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Reduce Your Risk of Mold: Repair Leaky Applicances

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reduce Your Risk of Mold: Repair Leaky Applicances Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica counties if you have mold problems. We are always here to help. 662-349-6500.

Leaky appliances in your home can lead to extensive water damage and even mold growth if not taken care of quickly. If the conditions are right, it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to start growing. By keeping an eye on your appliances, you can help catch leaks early and reduce the risk of mold growth.

Follow these tips to help reduce the risk of leaky appliances and pipes in your home and reduce your risk of mold growth.

  • Regularly check your washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, water heater, sinks and toilets for signs of leaks.
  • Routinely check for leaky pipes, appliance hoses and faucets.
  • If you see signs of leaks, such as condensation or water collecting anywhere, dry it quickly and find the source of the leak and fix it.
  • Fix plumbing problems immediately.
  • Monitor your utility bills each month. An unusually high water bill can be a sign of an unseen leak.

By keeping an eye out for leaks from appliances and other water sources in your home, you can catch leaks early and reduce the risk of water damage and mold growth. If you do encounter mold growth or other water damage, give us a call at 662-349-6500. SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties can make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Keeping Mold Out of Your Southaven Business

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Keeping Mold Out of Your Southaven Business Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties for all of your mold remediation needs. We are always here to help! 662-349-6500

The very idea of mold can make any home or business owner cringe. Yes, mold can be beneficial, used in making brie or penicillin, but it can also be a really big problem when it is growing undetected somewhere on your property or belongings.

It can grow just about anywhere: on clothing, food, paper, carpet and the backside of drywall, just to name a few spots. It can produce allergens and irritants and, in some cases, toxins that are dangerous to your health.

Here are four steps you can take to protect your business and employees from a mold issue:

  • Do an audit of your property. Are there any areas that are full of moisture much of the time? Seepage into storage areas or accumulation from leaky pipes should be dried within 48 hours to avoid mold damage. Encourage workers to keep wet items picked up, hanging wet coats up and keeping rain boots and wet shoes in an area that won’t soak up moisture. Take steps to keep floors and windows dry at all times, but especially during wet weather.
  • Proper ventilation is a good way to keep mold at bay. Keeping bathroom and kitchen doors open can help, increasing air circulation and aiding in the drying process. Using dehumidifiers keeps areas dry and pleasant, and always keep an eye on them to make sure they are in good repair and not contributing any moisture themselves; the manufacturer’s information provided will give directions on cleaning and care of your unit.
  • Many products today contain mold-resistant materials, such as sheetrock or paint. Shop around for helpful products when doing any renovation or repair to your Belle Meade business, especially in areas that will experience moisture, such as kitchens, break rooms, and bathrooms.
  • Monitoring the humidity indoors in your Belle Meade business can go a long way to mold prevention. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent; you can measure this with a moisture meter easily found at your local hardware store.

Mold Tips: Keeping Mold Out of Your Bathroom

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Tips: Keeping Mold Out of Your Bathroom No job is too big or too small for the professionals at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties. Call us 24/7 at 662-349-6500.
There’s no room in your house that is more prone to mold growth, and it is no wonder: most of the time, there is water everywhere in the bathroom! You need to practice preventive measures to ensure that your bath area doesn’t develop serious mold growth in one of the most-used rooms in your home.

Your bathroom has higher humidity levels than most of the other rooms in your house, of course, and surfaces can become moldy quickly if not kept dry. Once mold has established a hold on an area, it can come back even more quickly every time humidity rises.

Here are some tips to prevent mold from the start:

  • Use mold-resistant paints. Products of this type are readily available at your local hardware or home goods store. This is a great idea for your kitchen as well or for any other area that sustains a high level of humidity year round.
  • Call a professional. When doing any type of repair or renovation in the bathroom area, check with a professional to learn about products that contain mold-resistant ingredients, such as mold-resistant flooring and drywall.
  • Keep dry! Avoid leaving standing water in this area of the home, or in any other room for that matter. During floor cleaning, use less water than you might otherwise, and always dry off countertops after cleaning, paying special attention to cracks and crevasses.
  • Stay current on repairs and maintenance. Ensure that all window and door frames and weather stripping are in good condition prior to wetter and more humid weather.
  • Look for leaks. Keep an eye on the cabinets under the sinks and around the toilet for leaks from hoses and pipes leading to walls. Clean behind and underneath them well on a regular basis, and take a good look while you are completing this task.
  • Ventilation is essential. Ensure your bathroom area is well-ventilated; you can always use a dehumidifier if you feel it is necessary.

Keeping mold out of your bathroom will contribute to a pleasant overall experience in your bathing area; after all, this room might just be the busiest in the whole house!

Here at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold remediatIon. We are also available for cleanup when you have experienced fire and water damage. 

Suprising Places You Might Find Mold

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Suprising Places You Might Find Mold Say NO to Mold! Call SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties today at 662-349-6500.
Do you know where mold may be hiding in your home?

If you've ever dealt with mold in your the house, you likely know how unsettling it is. Regardless of your experience with mold, you may think that it lurks only in certain places. However, mold of different types can surprise you.

Coffee Machine

Every morning, you might pour water into your coffee machine as you eagerly await that cup of energy. While the water does find its way into the coffee cup, that doesn't mean the entire inside of the machine is dry. Mold can grow there, and this mold can enter into your morning beverage.

Kiddie Pool

During the summer months, the kids may love to take the hose and fill up the plastic pool in the backyard. The water keeps them refreshed and entertained for a significant period of time. However, you might skip over drying off the pool and find yourself in need of mold remediation services to combat it.

Bathroom Cabinets

Plenty of people have seen mold coming to life in the corners of their bathrooms, but the cabinets can also act as major spots for this existence. The mold may start to grow on or inside of the cabinets, requiring a call to SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties.

Refrigerator

Reaching inside of the fridge and grabbing some old food that has become covered in mold is an unpleasant experience. As much as you wipe down the fridge, you might have accidentally dropped some crumbs or pieces of food in the back of it at one point. Unless you are reaching back into the depths of the fridge on a regular basis, these crevices may have become dwellings for mold.

Water Bottles

Grabbing your water bottle before heading to work or school is a way to make sure you are hydrated, but you probably don't get every last drop of water out of it. Ensuring that the bottle is properly cleaned before your next usage is one way to make certain that you are not ingesting mold in a bid for proper hydration.


Mold can lurk in many places inside and outside of your home. Working with the professionals is a smart way to determine if you have mold living on your property and to figure out where that mold is coming from. By treating the source, SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties can help to ensure that the mold is away from you for good.

Got Mold?

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties for all of your mold remediation needs. 662-349-6500.
Depending on the severity of mold in your home, it can be quite the undertaking to remove mold from your home, often the best choice is to call a water damage restoration specialist like SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties. SERVPRO’s professional team will use top of the line equipment and their specialized expertise to bring back your home to a healthy, mold-free state. Once your home is returned to this state, it is important to practice mold-preventing habits.

Mold and mildew build up especially in places like bathrooms, laundry areas and basements. Here are some mold preventing tips that will help keep your home safe and clean:

  • Repair any plumbing leaks.
  • Put an exhaust fanin the bathroom.
  • Clean garbage cans weekly.
  • Remove bathroom carpeting if moisture is a concern.
  • Scour sinks and tubs at least once monthly with a diluted bleach solution.
  • Clean refrigerator door gaskets and drip pans.
  • Use an electric dehumidifier; drain the dehumidifier regularly.
  • Raise the temperature in the basementto lower humidity levels.
  • Promote ground water drainage away from your house.

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties has water damage and restoration specialists who also help to restore structures with damage caused by fire and other disasters. Call us today at 662-349-6500. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem? SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties is always here to help! 662-349-6500.
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. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties today at 662-349-6500. 

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate & Tunica Counties

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate & Tunica Counties Got Mold? We are here to help.

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture porblem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

1. The presence of visible mold.

2. Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

3. Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

4. Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualifed Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at (662) 349-6500. One of our team members that is trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Is Mold Hiding From You?

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Mold Hiding From You? Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500.

Mold primarily thrives in damp, humid areas, such as basements, showers or areas around heating and cooling appliances.  However, there are many places where mold may be silently hiding.  It's these unseen areas that can lead to significant damage from mold making it important to check them regularly for signs of moisture or condensation. In no particular order, here are the top places where mold can grow in your home:

Crawl Spaces

Most homeowners never look into their crawlspace, but they might want to. Crawlspaces can easily collect moisture from water rising from the ground or seeping through the foundation. The presence of a vapor barrier will help keep the ground moisture from intruding into the crawlspace. Adequate ventilation also allows any moisture that may collect to flow out. Failure to keep the moisture out and have effective air-flow in your crawlspace can result in mold growth on the exposed framing of your home. The mold can eventually lead to excessive damage to all wood surfaces and slowly make its way into the home

Basements

Basements are similar to crawlspaces.  However, since they are open and exposed to the rest of the house, mold can quickly spread throughout your home via the air ducts and open doors. If your basement smells musty, you may have mold growth already happening or the high possibility of it occurring. Since many basements are furnished and carpeted, there are more areas to trap moisture, making them even more susceptible to mold growth when compared to a crawlspace.

Bathrooms

A good ventilation fan is important in a bathroom, not only for the odor issues, but for moisture as well. This is especially true with bathrooms where there are showers in them. While everybody loves a hot shower, the steam created from the hot water also generates a large amount of moisture that can easily lead to mold growth. Another area where mold may grow is behind toilets and under sinks with cabinets. Moisture can condensate on the toilet tank or base causing mold to form on the wall or where it is affixed to the floor.  Even a small amount of water that escapes from the plumbing underneath the bathroom sink can be enough to initiate mold growth.

Under the Refrigerator

Some refrigerators have drip pans where water can collect. If dust or debris get into the drip pan, mold can start to grow. Water can also leak from the water line to the ice maker, or drip from the cooling coils. Sweeping or vacuuming any vents or drip pans, as well as checking any lines or connections should be performed on a regular basis.

Around the Washing Machine

The washing machine and the dryer are both susceptible to mold growth. If the dryer vent hose does not properly vent out the steam from the drying clothes, it can accumulate in the hose or around the back of the dryer causing mold to grow. Washing machines can also leak and drip down under the machine where dust can gather creating the perfect home for mold growth. Just like the refrigerator, it's important to keep the areas clean and check underneath them often.

Common Moisture Problems That Can Lead to Mold Problems

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Common Moisture Problems That Can Lead to Mold Problems Got Mold? We can help! Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500.

Why does mold grow?

Any discussion about mold cleanup should start with understanding why mold begins to grow in the first place. Customers with a mold damage problem are always surprised to learn that toxic mold spores are present not just in their home, but every home, and in fact almost every environment. It’s a naturally occurring element and in low levels is completely safe to humans and pets and your home in general. So when does it become a problem? When too much moisture is introduced in the organic surfaces mold feeds on to grow. Things like drywall, insulation, wood, cabinets, etc. become mold’s food source when mixed with water and the right temperature. While there are many strains of toxic mold, most thrive in temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’ll notice, the average temperature in home’s ideal to our own comfort sits squarely within that range. So when it comes to mold growth, 2 things are always present: the right temperature and food. It’s when you introduce that 3rd element, water, that problems can quickly grow out of hand!

Most common moisture problems that lead to mold

If your home suffered a massive water damage event, you’re obviously going to know about it and hopefully you’re going to hire a competent water damage restoration company to fix it (hint hint, that’s us!). So the likelihood of that event unleashing a chain reaction that leads to a big mold problem is small assuming you have the moisture removed quickly. The real big mold jobs we see are from much smaller, long-term moisture problems that just never went diagnosed. Below are some of the most common persistent water damage problems we see that can result in a massive amount of black mold damage.

Leaks under sinks

Whether it’s from a supply line with a loose connection or a drain pipe that has a small hole, slow leaks under seats (or any other sink for that matter) can go unnoticed for some time because your cabinets can hide the problem. It’s always a good idea to check under your sink cabinets to look for any signs of moisture or musty odors. If you detect a problem, it may be a good idea to have a professional come out and inspect things further. In some cases the problem is isolated and will be something you can handle on your own. But in some cases, the visible signs are only the tip of the iceberg. You’d be shocked what we have seen on and in walls and under flooring after pulling out cabinets!

Small roof leaks

In some instances, the symptoms of a significant roof leak are discovered pretty quickly. Usually you see discoloration in the top floor’s ceiling or worse, it collapses entirely. But in other cases when you have a very small leak, the problem can go undetected for quite some time and never result in water damage you can see from inside the home. It’s usually discovered when someone goes up into the attic for some unrelated reason and sees the problem: mold growth everywhere. On the roof decking, insulation, support beams, you name it. At that point, you’ve got an expensive problem on your hands and your insurance company likely isn’t going to pay for the damages.

The best way to prevent this particular mold problem from occurring is to perform both an exterior as well as interior inspection at least once a year. For the exterior, actually walk the roof of your home (if it’s safe) to look for damaged or missing shingles. Replacing them is easy! For the inside, climb up to your attic and inspect the roof decking for signs of water intrusion.

Pipe leaks inside walls

A lot of times we are called to a home to do a mold inspection because a homeowner noticed a small patch of mold growing on the floor next to a wall. When we dig further, we usually discover there is a plumbing pipe housed in that wall that is slowly leaking and depositing water on the floor inside the wall cavity. Once we start to remove the drywall, often times we discover the problem is much larger than just the small visible spot on the floor. Usually the mold has traveled throughout the wall cavity and inside the subfloor. The damage can be extensive and the costs high.

You obviously can’t go tearing out sections of your walls often to figure out if you have a problem, so what can you do? The main thing you should be doing is watching your water bill. If you notice a spike and can’t determine a cause for that spike, you may have an undetected leak. At that point, you may want to hire a leak detection company to come out and perform an inspection to determine if you have a bigger problem you need to deal with. They’re better equipped at finding the problem, at which point we would come in and remove the excess moisture and black mold as well as repair any surfaces or structures that were torn out during the process!

Mold In Your Home? Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500.

How to Eliminate Mold In Your Home

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Eliminate Mold In Your Home Call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties for all of your mold remidiation needs. 662-349-6500

Depending on the severity of mold in your home, it can be quite the undertaking to remove mold from your home, often the best choice is to call a water damage restoration specialist like SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties. SERVPRO’s professional team will use top of the line equipment and their specialized expertise to bring back your home to a healthy, mold-free state. Once your home is returned to this state, it is important to practice mold-preventing habits.

Mold and mildew build up especially in places like bathrooms, laundry areas and basements. Here are some mold preventing tips that will help keep your home safe and clean:

  • Repair any plumbing leaks.
  • Put an exhaust fanin the bathroom.
  • Clean garbage cans weekly.
  • Remove bathroom carpeting if moisture is a concern.
  • Scour sinks and tubs at least once monthly with a diluted bleach solution.
  • Clean refrigerator door gaskets and drip pans.
  • Use an electric dehumidifier; drain the dehumidifier regularly.
  • Raise the temperature in the basementto lower humidity levels.
  • Promote ground water drainage away from your house.

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties has water damage and restoration specialists who also help to restore structures with damage caused by fire and other disasters. Call us today at 662-349-6500. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What To Do If You Home Has Mold

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do If You Home Has Mold Call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties today at 662-349-6500. No job is too big or too small!

For the vast majority of homeowners in Boise, mold damage does appear, at some point, in or around their property. And, a little spot of mold around the bathtub or the shower screen is nothing to be too concerned about. If it can be easily wiped away and does not produce a nasty smell, it is likely to be a good problem. 

However, if you have spotted creeping patches of mold, which has an unpleasant odor, and makes the room feel clammy and uncomfortable, it is time to call in the experts. It could indicate a serious problem with mold damage. If this is the case, it needs to be handled by a professional team who can make sure that the unhealthy material is completely removed. 

Understanding Containment 

The first thing that will happen, after you have consulted a professional SERVPRO mold damage restoration service, is a discussion about containment. This may mean a number of different things, depending on how extensive the mold is and what type of spores you have in your home. If the problem is severe, containment may have to involve you temporarily moving out of the property. 

However, this is quite a rare situation. Most homeowners take action early enough for it to be avoided. Partial containment helps restoration experts limit the spread of mold damage. Our professionals will seal off the problem area so that movement cannot dislodge and carry mold spores to other parts of the home. This is where heavy duty equipment will be set up to dry, repair, and treat the affected space. 

The Outcomes of Mold Remediation

The primary goal of mold remediation is to restore the property to its pre-mold damage condition. In some cases, this will not be possible. If the damage is very extensive, there may be some parts of the building which cannot be saved. This is extremely rare, however, and a skilled mold restoration team is almost always able to bring a home back to full health. 

The thing to remember is that the quicker you address the issue, the better the chance of a full recovery for your property. If you ignore what appears to be chronic mold, you risk the chance of it moving into walls and floors. This is much harder (and much more expensive) to repair, so invest your money in affordable prevention, rather than a costly cure. 

 

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If you would like more information on hiring a mold damage restoration team, call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500.

Containment is Key When Performing Mold Remediation

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Containment is Key When Performing Mold Remediation Call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties if you need mold remediation! 662-349-6500.

When performing mold remediation work it's essential to have good containments. You want to ensure no spores are spread throughout other areas of the home that were not previously affected.


You will see in the before picture our containments are in place over the openings into the den. One has a zipper door for our technicians to access the work area and the other does not. You'll see in the after photo we have removed the affected materials, HEPA vacuumed, wire brushed the studs, sprayed an antimicrobial, and applied an encapsulating paint as per the protocol instructions.


If you require mold remediation services in your home or business give SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties a call! 662-349-6500. We will return your home or business back to preloss condition in no time!


Highly Trained Restoration Specialists


Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:



  • IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training

  • Initial Franchise Training

  • e-Learnings

  • Continuing Education Classes

The Mold Remediation Process

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Remediation Process Understanding Mold is VERY important. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Coutnies at 662-349-6500.

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.

Understanding The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at 662-349-6500

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call our National Call Center. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.  

Step 3: Mold Containment

They use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. They may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Their specialized filtration equipment allows their Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. They utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: 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. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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

Step 7: 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.

How to Choose Between Mold Removal & Mold Remediation

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Choose Between Mold Removal & Mold Remediation Call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties if you have a mold problem at 662-349-6500.

Discovering mold growth in your home can be an awful experience, and if left unchecked, mold can wreak havoc and destruction. Calling in experts to remove the growth can restore the safety of your home before the growth gets out of control. You need to be careful when choosing a professional because some may try to pull the wool over your eyes on how the process works. 

What happens during this process is not a complete wipe of mold in the home. The reason why is because it’s impossible: mold spores are everywhere much in the same way bacteria is, and they can’t be destroyed in totality. Services who claim they can may either be misinformed or dishonest, so it pays to know ahead of time what you need for your home. A company with the experience and expertise to know the difference won’t lead you astray.

The professionals here at SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties can handle mold growths in home, whether they spring up or worsen over time. The true process is mold remediation, in which the source of the growth is addressed and treated until mold levels reach a safe, natural amount. It takes more than removing mold-infested surfaces and filtering in fungicides, so the root of the problem is the most important thing to tackle.

Even though mold spots look and smell unpleasant, they aren’t going to be the main concern. Any business that eliminates the physical threat of mold alone isn’t doing the whole job, which is why it’s important to distinguish between a “removal” and remediation. The obvious signs of a growth go when the actual cause of the mold goes, so make sure you’re getting the procedure you need done.

If you need a mold assessment give SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties a call today! 662-349-6500

If You Think You Have A Mold Problem Call SERVPRO of DTT

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If You Think You Have A Mold Problem Call SERVPRO of DTT Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of DTT today!

SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture porblem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

1. The presence of visible mold.

2. Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

3. Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

4. Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualifed Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of DeSoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties at (662) 349-6500. One of our team members that is tranined in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Does Your Hernando, MS Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Hernando, MS Home Have A Mold Problem? Did you know mold can spread throughout your Hernando, MS 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 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 – SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties (662) 349-6500

SERVPRO of DTT Helped at Commerical Mold Job in OIive Branch, MS

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of DTT Helped at Commerical Mold Job in OIive Branch, MS Mold job at commercial building in Olive Branch, MS

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of DTT Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

We at SERVPRO of DTT are trained and equiped for any size mold job, residential or commerical. The first step in mold remediation is to find and stop the source of the problem! We recentely helped a commerical customer in Olive Branch, MS with their mold problem!

Here are a few tips if you find MOLD in your home or business:

What to Do:

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

If you encounter mold at your home or work, please call us today at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, and Tunica Counites!

(662) 349-6500

Does your Desoto, Tate, or Tunica County,MS Home Have a Mold Problem?

5/3/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Desoto, Tate, or Tunica County,MS Home Have a Mold Problem? Got Mold?? Call us today at SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica Counties! We can help!!

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 – (662) 349-6500

Mold in several rooms

2/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica has been busy cleaning & treating a home in Coldwater, MS that's owned by Sandra. She thought she only had a small area that needed our attention, but after inspection, our team found that an entire bedroom, bathroom, & closet needed to be cleaned & treated for mold. She was very pleased with the work done & does not have to worry anymore about her families health being affected.

Floors in home rotten

10/14/2015 (Permalink)

A customer in Memphis, TN thought she had a termite problem, but it turned out to be mold underneath her home. SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica have been at the home beginning the mold remediation process.

Mold Remediation vs. Mold Prevention

9/10/2015 (Permalink)

We have received several calls about mold inspection & mold remediation today. All have scheduled appointments to begin the process. Just remember whenever you have a water damage it is very important to have it all cleaned properly to prevent mold. SERVPRO of Desoto, Tate, & Tunica is here to make your home, business, or office look "Like It Never Even Happened".