Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Indoor Air Quality Concerns

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Our friends at National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) put together a great infographic to show common indoor air pollutants. Did you know that Indoor Air Pollution is in the top 5 of environmental risks for public health? Let’s learn about how SERVPRO can help around your home.

Garage & Bathroom

Your garage & bathroom our prime places to have mold because of moisture. Mold can produce allergens and irritants. Call us to inspect your home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Living Spaces

Your bedroom and other living spaces can harbor dust mites and pet dander. Vacuuming can temporarily reduce these allergens but in the long-term they settle in your HVAC system. We are always happy to inspect your system. A cleaning is not always necessary and we will be happy to recommend the best way to address your indoor air quality concerns.

Take care of your health and your home’s health by contacting SERVPRO of Western Lake County today. We can run an inspection and provide a recommendation on how to clean up your space today!

Mold Remediation Facts

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Facts This is a commercial dehumidifier. . We use this often to dry out rooms

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.

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem? In Northwest Indiana, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours. Yikes!

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere! Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural level. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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. 
  • 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.

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 – (219) 922-9300.