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Archived Mold Remediation Blog Posts

Mold Remediation in Adair County

8/3/2023 (Permalink)

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 – 660-665-3390

Identifying the Possibility of Black Mold

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

If left untreated, black mold may cause serious health issues to you or your loved ones. Learning the potential signs of black mold can help save you from the possibility of health risks.

Water Damages – A leading cause of black mold comes from water damages that were left untreated. Look for areas where there might be previous water damages, or places where moisture might be elevated such as basements and bathrooms.

Patches – Look for patches of black mold on different surfaces. Black mold will begin growing in a circular patter until it begins to spread. Also check to see if it is still wet, leaving it with a slimy looking appearance, or if it has a dustier appearance meaning that the area has now dried.

If you suspect there might be black mold in your home, the first step to take would be to have an Industrial Hygienist come and collect samples to determine if you do indeed have mold in your home, as well as what type. Once it has been determined that there is mold in your home, SERVPRO of Kirksville will be able to come in take measures to remediate the mold and make your problem “Like it never even happened.”

Brookfield Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

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.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Kirksville for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Kirksville 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 – 660-665-3390