Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Found in an apartment Unit

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Found in an apartment Unit The apartment was sure there was a smell coming from a building, I think it might be some Mold growth. Need a Mold removal company? Here we are.

Tennet says there is an odd moldy smell coming from the Walls in an Apartment Complex

Mold or growth as we call it here at SERVPRO of North Central Mesa can be very hazardous although not all mold is equal.

No two mold jobs are alike, no two Fire jobs are alike, no two water jobs are alike, neither are forensic, biohazards, or hoarding cleanup jobs none are just the same as the one before it. 

Before shows like A&E "Hoarders" or "Buried Alive," hoarding is the relatively unknown mental illness. Reality TV shows the worst-of-the-worst of these situations. TV blows things out of proportion. They want all the eye's on their show and don't want you to look away for even an instant. It's like a train wreck; they want to show the gross parts just enough to keep your interest. 

So really how accurate are all these different shows? Most will agree to watch a tv show documenting a crew attempt to clean out a disaster scenario is not an accurate depiction of what goes into jobs such as storm or water damage that was left untouched and has cause mold growth, or the most common area of mold growth, the bathroom, from lack of proper ventilation.

 Hoarders come in all shapes and sizes, involving many different types of items from trash to treasures, like rare books and other contents. 

You can find a hoarder in any place from the cheapest apartments in town to the most expensive neighborhoods. If your friends, family, and loved ones have a hoarding problem and you need someone to come trash out the place for you to start from square one, you know who to call. The water damage restoration company SERVPRO of North Central Mesa.

Water damage creates a perfect breeding ground for mold growth.

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

With all of the storms we have been having lately we have been inundated with water damage jobs and a lot of Restoration companies in the Mesa, AZ area are backlogged. If you are having to wait for someone to come to take care of your water damage areas the is a good chance that mold growth can occur and create a larger, more serious issue. Mold and mildew can start forming in as little too 24 to 48 hours. Make sure to keep the area as clean and ventalated as possible. Keep in mind that just because you don't see mold, doesn't mean it's not there.

If there has been more than 24 to 48 hours that the water damage was discovered or tended to you really should consider having a hygentist come out and perform a mold inspection. 

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remdiation

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Interesting Fact! In the Mesa AZ area, On average, there are about the same number of searches per month on Google for "mold removal" and "mold remediation." (Around 20) As marketers with SERVPRO of North Central Mesa, Kevin and I sometimes get asked what the difference is between "mold removal" and "mold remediation." The answer is quite simple. They are pretty much the same thing.

In reality, it is nearly impossible to remove all mold in a particular area. That's not a bad thing. Mold in and of itself is not bad as we generally have it thought out in our heads. For example, Some molds are used to make some delicious types of cheese. Mold generally becomes a problem when it starts to grow on surfaces inside buildings. But outdoors, we encounter mold spores almost on a continual basis.

Inside exposure to mold is most dangerous to small children, those with severe respiratory issues, and those with weakened immune systems (for example someone receiving chemotherapy to treat cancer.) It should also be noted, that in some cases exposure to mold can lead to the development of asthma

According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the three main contributing factors to mold growth are humidity, temperature, and poor ventilation. 

The 5 best way to avoid the development of mold are (Better Homes and Gardens):

  • Use dehumidifiers, fans, and open windows to help reduce the moisture in your home. Be especially vigilant during hot, humid months.
  • Fix plumbing leaks as soon as possible.
  • Do what you can to prevent rainwater from seeping into your home. Check potential problem areas regularly.
  • Clean the fabrics in your home routinely and keep them dry.
  • Store items in dry, well-ventilated areas.

Mold Remediation in Fountain Hills AZ

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fountain Hills Vacation Home

A home in Fountains Hills Arizona had a small leak, and it went unnoticed until the homeowners saw it coming from out of the building's foundation. It took them a while to turn off the water going to the house. Once that had finally shut it off, thousands of gallons of water must have been in this house to cause this mold damage. It also must have been going on for at least a couple of weeks. 

If there is ever a disaster in your home, you know who to call. SERVPRO of North Central Mesa is Faster to any size disaster in order to make it "Like it never even happened." Just give us a call at (480) 553-7103 and we will have our crew mobilized in seconds to help you and your family's home get back to working order. 

Do you have a Mold issue? Don't know what it is? We can handle any size disaster. Just give us a chance.

Fountain Hills Vacation Home

12/7/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fountain Hills Vacation Home Fountain Hills Mold. A vacation home that was not watched properly.

A home in Fountains Hills Arizona had a small leak, and it went unnoticed until the home owners saw it coming from out of the building's foundation. It took them a while to turn off the water going to the house. Once that had finally shut it off, thousands of gallons of water must have been in this house to cause this mold damage. It also must have been going on for at least a couple of weeks. 

If there is ever a disaster in your home, you know who to call. SERVPRO of North Central Mesa is Faster to any size disaster in order to make it "Like it never even happened." Just give us a call at (480) 553-7103 and we will have our crew mobilized in seconds to help you and your family's home get back to working order. 

Mold issue? Don't know what it is? We can handle any size disaster. Just give us a chance.