Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Prevent Mold Groth

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Most property owner know that mold growth your Natick, MA commercial or residential property can pose significant health risks, but a mold infestation also has the potential to damage building materials too, it spreads quickly growing on walls, ceilings and in tile grout. Thankfully mold growth can be stopped and SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help.

MOLD DAMAGE

Mold needs moisture, it cannot thrive and grow without it. You can find mold in areas with high level of moisture or where there has been water damage from a broken pipe, leaking window or roof, or after a basement flood. Many homes develop mold issues in bathrooms and closets that to not have adequate ventilation. Mold can cause deterioration of ceiling tiles, grout, caulking around tubs and showers and it destroys any type of paperboard quickly.

HOW TO STOP MOLD

The key to eliminating mold indoors is to cut off its moisture supply. Mold thrives in moist, humid conditions. Eliminate those conditions and you can prevent mold growth and mitigate it's return. A cracked foundation is an entry point for seeping water into your property so are a damaged roof or leaky water line. When these issues go unaddressed they could lead to a mold infestation. 

When a property owner finds standing water in their property they remove it immediately to prevent mold growth. Unfortunately, there is a second, equally important, step that most skip, dehumidification. Keep in mind, all mold requires to grow is high moisture levels. That includes excess humidity in the air. Dehumidifiers and fans can be a tremendous help during this part of the mold removal process.

Area rugs and carpeting are high risk areas for mold growth. It is important to have those items professional cleaning to remove any traces of mold and reduce the potential of an infestations. The same is true for certain furniture, draperies and other upholstered items. Cardboard boxes and other containers that have been contaminated with mold should be immediately disposed of. 

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Mold Remediation Is A Process

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold grows easily in moist environments with high levels of humidity. Any porous or organic material are ideal surfaces to support mold growth. Once an area of your Milford, MA commercial or residential property is infested with mold, you need to take several steps to clean it and, restore it to preloss state. The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Natick/Milford are here to help, offering professional remediation to eliminate such infestations easily.

Removing debris created by the infestation is very important when doing mold cleanup in Massachusetts. Such debris is not only unsightly but is also likely to keep the musty smell associated with mold. Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians from SERVPRO of Natick/Milford use proven techniques to remove debris effectively without harming the affected surface. We use HEPA filtered vacuums to remove loose debris from infested surfaces. In cases where debris adheres to the surfaces, our technicians wet-wipe with professional cleaning agents. Specialized methods to help remove all traces of mold without harming the surfaces.

Killing spores is a necessary part of the mold cleanup process because if left unaddressed they can spur new growth within a very short while. Our technicians use various professional cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties to deal with mold spores. We also create exclusion zones with plastic sheets to curb the spread of debris. In some cases involving porous materials, the infestation goes beyond the surface so killing spores and removing debris does not deal with the issue entirely. In such cases, we remove the affected materials.

All mold cases involve an underlying moisture problem. Proper cleaning, therefore, involves drying the affected areas to stop future growth. This means first identifying the water source, stopping it, and drying the area completely. 

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Stopping The Spread Of Mold

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

One of the first signs that you may have mold damage in your commercial or residential property is continually detecting a musty odor. It usually indicates that there is a leak in your plumbing and it has caused a mold colony to grow. It is vital to deal with the mold in your washroom as quickly as possible because it can cause health effects. Fortunately, expert professional help is only a phone call away!
 
Many people misunderstand the nature of mold spores and how they come to cause mold damage in your Milford, MA property. The truth is that mold spores are not dangerous and they are everywhere. You can never truly be completely rid of them. However, if they come into contact with moisture, they can rapidly grow and multiply. As they grow, they end up creating a mold colony that can damage the structure of your property.
 
SERVPRO of Natick/Milford understands that the longer that mold is left unchecked, the more damage it can do. Our Disaster Remediation Teams are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays! When you call us we will arrive faster to any size disaster ready to take action.


First our technicians will create a quarantine area around the impacted area to prevent further spread to other areas. They will also set up an air scrubber with a HEPA filter to neutralize the smell that mold creates and also capture airborne mold spores. Once the mold has been cleaned away from all surfaces, our technicians will apply an antifungal spray to ensure regrowth is less likely. Finally, our technicians remove any excess moisture from the area to further reduce the risk of future infestations.

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Black Mold

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Toxic black mold, or Stachybotrys, can be very dangerous to your health and should not be handled by untrained professionals. The health risk and threat of spread make remediation dangerous and should only be done by qualified professionals, certified in the best mold remediation practices, should be brought in to remediate your home.

Leave It To The Professionals

The Disaster Remediation Technicians at SERVPRO of Natick/Milford are mold remediation specialists and have gone through the required training and has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to remove all types of mold from your home safely. They are aware of and use the most current safety measures for removal, keeping you and your family safe in the process.

Characteristics Of Mold

Toxic black mold is not unique in its characteristics from other mold species. Even the black color is not an immediate giveaway that it is toxic. The mold must be tested to determine species and potential health risks. However, while testing is the only definitive way to diagnose a mold problem, several common characteristics of mold are its textured and fuzzy appearance along with its variety of colors.

Controlled Removal

Mold cleanup is highly reliant on what is often deemed a controlled removal. Since infestations can be made of millions of tiny spores, it is essential to control airflow and movement in the space to be remediated. This means that areas are often taped off with plastic sheeting, including ductwork and windows. The idea is to limit spread as much as possible.

Restoration

Most infestations can be found originating in wall cavities and ceilings therefore the remediation process will often require the removal of drywall and insulation, all of which must be removed and disposed of according to established laws set by the state of Massachusetts. Our teams are well versed in these laws and know the proper tools and techniques to use to abide by them.

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Facts About Mold

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

A common misconception regarding mold and mildew is that it does not grow during the cold, New England months. Anyone who has found forgotten leftovers in the back of their refrigerator covered in mold knows differently. The truth is that mold and mildew can, and will, grow year round.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.  This makes it impossible to remove all mold from your Natick, Ma commercial or residential property.  Mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its naturally occurring levels. 

Consider the following mold facts when researching mold remediation companies:

  1. Mold is present  everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  2. 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.
  3. Mold spores thrive on moisture.  Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.  These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  4. Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed.  Otherwise, the mold may return.
  5. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  6. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Mold Remediation

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have a mold infestation in your Milford, MA commercial or residential property? The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Natick/Milford are hear to help. Mold growth can cause health effects and will spread throughout your property if the proper tools and techniques are not used to remove the infestation. That is why remediation should be performed by mold remediation experts. This is what you can expect when you call us:

  1. Our technicians have access to protective gear and will set up containment.  This includes repairing any moisture problems that are customarily the source of mold growth and isolating the room by closing all windows and doors.  The technicians then take extra precautions before handling or dislodging any mold colony development. 

    2. Our technicians will safely remove wet or moldy materials and clean the affected area.  Any damaged goods are removed or placed in thick plastic bags to be taken care of later, meaning they’ll be heavily cleaned or simply thrown away depending on the severity of the black mold contamination.  Cleaning then ensues, with many items being wiped down or dipped in strong detergents or professional-grade cleaning solutions.  If the level of contamination is severe, a HEPA vacuum is used to disinfect the entire room.

    3. Our technicians will conduct a visibility test and dry the newly washed areas.  Any visible signs of mold should now be erased, and the drying of all belongings and other wet materials can be set into motion.  Our Disaster Remediation teams use dehumidifiers and fans to speed up the process, ending with deodorizing solutions that eliminate any trace of the musty smell. 

When your commercial or residential property is infested with mold SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is here to help. Our Disaster Remediation Technicians will inspect and assess your property to identify the totality of any infestation and customize and execute a complete remediation plan. Call us today – (774) 290-4300! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."