Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Do You Suspect Mold in Your Commercial or Residential Area?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

In a case where you find mold in your commercial or residential space do not disturb it. If mold is not professionally handled the microscopic spores can become airborne. 

The best thing to do is to let it be, then proceed to turn of air conditioning systems as well as fans, and then contact SERVPRO to handle the situation for you. 

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly and helpful technicians to help you with your mold and other restoration needs. 

Our crew is highly trained and uses specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Call SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West at (626)330-1027

Know if the Conditions are Right for Mold in Your Home

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

There is a large variety of mold types, therefore, it can be common and thrive in both indoor and outdoor areas. 

Mold can be grow through the following conditions: water is present, normal room temperature, and an adequate amount of time-such as a day. 

It is important to keep an eye out for any conditions that can promote mold growth given that it can occur in any residential or commercial area. Damp areas around insulation are key areas to keep on check. 

If you suspect mold, contact SERVPRO today to evaluate the situation. SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West has the experience, knowledge, and tools to remediate your mold issue. Get a hold of us today at (626)33-1027

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West Knows What to do if Mold Grows in Your Home

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold can cause health effects.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of La Puente/ City of Industry West to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at (626)330-1027

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West for mold remediation services.

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold!

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. Be careful! Without proper training, you can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. 

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at (626)330-1027

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

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 at (626)330-1027