Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Microbial Growth Removal

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Growth Removal This image shows how devastating microbial growth can be to a structure.

In this image, the home was infested with microbial growth from water damage that was not dealt with properly in the past. SERVPRO of Jackson's professional demolition team removed all the affected materials and applied antimicrobial treatment to prevent any possible reoccurring microbial growth. It is important to always treat water damage in a professional manner using the latest moisture reading equipment to ensure structure materials have dried properly. If materials are not dried within seventy-two hours microbial growth has most likely occurred. Dwelling in a structure with high concentrations of microbial growth can possibly be detrimental to a person's health with a possibility of causing nasal and throat irritation, as well as eye and skin irritation. Microbial build up can also intensify allergies in homeowners and pets. SERVPRO of Jackson is highly trained in microbial growth remediation.

Home! Sweet... Mold!?

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Home! Sweet... Mold!? Mold has appeared on this wall

Attention Jackson homeowners:

Microbial growth is a serious problem for one to have in their home or business! Most people do not even know that they have microbial growth cultivating in their property. One way microbial growth makes itself known is it gives off an musty odor. It is important to not ignore a smell like this in you home or business. Leaving microbial growth alone to grow will only increase the cost of getting it removed. It is also putting the occupant(s) of the building's health at risk. You need to address the situation immediately. Give SERVPRO of Jackson a call. We will remedy your loss "Like it never even happened." Why wait? The microbial growth is not. It is only getting stronger and harsher. Call us at (601) 353-2286. We are always here to help.

Microbial Growth Information

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Growth Information Dark closet: Microbial Growth

Two dreaded word for home owners:  MOLD and MILDEW. Microbial growth can cause all kinds of issues and can be very expensive to mitigate.

Microbial growth grows best in dark, damp, humid and warm conditions and spreads by reproducing spores.  Some microbial growth can grow in a harsher condition as well. Some common indoor types are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus.  These kinds of microbial growth, and others, can cause health effects.  

Here are a few locations that are more likely to have mold issues in your area: 

  • Antique shops
  • Greenhouses
  • Saunas
  • Farms
  • Mills
  • Construction areas
  • Flower shops
  • Summer cottages

If you believe you are having a microbial growth issue in your home or business, let SERVPRO of Jackson come do a visual inspection for you.  It is better to start working on the issue before it gets out of hand!  Call us at 601-353-2286! #AlwaysHereToHelp

The Jackson Microbial Menace

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Jackson Microbial Menace Microbial growth has appeared on the wall of this storage room.

When black or green spots start to show up on your walls and ceilings, then there is a good chance that the spots are beginning stages of microbial growth. Microbial growth manifests when bacteria is allowed to cultivate in an ideal environment. Microbial growth needs moisture to thrive, and can have serious side effects of the tenants of the property. Do not let someone tell you that you can bleach the microbial growth away. Bleach does not penetrate porous materials which is what needs to happen to destroy the microbial growth. If just wiped away, the microbial growth will come back with a vengeance. It will only come back stronger. SERVPRO of Jackson ,MS is a reputable restoration and remediation company with a professional staff that brings many years of experience to the table. We qualified handle your microbial growth issues and have the antimicrobial necessary to eliminate the problem. Call SERVPRO of Jackson at (601) 353-2286 to go to chemical-war against the microbial menace. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

Preventing Microbial Growth

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Microbial Growth Microbial Growth vs No Microbial Growth

A common occurrence in older homes is microbial growth.  Often times, people do not realize they have a growth issue until it gets out of hand.  Before microbial growth takes over your home, let SERVPRO of Jackson help guide you with some easy tip to help your home be microbial growth resistant.

1.  Identify problem areas in your home such as condensation on a window or a damp area in your home.   

2.  Next, you must fix that problem area! Remove material that doesn't dry.  Call SERVPRO of Jackson to help you figure out where moisture is after any water loss occurs.

3. Make sure your home is properly ventilated.  Vent appliances to the outside and when you are showering or bathing, don't forget to turn on the bathroom vent in order to help remove moisture in the air.  

In our next blog, we will tackle some more tips on how to help your home stay free of microbial growth.  And remember, when you are concerned about a microbial growth issue, call SERVPRO of Jackson today to schedule a visual inspection at 601-353-2286.  We are always here to help! 

Preventing Microbial Growth: 2

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Microbial Growth: 2 Microbial Growth in a petri dish

In our previous blog, we began learning about how to prevent microbial growth.  Here are some more tips on how to prevent microbial growth in your home.

4.  When you are building or repairing a home, use products that are microbial growth resistant.  This can help protect your home in the future.

5.  Monitor the humidity within your home.  Keeping an eye on the indoor humidity can help prevent moisture.

6. Increase the circulation in your home.  Open windows and doors to let in fresh air which will help reduce moisture. 

8.  Keep an eye on your indoor plants and make sure there is no mold growing on them.

When you notice a microbial growth issue in your home, be sure to call SERVPRO of Jackson at 601-353-2286.  We can do a visual inspection for you then guide you on mitigating an issue, if one is found.  SERVPRO of Jackson is always here to help!

Microbial Growth Removal

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Growth Removal This image shows how devastating microbial growth can be to a structure.

In this image, the home was infested with microbial growth from water damage that was not dealt with properly in the past. SERVPRO's professional demolition team removed all the affected materials and applied antimicrobial treatment to prevent any possible reoccurring microbial growth. It is important to always treat water damage in a professional manner using the latest moisture reading equipment to ensure structure materials have dried properly. If materials are not dried within seventy-two hours microbial growth has most likely occurred. Dwelling in a structure with high concentrations of microbial growth can possibly be detrimental to a person's health with a possibility of causing nasal and throat irritation, as well as eye and skin irritation. Microbial build up can also intensify allergies in homeowners and pets. SERVPRO is highly trained in microbial growth remediation.

Mold in Jackson, MS

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Jackson, MS Mold on a ceiling

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 601-353-2286

Mold: Do vs. Don't

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold: Do vs. Don't Mold!

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:

  • DO stay out of affected areas.
  • DO turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • DO contact SERVPRO of Jackson for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

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

We are prepared to help you face this issue when it arises.  Our team is prepared to deal with microbial growth and will help you take care of this issue quickly.  If you have any questions about microbial growth or have any concerns about your home or business, let SERVPRO of Jackson put your mind at ease.  Call us today at 601-353-2286 for any mold or mildew issues you are dealing with in your home or business! 

Mold Information: Part 1

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

MOLD.  This is a word home owners or business owners dread to hear.  Mold can cause all kinds of issues and can be expensive to fix when you have a big problem.  Molds grow best in dark, damp, humid and warm conditions.  Mold spreads by reproducing spores.  Some molds can grow in a harsher condition as well.  Some common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus.  Some people are more sensitive to molds and it can cause them to have skin and eye irritations.  People with allergies and lung conditions can develop infections, according to the CDC.  

Here are a few locations that are more likely to have mold issues in your area: 

  • Antique shops
  • Greenhouses
  • Saunas
  • Farms
  • Mills
  • Construction areas
  • Flower shops
  • Summer cottages

If you believe you are having a mold issue in your home or business, let SERVPRO of Jackson come do testing for you.  It is better to start working on the issue before it gets out of hand!  Call us at 601-353-2286!  #AlwaysHereToHelp

Mold Information: Part 2

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

How to prevent MOLD:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
  • Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
  • Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.

How can people decrease mold exposure?

Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas. If there is mold growth in your home, you should clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, such as the ones offered by SERVPRO of Jackson.  We are knowledgeable and ready to help you clean up your mold problem today.  Call us at 601-353-2286.  Always Here To Help!

Hidden Mold

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hidden Mold Hidden Mold

At times, mold is hard to detect.  What usually happens is that mold grows in a place that never dried out.  A combination of moisture, a warm temperature and an organic food source create the perfect environment for mold to grow quickly, so Mississippi is a perfect spot for mold growth.  Mold spores are everywhere and can easily get into homes and businesses.  Here are some tips to avoid mold growth in your home:

-Do not allow standing water in or around your home

-Use exhaust fans in your home

-Leave the AC Unit running when you are not at home

-If you notice any strange smells, get it check out immediately 

-Don't forget to call your local remediation, SERVPRO of Jackson, at 601-353-2286 if you think MOLD may be an issue you are facing in your home

Does Your Jackson Home Have A Mold Problem?

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

 

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (601)353-2286

    

 We look forward to servicing your future needs!

 

Robby & Gisele Hansbrough

SERVPRO of Jackson Owners

(601)353-2286

http://www.SERVPROjackson.com