Recent Mold Remediation Posts

There is always some mold!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage

There is always some mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold grows where there is moisture.

Mold and Your Home

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.


Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling
tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

You Can Control Mold

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas

If mold is growing in your home, you need to clean up the mold and fix the moisture problem. Mold growth can be removed from
hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water. (If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold; NEVER mix with ammonia or other cleaning products!) This can lead to toxic fumes!

If the area to be cleaned is more than 10 square feet; The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that you use a
mold remediation specialist like SERVPRO of
Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton to handle the situation for you. We have trained specialists to safely remove the mold for you.

Call 603-298-6942 today if you find water or mold in your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO take care of this for you and make it "Like it never even happened"

http://www.SERVPROlebanonhanoverlittleton.com

How can mold damage your home?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage on wood

Most people know that household mold can be bad for your health, and it makes an unsightly and bad-smelling mess, but did you know it can cause serious damage to the home, as well? Dealing with
household mold quickly, prevents further damage to your home!

Mold damage to household materials and how it affects structures:

Mold feeds on organic materials, such as wood, paper, many fabrics, and even some types of glue. It literally eats away at these materials, causing them to rot and fall apart.

Mold can eat away at materials like wallpaper, drywall, carpet, wooden studs in walls, ceiling tiles, floorboards, and other structures inside the home.

If mold is left to it's own devices,it can lead to rot and literally destroy drywall, wood,ceilings.

Of course, it takes a while to reach that point. Your house is not going to fall down around you as soon as mold begins to grow in it. Many materials in the home quickly become damaged beyond the point of repair, though, and in time, a home can be completely destroyed by mold growth.

Mold In Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning Systems:

Mold can sometimes be found in your heating and air conditioning systems! This can lead to mold spores being blown throughout your home and can lead to mold growth in your duct work.

For this reason, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends against turning on your heating or air conditioning if you think there might be mold in your HVAC system. Have the system inspected, and cleaned if necessary, before turning it on in order to prevent greater mold damage to your home. Note that
the Environmental Protection Agency recommends having a professional clean your HVAC ducts, if you do find mold in them, to make sure the job is done correctly and safely.


Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection,
assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings. We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage
mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC CERTIFIED, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in
dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.

Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton with any questions that you may have. We are locally owned and operated, we will respond quickly with the help that you need.Call us at (603) 298-6942.

Some facts about mold

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in the home

FACTS!

  • Mold or mold spores can be found virtually everywhere. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores. You can, however, control growth by controlling moisture.
  • Mold will begin to grow 24-48 hours after material becomes moist so call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/ Littleton AS SOON AS your water loss is discovered!
  • Optimum indoor humidity is 30-60%          
  • Ways to facilitate optimum humidity level: Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
  • Increasing ventilation Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  • If you see mold on hard surfaces; clean with water and detergent and dry thoroughly.  
  • If mold contaminates a porous material, the item often needs to be removed and discarded. If the material is deemed salvageable, it must be completely dried, properly and thoroughly cleaned and sealed to ensure removal/encapsulation of the contaminant.

To Learn more about Mold Remediation click here.

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

GOT MOLD!

8/25/2018 (Permalink)

Got Mold?

Got Mold?

Mold can grow under multiple conditions present in our buildings every day.  Moisture, however, is the foremost factor that causes mold growth.

  •  Mold spores live and grow through moisture and high levels of humidity. If these conditions are not addressed immediately - within 48 hours, mold will continue to return. These fungi can also produce a musty odor. We specialize in water and mold mitigation and restoration. Our advanced mold remediation equipment and restoration processes help to detect and handle the source of the water problem. 
  • Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection, assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings.  We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC certified, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.
  • Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton with any questions that you may have. We are available with 24-hour emergency service – including holidays. We are locally owned and operated, which means when you call us, we can respond quickly with the help that you need. Don't try to tackle a mold situation yourself call the pros at SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton. (603) 298-6942.

What to do about MOLD

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

What is Mold?

"Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth."

Some of the most common areas for mold to grow are:

•Antique shops

•Greenhouses

•Saunas

•Farms

•Mills

•Construction areas

•Flower shops

•Summer cottages

What you should NOT 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 affected areas yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or any other disinfectant on the mold.

What you should do?

  • Stay out of the affected areas and areas you suspect have hidden mold.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and the fans.
  • Leave the affected areas alone!
  • 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

Pleas call SERVPRO Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton if you suspect mold. We are here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."

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MOLD IN YOUR HOME?

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Help!

Mold can grow under multiple conditions present in our buildings every day.  Moisture, however, is the foremost factor that causes mold growth.  Mold spores live and grow through moisture and high levels of humidity. If these conditions are not addressed immediately - within 48 hours, mold will continue to return. These fungi can also produce a musty odor. We specialize in water and mold mitigation and restoration. Our advanced mold remediation equipment and restoration processes help to detect and handle the source of the water problem. 

Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection, assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings.  We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC CERTIFIED, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.

Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton with any questions that you may have. We are available with 24-hour emergency service – including holidays. We are locally owned and operated, which means when you call us, we can respond quickly with the help that you need. Don't try to tackle a mold situation yourself call the pros at SERVPRO. (603) 298-6942.

IMPROVE YOUR AIR QUALITY!

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning Can Help!

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home should be a high priority.  In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

For more information on duct cleaning or to schedule an appointment contact SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942

THIRD SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

mold

The third sign mold is growing in our home after a water damage is Discoloration Spreading on Drywall. Even if saturated drywall was removed after the flood, there is still a chance that mold is growing behind walls, in insulation, and throughout your HVAC system. If you find any areas of darkness or mold growth on your drywall, call your locally owned and operated  SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton immediately. We will be happy to help you determine the scope of mold infestation and come up with a mold remediation plan.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection.

To learn more about mold remediation click here

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

SECOND SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

mold

SECOND SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

The second sign mold is growing in your home after a water damage. Persistent/Stubborn Mold in Grout.  As we all know, mold and mildew grow quickly in the bathrooms of our homes, particularly in shower grout and joints between the floor and bathtub. But if you notice dark discolorations and mold that reappear even after cleaning with bleach, you may have a serious mold infestation elsewhere in your home. Mold spores are carried through the air, and mold seeks out areas that will allow it to grow and flourish, particularly bathrooms.

Water damage may have contaminated your crawl space, basement, or HVAC system and duct work, spreading spores every time you turn on your system. It is imperative that you call in a professional water damage cleanup team to evaluate your home for mold infestations.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection.

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First Sign Mold is Growing in Your Home!

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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FIRST SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

The first sign mold is growing in your home after a water damage. Mildew Smell.  Mildew in bathrooms and basements is not uncommon in our area. The heat and high humidity make the Upper Valley area an ideal haven for mildew and mold growth.  The difference after a flood or significant water damage is that this growth spreads to other areas of the home. If at the end of the day you return home to even a slight aroma of mildew, chances are mold is starting to take root. The time to act is now. Frequently, SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton team is called to a recently water-damaged home only to find that proper cleaning, dehumidifying, and drying was not completed prior to rebuilding. This often leads to the quick development of a serious mold infestation. 

Since we can quickly become desensitized to the smell of mildew, it is wise to close up your home for a day without the air conditioner running, and then walk through inspecting for suspicious odors. At the first sign of mold or mildew, contact SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton so we can conduct a thorough investigation and fix the source of the smell.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection.

To learn more about mold remediation click here

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

Take Precautions

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

mold

Take Precautions

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton 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 problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth
  • Excessive humidity

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection.

To learn more about mold remediation click here.

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

SOME TRUTH ABOUT MOLD!!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Loss

FACTS!

  • Mold or mold spores can be found virtually everywhere. There is no practical way to eliminate    all mold and mold spores. You can, however, control growth by controlling moisture.
  • Mold will begin to grow 24-48 hours after material becomes moist so call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton AS SOON AS your water loss is discovered!
  • Optimum indoor humidity is 30-60%          
  • Ways to facilitate optimum humidity level: Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
  • Increasing ventilation Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  • If you see mold on hard surfaces; clean with water and detergent and dry thoroughly.  
  • If mold contaminates a porous material, the item often needs to be removed and discarded. If the material is deemed salvageable, it must be completely dried, properly and thoroughly cleaned and sealed to ensure removal/encapsulation of the contaminant.

To Learn more about Mold Remediation click here.

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp

GOT MOLD!

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

Got Mold?

Got Mold?

Mold can grow under multiple conditions present in our buildings every day.  Moisture, however, is the foremost factor that causes mold growth.  Mold spores live and grow through moisture and high levels of humidity. If these conditions are not addressed immediately - within 48 hours, mold will continue to return. These fungi can also produce a musty odor. We specialize in water and mold mitigation and restoration. Our advanced mold remediation equipment and restoration processes help to detect and handle the source of the water problem. 

Each mold infestation requires a particular solution. Our highly trained professionals use an exacting system of inspection, assessment, containment, air filtration, removing mold infested materials, disinfecting, and cleaning your belongings.  We can perform various types of minor and major repairs. To save our customers stress, time and costs expense, SERVPRO can handle the entire mold remediation service. We can handle the initial damage mitigation and the rebuilding, including sanitizing and deodorizing of all affected areas. Our AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, are IICRC certified, with advanced corporate and franchise training. We are also experienced in dealing with your insurance company, and we can assist you in these matters if applicable. We can even assist you with your paperwork for your claim.

Call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton with any questions that you may have. We are available with 24-hour emergency service – including holidays. We are locally owned and operated, which means when you call us, we can respond quickly with the help that you need. Don't try to tackle a mold situation yourself call the pros at SERVPRO. (603) 298-6942.

THIRD SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

mold

THIRD SIGN MOLD IS GROWING IN YOUR HOME AFTER A WATER DAMAGE!

The third sign mold is growing in our home after a water damage is Discoloration Spreading on Drywall. Even if saturated drywall was removed after the flood, there is still a chance that mold is growing behind walls, in insulation, and throughout your HVAC system. If you find any areas of darkness or mold growth on your drywall, call your locally owned and operated  SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton immediately. We will be happy to help you determine the scope of mold infestation and come up with a mold remediation plan. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 603.298.6942 in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, or 603.444.7900 for the Littleton surrounding areas. Our service technicians are trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold growth. In the event mold is found, we can determine the best route for remediation.

SERVPRO CARES

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can safely restore your building to pre-loss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can only be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection.

To learn more about mold remediation click here.

#SERVPROofLebanon/Hanover/Littleton #SERVPRO603 #HereToHelp