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Mold and Your Health

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas.

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and ix the water problem.

It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/25/2018 (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 Rock Hill & York County 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 Rock Hill & York County 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.

What All Business Owners Should Know About Mold

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What All Business Owners Should Know About Mold Need a mold removal or cleanup company in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

If you have recently had flooding in your business, you may worry about the mold growth that follows. Even after the water damage has subsided, the worry continues. With a basic understanding of mold and how it spreads through high humidity, you can feel confident in choosing a mold remediation specialist in Fort Mill South Carolina.

There are a few frequently asked questions about mold:

• What causes it?
• How dangerous is it?
• Can I handle it myself?
• How can I stop it?

If you, like other business owners, have these questions, you can find answers here.

What Causes Mold?

It’s a misconception to think that mold just shows up right after a flood. The truth is that mold is around us almost everywhere we go. However, these spores are usually too small to see and don’t cause trouble.

However, when the humidity level rises above 45 percent in an area, mold can grow and spread. That’s when you get the mold growth with which you may be more familiar. High humidity and water damage are two of the primary ways mold infiltrates a business.

How Dangerous Is It?

There is plenty of debate about the health effects of mold. In addition to any of those, mold can create a foul smell that drives customers away. If left alone long enough, it can even cause structural damage. That’s why it’s better to take care of the problem as soon as you detect mold.

Can You Handle It Yourself?

This problem is better left to the professionals. Much like you would not trust someone less experienced in running your business, you should trust a professional restoration crew in Rock Hill South Carolina to get rid of your mold problem.

How Can You Stop It?

The moment water builds up in your business, it’s time to spring into action. First, call a professional mold growth remediation specialist. Then, make sure to follow any instructions the professional gives while you wait. If the water is safe, you may start cleaning it up. However, you may need to leave black water alone.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Clover Homes

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Clover Homes If you need mold removal in Clover South Carolina call us today at 803-324-5780.

Defining SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Every Clover home has mold spores in the air and on many surfaces. These spores are usually inert, meaning they are no more of a threat to home and health than regular house dust. Only when the spores have the right environment of moisture, a food source, and the right temperature, do they expand and grow into a problem.
 
To combat Clover mold damage, SERVPRO has developed a four-step method that is effective in every home. Depending on the amount of mold present, each step in the process may not be necessary, but for most tasks, containment, removal, cleaning and drying are basic requirements.
 
Establishing containment is our first step if there is even a remote chance our actions could spread the mold to unaffected parts of the home. We seal off all entry points, to include doors, windows, and even the heating and air vents with plastic sheeting. Inside this area, we create negative air pressure. It forces the air inside, along with any loose spores, outside of the home. For large, contaminated areas we also establish a decontamination room so we can leave our tools, coveralls, and protective gear inside to prevent spreading mold.
 
Now, we remove the mold from the surfaces. How we do this depends if the items are porous or non-porous. Carpets and fabrics like upholstery are porous, which require more effort than simply wiping them down with a sponge or cloth sprayed with an anti-fungal cleaning agent. SERVPRO technicians have to dispose of property with porous surfaces much more often than the non-porous items.
 
Items with non-porous surfaces include kitchen countertops and non-upholstered furniture. Usually, we can wipe the mold off by hand, but if the layer is very thick, we bring in commercial vacuums with HEPA filters. These are designed specifically to capture mold spores and can lift even a single one off of a surface.
 
Next, we allow any airborne spores to settle. Removal always stirs up the air and dust in the affected area. Once enough time has passed, we wipe down every surface and repeat until the air inside the area tests at normal levels.
 
Our last step is to dry the affected area to prevent new mold growth. We install dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and set up air movers to force warm air over any surfaces we previously damped or soaked with cleaning agents.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Is That Mold In My Home?

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is That Mold In My Home? SERVPRO mold removal service.

That green stuff in your home may not be holiday garland. If you find mold and need it removed give us a call. We will help you figure out what's going on and how it got there. To schedule mold removal service call our office at 803-324-5780.

Common Household Molds

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold spores are everywhere in our environment and can enter our homes easier than you would think. Most types of mold grow quickly, if they have a water source, an organic food source and temperatures between 60 and 86 Fahrenheit. Since many homes may have 1 or 2 of these characteristics, especially in the bathrooms, we need to know what to look for in regards to common household molds, and how they affect our health.

Cladosporium

  • Characteristics: green, brown, grey, or black; powdery appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, dead plants, wood, insulation, and dark, damp environments.
  • Health Effects: can cause severe allergic reactions, and harmful for people with asthma, allergies, or weakened immune systems.

Aspergillus

  • Characteristics: grey, brown, yellow, green, white, or black and grows quickly.
  • Where it Grows: on walls, insulation, soil, clothing, and humid, moist areas.
  • Health Effects: can cause infections in people with weak immune systems, or produces a carcinogen called aflatoxin.

Penicillium

  • Characteristics: green, white, or blue; fuzzy appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, walls, insulation, and moist, organic matter.
  • Health Effects: irritates the stomach if ingested; airborne spores can cause congestion, coughing and/or eye irritation.

Alternaria

  • Characteristics: dark green, grey, or black; long, velvety hairs; doesn’t need much water to grow.
  • Where it Grows: on carpets, clothing, around windows, and damp areas such as flooded houses.
  • Health Effects: can cause respiratory problems, asthma, or hay fever.

Stachybotrys, known as “Toxic Black Mold”

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; slimy
  • Where it Grows: on walls, ceilings, floorboards, and any moist area.
  • Health Effects: may cause cancer, headaches, asthma, dizziness, or joint pain.

Memnoniella

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; smaller than stachybotrys
  • Where it Grows: on cotton, canvas, wool, ceilings, walls, or damp areas.
  • Health Effects: can cause respiratory problems, headaches, or coughing.

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Bleach To Clean Microbial Growth

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Chlorine Bleach is often regarded as the answer for stopping mold growth and removing the mold. However, this is a myth. Bleach does not exonerate mold. Here are three reasons why bleach is not the answer to mold, and should never be used to clean a mold contaminated area.

1. Bleach Loses Effectiveness Over Time

Chlorine bleach can dissipate rapidly, causing the bleach to be less effective. Over time this occurs because chlorine can evaporate and even faster in areas that are above room temperature. When the chlorine disappears, the bleach bottle turns into a bottle of salt water.  

2. Bleach can actually contribute to mold growth

Chlorine bleach was made to clean surfaces, therefore can only kill surface bacteria and mold. This is due to bleach’s ion structure, which prevents the chlorine from penetrating porous material such as wood and drywall. When mold grows in porous areas, the enzyme’s roots grow deep within the material, rendering the bleach ineffective of exterminating the mold. The bleach can only remove the green stain from the mold, allowing surface to appear clean. But underneath the surface, the water component of the bleach penetrates and helps the internal roots to continue to grow, causing mold to reappear.

3. Bleach is Toxic

Bleach emits harmful fumes that pollute the air we breathe and can become harmful to humans and even pets. Over a period of time, inhaling the gases bleach emits can deteriorate the lungs and esophagus lining in addition to the scarring of the respiratory tract, which occurs in earlier stages. Also research shows that household bleach is one of the leading causes of accidental poisonings in the United States.

Two reasons you can get mold in your home is… heat and humidity. Mold thrives in dark, moist areas, and humidity only helps that process. That’s why if you experience water damage and don’t take care of it the right way and in the first 48 hours; mold will begin to grow.

What is Mold?

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Mold? This is a picture of mold due to extensive moisture.

Mold is a fungus that reproduces by spreading tiny spores everywhere. Each and every day, there are millions upon millions of mold spores just drifting through the air, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, molds plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matters, such as leaves and dead trees, but indoors mold growth should be avoided. Mold may begin to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Although there are many different types of mold, none of them can grow without water or moisture.

 Remember mold is everywhere and has been around a long time, so living with mold is a nature process, it's only when mold levels grow beyond the normal levels that they can cause problems.  So, knowing the basics about mold can help you and your family.

Mold Basic:

  • The key to mold control is moisture control

  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should have the mold cleaned promptly and properly and have the water problem repaired.

  • It is important to dry water damaged areas and items with 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

If you have visible mold in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County today 803-324-5780. Our technicians are friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable to determine the problem and course of action remediate the problem.

Mold Removal Company For Riverview South Carolina

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal Company For Riverview South Carolina Riverview South Carolina mold removal.

Riverview Mold Remediation

If you live in or near the Riverview community in York County and need mold removal done we can help. Our staff is trained to get the issues you may have in your home or business under control. Due to the high humidity in the Carolinas your crawlspace can get affected by microbial growth without even having a flood or burst pipe. We have done many crawlspace inspections to find mold growing on the joints and subfloor of a home. We also get referrals from HVAC, plumbers and electricians doing work in crawlspaces when they come across the mold. At that point we do our inspection to see how bad the situation is. If you have questions or need a mold inspection call us today to schedule an appointment.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated mold removal company for the Riverview community.

Get The Mold Out Of Your Crawlspace

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get The Mold Out Of Your Crawlspace Crawlspace mold removal needed here.

Mold Removal Company For York County

When unwanted water gets into a crawlspace nothing good can happen. Weather its from a broken pipe, ground water of flood it always a good idea to remove it as quick as possible. If not mold will start to grow on the wet surfaces. When that happens you could end up with a severe microbial growth problem. If your crawlspace has this problem we can help. First we will provide you with a free crawlspace inspection to see had bad the situation is. After that you will receive an estimate for the cleanup process. If you agree to the price we will get you on the schedule as quick as possible.

If you any have questions about our company or need more information you can also visit our Facebook page.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

 

Mold Removal Company In Fort Mill

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal Company In Fort Mill We can help get the mold out.

Need to Get the Mold Out?

If you have mold in your home or business we can help. Our staff is trained to get the job done. Mold in crawlspaces is the most common we see in the Fort Mill area. The issue can be caused by a number of ways. One would be a burst pipe that sprays water all over the area and then the wet joists start growing mold over time. Another cause may be from not having a vapor barrier down over the ground that would prevent moisture from rising up and affecting the sub flooring. Also high humidity over the summer has been linked to mold growth.

Whatever the problem is it must be corrected before any mold cleanup can begin. After the problem is fixed we can then come in and remove the mold from your home or business.

If you would like a free inspection on your mold problem give us a call today to schedule an time. We will be happy to come look at any issue you may have.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated mold removal company in Fort Mill.

Storms, the aftermath. The mold they can bring to your Riverwalk Home

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Storms, the aftermath. The mold they can bring to your Riverwalk Home We are here to help the Riverwalk community.

After the Storm Is Over - Water Damage and Mold in your Riverwalk South Carolina home.

Often, mold growth begins anywhere from 2-3 days after a storm causes water damage. Mold is a harmful issue, and it can cause damage to your health, home and the contents within your Riverwalk home in Rock Hill before you even notice that your house has mold growth. The longer a house is exposed to storm water damage and the air spores that spread mold, the more difficult it will be to remove the mold. Common signs of mold growth include musty odors and discolored surfaces.

People who have allergies, asthma, immunodeficiency disorders, respiratory problems and weakened immune system are especially sensitive to the health effects of mold. Those who are exposed to mold may have symptoms such as:

Difficulty breathing.
Irritated eyes or skin.
Fungal lung infections.
Migraine headaches.
Nasal congestion.

Act Fast

Our highly trained mold removal technicians use the latest technology and tools to quickly address your mold problem in a manner that effectively removes mold colonies. Unlike DIY techniques, our professional service does not carry the risk of improperly removing mold, saving customers from dealing with further damage, health problems, costs and inconvenience. We are also licensed to handle lead, asbestos and other dangerous materials that we may come across during the mold removal process.

We are available 24 per day. Before your appointment, be sure to:
Inventory damaged and missing goods for your insurance claim.

Throw away all sealed and unsealed food and beverage touched by storm flood waters.
Open windows and doors.
Refrain from using electrical devices until it is safe.
Remove standing water when possible.
Use dehumidifiers and fans to ventilate your home.
Our mold removal technician will also determine if any contents in your home are salvageable. However, porous items that are wet for over 48 hours and cannot be completely dried and cleaned must be thrown away, such as carpet, carpet padding, ceiling tiles, clothing, drywall, floor tiles, insulation, leather goods, paper, upholstery, wallpaper and wood items.

When our service technician arrives, he will:
Apply biocides.
Decide whether or not you can safely stay in your house during the mold remediation process.
Determine if additional ventilation and containment is needed.
Look for mold in the HVAC system and biological hazards in the home.
Test for any additional mold after completing removal process.
Use quick structural drying techniques.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

We are a top rated water damage and mold removal company for the Riverwalk community in Rock Hill,SC.

Mold Damage Specialists Are Available To Help In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Specialists Are Available To Help In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Mold help is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

Mold Remediation and Restoration Specialists


Have you begun to smell a musty odor in your house or business? Then, there is likely a water or moisture area that needs to be addressed. If mold growth goes unattended, it will only get worse. Not all mold growth is visible. It can be hidden behind walls, wallpaper, sheetrock, drywall or baseboards. Black mold (“Stachybotrys chartarum”) is toxic because it carries the toxin – mycotoxins. The only way to know for sure is to contact a St. Louis County mold specialist as soon as possible.

We are mold remediation specialists who can handle any Rock Hill or Fort Mill mold damage situation needed. Each mold damage event is different. Immediate remediation and removal help to ensure the safety and health for all property owners. The general mold remediation process involves a qualified inspection and assessment. SERVPRO begins with a mold containment procedure which is applied to prevent the further spread of mold. To help clear the air, we employ powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums. We leave nothing to chance. We also use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get rid of mold colonies and to prevent new ones from forming.

We work with you and will discuss whether certain materials require cleaning or removal. Each of our mold remediation process steps is unique. There may be restoration steps that require minor or major repairs. All of our professional cleaning steps are designed to get our residents and business owners back to a pre-damaged condition.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

What is Black Mold In Fort Mill and What Should I Do if I Suspect Mold

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Black Mold In Fort Mill and What Should I Do if I Suspect Mold Mold restoration in Fort Mill.

Fort Mill Mold Cleanup

Not all varieties of mold found in your home or commercial business are toxic. However Black Mold is a type of mold that requires immediate professional attention. Mold is just another word for fungi that occurs naturally in thousands of different varieties. Only a few are actually toxic to humans with black mold being on the top of the list of “usual suspects” when mold contamination affects the interior of a home or commercial business and the health of its occupants. Long term exposure to black mold has been associated with a spectrum of symptoms including allergic reactions like hay fever, asthma attacks, headaches, nausea, dizziness and even depression.

The formal name for black mold is Stachybotrys Chartarum. This type of mold is particularly adapted to growing inside structures when minimal requirements of moisture and food are available. Like all mold, active black mold releases millions of microscopic reproductive spores. However black mold spores carry chemicals called mycotoxins that are known to be toxic to humans when inhaled.

Contrary to its name black mold is often not black. In fact, black mold maybe closer to green in color or appear to be various shades of brown as well. Keep in mind that other types of harmless mold can also assume this same coloration so if black mold is suspected inside a home or commercial building it can only be confirmed by a licensed remediation specialist who will test direct samples.

Successfully treating black mold in a home or commercial building is not a DIY project. Once the mold is tested a licensed and qualified mold remediation specialist can write up a protocol and begin remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Does your Fort Mill Home Have a Mold Problem?

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Fort Mill Home Have a Mold Problem? Mold removal for Fort Mill is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

Mold Removal For Fort Mill

In Fort Mill, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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 in Fort Mill 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 – (803) 324-5780

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

Managing Mold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Managing Mold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill We can help you get the mold out your home or business.

Mold Removal Experts In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, the professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process. 

Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

Inspection and Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of the se mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminated mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO professionals will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill, Rock Hill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

Top Rated Mold Cleanup Company In Rock Hill

4/12/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Top Rated Mold Cleanup Company In Rock Hill We can handle any size mold cleanup in Rock Hill.

Rock Hill Mold Removal Done By SERVPRO

Many homeowners and business have had mold problems this past year in Rock Hill. Some have been small issues only involving minor cleanup to large jobs where the entire inside of a property has had to be removed. 

When you first see signs of possible mold growth you should investigate more to see how extensive it is. Some times it may just be in a bathroom and caused by the high humidity from showers and can be dealt with easily. Other times you may have a water leak or water damage that has run for a long period of time and caused major growth throughout a area.

If it is more than you feel comfortable with having in your home or business the next step would be to call a indoor hygienist to have it tested. They are the people who can tell you how much mold you have in your home and where it is located. After you get test results back you would then contact a company like SERVPRO to do the cleanup and removal. When the mold removal process is complete you would then get a post test done to confirm that the job was done properly.

No two mold removal jobs are the same so make sure you get someone on site like SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County that has experience with microbial removal.

For questions about mold in your Rock Hill home or business call us today. We are always happy to help.

If You See Signs of Mold in Rock Hill, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Rock Hill community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

The Need for Mold Damage Cleanup in Fort Mill

3/22/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Need for Mold Damage Cleanup in Fort Mill Fort Mill mold cleanup service is ready to help. Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Call SERVPRO for Fast Help with Fort Mill Mold Damage Cleanup

If you have a mold issue, Fort Mill mold damage remediation is going to be a necessity for you and everyone else who enters your home. Mold has been known to cause various health problems, but fast remediation can handle the issue before it gets out of hand. Mold can grow rapidly when exposed to moisture, so all water issues need to be addressed to prevent future infestations. High humidity, floods, leaks, or other problems can lead to this type of mold growth. Mold can rapidly begin to proliferate within 48-72 hours after the moisture level is sufficient.

You Can Trust in Professional Fort Mill Mold Damage Cleanup Services

Unwanted mold growth is a problem that has to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis for an individual's property. You want to go with a customized solution to handle your Fort Mill mold damage cleanup services in a speedy fashion. In many cases, you'll be able to smell a musty odor that will lead you to the infested area of your property. In other cases, mold or hidden water leaks may be quite hard to find. Your home will need to be inspected for visible and hidden signs of mold. 

Contamination can spread like wildfire, so any infected areas may need to be blocked off during the cleanup process. Containment is essential. During the mold remediation process, no fans or heating and cooling systems are left on so as to stop the spread of the mold and mold spores via the HVAC system. High-powered air filtration (HEPA) systems and air scrubbers will also be used to grab mold spores from the air.

Special cleaning and disinfecting methods will turn any affected area into a clean and healthier place. There are many treatment options such as antifungal and antimicrobial treatments that will rid your property of mold colonies and mitigate new ones from coming back. Unfortunately, if mold has spread to your drywall, subfloor, or carpets, you may have to remove these materials from your home. Cabinetry may also need to be removed, but as with the other materials, you could be able to salvage them in less severe cases, which is all the more reason to act fast. 

SERVEPRO of Fort Mill is a locally owned and operated company with experts that can handle mold problems of all sizes. We can take care of small growths near leaky faucets, or we can get rid of mold that has been growing in walls and under flooring for years. We will make sure that your Fort Mill mold damage cleanup service is completed in a timely fashion. And you can return to your safe home.

Have Mold Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

Crawlspace Mold Cleaning in Lake Wylie And Clover

3/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Crawlspace Mold Cleaning in Lake Wylie And Clover Need mold cleanup in Clover or Lake Wylie? Call SERVPRO for help at 803-324-5780.

Need Mold Cleanup In Clover or Lake Wylie?

Does your home or business suffer from mold in your crawlspace or or on your floor joists or subflooring?

Due to the high levels of humidity we experience here in South Carolina, it is very common for homes with crawlspaces to have some form of mildew or mold growing. Typically most people do not know this until they are getting ready to sell their home and get a home inspection. Although the main cause of mold in a crawlspace is high humidity levels, other causes could be leaking pipes in the crawlspace, or an inadequate vapor barrier.

SERVPRO has professionally trained technicians that can help you with that. Depending on the amount of mold that is present and the severity, our technicians can go in and  disinfect or kill the mold with an EPA registered anti-microbial disinfectant. After the mold has been killed, we then come in and remove the mold spores by wiping or HEPA-vaccing the floor joists or decking to remove any residual dust or mold. Once that process has been completed, we come in and seal the wood with an anti-microbial sealant so that you have the peace of mind not to have to worry about the mold regrowing in the future. The final step is to remove the old vapor barrier where the mold spores have fallen onto, and replace it with a new one that will cover the entire floor of the crawlspace and prevent residual moisture from seeping up from the ground into the crawlspace and creating future problems. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

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We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

Reasons To Call The Professionals For Mold Remediation In River Hills South Carolina

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reasons To Call The Professionals For Mold Remediation In River Hills South Carolina River Hills mold removal team is ready at 803-324-5780.

Have you noticed that there is mold in your River Hills home or business? For anyone that has, it is imperative that you don't try to handle removing the mold on your own. Instead, you need to call in the professionals for mold remediation in Clover to handle this problem for you. 

There are a variety of reasons why it is so imperative to call the professionals for help. It is a smart idea for you to learn these reasons, that way you will be more comfortable about contacting them for help immediately. 

Here are the major reasons to always call the professionals to remove mold for you. 

1. The professionals have the right equipment - To remove mold for your home or business, it is going to require the right equipment. The professionals already have this equipment, and they will bring it to your home to ensure that all of the mold that can be removed is. 

2. They have the time - Removing mold from any home or business is going to take time. Most people lead very busy lives, and trying to find the time needed to remove mold can be very difficult. 

The professionals do this for a living, so they have all the time needed to ensure that this process is done correctly so that your home or business is safe again for everyone. 

3. They have a remediation process - The Clover professionals have a remediation process that they follow for removing mold. The key thing to remember is that the process that they follow is pretty much the same in every mold situation, but if other steps are necessary for removing mold from your home or business, they will add that into their process to make sure that the job is done right. 

The process that they follow is as follows. 

Step 1 - You contact them for help

Step 2 - They do an inspection and mold damage assessment

Step 3 - They contain the mold

Step 4 - Air filtration

Step 5 - They remove the mold and any materials that are mold infested

Step 6 - Thy will clean your belongings and contents

Step 7 - They do restoration

After they follow this process, you can be sure that when they leave your home or business, the building will be safe for everyone to be in again. 

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the River Hills community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

Have Mold Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Mold Facts and Information For Tega Cay

3/4/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Facts and Information For Tega Cay Who to call is you think you have mold in your Tega Cay home? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Can Mold Be a Problem in My Tega Cay Home?

     Yes. Molds will grow where conditions allow. Molds require two things to grow – a food source and moisture. Food sources can be anything from dry wall and insulation to carpeting or mattresses. Moisture can come from many sources, including high humidity levels, leaky pipes or appliance hoses, neglected or inadequately repaired roofs, improperly maintained air conditioners, landscape and drainage problems, etc.

Should I be Concerned About Mold in My Home?

     Yes. Indoor mold growth is unsanitary and undesirable. If you can see or smell mold inside your home, you should take steps to eliminate the cause and clean up and remove the mold. If left unchecked mold growth can cause health effects and structural damage to your home.

What is "Black Mold"?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold. For more information about "black mold" please visit the link below.

What Is Black Mold?

Are Molds a Health Concern?

Quite possibly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to mold does not necessarily result in a health problem. 

     While many people seldom experience ill effects from mold exposure, it can cause health effects in others. 

What Can I Do to Prevent Mold From Growing in My Home?

Since mold needs a food source and moisture to grow, the best thing you can do is to prevent moisture problems that allow mold to grow.

  • Maintain lower levels of humidity in your home (preferably between 30-50%) by: venting bathrooms and dryers to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation by adding crawlspace and attic vents; using exhaust fans when cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning, etc.
  • Add insulation to reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces such as windows, pipes, exterior walls, roofs, or floors.
  • Inspect your home regularly for indications and sources of indoor moisture such as leaking pipes, appliance hoses, showers, tubs, sinks and toilets. Replace plastic hoses with steel-reinforced hoses. Check windows, doors, attics and ceilings for leaks or evidence of water stains or odors, particularly after rains. Fix plumbing, flashing, and roof leaks right away.
  • Don't carpet bathrooms, basements, kitchens or other areas prone to moisture. Clean bathrooms often and keep surfaces dry.
  • Cover dirt in crawlspaces with a moisture barrier plastic sheeting.
  • Prevent water from entering basements and crawlspaces by repairing holes and cracks in walls and foundation. Use landscaping to direct water away from your foundation.
  • Clean and maintain your gutters and make sure drainpipes carry water several feet away from your home.
  • Watch your utility bills. An abnormally high water bill could signal a water leak.
  • Before you travel, turn off the water at the main valve. Have a trusted friend or neighbor check the inside and outside of your home periodically while you're away.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Tega Cay community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

Have Tega Cay Mold Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

The 5 Principles of Mold Remediation In Fort Mill

2/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The 5 Principles of Mold Remediation In Fort Mill Need help removing mold from your home or business? Call SERVPRO today at 803-324-5780.

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

1.    Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals, such as the SERVPRO team. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.

2.    A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management

3.    Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.

4.    Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.

5.    Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields.

Why use a certified technician?

The professional technicians at SERVPRO understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County has the knowledge to apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition and make it look like it never even happened. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780 

What To Do With Mold In Your Crawlspace

2/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do With Mold In Your Crawlspace Mold is not something you want to see in your crawlspace.

Homes in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill are discovering mold.

Crawlspaces in homes are used to run electrical, plumbing, HVAC, cables and othe utilities to run your household. Bugs and rodents are always hiding as it a place where they will not be disturb. They are dark tight areas that you only go if you have a problem. And when you do go to fix a problem this is when you spot the mold growing. Mold growing in your crawlpace is a result of high miosture and material to feed on. The first step is to fix the problem causing the high humidity or water invading the area. After that the mold cleanup process can start. It is not a easy job due to the tight and dark area to work in in. If you feel you need help with the cleanup and mold removal process call us today for help. We can always come out and give a free inspection of your crawlspace to see what is going on. 

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

What Can Mold And Water Do To My Fort Mill Home?

2/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Can Mold And Water Do To My Fort Mill Home? Fort Mill homeowners should be aware of what a water damage can do.

Fort Mill Home Has Water Problems

This picture shows some of the things that can happen when water gets on building materials. The wood paneling has bowed so much it has pulled away from the wall. The flooring has also started to come up on the edges as the prolonged exposure to water has washed away the glue that holds it down. Insulation has started to fall from behind the gaps in the walls. And finally mold has startd to grow on framing and walls. Who knows what lies behind that we cannot see. If water sits in a home long enough it can cause dry rot. If you see signs of water damage in your Fort Mill residence call us today with questions or help.

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Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Mold Removal In Tega Cay Home

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal In Tega Cay Home Need Tega Cay mold removal?

Mold Cleanup For Your Tega Cay Residence

This property had moisture issues which lead to mold growth on the walls and surfaces. The high humidity in the home was caused by bad ventilation and a wet season of rainfall. The home had visable microbial growth throughout which had a wide range of color. We were called to cleanup all visable growth and get the residence back to living conditions. The homeowner did fix the ventilation problem so this would not happen again. If you see signs of mold and need it removed call SERVPRO today for questions or help.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Mold Cleanup For Clover Home

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup For Clover Home Mold in a Clover basement or crawlspace is not good.

This home had lots of mold.

A unfinished basement of a home in Clover had mold growing all over the walls and floor. We were called out to do a inspection for mold and found that is was visable everywhere. The property owner had not been in the basement in a long time which was the reason it got so bad. After the mold test results came back, we were able to get the proper equipment and agents to clean the basement area. After we were done it didn't even look like the same place. If you see mold growing in your basement or crawlspace call us today for a free inspection.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Highly Trained Clover Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

Mold Removal In Basement

2/11/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal In Basement Mold growing in your home or business is not good.

Fort Mill Home Has Mold

A homeowner discoverd mold on personal items when going into their basement. It was more then they felt comfortable cleaning up so they called us to handle the job. We found that all the items in the basement has some type of mold growth and that the area had poor ventalation which resulted in high humidity. The homeowner said they only went down to the basement when needing holiday items and thats when it was discoverd. We did our mold removal process and recommended that a dehumidifier be placed after the cleanup. It is very common for microbial growth to be present in high humidity areas. If you have concerns about visual microbial growth in your home or business don't hesitate to call.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Mold Removal In Rock Hill Commercial Buildings

2/10/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal In Rock Hill Commercial Buildings If you think you see mold call SERVPRO today to find out how to get it removed.

This commercial property was left unattended over the summer due to not having a renter for the building. The HVAC and water were turned off to save costs. The result was mold growth throughout the interior of the structure. We were hired to remove all of the mold and get the property back to normal so a new company could move in. The project is about done and will be ready for the move in date. If you have mold growing in your home or business call SERVPRO today for help. We can come onsite and give you a free mold inspection on what you might be dealing with.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Mold In Fort Mill Commercial Building

2/10/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold In Fort Mill Commercial Building Mold in a commercial building can cause problems for employees.

Got Mold?

What to do if you think you have mold in your commercial building. One option is to get the area tested to see if mold is present. This will tell you if mold is there, what type and how much. If you do not do a test there is no way to know what you are dealing with. Some property owners choose to just have any visual growth cleaned up. By doing this you cannot be sure if you removed all of the spores. We here at SEVPRO can handle any size mold remediation project for commercial properties in Fort Mill and the surrounding area. If you need a mold inspection or have questions about mold removal give us a call.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Prevent Clover Bathroom Mold by Making Sense of Humidity

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Clover Bathroom Mold by Making Sense of Humidity Clover Mold cleanup team is only a call away at 803-324-5780

A hot, steamy shower soothes achy muscles, washes away grime and just plain feels delightful. It also raises the humidity level in your bathroom, which can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew.

Preventing Mold With a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Many people mistakenly believe that the exhaust fan in the lavatory is there to whisk away unpleasant odors. While they can help with that, these fans actually serve a much larger purpose. Bathroom exhaust fans draw the moisture-laden air that fills the room after a steamy shower or hot bath out of the lavatory, bringing the room’s humidity down to a healthier level. This is a vital step in preventing mold growth and averting mold damage.

Why a Humidity Sensor Can Help
Is your exhaust fan up to the challenge? The answer may depend on how you use it. Most people turn the fan on when they enter their bathroom to shower and turn it off when they leave. Unfortunately, this does not always give the exhaust fan enough time to evacuate the steam and humidity. Ideally, the fan needs to run until it the moisture level in the bathroom is back to normal. You could just leave the fan running and come back later to turn it off, but you run the risk of forgetting it. This wastes energy and can shorten the lifespan of the exhaust fan. Instead, consider installing a humidity sensor. The sensor will automatically cut the fan off when the correct humidity level is restored. It is an easy way to prevent mold damage.

Dealing With Clover Mold
If you find that you have a mold issue in your bathroom, do not attempt to handle it yourself. Disturbing the mold may facilitate its spread. Instead, turn to the experts. Technicians have the training, specialized equipment, and protective gear to address mold damage. They can inspect the area, identify the source of moisture, contain the mold, remove it, properly cleanse your belongings and restore a healthy environment.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Crawlspace Mold Removal In Clover

1/29/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Crawlspace Mold Removal In Clover Top mold removal company in Clover is right around the corner. Call us today for a free inspection.

Clover Basements And Crawlspaces With Mold Need To Be Cleaned Up 

If you are a homeowner in Clover or the surrounding area and have visable mold in your crawlspace or basement call SERVPRO today for a free inspection.

We are certified in mold removel by the IICRC and have done many jobs in the Clover area.

If you have questions about mold testing or mold removal, call us today.

If You See Signs of Clover Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Signs of Mold in Your Fort Mill Home

12/28/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Signs of Mold in Your Fort Mill Home There are a few signs of mold infesting your Fort Mill home.

There are many signs of mold that you could be missing in your Fort Mill home. But missing these evident smells could lead to future problems. Let’s take a look at the signs of mold in your Baltimore home.

A Musty Smell

Every home has a particular smell. Over time, we become use to this smell and don’t notice it as often. But what happens when the smell in your home changes? This change in smell could be a sign of mold. If you notice a musty smell in your home, it could be a tell-tale sign of mold growth. A musty and moist smell is a clear sign that there is water and possibly mold hidden in your Fort Mill home. If you follow the smell and see mold, you should call a mold remediation specialist right away to help remove the mold and smell from your home.

Moisture

Moisture from a leaky pipe, drippy faucet, or a flooded basement can spell big problems for your home. Mold can start to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours after moisture exposure. These water problems must be taken care of quickly in order to prevent mold from growing in your Fort Mill home.

Stale Air

The ventilation system in your home is a vital part of pushing old air and pent up moisture out of your home while bringing fresh air in. But when these vents are clogged or not working well, they can cause your home to have moisture problems including condensation. The moisture in these areas of your home can lead to mold growth. If some of your rooms feel more humid than others, it could be a sign of poor ventilation in your Fort Mill home. Make sure to have your air ducts and vents cleaned and checked for mold every year to prevent these issues.

If you notice any signs of mold or think you could have a mold problem, it is extremely important to have these problems checked out as soon as possible. For more information on our mold remediation servicescall SERVPRO in Fort MIll.

If You See Signs of Mold in Fort Mill, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Mold Myths and Mold Remediation for Your Clover Property

12/9/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Myths and Mold Remediation for Your Clover Property There is More to Mold Than Meets the Eye

For Your Clover Home, SERVPRO Answers the Call for Mold Remediation

Many, if not most homeowners in Clover will have to deal with a mold infestation at some point. This being the case, it's important for residential property owners to get the facts about mold remediation. Homeowners are inundated with incorrect information about mold that preclude them from acting appropriately and effectively when the fungus invades their homes. Here are three mold myths that you should be aware of:

Myth # 1: Mold Only Grows In Moist, Wet Environments.

Although many people think that mold only grows in moist, wet environments, this is not the case. Although these fungi need moisture for growth, it can keep growing even when the substrate dries out. Mold's ability to keep growing in dry environments results from the fact that it can extract moisture from the surrounding air. In fact, mold only starts to completely die out when the air maintains less than 45% humidity. This low level of humidity can only be mechanically and chemically reached through the use of drying and absorbing agents, dehumidifying machines, and an a/c system running consistent cycles. 

Myth # 2: Bleach Kills Mold.

Bleach does not kill mold. Although throwing some Clorox bleach on the mold may appear to eradicate the problem, it is not an effective, comprehensive mold remediation technique. In fact, the bleach is only attacking mold stains by stripping away melanin compounds from the mold's membrane. However, this work doesn't remove the actual mold or resolve the underlying issues that enabled the mold to start thriving in the first place. Remember, fungi require moisture and a food source for the spores to develop stringed colonies leading to visible mold proliferation. It's also important to note that using bleach on mold causes it to strike back. Specifically, the mold recognizes the high pH from the bleach as a chemical attack. The mold then defends itself with its exoenzymes and membrane. These enzymes make the bleach ineffective and also turn it into food.

Myth # 3: All Cleaning Companies Can Eradicate Mold.

Although many homeowners in Clover think any standard cleaning company can remove mold from their property, this is a misconception. In fact, the safe and effective removal of mold necessitates that a cleaning company's employees act in compliance with specific guidelines outlined by the EPA. You also need to find a company whose technicians are IICRC-certified to ensure that your mold remediation service is effective and expedient. Note that mold spores are present in all environments. If the moisture source is not humidity and condensation but is a water leak, then this must be repaired prior to exterminating most of the mold growth. Total elimination and eradication of these fungi are not possible, no professional, ethical mold remediation company would make this claim. 

Call SERVPRO For Excellent Mold Remediation Services

Our highly skilled technicians follow a specific protocol based upon the EPA and IICRC guidlines. We are very precise in execution from containment of mold throughout the removal of infested porous materials, cleaning, disinfecting, removing odors, and final inspection. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments are extremely important. With the proper safety gear and equipment--"air scrubbers", HEPA vacuums, and foggers to name a few, we work safely and make your home in Clover safe again.

If You See Signs of Clover Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Clover community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Fort Mill Mold...the ugly truth

12/2/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fort Mill Mold...the ugly truth The Ugly Truth About Mold

The best that can be said about mold is that it helped in the discovery of penicillin. Other than that it is a rather unsightly fungus that can do serious damage to a home or building until a mold remediation team is called in.

Sure, we have all seen some small colonies of black mold creeping along the walls, especially in bathrooms. Let’s face it…where there’s water there’s mold. But there are times when we are blissfully unaware that water has made its way into our home… providing the perfect breeding ground for a cluster of spores to grow, spread, and travel, slowly decaying the structure behind the walls, the ceilings, or floors.

Last year’s series of never-ending snowstorms caused the formation of ice dams and these dams often caused water to back up into homes and buildings…in some cases the owners didn't think the water had seeped in was that bad.

Damp and moist conditions are the perfect conditions for growing mold, which can grow virtually anywhere— in basements, behind walls in framing, in carpet pads, and in the carpet itself. Moisture inside a home will definitely lead to mold and the only way to rid the building of the fungus is to call in a mold remediation team.

There is a difference between mold removal and mold remediation. The most important thing to understand is that mold is everywhere and it is impossible to completely get rid of it. My team at SERVPRO of Fort Mill understands mold and therefore is experienced with the mold remediation process. This process begins with an assessment of the damage, which is followed by containing the damage, limiting air movement in the space and a thorough cleaning. The last step in the process is restoration, which can involve minor repairs to major reconstruction to make it like it never even happened.

Mold is more than just unsightly…there is an odor to it and exposure to high levels of household mold may cause health effects. Though you might be tempted to spray bleach on the affected areas, I wouldn’t recommend doing so, since that can actually increase the damage. Even if you are successful at covering up the unsightly stain, the spores continue to grow, and the mold continues to travel.

Here are some valuable tips for dealing with a mold problem.

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
  • Stay out of affected areas.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

What would you do if you found hazardous mold or sewage in your Rock Hill home or business?

11/19/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What would you do if you found hazardous mold or sewage in your Rock Hill home or business? Mold in homes or business can cause problems in Rock Hill.

If you have a Rock Hill mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional 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.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

5 Warning Signs of Mold in Your Clover Residential Home

11/18/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Warning Signs of Mold in Your Clover Residential Home Penicillium and Cladosporium are among some of the common indoor molds.

Your Clover Residential Home and The Five Warning Signs of Mold

Five Signs You Could Have Mold On Your Property

As many water damage specialists know, mold can thrive on residential properties. In some cases, the mold is confined to the basement. In other incidences, the mold can show up in the floors and on the walls of the property. Although mold in your Clover residential home often goes undetected at first, it can eventually become very visible and wind up staining walls and ruining upholstery. To avoid this unwanted mold damage, it's important for homeowners to be able to recognize signs of mold. This early detection will enable them to rectify the problem before it becomes a serious issue. With that idea in mind, here are five signs that may indicate you have mold on your property:

Musty Odors

 Another sign that you may have Clover mold thriving on your property is musty odors. If the smell becomes profound when you turn on your AC or heater, it is likely that mold is living in your HVAC system.

High Water Bills

 In many cases, high water bills are a sign that you have mold on your property. This is because a high bill is a good indicator that you have a leak on the premises. The leak creates excess water and the moist, damp environment that mold likes to thrive in. For this reason, it's important to address and resolve leaks as soon as you become aware of the issue so mold damage doesn't occur.

Excess Humidity

Another sign that you may have mold in your Clover residential home is excess humidity. If a room of your house feels humid and damp all the time, mold could be lurking on the property.

A Leaky Roof

One final sign of mold growth is a leaky roof. Leaky roofs create the ideal setting for mold to grow in. If you note a leaky roof, follow the water path and see if you can identify any signs of mold.

Once you realize that mold is growing on your property, acting immediately and appropriately is important. The first step to take is calling a team of trained mold remediation specialists who can eradicate the unwanted fungus. The IICRC-certified specialists of our company can do this very thing with unprecedented expedience and excellence.  

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Clover community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

The IICRC’s 5 Guidelines For Successful Mold Remediation in Fort Mill

11/12/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The IICRC’s 5 Guidelines For Successful Mold Remediation in Fort Mill Mold Growth of this Magnitude Requires Safe Professional Remediation from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Service Is Above the Industry Standard for Your Fort Mill Home

Studies indicate and backed up by mold remediation experts, that mold spores are present, even if dormant, in an individual's residential property in Fort Mill. For mold to flourish within your home environment the two factors of a food source, such as cellulose, and moisture are required. If this growth begins in a dark area or void with limited sunlight, the mold proliferation will expand at a greater rate. For this reason, it's important for property owners to hire a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO to assess the situation and present a practical, safe, and economical mold remediation service. We are IICRC backed with our on-going training.

The IICRC’s 5 Guidelines For Successful Mold Remediation

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has indicated five guidelines that are necessary to complete the mold remediation process. Here are the five steps:

1. Every mold remediation worker must adhere to the required practices that ensure the avoidance of inhalation and unprotected contact with the mold. Safety is always first. 

2. A mold remediation service must complete a thorough assessment that determines the depth and scope of the property owner's damages. Following the assessment, contractors (SERVPRO)  must write out a plan. This outlines every step that will be taken to complete the mold remediation process and is given to the property owner in Fort Mill.

3. Because control is a priority in the mold remediation process, contractors must take steps to prevent the spread of mold that has already begun to grow. SERVPRO utilizes advanced containment practices, even reverse air pressure equipment, to this end. In extreme cases of mold infestations, we will also isolate uninfested rooms using polypropylene sheeting. 

4. Evidence of mold must be eliminated. Simply isolating the mold or removing surface growth is not sufficient. Common household methods for removal such as the use of chlorine bleach are inadequate. SERVPRO employs antifungal and antimicrobial treatments. Special cleaning agents are used for wipe downs for the protection and preservation of household items. Porous materials infested with mold will be discarded.

5. Contractors should utilize preventive measures following mold remediation to limit the property's susceptibility to re-contamination. SERVPRO finalizes the process using "air scrubbers" and HEPA vacuums to capture mold spores. Any sources of ongoing indoor moisture must also be addressed and resolved. 

Why You Should Never Complete A DIY Project

Some homeowners facing a mold infestation want to start eliminating the unwanted fungus on their own. In fact, you could expose yourself to a wide range of health and safety risks by attempting to eradicate mold by yourself. Extensive experience, training, and equipment are necessary to complete the mold remediation process quickly and correctly. Here is an important point to be taken; it is extremely difficult for a homeowner to eliminate, without spreading spores to unaffected areas, the mold growth. 

SERVPRO can offer comprehensive mold remediation for your Fort Mill home.  We will resolve your problem of mold growth, restore any damaged furnishing to pre-loss condition, and protect the structural integrity of your house.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Mold Remediation for Rock Hill

10/30/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation for Rock Hill Bread and Mold

The SERVPRO Mold Remediation for Your Rock Hill Home

Once you realize that mold is growing on your property in Rock Hill it's important that you get rid of the unwanted fungus as quickly as possible. The process of removing most of the mold from your property and preventing dormant spores from converting into active strings of mold colonies is mold remediation. Typically, the mold remediation process includes the following activities.

Inspection is one of the most important steps of the mold remediation process. During the inspection, trained technicians from SERVPRO will use specialized equipment to locate and then identify any mold growth on your residential property. In many cases, the mold will thrive in inaccessible or unseen areas feeding on moisture and cellulose materials. The source of the moisture must be eliminated to cut off future potential fungi growth.

Containment is essential when mold begins to grow. The released spores contain mycotoxins that may be hazardous to your health. Our mold remediation specialists know will use advanced techniques to contain the mold. Fans and HVAC units are shut down to prevent spores from circulating through the ductwork. Physical barriers of a poly plastic and negative air chambers are used to isolate the spores. Treating infested areas without broadcasting the spores to clear areas of your Rock Hill home is vital. The use of "air scrubbers" and HEPA filtered vacuums are also part of SERVPRO's advanced equipment for mold remediation.

Removal of Mold Infested furniture, upholstery and building materials such as drywall from the home for discarding or cleaning is another important element to the mold remediation process. Our IICRC trained technicians will use EPA-approved antimicrobial and anti-fungal disinfectants to kill the active mold. Specialized foggers and cleaning agents physically eliminate odors and then deodorize your house. This will once again provide a good, safe air quality to your Rock Hill home.

Restoration or Replacement of affected materials such as furnishings, flooring, ceiling tiles, and drywall will depend upon the level of infestation and mold damage. Our aim at SERVPRO is to save and restore as much of your personal possessions as possible. 

As industry professionals with over 1,650 franchises and 57  years of experience, the SERVPRO team is highly skilled in expediting and optimizing all components of the mold remediation process for your home in Rock Hill Home. Many satisfied customers have given testimonies to our on-hands, customer oriented service, accomplished quickly, safely, and with savings to you.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

The Importance of Mold Remediation for Your Home in Tega Cay

10/19/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Importance of Mold Remediation for Your Home in Tega Cay Mold Remediation is Overdue

In Tega Cay, SERVPRO Answers the Call for Mold Remediation 

Once you become aware that mold is growing in your Tega Cay home, removing the fungus should be your biggest priority.  Mold remediation specialists state that mold can put your health at risk while also compromising the structural integrity of your property. Mold removal is not a DIY project. Rule of thumb is if there is about 10 square feet or more of mold growth, don't attempt mold remediation on your own. Play it safe and hire a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO.

Mold is a fungus that grows throughout nature. In the event that your house becomes moist and wet, conducive conditions are now in place for mold proliferation. The airborne spores that are naturally in your home will develop into strings of colonies that bloom into large areas of mold patches. Mold can show up in the form of black spots, blue, green, white or even red staining on porous surfaces. Discoloration on your walls and ceilings also present other problems.

Another danger of mold on your property is that mold may cause health effects. Mold can also leave an unpleasant odor as it permeates through walls, flooring and HVAC ductwork throughout your home. This musty odor is endemic to outbursts of mold growth. Masking the odor does not solve the underlying problem. Identifying and eliminating odors are for the technically trained experts.

The Importance Of Hiring Professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO

Although some homeowners are inclined to attempt the mold removal process on their own, this strategy is not advisable. Once you go beyond fungi on the bathroom tiles or a small patch under the kitchen sink, it is time to consider seriously professional assistance. Professional mold remediation experts will use specialized equipment that demands expert handling for mold containment, air filtration, and cleaning. They will also identify and eliminate most present mold to ensure that your home is restored to its original sanitary condition. 

Call SERVPRO Today

When you realize that mold has invaded your home in Tega Cay, it is important that you take action immediately. When it's time to call the right company to remedy unwanted mold, SERVPRO is the company to trust. With over 1,650 franchises and over 57 years of industry experience, our IICRC-certified technicians possess the expertise and training necessary to optimize the mold removal process for you.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Tega Cay community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

The Mold Remediation Service for a River Hills Home

10/13/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Remediation Service for a River Hills Home Mold Is Unsightly

A River Hills Property Gets the SERVPRO Mold Remediation Treatment


Our mold remediation specialists offer a wide range of services that help prevent unwanted fungi from spreading on your residential property. An assessment and inspection of your home will dictate the course of action. This assessment will help mold remediation specialists determine the extent of the problem. During the assessment, our skilled technicians will analyze water damage, moisture content, current mold growth, and any conditions that are conducive to fungi proliferation. We will also discuss the testing procedures with you so that you are fully cognizant of our protocol for treatment.

Devising The Plan

Once our specialist has completed the assessment, he will create a detailed, thorough mold remediation plan to remove the mold. The first step will determine the source of the moisture problem and then repair it. The SERVPRO technicians will also identify any materials that need to be cleaned and dried. There may be household items or damaged building materials like drywall that cannot be salvaged and we will remove them. Our experts will also provide you with information and advice regarding how to prevent mold growth in the future.

Containment is essential to preventing the mold spores from circulating through uncontaminated rooms of your house in River Hills. The HVAC system must be shut down and we can use special equipment for creating negative air pressure to stop spore movement. The next stage of the mold remediation process is cleanup and drying. Experts will accomplish these objectives through the use of specialized equipment such as HEPA vacuums, fans, wet vacuums, and dehumidifiers. When personnel find toxic mold on your property, it will be carefully bagged and then removed. While completing the cleanup and drying processes, all technicians will wear personal protective equipment (PPE). This equipment includes respirators, gloves, eye protection, and other items that enable the mold remediators to complete their tasks safely while handling potentially toxic fungus.

Because of our ability to consistently offer excellent mold remediation services at reasonable prices in your community of River Hills, we've become an industry leader with more than 1,650 franchises. When it's time for you to secure a professional mold remediation service think of the  IICRC-certified specialists from SERVPRO.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the River Hills community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

Fort Mill Mold Restoration Basics

10/9/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fort Mill Mold Restoration Basics When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours.

Mold Restoration Basics in Fort Mill

Although there are many things homeowners need to take into consideration following a flood or fire, Fort Mill mold restoration is likely the most important factor to address. As many mold experts know, mold is a microscopic sized fungi that can begin to grow on your property within a day of it being affected by a natural disaster. The presence of mold in your residential property is problematic for numerous reasons, one of which is that it can cause health effects. Additionally, mold that proliferates on your property can cause structural damage. Learn more about mold and why attaining Fort Mill mold restoration services is important by reviewing the following short outline:


Why Attaining Professional Restoration Services Is Important
Although many homeowners are inclined to handle the mold restoration processes themselves, this work should always be left in the hands of professionals. This is the case for numerous reasons, including the fact that standard mold removal efforts are often ineffective if the problem is profound enough. Additionally, professional mold remediation experts make use of specialized equipment to ensure that the restoration process is completed thoroughly. In recognizing the importance of having professionals complete the Fort Mill mold restoration process, you should also remember to contact the company immediately after the flood or fire. By using specialized equipment to remove quickly excess water from your property, professionals can expedite the process of ensuring that no mold can grow and spread on the premises.


Mold Restoration Processes You Can Complete
In some cases, homeowners find that they cannot afford to attain professional restoration services. When this is the case, it's important to know that there are some mold restoration processes you can complete on your own. This includes cleaning all textiles and surfaces impacted by mold growth. You could make use of trisodium phosphate (TSP) to eliminate soot and ash from the property if it was affected by a fire. You can also install dehumidifiers and fans in your home to remove excess water.


Why Choose SERVPRO?
When you find that your property has become subjected to the presence of mold, it's important to know that you can complete some aspects of the cleanup process for yourself. However, much if not most of the restoration efforts need to be exacted by a professional restoration company. These individuals possess the extensive education and experience necessary to get your home back to its original, pristine state. If you're interested in attaining the best mold restoration services on the block, choose SERVPRO. We offer emergency services, affordable prices, and personalized care that will keep you calm and comfortable throughout the remediation process. We're ready to assist you immediately, so contact us today and let's get started!

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Mold Remediation in Fort Mill and Insurance

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in Fort Mill and Insurance Mold Growth in Home Requires Fast Attention

SERVPRO Mold Remediation for Your Fort Mill Home

Once there is mold growth or the hint of mold growth in you Fort Mill home, you must file a mold insurance claim quickly, and with a good amount of attention to detail. In the past decade, mold remediation procedures for homes have gotten better, but more expensive, so insurance carriers are now more reticent to cover this type of damage.

Mold Insurance Claims

In previous years, home damage due to mold was covered when the cause was an occurrence that was covered in the homeowner's policy, such as storm damage or broken pipes. However, it was not covered when it happened due to unforeseen circumstances. The actual awareness of mold infestations increased due to more information on the topic in recent years. Coverage for mold remediation and removal is now hard to get, no matter what the underlying cause, because of the expenses.  

The Filing Process

If your home has water damage, tell your insurance carrier immediately. They will send professionals, it's a good idea to suggest SERVPRO, who specialize in removing water and dehumidifying your Fort Mill home immediately. The process needs to start within one to two days, because mold proliferates 48-72 hours after the initial growth. Mold remediation and removal should be dealt with immediately.

Once you have spoken with your insurance agent, do the following:

• Measure all of the surfaces affected by the water. Take photos of everything that is wet, and make a detailed list.
• Measure high water marks on the walls, and make note of them.
• When you meet with the insurance adjuster, show him or her your pictures and notes. If there is a conflict, request an explanation and write it down. Ask the adjuster to read and sign it. Mold grows rapidly, so materials need to be properly dried or removed to prevent on-going issues.
• Ask for moisture meters to be used to assess the dried and cleaned areas to make sure that they are dry.

Post-Cleanup Issues

If mold remains after the cleanup, this may be an indication of incorrectly cleaned areas. If this happens:
• Make a log, including location and date.
• Take photos.
• Look over your insurance policy.
• Request more drying and cleaning from your insurance agent to prevent further spreading of the mold. Ask for a moisture content analysis to assess what else needs to be done. Take note here: SERVPRO works with many insurance companies and adjusters. Our trained mold remediation technicians will treat your home with equipment for moisture removal, air-filtration of the interior environment, and antifungal and antibacterial products. We have special moisture meters and hygrometers for post-service inspection and will provide you with documentation indicating standard moisture readings in you home have been achieved.

Mold contamination can become a major health issue and cause damage to your home in Fort Mill. SERVPRO's unparalleled treatment protocol will keep you safe from toxic mold and your property structure intact.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Clover Mold Remediation: A Brief Overview

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clover Mold Remediation: A Brief Overview Mold can begin to grow and thrive on a residential or commercial property for several reasons.

Mold Remediation in Clover: A Brief Overview 

When you find yourself experiencing a mold infestation, the most effective and appropriate solution is to attain professional Clover mold remediation services. As many remediation experts know, leaving your mold issue unaddressed may cause health effects while also compromising the structural integrity of your property. To learn more about mold and why attaining Clover mold remediation services is so important, consider the following overview:

What Causes Mold?
Mold can begin to grow and thrive on a residential or commercial property for several reasons. For example, natural disasters like fires and flood almost always result in substantive water damage. Because mold grows in moist, water-rich environments, properties impacted by natural disasters are almost always an excellent breeding ground for the unwanted fungus. Pipe leaks also result in the type of water damage that can become the perfect environment for unwanted mold. When mold infestations become so profound that normal removal procedures are ineffective, a specialized modality referred to as mold remediation is required.

What Is Mold Remediation?
Although defined broadly, mold remediation is the process of eliminating mold that measures over 10 square feet. Unlike traditional mold removal methods, Clover mold remediation must be implemented by a professional team of experts who possess the specialized tools and techniques to expedite and optimize the elimination process.

The Mold Remediation Process
When you call a professional mold remediation company, they will use precautionary containment procedures in conjunction with industrial chemicals to prevent contamination and further spread of mold spores. The only individuals who should ever complete the mold remediation process are industry professionals who utilize the right equipment, including the ideal breathing apparatus.

Prior to cleaning up the mold spores, your property will be contained through the use of plastic sheeting. The sheeting possesses the level of thickness necessary to preclude any microscopic spores from escaping and invading other areas. The remediation specialists will then use specialized equipment to complete the cleanup and repair processes. Some of the specialized equipment utilized will include an HEPA filtered vacuum, industrial strength cleanser, and a wet vacuum. In the event that you are experiencing plumbing issues or roof leaks that generate mold, you may need to call another specialist. After completing the mold remediation process, your professional remediation specialist will work with you to determine whether any of your furniture and books are salvageable or will require replacement.

Conclusion
If you find your residential or commercial property subjected to mold infestation, it's time to call a team of excellent, efficient remediation specialists. To attain the optimized, expedited remediation care that you deserve, trust the professionals of SERVPRO. For many years, we've helped people eliminate unwanted mold and restore their property to its original, pristine state. Call us immediately so that we can do the same for you!

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Clover community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.   

How to Select a Mold Remediation Company in Tega Cay

9/17/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Select a Mold Remediation Company in Tega Cay Severe mold damage can still be eliminated.

Selection of a  Mold Remediation Contractor in Tega Cay

If there is mold in your Tega Cay home, it can be scary when you think about trying to eliminate it. However, it is crucial for comfort and safety. Mold is capable of causing all sorts of health issues, primarily respiratory issues, and it is extremely dangerous for human beings. It is crucial to hire an experienced mold remediation contractor--SERVPRO-- in this situation. You should not try to eliminate the mold on your own, because you may not have the knowledge of what you are up against or have the proper equipment. 

One very important part of looking for a mold damage company is making sure of proper credentials.  SERVPRO is fully insured and licensed for mold remediation.  You will not want to hire someone who is uninsured and take the chance that he or she will become ill from the job and attempt to sue you.

It is very important to note that our mold damage company has the appropriate licenses, as well as a good amount of experience cleaning and otherwise handling mold in the Tega Cay area. It would additionally be a good idea to inquire about our past project log and request referrals.  If you would like, you can contact these clients to see what they thought of  SERVPRO and our work.

Protect your family by hiring the right kind of mold damage professional.  For this reason, hiring the appropriate contractor would be your smartest choice, and you should do as much research as you can to find someone with the appropriate licensing and qualifications to perform the job well. The ideal contractor would be SERVPRO who is licensed, insured, and experienced, so that you can be confident in the safe removal of mold.  It is definitely the best choice to take the time to find the right professional who can take care of mold problems and other water damage after a disaster has occurred in your home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Tega Cay community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Protect Your Clover Home From Water Damage Induced Mold

9/4/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Protect Your Clover Home From Water Damage Induced Mold Mother Nature and Water Damage

A Clover Home Can Suffer Many Consequences from Water Damage

Water can cause severe damage to both the inside and outside of a home. One of the most serious consequence of water damage is the development of mold within a Clover home. When water damage occurs, it is important to take the following steps to prevent mold from developing:

1. Remove Excess Water

The most important step to take when water damage occurs is to stop the water flow and remove all excess water. This may require turning off a home's water supply or repairing the home plumbing system. To speed up the removal of excess water, open the home's doors and windows to help air circulate and remove water. Installing fans throughout the home will also help with removing excess water and moisture from the home. Running a dehumidifier aids in the removal of moisture from the home. If there are any appreciable quantities of water in the house, then it is time for professional assistance.

2. Consult a Water Damage and Restoration Professional 

Following any damage caused by water, it is important to consult a professional who can ensure that your home's water supply is safe for consumption. A water remediation professional from SERVPRO can perform a purification process that will remove harmful bacteria that might be in the home's water supply. 

3. Remove Wet Furnishings from the Home

After attempts have been made to remove all excess water and possibly cut off the water supply, next remove any wet furniture from the home, including carpeting. These efforts on your part are probably too difficult to execute quickly and safely.  A suggestion, let the professionals enter and do the heavy lifting, is noted. The water damage technicians from SERVPRO can expeditiously salvage waterlogged items and personal possessions.

4. Consult a Water Restoration Professional

A professional technician will do an assessment and inspection of the Clover house to identify any potential hidden dangers. These may include items such as loose boards, wet electrical outlets or appliances. While using dehumidifiers and fans are helpful to prevent mold, there might be areas within the home's structure that are still holding water. Wet drywall can lead to a serious mold problem. Porous materials like drywall should be removed from the premises to stem the proliferation of mold growth. SERVPRO has extensive experience in dealing with this health issue.  

Making repairs on homes suffering from mold damage can be very expensive and stressful. Count on the professional at SERVPRO to ensure that the proper steps are taken to prevent your home from being overrun by mold caused by water damaged building materials or furniture.  This mold remediation is performed in conjunction with the cleanup, repair, and restoration of your personal property and home.

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Fort Mill, SC
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Tega Cay, SC
  • Lake Wylie, SC
  • Clover, SC
  • York, SC
  • Sharon, SC
  • Hickory Grove, SC
  • Mcconnells, SC
  • River Hills, SC

In Fort Mill, What Happens During Mold Remediation?

9/1/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation In Fort Mill, What Happens During Mold Remediation? Mold in a House Must Be Removed

Mold Remediation Procedure in a Fort Mill Home

When a homeowner encounters a problem with mold growth in a Fort Mill home, it is an unwelcomed situation that requires mold remediation immediately. If a homeowner is concerned that he has a problem with mold, then a SERVPRO expert can effectively administer mold indoor air quality testing, which will determine the severity of the problem. When a technician completes a mold inspection, a homeowner will be ready to start mold remediation services, if required. A homeowner will benefit from choosing a reputable and highly rated company in Fort Mill that will be able to administer mold remediation services in an efficient and timely manner. When a homeowner is preparing for a mold remediation service in his or her home, here is what can be expected during the process. 

Initial Assessment

When a mold remediation procedure is started, an initial assessment will be administered by a SERVPRO specialist. This technician has received specialized training to detect and recognize mold spores and growth in an indoor area. Once the air quality test has been finished, a homeowner will be given a set of written instructions for proper mold removal protocol. The mold removal protocol encompasses specific guidelines for a mold remediation company like SERVPRO to execute.

Mold Removal 

When a technician has completed the initial assessment and provided a homeowner with the written protocol, the home will be ready for the mold removal process. In order to ensure mold spores do not spread, our mold remediation technicians will establish barriers throughout the home. The technicians will then remove any porous surfaces that have tested positive for mold, which could include drywall, carpet, carpet padding, and insulation. When the removal steps has been completed by the technicians, they will then clean and sanitize all surfaces followed by an application of an antifungal paint or product.

Air Scrubbing and Clearance Testing

Air scrubbing and clearance testing are the final steps in the mold remediation process. When all of the contaminated materials have been removed from the home, the technicians will reduce mold spores in the air by using air scrubbers. By using air scrubbers, the SERVPRO technicians will effectively restore healthy air levels within the home. After the process has been completed, the technicians will perform a final clearance test to the home. A SERVPRO technician then will sign a document that certifies the mold remediation has been administered and was successful, which is the final step in the procedure.  The homeowner than can safely return to his home and enjoy the fresh, clean air.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

What Causes Mold To Grow In Fort Mill Homes?

8/20/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Causes Mold To Grow In Fort Mill Homes? It does not take much to survive because it feeds off of cellulose material found in products that are wood-based.

What Causes Mold To Grow In Homes?

Fort Mill mold is a natural substance that has been around for many years. It does not take much to survive because it feeds off of cellulose material found in products that are wood-based. Many buildings today are constructed out of drywall and other products that are wood-based. This can result in a number of issues, and mold may develop. What causes mold to develop inside of a home?

Water Damage

Fort Mill mold can easily grow in a home with water damage if the damage is not remedied right away. The remediation needs to include removing water-damaged cellulose material, spraying down chemicals and placing commercial dehumidifiers in order to get rid of the moisture problem. If the aforementioned steps are not taken, then mold can very quickly grow inside of the home. Areas with a high concentration of moisture are also a concern because mold can easily grow in them.

Problem Areas

The bathroom is the area in the home that is most likely to develop mold. Older bathrooms are often unventilated, and this can also create problems. The moisture inside of the bathroom can leach into the walls because it does not have anywhere to go. Water that is put in the walls and the ceiling by people who live in the home can worsen this problem. The attic and basement are examples of other areas where mold can easily develop.

Basements are typically moist because they are close to the ground and surrounded by damp soil. This is an even bigger problem for finished basement because cellulose materials are often used for insulation. The attic area may also have moisture. The moisture may come from the home itself. Additionally, if the roof has a leak, then Fort Mill mold can grow underneath the roof. What can be done to eliminate or prevent a mold problem?

Reduce Moisture And Eliminate Leaks

One of the keys to eliminating a mold problem is to eliminate the cause of it. This can include things such as placing fans in areas that have moisture, having a leaky roof fixed, having a commercial dehumidifier installed and hiring a water damage company, like SERVPRO. If your home already has a Fort Mill mold problem, then it is imperative that you hire a certified remediation contractor to take care of the problem.

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. 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 they 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. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. 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 You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Rock Hill Mold - Friend or Foe?

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Rock Hill Mold - Friend or Foe? There are thousands of species of molds, and they are everywhere.

Mold - Friend or Foe?

There are thousands of species of molds, and they are everywhere. Generally when we think of mold, we think of it as something bad - and sometimes it is - but there are useful Rock Hill molds also.

Mold as Your Friend
There are also other benefits from some mold. Any medicine name that ends with "mycin" is made with mold. Without mold, we would not have beer, bread or mushroom pizza.

    •        Molds help to make cheese
    •        It speeds the decay of leaves and garbage, putting these back into the soil.
    •        It is helpful in producing antibiotics and hormones
    •        Red mold is being used in genetic experiments.

Rock Hill mold does have a good place in or lives, but we don't want it growing in our homes.

Mold as Your Foe
As mentioned above, there are thousands of species of mold. Below are just a few of the more common molds:

    •        Penicillium /Aspergillus – allergenic; only a few are toxic.
    •        Cladosporium – allergenic.
    •        Curvularia – allergenic mold
    •        Chaetomium – can cause infections in individuals with weak immune systems.
    •        Stachybotrys – Toxic, but not all sub-species are toxic.
    •        Memnoniella – often grows with Stachybotrys and considered toxic.

Safe Mold Levels
An arid location will have a lower mold count than a hot, humid area. In northern climates, mold goes dormant at 39 degrees and beings growing again when the weather warms up. Now, take a hot, humid environment, such as Florida, and you have some happy, reproducing mold and evidence of mold damage! Because of these differences in the locality, a reading of the outdoor air count is considered acceptable for the indoor air.

The following mold spore ranges use the spore/m3 number and not the raw count for each species when interpreted in a lab’s “Air Sample Report”.

    •        0-200 spores – the toxic mold species Stachybotrys and Memnoniella are the only species to be considered an issue at this level.
    •        200-1500 spores – Penicillium/Aspergillus & Cladosporium levels are in this range and do not require remediation.
    •        1500-3000 spores – this point indicates that an issue may be apparent. These levels can be achieved by a dusty home or A/C system.
    •        3000-10,000 spores – A perimeter cleanup may be needed if a mold spore source has been identified. If water intrusion or mold issue wasn’t found, the home might need to be cleaned, and the duct system should be evaluated.
    •        10,000-25,000 spores – a mold spore source is usually identified, and remediation is needed. If no water intrusion or mold issue was found, the duct system might need to be cleaned and a general cleaning of the residence.
    •        25,000-1,000,000+ spores – mold issue will be evident. Remediation will be required and needs to be performed by SERVPRO.

If you suspect you might have mold or see mold damage, you need to call in an expert such as SERVPRO.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Fort Mill Mold Damage Remediation FAQs

8/13/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fort Mill Mold Damage Remediation FAQs Despite the evidence of mold, an airborne mold test will reveal which clean procedures need to be done.

Mold Damage Remediation FAQs

What are the signs of mold damage in Fort Mill? 
The signs of Fort Mill mold damage are: a strong musty smell and green or black specks on walls, floors and carpet.

How can I get rid of mold in my home?
Licensed and experienced remediation professionals, like SERVPRO, effectively dry, clean up and remove mold from the home with industrial-strength solutions and equipment while testing home air quality. In addition, licensed and experienced remediation professionals, like SERVPRO, hold both a mold remediation license and mold assessment license.

Does bleach kill mold? 
Bleach can make mold worse. For starters, mold must be killed at its source in order to it to be effectively removed. Bleach cannot permeate porous surfaces to reach the source of mold. In addition, because bleach contains water, bleach can end up exacerbating mold. It can also prevent a Fort Mill mold remediation professional, like SERVPRO, from discovering the full extent of the issue.

If I know mold is already present, is it necessary to test for mold?
Despite the evidence of mold, an airborne mold test will reveal which clean procedures need to be done.

What is the difference between professional mold testing and do-it-yourself mold testing? 
DIY mold kits don’t provide accurate details. They often can yield positive results despite having no mold present. Professional mold testing yields accurate results.

How did mold get into my home? 
Fort Mill mold spores float throughout the air. It’s possible that they wafted in from outdoors, and it’s possible for people, animals and other items to have mold spores in them.

Does mold grow in HVAC ductwork? 
If water is present in ductwork, mold can grow. This can occur when water seeps out of a wall or the roof. It can also occur with excessive humidity, plumbing issues and a lack of adequate air ventilation.

What causes mold to spread? 
Mold produces mold spores, which travel throughout the air.

Where is there likely to be mold in the home? 
Any area of the home that has Fort Mill water damage, leaks or excessive moisture.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Rock Hill mold damage - Identifying white mold growth in your home

7/23/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Rock Hill mold damage - Identifying white mold growth in your home A wide variety of molds can cause people to experience allergic reactions

Identifying white mold growth in your Rock Hill home

Although white molds are an issue in many homes, they don't carry the same reputation as the black variety. This is mainly because concerns of Stachybotrys, commonly known as black mold, have been so overblown. While color can be used to narrow down mold species, it does not serve as a completely accurate identifier. Whereas Stachybotrys is invariably black in color, other molds, like Penicillum, Aspergillus and Cladosporium can come in a number of colors. Furthermore, there are numerous other varieties of mold that can be black.

White molds can be far more difficult to identify. These are frequently mistaken for crystalline mineral deposits on stone called efflorescence. This happens due to water passing through the porous material and moving salts to the surface. Once the moisture evaporates, it leaves behind a white, often feathery substance that can look strikingly similar to white mold.

Where Does White Mold Typically Appear in Homes?
White molds will grow anywhere in a home that has the ideal conditions for other mold growth. Generally, this involves any place that is dark, moist and cool. White mold can be found growing in attics, crawlspaces, basements and bathrooms and tends to favor wood, carpet, drywall and other moisture-retaining materials, causing Rock Hill mold damage. It can even grow on furniture.

Distinguishing Between Efflorescence and White Mold
Having your mold problem analyzed by a qualified inspector will help you discover whether the growth is efflorescence or white mold. However, you can do some testing on your own. When misted with water, efflorescence will usually dissolve. This does not occur with white mold growth. The material you find the growth on can also help. Whereas efflorescence only develops on stone, brick and cement, mold prefers wood and sheetrock. Smell can also be an indicator of mold damage Rock Hill, but this is somewhat less reliable. White mold will smell musty, like a wet basement, but efflorescence will not have a smell.

Can White Mold Be Harmful?
A wide variety of molds can cause people to experience allergic reactions. If there is considerable mold growth in your home, none of it should be viewed as safe. It's essential to pinpoint the reason for the mold growth, then follow through with the proper remediation and mold damage repair process, no matter what color the mold is.

Can Testing Help Identify White Mold?
By taking a sample of the mold, the species can be correctly identified. Taking samples usually consist of swabbing, bulk sampling and tape lifts. The sampling process is performed by a trained technician and analyzed in a lab. Once at the lab, it will be determined whether the substance is truly mold, and if it is, which species it fits into.

What Special Considerations Are There When Cleaning Up White Mold?

No matter what color the mold is, it's recommended to treat them all the same. It's important to be aware that several varieties of mold, even those that are not toxic, can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people. In light of this, the mold's color has no bearing on how mold damage remediation should be approached. The issue becomes even more complicated when you consider that experts are still not certain of the allergy-causing properties of most mold species. Therefore, experts strongly recommend treating them all as potential health hazards.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Rock Hill community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,650, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

What is Rock Hill Mold?

7/21/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Rock Hill Mold? Although mold may only be considered a nuisance, due to its release of mycotoxin, mold should not be taken lightly.

What is Mold? 

Many people who complain about Rock Hill mold do not know what it is. A mold is not a plant or an animal. Instead, it is classified as a fungus. Mold, which is typically considered an unsightly nuisance, can cause health effects to people, especially on those with allergies. However, a close look at the nature of mold and its growth requirements is necessary to truly understand it. 

Moisture and Darkness
Mold and other fungi require moisture and darkness to grow. Thus, mold is often found in the attic, basement or bathroom of a home. The moisture in these areas helps ensure the mold can properly break down its food, and the restricted light protects the light-sensitive organism.

Although a Rock Hill mold may appear similar to a plant, mold does not possess the same chlorophyll pigments and cannot produce its own food. Plants produce food through photosynthesis, but light is required for the process. Mold, which is not light-dependent, absorbs its food.

Food Source
All living organisms, including mold, require oxygen. In addition to oxygen, mold must have food to live. Animals eat their food, and plants create their food. However, fungi, such as mold, absorb their nourishment.

The mold’s food is comprised of cellulose. The mold absorbs the cellulose through a process that requires moisture to assist with its breakdown. Once the food is digested, the mold releases its digestive byproducts as waste. 

Mold Waste and Gaseous Output
The gaseous waste that is released by mold can be quite harmful. When mold spores and their waste are inhaled, they transport mycotoxin, a toxic substance that can cause allergic reactions, to the lungs. The detrimental effects of mycotoxin are the primary reasons that mold remediation is necessary.

Mold Remediation
Rock Hill mold remediation is the process by which mold is removed. Once the mold is gone, people who suffer from mold allergies have instant relief. Alleviating the allergen causes the allergy symptoms to subside.

Mold is naturally occurring. It has existed for millions of years, and its extinction is unlikely. When dealing with mold, one should be cautious. Although mold may only be considered a nuisance, due to its release of mycotoxin, mold should not be taken lightly. 

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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.

Mold Remediation in Rock Hill Schools and Commercial Buildings is Very Important

7/16/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in Rock Hill Schools and Commercial Buildings is Very Important Mold damage in Rock Hill commercial buildings is commonly caused from water. Have professionals clean up the mold damage to prevent future occurrences

Commercial buildings of all kinds should definitely utilize professional mold remediation services to get rid of mold damage in Rock Hill and mildew problems that they might be facing. Lots of commercial buildings, including schools and churches, deal with mold damage problems on a pretty constant basis throughout the year. Some type of water damage present within the building normally causes mold. A leaking roof, air duct problems or anything else that allows water to simply sit in an area and begin to grow mold there, can cause this water damage. Having the mold damage professionally cleaned by an expert remediation company is the very best way to get rid of it all.

The way that a mold remediation company works is by coming out to your place of business and inspecting everything for Rock Hill mold damage. They will take a look at just about anything and everything that could have mold growing on it in the building. Once the inspection has been done, they will go over a plan with you for getting rid of the mold damage completely. They will also give you a price range as to how much the project is going to cost if you make the decision to have it done by their company.

Once you sign paperwork to go through with the mold remediation, the experts will come into the building regularly to get the mold damage cleaned entirely and completely out of your Orlando business. They have a variety of specialty equipment that is used specifically for getting rid of mold damage, so it is a good idea to have professionals do this type of work as opposed to using regular cleaning products yourself and hoping that they will take care of the problem. The experts have worked with major mold damage problems in the past, and it can easily be a good way for them to work on this effectively for your place of business.

Because commercial buildings are so susceptible to mold damage, it is vital that you have a professional remediation company come into your place of business and provide this type of service to you. Having the mold damage in Rock Hill taken care of in a more expert way will ensure that anyone who is living in or coming to the building will be safe and healthy while there. Mold can easily cause respiratory issues for those who are constantly around it, so it needs to be cleaned by experts who can deal with the problem.

Excessive amounts of mold and certain types of mold may present health concerns. It is essential for the health of you and your family, as well as the protection of your property, to address the issue and arrange for professionals to conduct mold removal and mold remediation as soon as the presence of mold is identified.

Water damages can cause mold growth in your home or business, therefore it is important to have your water damage cleaned promptly and professionally.

Signs of the presence of excessive mold include:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong, musty odors.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.
  • Common Mold Misconceptions

    It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

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    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities:

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    Fort Mill Mold Removal FAQ

    7/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Fort Mill Mold Removal FAQ Fort Mill Mold

    Fort Mill Mold Removal FAQ

    It is well known that Fort Mill mold and the process of mold removal can be dangerous. However, not many people are knowledgeable about the issue. People often say that mold is deadly, but this is not coming from a place of knowledge. The truth is that if you have mold in your home, it will be necessary to have a mold removal consultation. Fort Mill mold does not spontaneously develop; it is caused by other problems in homes, such as high humidity levels or excess water.


    Additionally, only a physician has the qualifications to determine if someone's health is at risk. People have different tolerance levels, though certain people are at higher risk. The following are a few FAQs with potentially helpful answers.


    Is it Necessary to Test My Home for Mold?
    You can determine your need for Fort Mill mold removal using different factors, such as visible mold, musty odors, and health issues with inexplicable symptoms. If any of these are observed, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist or Industrial Hygienist should be contacted for testing. You can visit www.iaqa.org or use the search engine of your choice to find a local Indoor Air Quality expert.


    Is it smart to have one company handle everything (mold testing and mold removal)?
    This may be convenient, but it is not advisable. In order to ensure the greatest chances of the work being done correctly, a system of checks and balances should be in place. Usually, it is the best idea to hire an Indoor Environmental Professional for mold testing and a separate contractor for Fort Mill mold removal. They should not be associated with one another, so that the homeowner can be confident that the work was performed well, and the home is in a healthy condition.


    Is there a spray that I can use to kill mold myself?
    As earlier stated, there are particular conditions that foster mold growth; if these are not remediated, mold will keep growing or reappear. There are topical sprays that are capable of helping to eradicate mold, but an untrained individual should not use them without the appropriate training and equipment. Some contractors will use spray; as long as they have the training to know that it will be effective and permanent, this should work. However, spray can leave stains that will be indicative of a past mold problem, which could make it difficult to sell the home if you plan to do so.

    The Mold Remediation Process

    Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

    1. Emergency Contact - (803) 324-5780
    2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
    3. Mold Containment
    4. Air Filtration
    5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
    6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
    7. Restoration