Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Conditions In Our Area Are Prone to Mold

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Conditions In Our Area Are Prone to Mold SERVPRO of Bath knows what to do if mold grows in your home

More than a million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.  
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Since mold growth can occur in any home, watch for situations that promote mold activity.

Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples.  Wind driven rain is a common source of mold growth around your window.  A dark circle appearing on your ceiling especially when a bathroom is above is a cause of concern  Check your caulking around all sinks and tubs. 

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Bath to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 252.923.4357

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans in that area if possible.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Bath for mold remediation services.  252-923-0213

Quick Tips on Mold

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Quick Tips on Mold Call SERVPRO of Bath for a mold problem in your home.

When spring arrives so will the  rainy season.  Rain can bring the opportunity for mold growth to present itself in your home. Call SERVPRO of Bath at the first sight of any moisture or growth. If you discover mold in your home or office, we are here to help.

Mold and fungal spores occur naturally outdoors, where fungi are the earth’s natural recyclers.  Indoor, mold needs moisture to grow.  Problems occur when trapped moisture, humidity, and dampness are present.

Common ways for excessive moisture that can lead to mold can include:

  • Damp crawl spaces
  • Flooding from surface water (storms, flooded streets, etc.)
  • Roof leaks
  • Leaking pipes
  • Poor caulking around windows, bathtubs, sinks
  • Lack of air flow when air conditioning or fans are shut off
  • Sewer back ups

How to prevent mold growth:

  • Control excessive moisture and condensation
  • Keeping susceptible areas in your home clean and dryIn the case of leaking pipes or a flood, standing water needs to be taken care of immediately. When materials are wet they should be clean, removed, replaced or dried out.  Items that are wet for longer than 48 hours or more may grow mold.  If properly remediated, damage will less and costs will be lower. 

SERVPRO of Bath will first isolate the area that has mold preventing further contamination within your home or business.  Then proper vacuuming will occur with HEPA vacuums and then areas will most likely be removed and apply negative air flow to remove particles from the area.

Call SERVPRO of Bath at

252-923-0213 to help you.

Follow Mold Safety Tips If you Suspect Mold

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Follow 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 in the affected areas if possible.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Bath for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do nottouch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself without containing the spread of mold.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants that are not approved for the elimination of mold as they usually do not kill the roots or stop the spores from spreading.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Bath 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 – 252.923.0213

Does Your Bath Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Bath Home Have A Mold Problem? One of our clients had a mold problem and called us right away. Call SERVPRO of Bath today if you believe you have a mold problem in your home.

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. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a false statement. Think about 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 your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our training, equipment, and knowledge to remediate your mold issue.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –(252) 923-0213

When is mold really mold?

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When is mold really mold? Mold on a picture frame,

We often get calls from folks that think they have mold in their homes, asking us for an estimate to remediate or clean the area. In some cases, it may not necessary, because, what the home owner is actually seeing is either, remains of insects from getting in your home or wear and tear stains.

It looks just like mold but it's not. How can you tell?

Try rubbing the surface with your finger to determine if the spot is hard or soft and dusty. If it's hard, it's probably not mold.... If you are still not certain, give us call for some advice on what to do.

There's no sense spending money if you do not have to...Call us today with any mold questions!

Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours. Finding the source is critical to stop continued growth.

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. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. 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 your home or business has 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 Us Today – SERVPRO of Bath 252-923-0213.

What to do if you find mold

8/21/2015 (Permalink)

Recently we worked with a homeowner who lost the sale of his home when the inspector found a large amount of mold in his crawl space.  This was caused by the excessive moisture due to improper ventilation.

SERVPRO of Bath was able to remove the mold and correct the rotting wood all within 72 hours from first call.  A previous contractor informed him he would have to rip out his floor in the sunken living room space.  All that was necessary was to increase ventilation in the crawlspace after clean up and replacement of a joist.  

Now our customer can put his house back on the market while we are still in the height of the selling season.

Call SERVPRO of Bath at 252-923-0213 anytime day or night.  We are always here to help.