Recent Mold Remediation Posts

SERVPRO Will Produce Effective Mold Cleanup In Your North Fort Myers Home

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow quickly in your home after severe weather hits, call the experts immediately.

Waiting on Flood Cleanup Can Cause Mold in North Fort Myers Homes

Many North Fort Myers homes have contended with flooding from the severe weather, hurricanes, and tropical storms that have torn through Florida over the years. Many homeowners strive to quickly resolve these effects to their property as soon as they occur to return their home to its original condition, but this can also be problematic when entire regions get affected with similar damages. Instead of rushing to get professional restoration services, homeowners instead opt to save money and extract water and dry up their properties on their own. 

Without professional services and adequate drying efforts, your North Fort Myers home becomes susceptible to mold damage within a few short days. Worse still, allowing this situation to persist for weeks can cause a localized mold growth to spread quickly to affect a large area of your home. Not only does this pose a significant threat to the structural elements often used to support a colony, but it can also pose potential health risks to the occupants of the house regularly exposed to the growth. 

Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to remove this threat entirely from your home by arriving quickly and setting up containment once the parameters of the mold growth get established. This containment with negative air machines and air scrubbers helps to prevent mold spores from finding new places to colonize while the organism gets removed from the affected areas. With enough time, materials often get too damaged to preserve, and demolition is the only effective solution to remove the active colony. 

We have a contracting division of our SERVPRO team that can oversee the controlled demolition efforts and seamlessly transition into reconstructing these portions of your home once the moisture gets eliminated or reduced below acceptable parameters. 

While it might seem cost-effective to wait for flood cleanup and water removal services following a disaster in your property, you also risk widespread mold damage. Give our SERVPRO of Cape Coral rapid response team a call for any emergency the property faces at (239) 573-5911.

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The Real Truth Behind Mold Damage in Your North Fort Myers Home

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can quickly spread and stain parts of your home. Call SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the mold damage.

Mold Damage in Your North Fort Myers Residence can Stain Walls and Ceilings

Microbes can cause severe damage to your home and garage in North Fort Myers. Materials can crumble and fall apart, odors can become highly apparent, and stains can show up on your home's surfaces.
When your home suffers from these signs, mold damage in North Fort Myers is a likely cause. SERVPRO technicians can evaluate the situation for you, and if our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) determines the presence of mold, we can begin remediation efforts immediately.
The combination of saturated air with cold walls and ceilings causes moisture to condense on these surfaces. When the source of sustenance needed by microbes exists where they also exist, mold damage quickly occurs. This can seem to happen overnight. Mold can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours after conditions favorable to microbes occur. Mold and mildew already exist everywhere inside your home. It is the lack of moisture available to these microorganisms that keep them under control.
As we remove materials that mold consumed and damaged, we also work to remove the extra moisture from your home. We work within negative air chambers that we construct on-site to keep spores from leaving the immediate area. Air scrubbers help us achieve this. Outside of these chambers and throughout your home, other team members of our remediation crew work to locate sources of moisture so we can seal these off and make them disappear.
We also set up dehumidifiers and desiccant machines to dry the air until it reaches normal humidity levels. These remove the water vapor so it cannot feed any spores that already escaped and landed elsewhere inside your home.
When mold damage remains slight and only caused staining on walls and ceilings, we can clean this up for you and make things “Like it never even happened.” This can help reduce the odor mold and mildew cause so often. However, we can also mitigate odor problems for you, when necessary. Just discuss this with our employees, and we can explain suitable options for you.
SERVPRO of Cape Coral serves the Pine Island, Flamingo Bay, and Bokeelia areas for professional mitigation of all types of disasters. When your home needs expert mold damage remediation, call us at (239) 573-5911 for 24-hour service. We can help restore your home and get your property how you want again.

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A Severe Storm can Cause Mold to Grow in Your Personal Workshop

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

When mold damage affects your home workshop, it is time to contact SERVPRO for mitigation and remediation services. Call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Tackle a Mold Infestation in Any Affected Home Space

When people think of mold damage occurring to their property, they think of their home. Sometimes, the other smaller buildings around your home, such as your garage, shed, or workshop, can be forgotten about when it comes to making preparations for storms. If a storm has crept up, it is entirely possible that you did not have the time to try and fortify these extra spaces. However, when you have a personal Workshop at home, any damage found inside needs to be taken care of, just like it would for the interior of the space that you live in. In these situations, it is fortunate that professional and reputable help is close to your home.
You may consider waiting to deal with the mold damage on your North Fort Myers property until it is a better time financially for you to deal with it. Your workshop is not your home and, because you're not living inside of it, waiting can be tempting. However, waiting to deal with mold damage can be dangerous for multiple reasons. Mold causes health effects and, if you are working in a space riddled with mold damage, you could endanger your health. Secondly, mold causes the decomposition of organic materials. In a workshop, you are liable to have wooden building supplies, such as 2x4s. Additionally, the frame of your space is more than likely made out of wood. By waiting, you could potentially cause harm to your workspace.
When you call SERVPRO, we make it our priority to get to your home fast and work fast. Our team of technicians can start by sectioning off any contaminated areas with polyethylene plastic sheets, to ensure that the mold does not spread to other surfaces while we work. To handle the smell that mold causes, SERVPRO techs can use an air scrubber in conjunction with HEPA filters to pull mold spores out of the air and neutralize the foul odor. We can use disinfectant to clean the mold from any non-porous surfaces and then dry out any excessively moist areas of your workshop to help prevent further damage.
If you find mold damage after a heavy storm on your property, do not delay. Dial (239) 573-5911 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Cape Coral. Day or night, we can take your call and get our techs to you swiftly.

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Finding Mold in Your Damp North Fort Myers Crawlspace

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold anywhere in your home is a reason to contact the technicians at SERVPRO. We are available around the clock.

SERVPRO Assesses and Then Quickly Begins the Mold Remediation Process in Your Home 

The extreme humidity that plagues the state of Florida year round can easily cause mold damage to occur inside of your home. Because of Florida's location near the equator and adjacent to the ocean, every day is hot and humid. If your home has not been built correctly in preparation for constant humidity, the excessive moisture can impact the structure of your home. Damp places can become the perfect breeding ground for mold colonies.
A damp crawl space that has been untouched for a long time is a likely place to find mold damage in your North Fort Myers home. Usually, one of the first indications that there is mold somewhere nearby is if you can smell it; a musty odor is a telltale sign. If you smell mold, there is no need for expensive testing. The odor is a sign enough that remediation needs to occur.
After receiving your call, SERVPRO can send employees swiftly. Within hours, our techs can be setting up polypropylene barriers at the entrance and exit of your crawl space. It is essential to section off the area of your home where mold has occurred so it cannot spread. Sometimes, our SERVPRO techs can use tools to create negative air pressure in the confined area to ensure mold spores do not spread while inside.
Because water damage is often the direct cause of mold, our techs can also see to remediating it as well. Once SERVPRO has handled scrubbing and removing the mold from all of the non-porous walls and materials, we can use vacuums to clean up the crawl space. To help suppress the odors that were left behind by the damage, our team can use mold and mildew retardant paints.
Upon smelling or directly finding mold on your property, do not linger. Talk to SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911. We can get our techs out to your home swiftly to begin the job.

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When Your Cape Coral Home Has Widespread Mold Damages

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can sometimes be overlooked, but if you discover mold growing in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Has the Training and Experience to Properly Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

You might not always be able to trust your senses to identify mold growth in your Cape Coral home. If these colonies exist in areas where you always are, warning signs of their presence can get overlooked. An excellent example of this would be the familiar musty scent associated with mold. While you can identify this strange smell for a short time in your home if you rarely leave the house, your olfactory reflex acclimates your nose to the scent, and you no longer get alerted to it.

The trouble with your inability to recognize mold damage out of your line of sight in your Cape Coral home is that the problem continues to spread and worsen. This unfortunate circumstance encourages you to pay closer attention to fluctuations in humidity, moisture in areas of your home, and inspect areas thoroughly for the presence of mold growth. Finding colonies in your home requires professional mold remediation to remove entirely, so at this point, you should contact our experienced SERVPRO technicians.

Our team gets uniquely trained in all of the modern techniques for mold remediation including the use of specialized equipment and individual strategies that are most effective against specific varieties of fungal growth we might encounter. Each of our SERVPRO remediation specialists gets trained to the high standards set in place by both our company and the IICRC, who individually certifies each employee for remediation.

This knowledge allows us to work quickly to remove the mold colonies that are present in your home and help to prevent these active spores from reaching new areas. We also work to identify the source of the moisture in the affected area and repair this problem when possible. Dehumidification and drying techniques remove the immediate food source for the spores to settle into new colonies, but continued dehumidification might be a requirement to prevent future recurrences.

Finding mold growing in your home might be a troubling sight to see, especially if your senses had acclimated themselves to the presence. Exposure to mold may cause health effects, so there is no time to waste to correct the problem. Trust the mold remediation specialists we have at SERVPRO of Cape Coral to help you set things right. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (239) 573-5911.

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The Ease of Mold Growth in Your North Fort Myers Residence

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can spread very quickly in any part of your home. Contact SERVPRO when you suspect mold for an inspection.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate a Current Mold Infestation While Offering Preventative Suggestions for Homeowners

Your North Fort Myers home might be well guarded against things like storm damages and possible flooding, but what many homeowners overlook is the possibility of mold growth occurring. This process can happen very quickly and without any symptoms as the problem begins, which makes it difficult to plan for or prevent without the proper knowledge about the conditions which promote its growth. Most homeowners have attributed mold to damp, dark basements or to houses that are typically unkept and unclean. In reality, fungal growth requires very little to thrive and can happen in even the cleanest of homes.
The reality is, mold damage in your North Fort Myers house is more likely than you might think. All that mold requires to grow colonies in areas of your home is moisture in the air combining with spores present in the environment. Spores exist in the air we breathe, so all that your home needs to grow mold colonies that could present health effects for you and your family is a little bit of persistent moisture. This understanding can help you see that it is far from the dark, dank basements you had envisioned and a lot more possible to your home right now.
While arguably many homeowners struggle with keeping their lowest level entirely dry, as water underground and heavy rainfall work in conjunction to try and push water through foundation walls and crawlspaces into your home, this is still a noble effort. Even with a small bit of moisture seeping through cracks on a regular basis could feed the spores in the air to seat and colonize. That is when you should trust in the experience and training of our IICRC certified mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO.
Our dedicated team can quarantine the area and prevent spores from spreading to other regions of your home. While our SERVPRO technicians work to remove the colonies that are present in the affected areas, dehumidification and drying are essential to helping stop recurrences in a short time. Locating the source of the moisture penetration is also a critical component of our remediation process, as a repair of this area can prevent future colonies from growing.
It might not seem like mold damage is that big of a deal, or rather that it is even likely to affect you, but you could get surprised by how simple it is for spores to form colonies. If you are facing any degree of mold damage in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Cape Coral team of remediation specialists to help you resolve the issue. We can be reached anytime at (239) 573-5911.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation for North Fort Myers Residents

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is more likely to grow in areas with moisture such as basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but has the potential to grow anywhere.

Let the Professionals at SERVPRO Take Care of Mold Damage in Your Home

Many homeowners just like you have had to deal with mold on their North Fort Myers property at one point or another. The entire mold remediation process can be stressful and time-consuming. However, if you learn as much as possible about mold, you can help keep it out of your home for good. 

There is some essential information you should be aware of as you weigh your options concerning mold damage in your North Fort Myers home. First and foremost, mold is a naturally occurring fungus, spread by nature to help organic matter within our eco-system decompose properly. It is not possible to get rid of mold entirely, as much as we would like that outcome.

Regardless of the amount or species found on your property, especially if exposed for extended periods, mold can cause health effects. There are a variety of areas within your home that mold finds more appealing than others like your basement, bathroom, laundry room, or near your water heater and HVAC system. However, mold can grow anywhere, should the right conditions exist.

A company, like SERVPRO, with expertly trained mold remediation technicians, can help you locate hidden pockets of growth and determine which direction to take to protect your home in the future. We can also introduce methods used to control moisture levels found in your home, making it a safer, cleaner, healthier environment for you and your family to enjoy.

By controlling the relative humidity in your living areas, you have better control over indoor moisture. SERVPRO technicians can help improve ventilation, install dehumidifiers and ventilation in high humidity areas to further reduce possible mold growth in your home. 

It can help to keep an eye out for water leaks in your attic or basement or any areas of your home with a continuous supply of water. Plumbing problems can take you by surprise and require immediate attention to avoid resulting mold growth. SERVPRO technicians can inspect these areas for existing problems and check windows, piping, floors, exterior walls, and even your roof for potential problems as well. 

Contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral for access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists, today. We are here to help, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. (239) 573-5911

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Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation in Your Bokeelia Home

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

IICRC certified technicians thoroughly remediate mold damage leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

Trust Expertly Trained SERVPRO Technicians to Thoroughly Remove Mold Damage

Water damages can offer a great deal of stress and concern to your homestead. These damages would lead you to seek the experience of restoration experts, but water removal might only be the tip of the iceberg. Moisture in the air and on the surfaces of the affected area of your Bokeelia home can produce mold. The presence of fungus is a dangerous problem that must get solved right away.

Mold damage to your Bokeelia house is not always something that you can see. Our experienced remediation team can assess the sources of the mold, and determine the best way to remove it entirely. It is never advisable to attempt to remove mold in your home on your own, as there are numerous varieties of fungus, and some can adversely react to conventional cleaning methods you might find on the internet.

Our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians are IICRC certified and can determine the kind of mold that is growing within the area, and use our state-of-the-art equipment to eradicate any trace of it. Often this removal is done using antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate the growing colonies and to prevent it from spreading any farther.

While removing the mold that you can see, might seemingly solve your problem, our SERVPRO technicians are also going to use air filtration techniques (HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers) to pull spores out of the air and prevent them from spreading as the remediation process is ongoing.

There is no solution unless the present moisture (which allowed the mold to thrive) is dried up. While there are probably times when this water source is visible, there are instances in which mold is seemingly growing out of nowhere. Our technology can determine where the source is and dehumidifiers used in combination with negative air chambers dry out the area while simultaneously preventing spores from spreading elsewhere.

The lingering odor, which likely brought the mold to your attention in the first place, is one of the final steps to the remediation process. Using fogging tools, we can deodorize the area and remove odorous molecules from the air and your belongings that have been affected by the presence of mold in the room.

It is no secret that mold can cause health effects. Do not waste time in calling us at SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911.

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Mold Growing in Your AC Unit in Your North Fort Myers Vacation Home

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

When mold strikes your home, SERVPRO strikes back.

Does Your AC Unit Have A Musty Odor? 

When you have arrived at your vacation home to find mold growing inside, you want to locate the source of the problem right away. Mold spreads fast and can cause detrimental health effects for you and your family, so getting rid of it as soon as possible is a must. SERVPRO, professional mold damage remediation specialists, can assist you in finding the source of the mold, and clean up all the mold, so your property is safe again.

Your air conditioning unit in your North Fort Myers vacation home can create mold damage, and quickly spread it throughout your property. When the AC unit is working properly, it can collect anywhere from ten to twenty gallons of water each day. Since most of it is usually tucked away out of sight, you may not realize the problem until it has accumulated into major damages.

Water ideally drains off the condensation coil into a collection pan and then disposed into the sewer system. However, if the drain becomes clogged, it can overflow and lead to damaged carpeting and flooring, plus create unhealthy molds.

When your condensation pump is dirty, it can create a leak. An excessive build-up of water like this leads to the growth of mildew and mold inside your AC unit, which in turn can get blown throughout the ductwork of your home. SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to clean the mold properly, including using air skippers or air whips which drive dirt, dust, mold and other debris toward collection devices which are fitted with HEPA filters. We know how to do the job safely and correctly, so you and your family are not exposed to the harmful mold spores during the process.

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SERVPRO of Cape Coral understands the dangers of mold and how disconcerting it can be to discover it upon re-entering your vacation home after several months away. You came to relax, so call us at (239) 573-5911, and let us take care of the problem so you can get back to your vacation.

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Why Monitoring is Important When Dealing With Mold Damage in North Fort Myers

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Professional equipment can help to find mold hiding in your home and create an environment where it does not spread. Call SERVPRO today to discuss.

Mold Damage Remediation Involves Many Components and Preventative Actions in Order to Maintain

Mold has the potential to grow in any home, and it is important to remedy the problem as soon as you can because mold looks and smells bad and can damage your home or even cause health effects. It is easy to assume that the secret to dealing with mold is simply to clean it away. However, cleaning up a fungus problem takes much more than just a “by sight” check to see if cleaning is complete.
True mold damage remediation in your North Fort Myers home includes thoroughly assessing the affected area to check moisture levels and reduce the chances of a recurrence of the fungal problem. That is why we recommend you call SERVPRO: Our technicians are fully trained by the IICRC and have the equipment necessary to monitor the situation properly.
For mold to exist, there must be damp, and if there is damp, the fungus could reappear. There is also the risk that there is more mold present than is visible with the naked eye, such as under carpets, inside walls, or behind furniture. That is why our technicians do not only look for visible mold; we use a range of equipment to carry out accurate scientific tests to establish moisture levels in the affected area.
Thermo-hygrometers show us how much moisture is present in the air. This humidity measurement lets us know how much we need to bring the humidity down before it reaches acceptable levels. Every team is equipped with a range of dehumidifiers to get moisture in the air under control.
Moisture sensors are designed to penetrate soft material such as carpets and show how much moisture is present. This is important because the soft material is a breeding ground for mold and carpet in affected areas and needs to be thoroughly dry. SERVPRO technicians have air movers on hand to dry under and over the damp carpet and reduce the risk of mold growth.
Moisture meters measure the dampness level in materials and penetrating meters are capable of testing for moisture inside wall cavities and underneath the wood flooring, where fungus can grow unnoticed.
Proper scientific measurement, assessment, and continued monitoring is the only way to ensure mold damaged areas are adequately dry and reduce the risk of new growth.
You can rely on us for accurate monitoring throughout the remediation process. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 for advice.

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Call SERVPRO First And Avoid These Mold Disasters In Pine Island

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

If mold takes root in a home, it can quickly grow to be one of the worst disasters the building has ever seen.

Avoid These Mold Disasters

If mold takes root in a home, it can quickly grow to be one of the worst disasters the building has ever seen. Mold is, in addition to its highly damaging nature, tough to remove, requiring the careful and professional touch of a company like SERVPRO to remove it safely and permanently. Many homeowners, however, first opt to take matters into their hands, usually to disastrous effect. We strongly recommend never touching, cleaning, or interacting with mold without one of our representatives' express approval. Otherwise, you may hurt yourself or your home. Here are some common ways homeowners have tried to remove mold without our help in the past.

While burning off mold damage in Pine Island may seem a little extreme, at least one homeowner has tried it in recent years. While burning certainly can and should kill off most types of mold, it also has the major side effect of creating an even worse fire damage problem for the home. In the single case we have seen, the homeowner did not even reach the mold's full extent with his torch, meaning we had to help restore the effects of both mold and fire in the job.

Bleach And Chemicals
Far more commonly, residents may attempt to use bleach or other household chemicals to kill the mold. Unfortunately, this does little to stop most types of mold, whose spores are designed to withstand and ignore many of nature's most otherwise effective chemical killers. Cleaning mold with chemicals is also dangerous, as the mold may be toxic to touch and the chemicals may cause additional damage to the surface underneath.

Simple Scraping
Perhaps the single least effective way to remove mold we at SERVPRO have seen involved a homeowner trying to scrape away the mold from his walls physically. In addition to creating large gashes and marks across the surface, he was entirely ineffective at removing the mold, even spreading it to another part of the room. We helped to remediate the mold properly and get the room back in order, but it was no small headache to him.

Leave mold remediation to the professionals, SERVPRO of Cape Coral. We have the tools, technology, and training to handle it like professionals. Call us anytime at (239) 573-5911.

Getting The Help You Need After Discovering Mold Damage In Your Cape Coral Home

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

HAZMAT Gear Protects Against Mold and Mycotoxins in a Cape Coral Remediation Service

Mold Remediation Done Right Requires Expertise and Equipment--Call SERVPRO

Found mold in your home? Avoid making the mistake of attempting to clean things up or making repairs yourself. Molds can cause negative health effects, so, take the proper steps to protect yourselves.
Many old, young, or people with immune deficiency orders experience health issues due to exposure to mold damage in their Cape Coral home. However, with the right insurance coverage and by contacting a quality mold remediation company, you can avoid this problem altogether. Even without insurance coverage, remediation is a necessary service.
A quality company, like SERVPRO, follows specific safety guidelines for each job they perform. For workers and residents entering and exiting the job site, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as boots, gloves, masks, and even full-body suits becomes necessary. It is far from a choice if you want to stay healthy and limit the spread of mold throughout your home.
An N95 or greater filter type respirator should be perfect for small contamination areas, where a half-mask respirator with an appropriate breathing cartridge helps protect you from common mold infestation in a larger area. Full-face respirators, using a powered air purifying respirator and proper cartridges become necessary when extensive contaminants exist.
SERVPRO technicians also use full-body suits when dealing with saturated materials, always wearing chemical resistant gloves, and eye protection while on the job. PPE gives you an opportunity to avoid exposing yourself to harmful contaminants and helps avoid spreading the problem to other clean areas of your home.
By the time you visibly see mold growth on your walls, smell a strong musty odor in poorly ventilated areas, or had previous water damage that you simply did not do much about, it is likely that the problem has spread farther than you can imagine. When a professional remediation technician says that mold exists in your home, let them do their job.
It is amazing to watch a qualified professional perform remediation services. An expertly trained mold damage mitigation specialist performs their functions well. They often cordon off the affected area and set up clean rooms for donning PPE and stationing of tools and placing cleaning equipment for use in your home. Places like SERVPRO have years of experience performing these services, treat you with respect and get things back to normal quickly. "Like it never even happened."
They have access to technologically advance equipment such as Negative-airflow Machines, Air Movers, Water Extractors of all shapes and sizes, along with Moisture Detectors and procedures designed to get the job done right.
Take an opportunity to contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral today for access to expertly trained mold remediation services you can count on 24-7. (239) 573-5911

Events that Can Precipitate Mold Growth in Pineland

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold shows up in corners and in any other places. Call SERVPRO today to investigate.

Mold Can Appear After a Water Damage Event

Mold can take root in your home at any time, for a myriad of reasons. However, there are several key events that precipitate a sharp increase in the number of mold damage cases that SERVPRO sees in a given week, and other things that can happen around your home that lead to mold growth. Detecting mold damage early is critical in keeping costs and hassle low, so if you notice something suspicious, be sure to take it seriously. Research mold indicators, and if you believe it has started to grow even in small amounts, be sure to contact us.
After Hurricanes and Major Storms
The largest waves of mold damage in Pineland happen after hurricanes or especially large storms. Hurricanes combine torrential rains with extreme winds, simultaneously causing exterior damage to local homes and dousing the revealed areas with copious amounts of water. This excess of water is the most critical factor in mold's growth, meaning that any spots of visible damage you may have incurred during a hurricane may be at significant risk of developing mold growth. Be sure to watch any damaged spots in the days and weeks after a hurricane for signs of preliminary mold growth.
Periods of High Humidity
Florida is known for its humidity, but extended periods of higher-than-average humidity could be all it takes to fuel mold growth in your home. If you notice persistently high levels of humidity near your home in weather forecasts, try to give your home a check-over to make sure that the extra airborne water is not causing mold or other types of damage out of sight.
Floods or Other Damages in Your Home
If your home has recently taken on some other type of damage, especially flood and heavy water damage, you may face a high risk of developing mold growth as well. Mold thrives on the chaos created by these situations, and the water and nutrients they often provide. Calling SERVPRO early on allows us to mitigate other damage types and prevent mold from growing out of hand as an additional problem.
SERVPRO of Cape Coral is a locally owned and operated franchise with national backing and resources that helps local homeowners to rid themselves of even the toughest mold damage. Call us 24/7 at (239) 573-5911.

Mold Damage Assessment and Testing

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

A Mold Infested HVAC System Needs No Mold Testing in Bokeelia, Just SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Inspect and Remediate Mold Infestations

If your home has ever experienced any water damage, flooding or plumbing leaks, mold could be hiding in your house, and you wouldn’t realize it. Mold eats its way through building materials and can cause damage to the structure of your home. High levels of allergenic mold or toxic mold can cause health effects as well for your family and make your home uninhabitable.

There can be various signs of mold damage in Bokeelia. At times you can sense a mold problem including a musty odor, visible mold, construction defects, or visible water damage or stains. Professionals like our technicians at SERVPRO offer different ways to test and find mold in your home. If mold is visible, typically there is no need for testing, just cleanup, and remediation.

Methods of Testing--We suggest you hire a third party for testing, for accuracy and for preventing any appearance of a conflict of interest.

Air Sampling
This type of test is done with a bioaerosol air impactor to get the sampling that is viable of fungi and mold. When air goes through the sample, several jets of air push airborne particles to the collection surface so that they can be collected and tested for a variety of fungi and molds present. Results of this test will vary depending on the techniques for sampling, the duration of the sample and the dates of the sample which are only compared with results that were taken with the same procedures and techniques.

Swab Sampling
Surface or swab sampling is a reliable approach to finding and identifying the sources of fungi growth. This testing is done by a technician taking a sterile swab and dipping it in a suspension solution, then swabbing a suspected area. The swab is placed in a sterile vial and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Carpet Sampling
This inspection can successfully discover undetected or previous mold problems since carpet usually holds a history of mold which has been present previously. Mold spores can get between the carpet piling where they can remain dormant or grow while they are protected by all but the most vigorous carpet cleaning and vacuuming efforts. SERVPRO utilizes specific anti-fungal products to eradicate mold growth within a rug or padding if it is not too widespread. We will suggest discarding soft flooring that is highly infested.

If you believe you could have a mold issue in your home, contact us to schedule an assessment and possibly a test at SERVPRO of Cape Coral. Please call us at (239) 573-5911.

Bonita Springs Mold Damage - Dealing With Bonita Springs Mold Damage

4/10/2016 (Permalink)

Mold damage companies in Bonita Springs are imperative for the maintenance of your home.

Dealing With Bonita Springs Mold Damage

Mold damage companies in Bonita Springs are imperative for the maintenance of your home. Dealing with mold damage is especially tricky. For one thing, it requires inspection. Only a professional can inspect mold and get rid of the fungi because of the equipment they have for the process. In fact, it is vital that the home or another piece of property is inspected thoroughly so to save yourself from any health problems down the line. This is especially important for places that are high in humidity. Mold can thrive where there is moisture, and it grows at an alarming rate.
After inspecting the home and finding all of the mold damage, remediation is necessary. This remediation is where you have to bring a healthy environment back to the home and also containing the mold. Mold can quickly spread. The method of home remediation involves isolating the area that is damaged by mold. The professionals get rid of he affected items. They also eliminate the sources of moisture. Afterward, they completely remove the mold. Mold is not limited to surfaces. There are also spores in the air which people can inhale. Eliminate the mold to prevent a return.
The professional Bonita Springs mold damage companies are very helpful in getting rid of mold. SERVPRO of Cape Coral is highly experienced when it comes to mold removal. They offer plenty of services with their equipment to locate all of the molds. They also have specialized equipment that they use to remove the mold completely. They have years of experience, and they are also highly skilled professionals. They are always available to assist you when you need their help. There is no reason to wait. Give them a call at (239) 573-5911.

Reducing the Risk of Residential Mold in Your Fort Myers Home

1/27/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO If a Mold Stain Appears

Fort Myers Residential Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

Residential mold in Cape Coral can be an ongoing problem due to Florida's high humidity levels. Because mold can damage your home, being vigilant when it comes to residential mold prevention in Fort Myers is a must. To protect yourself, your family and your home, you should have a basic understanding of what conditions allow mold to grow, where it tends to thrive and how to inhibit if not, prevent it.

What Mold Needs to Grow
Mold requires two factors to proliferate: moisture and organic materials. All Fort Myers homes contain organic materials that mold will consume. It can survive off wood, including wooden window frames, wall studs, and rafters. Moisture and water often get into the home through leaking pipes or leaks in the walls or roof.

Where Mold Grows
Mold spores can be found anywhere in or outdoors. A problem occurs when those spores begin to grow and spread. The mold is most likely to start to grow wherever there is moisture. One of the most common places to find mold growing is in the bathroom as water from the shower or bathtub provides plenty of moisture. Basements, laundry rooms, and crawlspaces, which are often dark and damp, are also prime locations to find mold. However, mold can grow on almost anything or in any room. It's not uncommon to see mold growing on carpet, damp furniture or even appliances.

Controlling Moisture Levels
Because mold needs moisture to grow, the easiest way to prevent residential mold growth is to control moisture levels throughout the home. The humidity levels in your home should not exceed more than 50 percent no matter what time of day. If relative humidity levels are constantly over 50 percent in specific rooms or throughout the home, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier or utilize your air conditioner. You can use a simple hygrometer to test humidity levels.

Several visual cues indicate that your humidity levels are too high. Condensation on your windows, mirrors or other glass surfaces means that moisture levels have built up in those areas. Wet stains on the walls or ceiling are also critical indications. If some of your family members have mold allergies, an increase in allergic reactions may be noted. This may cause health effects.

Vigilance Is Key
Even if you take steps to control your moisture levels, it only takes a leaking pipe or a minor flood to allow mold to grow. Because some leaks cannot be detected until damage has already occurred, you want to keep an eye out for mold spots. Catching it early and acting can be the difference between a quick fix and major mold remediation and repairs.

Get Help Fast
Our mold remediation technicians are trained to contain mold so that you don't have to worry about structural damage to your home. If we do find mold in your Fort Myers property, we'll work quickly to remove safely infested materials and help you inhibit mold growth in the future. If you discover mold in your Cape Coral home or suspect that you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 as soon as possible.

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

SERVPRO of Cape Coral has trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. We proudly serve the communities of North Fort Myers, Naples, and Fort Myers. Call for 24/7 service. (239) 573-5911