection products.

SERVPRO technicians will then research the source of moisture that caused the mold damage in the first place. Taking action to eliminate the sources of moisture that feed mold spores is crucial as a final step.If the water is not eliminated, mold will regrow given the right conditions. We work very diligently to remove mold damage but cannot promise to eradicate the chance of a reinfestation. Mold spores are everywhere, and all it needs is a bit of water and a day or two of time for mold to reemerge. We use education and vigilance to stop further mold damage in your home.

When evidence of mold damage is clear remediation by the experts at SERVPRO of Montgomery is the best course. Call (334) 273-0992 to schedule a mold inspection today.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold Remediation in Highland Gardens

12/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold can lurk in corners. Call SERVPRO today to determine the cause and remediate the damage!

SERVPRO Technicians Have Many Hours of Training in Dealing with Mold

While mold exists within our environment naturally, there are some things that you should know to assist in preventing the spread of mold throughout your property. Mold is not a problem until it begins to encroach on our living spaces and attempts to make an impact on our indoor air quality.

Our professional mold damage remediation services in Highland Gardens are only a phone call away. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to provide you with the proper information and services to handle your mold situation. Put our technicians to the test today; we are waiting for your call.

Our technicians at SERVPRO want to provide you with the proper information to assist you in handling this sort of situation. Let's begin by sharing ten things you should know about mold prevention and mediation:

1) Different types of Mold may cause health effects in certain individuals.

2) Regardless of what you have heard, there isn't any real way to totally eliminate mold from your property.

3) Respond to mold growth in your home immediately by having professionals clean the infected area and remove the source of moisture.

4) Maintain indoor humidity levels of 30% to 60% at all times to reduce the possibility of further mold growth.

5) Ensure proper drying of materials and furnishings within 48 hours of exposure to moisture to prevent an infestation from developing.

6) Have professional technicians clean and dry any moldy hard surfaces properly and remove any highly saturated absorbent materials from your property.

7) Add insulation to the proper areas to prevent perpetual moisture problems from occurring on cold surfaces such as windows, piping, exterior walls, roofs or flooring.

8) Do not add carpeting to rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens with constant water sources.

9) Mold spores can flourish anywhere that moisture is present.

10) Never attempt to tackle mold remediation yourself. You could end up causing more damage and prevent professional technicians from performing their jobs correctly.

As you can see, our SERVPRO technicians make various recommendations that you can implement to avoid mold growth on your property. However, we also want you to know that it is not something that you should attempt on your own. If you miss-handle the situation, you could end up with additional damages that you could have otherwise avoided.

SERVPRO teams are here to provide you with the services and personnel that you need to get the job done right the first time. Don't hesitate to give us a call and put our services to the test.

Contact our offices at SERVPRO of Montgomery today. (334) 273-0992

Mold Damage Shouldn't be Left to Ruin Your Home's Interior

6/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Can Appear on Walls or Can Be Hidden and Produce a Musty Smell

SERVPRO Has the Certifications to Deal With Mold Damage

Mold can quickly grow with only a slight rise in humidity. Many homeowners find themselves struggling to combat the smells and odors mold produces on an ongoing basis. This will never win the battle against mold. The spores can remain dormant for extended periods of time; mold is a tough enemy to conquer.

Another reason mold is so difficult to eliminate is because the spores are so tiny, they can become airborne, and then settle almost anywhere. They are carried by air currents, insects, and even on your pet's fur. In Halcyon, mold damage can take place in any home or office. The effects can range from discoloration of walls and ceilings, ruining of books and papers, (including important documents, items printed on low-acid paper, and photographs), and also causing carpets and other textiles to smell musty.

Understanding Mold is the First Step in Eliminating It

Mold is not a virus or bacteria, but it is still a pathogen that can cause adverse health effects. This is because it can be breathed in, come in contact with your skin through different ways, such as wearing clothing that contains mold, or from sitting on upholstered furniture that is saturated with mold. Mold is not only what you can see visibly, but also the spores that are released into the air. This is what can cause the musty odor many people associate with mold growth.

If any spores are left behind after cleaning, it is only a matter of time before it will begin to grow and spread through your home or business again. Not only must any excess humidity be removed and things aired out, all possible areas that may contain spores need to be professionally cleaned. SERVPRO professionals are technicians and specialized cleaning crews who have had extensive training in the clean-up and elimination of mold and its spores. Having IICRC training and certification prepares us for heavy mold infestations that can ruin many of your belongings.

We Are Experienced in Eliminating Mold Growth, as well as Cleaning and Refurbishing Many Different Materials

Painting after cleaning is one way to eliminate mold's hold over your home. Other ways include using special cleaners and detergents that are designed to deodorize your home's textiles and carpets. These not only keep the smell away, but they also eliminate mold's foothold, preventing it from recurring. If mold has been affecting the enjoyment of your home or business, make a call to us at SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992, and we'll have your home or office smelling clean and fresh again.