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Mold Damage Remediation In Fayetteville

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation In Fayetteville Mold can grow fast and spread throughout your home call SERVPRO as soon as you spot mold to prevent significant damage to your home.

How Mold Affects Your Fayetteville House 

Understanding the ways that your Fayetteville home can become affected by various disasters can help you to prepare for the possible damages that could result. The better equipped you are with the information, the less likely you are to allow significant threats like mold growth to persist in your house and affect structural elements and the family living there. Mold can work quickly to spread throughout the property, and it begins with the right conditions that facilitate colonization. 

While many Fayetteville homeowners don't see mold damage as a huge concern, there is a cause for concern when you discover colonization in your house. With both damaging effects to the structure and integrity of the property, as well as the possibility of health effects for those within the house that get exposed to an active colony, reacting quickly is essential to protect what matters most. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique and extensive training in mold damage remediation to offer effective solutions for the removal of active colonies and restoration of the damage these organisms have caused. 

Moist and damp areas of your property provide the right conditions for naturally occurring mold spores to stick to surfaces, seat into them and begin growing. The trouble with avoiding these conditions is that many homeowners do not know that they exist until the mold has already formed and started to spread through neighboring surfaces and areas. 

Mold feeds on organic material, and that changes the composition of the hosting surface to become irreparably damaged eventually. Drywall is a common host material for mold colonies, as many of the walls in modern home construction use this construction element. It is also difficult for even our highly-trained SERVPRO team to restore after the mold has formed, which often leads to a need for demolition and later replacement. 

As you can see, reacting quickly at the first sign of mold can help to limit its spread and effect on your home. Give our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale remediation specialists a call anytime that you need us at (479) 419-5544.

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Some Tips to Help Your Fayetteville Home Recover From a Mold Infestation

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Some Tips to Help Your Fayetteville Home Recover From a Mold Infestation Mold always appears at the most inopportune time. Contact our certified mold remediation team to investigate the cause and mitigate.

Crucial Steps for Effective Mold Remediation in Fayetteville

When mold affects your property, there is a need to take remediation steps immediately. Mold is said to cause health effects. It also leads to physical deterioration of the property, which can diminish its value. Establishing the source and drying off excess moisture, removing mold debris or porous materials it infests, and deodorizing the property, are some of the necessary remediation processes. We offer professional remediation services in Fayetteville to help restore your property to its preloss state.
 
Mold colonies form debris on the affected areas, so cleanup is part of mold remediation in Fayetteville. Debris removal might involve different steps depending on the level of infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians use vacuums with HEPA filters to remove loose debris from surfaces. We also wire brush or use other abrasive procedures to remove debris adhering to the surfaces. Alternatively, we damp-wipe the affected areas with professional cleaning agents.
 
It is possible to damage the materials infested by mold during the cleanup process especially if using mechanical abrasion or removing mold debris chemically. Such damages drive the costs of remediation up because of the need to refinish or even replace the ruined materials. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you avoid unnecessary damages by using specialized methods such as soda blasting to remove mold debris. In this process, we use sodium bicarbonate blasted at speeds exceeding 600 miles per hour over the infested areas. The process removes debris and kills spores without damaging the underlying materials.
 
All cases of mold infestation have an underlying moisture issue. Remediation processes can only be successful after dealing with the moisture. It is also essential to remove the moisture fast because mold growth is also fast. For example, if a property floods, growth can start within 24 to 48 hours. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced water extraction and drying equipment. We also fast-track the process further by creating small drying chambers using 6-mil polyethylene.
 
Mold issues can recur if the remediation process fails. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale to help clean up your infested property. You can reach us at (479) 419-5544 any time.

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What to Avoid When You See or Even Smell Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to Avoid When You See or Even Smell Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home When your home's clogged gutters are contributing to the mold situation in your home, it's time to contact SERVPRO for a solution. Call us today.

Proper Roof and Gutter System Maintenance Crucial to Preventing Mold Damage in Fayetteville

When you smell a whiff of an unpleasant odor in your Fayetteville home the last place you might pinpoint as a problem area is your roofing and gutter system. Unfortunately, a failure to keep gutters cleared and downspouts operating properly can encourage water to enter your home in small but damaging amounts at the place where the shingles meet the decking and connect to the eaves. Once the water enters, mold growth can follow.

The wintry mix of precipitation common during the winter can exacerbate mold damage in Fayetteville. A gutter already full of leaves holds in ice and sleet, creating a pool of available water. Warm air rising out from your home contributes to a melting and freezing cycle, particularly if your insulation is insufficient. The water expands when it freezes at night, loosening the building material components that usually keep water out of your home. Opportunistic mold spores take advantage of the periodic infusion of moisture and grow. Our technicians can help break the cycle.

SERVPRO mold remediation crews have seen this type mold damage before and are ready to abate. We do not promise to eliminate mold entirely because it is impossible to eradicate all mold spores. Our mold remediators are ready instead to contain and remove active colonies and work with you to limit the possibility of future outbreaks.

The surfaces in your attic or upper levels infested with mold growth undergo evaluation by one of our experienced crew chiefs. We determine how to safeguard the other spaces of your home best as we go through the process of removing the mold and treating affected areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials. If you have living areas or HVAC system vents adjacent to the moldy space, we might choose to use an air scrubber to filter the moldy debris and exhaust contaminants.

Once SERVPRO crews finish removing and disposing of the mold, we consult with you to repair or replace the gutters and to improve the insulation coverage. Only when the source of moisture is eliminated can you move forward without significant concern about mold recurrence.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is a full-service mold remediation company ready to assist with any microbial outbreaks in your home. Call us at (479) 888-4350 to ensure a response that follows EPA protocols and helps limit additional mold problems.

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Why Mold Damage in Your Springdale Home Should Concern You

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage in Your Springdale Home Should Concern You Springdale Demolition by SERVPRO--Don't Delay Mold Remediation--Save Money and Stress

Springdale Properties Can Degrade from Mold Infestations without Remediation--Call SERVPRO

There are many threats that your Springdale home may experience throughout its lifetime, and many of these you can take care of on your own with limited expense. Certain conditions, such as fungal and mold growth throughout areas of your residence, require specific professional expertise to overcome and ultimately restore. Many homeowners are under the impression that mold in their home is not that much of a risk, and here is what you should get concerned about if you discover a colony in your house.

While mold damages might affect multiple areas and surfaces throughout your Springdale home, most of the time, this occurs in areas that you might not frequent as often as you should. Mold growth occurs when you are not actively looking for it and can spread quickly throughout the affected area once it has the opportunity to seat and thrive. Our mold remediation technicians have encountered many homes where the mold growth can reach the point of a health issue, not to mention the structural concerns that come along with it.

You see, mold growth in your home is much like any living organism. It needs food to continue to grow, spread, and thrive. The food source for mold colonies is organic materials usually found in the construction elements of your home. For example, drywall and wood framing are often easy targets for active mold spores looking to colonize. As the colony grows and seats more deeply, this material erodes and degrades as it feeds the organism, eventually reaching the point of being unsalvageable to professional technicians.

Even more alarming than the potential structural concerns for an active organism spreading throughout your home, is the possible health effects that could come along with it. Exposure to active colonies has gotten linked with several health risks, especially to those in your home that already struggle with respiratory concerns. Our SERVPRO technicians have the safety equipment to get in and isolate the area, working to reduce the organism’s reach while we remove the colony or the material it has used to grow. We are not, nor do we claim to be doctors, but here is a reference concerning possible health effects caused by these fungi put out by the EPA.

Mold is something that you want to get taken care of as soon as you find it growing in your home. You can always depend on the emergency response team at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to help you effectively neutralize the threat and return your home to original conditions, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (479) 888-2134.

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Hidden Causes of Springdale Mold Damage Rarely Surprise SERVPRO

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hidden Causes of Springdale Mold Damage Rarely Surprise SERVPRO Don't hide mold damage with cleaners and aerosol sprays. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the mold infestation and remove the odors.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Origin of Mold Damage in Your Home

Water and mold damage have a symbiotic relationship in your Springdale house. If you have experience with the odd places water can migrate within your home, it might not come as a surprise that mold also surfaces (or hides) in unexpected places. We are familiar with the connection between mold growth and a wide range of water sources and can help with remediation regardless of the source of the moisture.
 
Mold damage in Springdale can grow on any available organic surface as long as moisture fuels the spores constantly in the air or settled on building materials and the contents of your home. Mold does not require light to multiply, so it is common for it to proliferate between walls, in closets, and even behind rarely moved furnishings or window coverings. No matter where we find mold damage the principles for remediating it are the same. We contain it, remove it, and use EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit further mold growth, leaving the area ready for final restoration by your contractor.
 
Homeowners who attempt to treat a minor visible mold stain with over the counter remedies or try ignore the musty smell by covering it up with air fresheners often receive a shock when an expert reveals the extent of mold growth. Damaged or incorrectly attached gutters and downspouts can direct water under siding where it soaks into the structure’s framing and destroys insulation. A residing or remodeling project that opens up a portion of a wall can lead to a pressing need for SERVPRO to provide mold remediation due to this seemingly unrelated maintenance issue.
 
Condensation provides perfect conditions for mold growth and is not limited to steam on a mirror or window. When a cooler surface comes in contact with moist air, water vapor condenses, including when an inadequately insulated cavity between exterior and interior walls allows cold air to build up condensation behind furniture or draperies. Air conditioning systems that drain off planned condensation poorly also can incubate fungal growth and damage.
 
If you have any suspicion of mold damage in your home, contact the expert mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. One call to (479) 888-2403 permits us to meet with you for a thorough inspection and evaluation, leading to a remediation plan if your suspicions prove correct.
 
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Why Choose Professional Mold Remediation in Fayetteville?

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Choose Professional Mold Remediation in Fayetteville? Finding mold in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Finds the Hidden Mold on Your Property

When homeowners in Fayetteville notice a musty smell or see furry or feathery residues on structural components of their property they may identify it as a mold infestation. Some try to remove and clean up after the mold on their own. Other opt for a professional mold remediation service. Which is the wisest course -- do it yourself or expert mold remediation?
 
Mold damage in a Fayetteville house can pose complications the average homeowner may not anticipate and be more extensive than it appears on the first impression. Because of all the variables possible, including the risk of progressive property damage and health effects on susceptible people living or visiting your home, consulting with our trained mold remediation crew is a proactive step toward preserving your home and comfort.
 
Professionals Find Even Hidden Mold
 
SERVPRO professionals assess your property carefully to determine where the mold thrives, including cavities and recesses between walls, above ceilings, and in basements and attics. Removing a visible mold colony without further investigation and treatment of hidden mold growth invites the fungi to rebound in the area treated quickly and to continue multiplying out of sight.
 
Professionals Assess All Indoor Spaces For Remediation
 
Mold spores easily become airborne and move room to room through doorways and halls. If vents for your HVAC system are near a mold outbreak, the ductwork can carry spores throughout your home. SERVPRO inspects HVAC systems to look for active mold growth and can recommend and deliver cleaning if indicated to improve air quality and limit the spread of microbes.
 
Professionals Receive Advanced Training
 
The SERVPRO crew members answering your call master the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures developed as the mold remediation industry standard before working on your home. Attempting to clean up mold damage without following a protocol that mandates containment, proper removal techniques, and the use of EPA registered antimicrobials can be incomplete or cause the mold to spread to other areas of your home.
 
Professionals Employ State Of The Art Equipment And Products
 
Containing and removing mold from surfaces is often most successful when tools such as air scrubbers and air fogging equipment team with effective cleaning and disinfection products. Professional grade negative air pressure HEPA filtration systems or thermal foggers prove very useful to remediate mold damage employe in the hands of a trained and certified mold abatement technician. SERVPRO invests in the necessary equipment and is continually upgrading both tools and products to offer professional mold remediation to our customers.
 
If mold damage is a concern in your home, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale can help with expert mold remediation services. Call us at (479) 419-5544 when you first suspect mold for a thorough assessment and treatment plan.

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Ways Mold Damage Gets Started After Severe Weather In Springdale

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ways Mold Damage Gets Started After Severe Weather In Springdale Compromised Window Seals in Springdale Can Lead to Mold Damage and the Need for SERVPRO

Springdale Water Intrusion Can Mean Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

Raging winds and heavy rains have been in the news in Arkansas recently. Even if your home appears to have come through the storms without significant harm, conditions created by the wind and rain in rarely inspected spaces can be perfect for mold growth and damage. A musty smell or unexplained staining could be your signal to contact our experienced mold remediation team for a post-storm evaluation despite your relief that the storm failed to result in other damage.
 
When successive storms pummel your Springdale home, mold damage is probably the least of your concerns. Checking for loose shingles, torn off siding, and damage from downed trees or power lines feels much more urgent than seeking out areas where seemingly minor water incursions occurred. Unfortunately, small leaks or water forced in through poorly sealed windows and doors can host mold colony infestations that follow the storm all-clear by a few days and take you by surprise. Assistance from our professional mold remediators is a wise course.
 
The mold damage resulting can cause progressive deterioration of building materials and present health concerns if susceptible individuals live in the dwelling. If found in hidden areas like an attic or in the space created by a window or door frame this most recent storm may be just the last of many times water intruded and fueled mold growth. Small leaks eventually result in extensive damage, so a swift and comprehensive approach is critical to protecting your investment in your home. The SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation team helps manage active mold issues but also has strategies to help resolve any long-term destruction, such as dry rot or contaminated structural components such as insulation.
 
Mold remediation crew members first plan for containment and removal. A thorough inspection of areas below window sills, door jams, between walls, and below subflooring can reveal a more extensive infestation than initially feared. Once we locate the mold, other areas of the house receive protection with heavy plastic sheeting and the use of negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent the spread of moldy material. SERVPRO employees don personal protective equipment and remove the mold and any porous materials it infiltrated. The debris is bagged and disposed of according to local hazardous waste codes.
 
HEPA filter equipped vacuums, and topical antimicrobial treatments are the last steps in the remediation. For the efforts of the SERVPRO team to last, however, the windows and doors must be repaired and then periodically maintained to prevent water from making its way inside during the next period of driving rains. Areas of the roofing system, including gutters, downspouts, and flashings that show wear, deterioration, or weaknesses must be addressed to keep the top of your home watertight. Without the completion of these tasks, mold damage is likely in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready to help remediate mold damage and identify ways to prevent the water damage that accelerated the microbial growth, Call (479) 419-5544 to schedule an appointment to assess the issues and craft a plan to solve them.

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Springdale Residents Discover Quality Mold Remediation Services

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Springdale Residents Discover Quality Mold Remediation Services If you experience water damage, it is important to call SERVPRO to properly remove the water and dry out your home to prevent mold growth.

Calling on a Professional Mold Remediation Specialist Can Help Minimize Damages and Prevent Future Mold Growth

When it comes to mold found in your Springdale area home, you want to work with fully-trained remediation experts to protect your family and limit any losses you might experience. This statement is true for most everyone who experiences mold damage on their property; you are no exception.

If you find yourself dealing with mold damage in your Springdale home, or have recently experienced any water exposure, it is vital to have the water removed, and the structure dried immediately to avoid mold growth. Unless you have the proper detection equipment and training, it is nearly impossible to detect mold before growth occurs and by the time you can see visible signs, it may already be too late.

SERVPRO technicians understand where to look and recognize early signs of mold growth found in your home. Depending on the amount of mold located during your initial inspection, you may need help with relocating to ensure your families safety during the mold remediation process, and our office is ready to assist you with locating temporary housing should it be required for your situation. 

SERVPRO has IICRC-industry certified professionals available 24/7, 365, including weekends and holidays to provide you with quality mold remediation services you can count on to regain control of your indoor living environment. We have access to a variety of moisture detectors, location, and volume measuring devices that make returning your home’s relative humidity to normal. 

SERVPRO can also install dehumidifiers, drainage, and ventilation where needed to get things under control quickly. Our technicians offer a variety of solutions that fit your unique situation and make every effort to provide you with a cost-effective solution for any mold problems you face. 

We follow strict local, state, and federal guidelines for the handling and disposal of contaminated materials and use EPA registered disinfectants to clean the entire infected area before performing repair or replacement services that help make your house a home again.

Contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale for additional information about available services or to schedule your initial inspection, today. We can provide you with professional mold remediation services anytime, day or night. (479) 419-5544

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Mold Damage Remediation Specialists Available for Your Springdale Home

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Specialists Available for Your Springdale Home Mold colonies can easily form in your home with extra moisture and the right range of temperature.

SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians Have the Expertise to Properly Remediate Mold Damage

No one has a home that is entirely impervious to mold growth. The truth is if you just happen to have some excessive moisture and the right range of temperature, any organic material in your home could spawn mold colonies. Spores of mold naturally exist in the air that we breathe, which means that any time the conditions become met for a colony to form, the spores are there to allow it to start. Finding mold growing in your Springdale home, however, is nothing to be taken lightly.

You might be under the impression that many Springdale homes have mold damage, and you would likely be right. When you battle conditions throughout the year like excessive humidity mixed with warmer temperatures, the spores in the air have the right conditions to seat and grow into colonies. The fungus hyphae can penetrate deep into the surface that it is growing on, making conventional cleaning methods ineffective. Given the health effects that mold has been known to cause, it is not a condition that you should wait a long time to resolve.

Our SERVPRO technicians go through extensive training in mold remediation to meet the high standards set by the IICRC. Our certified specialists have the expertise and tools to successfully remove colonies while simultaneously preventing the spread of spores to new areas which could perpetuate the current problem. To prevent circulation of the spores coming from the existing colony, your circulation system like heating/air conditioning is shut off, and our technicians employ a negative air chamber to trap and neutralize spores.

Scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters are used to clean deeply into the surfaces where mold grows and to completely remove the hyphae. Foggers are also used to disinfect surfaces and nullify odor molecules lingering in the affected area to efficiently remove the musty smell typical to this kind of incident.

If you find mold growing in your Springdale home, IICRC certified specialists are only a phone call away. You can trust our remediation technicians to handle the problem quickly and thoroughly. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale today at (479) 419-5544.

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Mold Damage in Johnson HVAC Systems is Serious Business

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Johnson HVAC Systems is Serious Business Johnson Mold Infestations in Ductwork Call on SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Inspects and Remediates Mold Infestations in Johnson Properties

Finding signs of mold in your HVAC system can be jarring for some homeowners, and their reaction is understandable. Mold in ventilation systems could indeed pose serious health concerns and may indicate a much more significant problem around the home. However, you should not panic. SERVPRO has dealt with similar mold damage cases in Johnson and other local communities for years, and our technicians have helped to remove mold growth from dozens of HVAC systems in their time.
 
The first order of business when we respond to mold damage calls in Johnson is to identify location, size, and spread of the mold colony or colonies in question. Our inspectors use advanced detection equipment including thermal and moisture detectors to learn causes, locations, types, and maturity levels of mold patches in different areas. With this information, we can construct a model and estimates of how and why mold has spread in your home, and identify if mold is likely to be elsewhere in the home as well. Soon after, we use our expert treatments to make short work of the offending fungus.
 
But what does mold damage in the HVAC system mean for you? To start, it usually indicates a relatively severe mold problem. Small mold colonies with minimal impact do not often take root in ventilation systems, and usually, only mature colonies with fast-spreading spores can develop. Alternatively, if the colony originated in the vents, it may have quickly spread across the home as air currents take spores around the building.

Some types of mold may cause health effects, and if these species of mold are in ventilation systems, they make the entire house a biohazard and warrant a large-scale quarantine to prevent the spreading of mycotoxins. This, however, is rare, and should only result if the species mold is particularly dangerous. Through our treatments, we take care to thoroughly remove both visible growth and microscopic spores in the air, returning your home to its normal conditions before we pack up and leave. Every property contains mold, remediation when necessary, keeps it in check.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has provided local homeowners with fast and thorough mold remediation and removal services for years. No matter how big or how serious the mold problem is, we can help. Call us at (479) 419-5544.

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Early Protection Provides Mold Protection For Johnson Area Homes

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Early Protection Provides Mold Protection For Johnson Area Homes Moisture Contributes to Mold Growth in this Johnson Ceiling and Wall

Take It Easy! Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Taking a strong offensive approach is likely your best bet when dealing with mold. However, you must remain on the lookout for early signs of possible growth, prevent moisture problems, and call a qualified professional for help when you notice watermarks or musty smells developing in your home.
 
Catching growth early, limits mold damage in your Johnson area home. It is entirely possible to clean contaminated areas thoroughly and prevent regrowth if caught early enough. However, it is essential to have the source of moisture repaired, and the affected area dried properly, often requiring professional assistance to get the job done right.
 
At SERVPRO we understand how serious mold growth in your home can be, which is why we make every effort to limit your exposure and get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our technicians take the time to explain positive steps that you can adopt to help avoid future problems and protect your family better.  
 
Since mold grows everywhere, controlling your indoor humidity and moisture levels contributes to a successful remediation process. It helps to have the appropriate ventilation systems in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, improving your chances of maintaining a mold-free environment that you and your family can enjoy.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the services you need to get mold growth in your home under control in a quick and efficient manner. Putting years of experience, training, and advanced water extraction, cleaning, and deodorization equipment to work for you. All while maintaining a safe, clean working environment and preventing the spread of mold throughout your home.
 
SERVPRO checks every area of your home including your attic, basement, and hard to reach crawlspaces that anyone rarely uses. Any section of your home that contains shady, damp areas that may cause mold to flourish. Leaving no stone unturned as we advance through your inspection and remediation process.  
 
Give SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale an opportunity to provide you with the mold damage restoration services you deserve. Make the call to our office for additional information or to schedule your initial inspection today. (479) 419-5544

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Prevent Mold Damage To Your Fayetteville Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Mold Damage To Your Fayetteville Home Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth.

Mold Damage Prevention

Homeowners in Arkansas know that mold is an unwelcome house guest. Mold in your home looks unsightly but worse than that it damages your belongings and the structure of your home, and might cause health effects. That is why it is important to act on the first sign of mold damage.

SERVPRO is here to help with mold damage to your Fayetteville home. Our IICRC certified technicians have the equipment and know how to carry out effective mold remediation. We quickly assess the extent of the mold damage, seal off the contaminated area, and get to work cleaning every surface. We understand that every mold damaged surface requires an individual approach to cleaning. We use powerful HEPA vacuums to get rid of loose mold spores, sanding and damp wiping to clean up semi-porous materials, and the correct cleaning compounds for smooth surfaces.

Our aim is to mitigate mold damage and reduce the presence of mold for a nicer environment for you and your family. There are also various things you can do to prevent mold from occurring:

Check For Problem Areas
Be aware of the problem areas in your home. If your basement or laundry is susceptible to mold, start there. Do your best to waterproof problem areas and always keep an eye on them to check for new colonies.

Dry Clothes Properly
Damp clothes are a leading cause of mold in the home. Never leave damp clothes lying around – hang out to dry or use a tumble drier. If you must dry your clothes indoors, use a well-ventilated area.

Keep The Humidity Down
Humidity is a key factor in mold growth. Buy a simple humidity detector from your local hardware store and look out for condensation in your home, as it is a sign of raised humidity. Use dehumidifiers to keep the humidity down.

Dry Damp Areas Immediately
There are lots of causes of damp areas in your home. They include humidity, damp clothes, condensation, seepage from outside, and damage due to a flood or burst pipe. Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth.

Ventilate Your Home
Good ventilation keeps air moving and makes it harder for mold to grow. Open your doors and windows regularly. Open your closets to let air circulate. Move your furniture away from the walls.

Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale today for assistance with mold remediation. Contact us on (479) 419-5544 for the help you need.

Identifying & Removing Conditions That Lead To Mold Damage In Your Fayetteville Home

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Identifying & Removing Conditions That Lead To Mold Damage In Your Fayetteville Home Fayetteville Cleanup from a Mold Infestation, Be Safe, Call SERVPRO

Advice from SERVPRO:  Do Not Ignore Signs of Mold in Fayetteville

Having mold develop in your kitchen, under your sink, behind an appliance or around your kitchen window is entirely possible if the proper steps are not taken to maintain a mold-free environment within your living space.

Working with a mold damage restoration company near your home in Fayetteville provides you with access to the professional services you need when the repairs become more than you can handle. However, this relationship can also provide you with the knowledge you need to limit or even prevent additional losses that you experience.
 
A quality restoration company like SERVPRO does more than simply offer you the mold remediation and cleaning services that are required to return your home to a quality preloss condition. Our technicians take the time to explain what happened, why it happened, and what you can do to prevent the situation from happening in the future.
 
Although each situation that our technicians at SERVPRO handle require specific services to provide a solution, the circumstances that allow mold spores to flourish in your home remain the same. Therefore, we can help you identify a variety of situations that you want to address immediately, to prevent mold growth from forming in your home.
 
Remember, water does not belong under your sink, on your floor, countertops, or in your cabinets. Whenever you spill water, have a plumbing leak, or find excessive condensation forming while operating a specific appliance, you need to act quickly. It only takes 24 to 48-hours for mold to begin spreading, so, you need to handle these situations immediately.
 
Have a leaky faucet? Water may be slowly penetrating the drywall behind your sink; this is where the services we offer at SERVPRO come in handy. We have access to detection equipment that helps us locate hidden contamination before the damage becomes excessive.
 
Moisture or water accumulating under your kitchen sink accompanied by a musty odor means that you likely have mold growth forming, even if it is not visible yet and you should contact a professional company for assistance. Attempting to inspect the situation further or trying to perform the remediation services yourself, most often ends up causing more damage or spreads the contamination further.
 
When you have questions or need professional assistance, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville - Springdale immediately. We are here to help. (479) 419-5544

Mold Remediation to a Home in Springdale

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation to a Home in Springdale Mold Remediation in Springdale Is Solved by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides the Solutions to Mold Infestations

There is no hype about mold and there's no 'dealing with it' either. Mold growth has the potential to destroy homes and even cause health problems; sometimes severe. It must be aggressively sought out and destroyed.

Mold damage in a Springdale home can cause thousands of dollars in replacement and restoration costs if not quickly discovered. If it has spread past a safe level determined by the state of Arkansas, then all occupants have to leave until that level has been returned to normal. SERVPRO has decades of experience in cleaning and removing mold growth from hundreds of homes and can do the same for you.

Once you've determined (or suspect) that you have a mold problem, the first item our inspectors will look for is excess moisture. Mold can grow in warm or cold temperatures, but without a high enough level of moisture, it's just some dry, microscopic spores waiting to be vacuumed up and properly eliminated.

Our SERVPRO technicians have several options to reduce moisture levels. If standing water is discovered, a pump will be used to remove it. If there is no visible source of water, but testing equipment shows that floors and walls are wetted or damp, then members of our response team will deploy space heaters to raise the temperature. As this happens, dehumidifiers are placed to draw the moisture from the surrounding building material and furniture. If needed, exhaust fans will also be used to blow moist air (and loose mold spores) out of your home.

As the moisture levels are being lowered, the building material in the affected area will be examined. If mold has already found its way into drywall panels, they will need to be removed and replaced. In a few cases, the infected material can be cut away, but since drywall is such a good food source for mold growth, we firmly recommend removing all mold damaged sections. This same recommendation applies to other wall coverings and many types of carpets and ceiling tiles as well.

The goal with this rapid response is to get you back into your home as fast as we safely can. A mold infestation can be a true mess for a home owner or a renter, but our job here at SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is to make it as painless as possible. If you believe you have an issue with mold or other damage, call us today at (479) 419-5544 so we can help you get the process started.