Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Who is checking behind your mold damages in Bermuda Run?

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation in Bermuda Run, North Carolina

When you have a mold issue in your home how do you ensure that the issue is resolved correctly?  When you select a vendor to assist you with the clean up of a mold issue make sure that your selection does not perform their own clearance testing.  You want an independent third party for any pretesting and post remediation clearance to ensure there is no conflict of interest.  Any time your contractor is doing their own clearance testing it can create a conflict of interest.  Avoid this by selecting your testing firm and contractor separately.  SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties asks that their customers reach out to a third party to complete the mold testing and removal scope prior to beginning the mold remediation in Yadkinville, Bermuda Run or Mocksville.  Upon completion the customer will contact the testing contractor to do a post remediation test to ensure that the indoor environment had been returned to level that is acceptable.  This provides the customer and the mold contractor with a third party document that states that the indoor fungal ecology has been restored.  If your contractor is doing their own testing it can tempted to skew the results in a favorable way.  You selection of a outside party to conduct your mold resting prevents this conflict of interest. 

Restoring indoor airquality in Advance, NC

5/5/2016 (Permalink)

2100 CFM air scrubber with HEPA filtration

When you are mitigating an expansive mold problem the correct equipment is imperative to restoring indoor air quality. Hepa filtration removes mold spores and particulates down to .3 microns. A Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifier will ensure that the indoor relative humidity remains below 60% and will remove "bound water" from the saturated building materials. Make sure you mold contractor has the correct equipment and knowledge to return your home to a normal fungal ecology. The technician's at SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties are IICRC certified in drying indoor environments and mold remediation to ensure your home is safe and free of elevated levels of harmful mold spores.  Physical removal of the mold growth and spores is the key to effective mold remediaiton and the restoration of your home to a normal fungal ecology. Call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties to ensure that your mold job is handeled correctly.   

Helpful Mold Tips from the EPA

4/28/2016 (Permalink)

Mold mitigation in Advance North Carolina

Mold Cleanup in Your Home

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home


Mold Cleanup

If you already have a mold problem - ACT QUICKLY. Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.

Who should do the cleanup depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by 3 ft. patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself, follow the Mold Cleanup Tips and Techniques.  However:

  • If there has been a lot of water damage, and/or mold growth covers more than 10 square feet, consult EPA guide Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. Although focused on schools and commercial buildings, this document is applicable to other building types.
  • If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations in EPA guide Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, the guidelines of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists (ACGIH), or other guidelines from professional or government organizations such as the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC).
  • If you suspect that the heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system may be contaminated with mold (it is part of an identified moisture problem, for instance, or there is mold near the intake to the system), consult EPA guide Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? before taking further action. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold - it could spread mold throughout the building.
  • If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
  • If you have health concerns, consult a health professional before starting cleanup.*