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Controlling Moisture in Your Home

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Example of mold If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (573) 368-5555
Controlling Moisture in Your Home

Extra moisture in your Rolla, MO home can cause damage and encourage potentially harmful mold and mildew growth.

How can you reduce moisture in your home? Learn to keep moisture out and prevent damage and mold.
Activities such as cooking, bathing, and dish washing can add moisture into the air. Even some heating appliances can cause additional humidity in your home, for example: unvented gas or kerosene models. Droplets can accumulate on common cool surfaces during the winter, such as windows, walls, and doors that lack proper insulation. This can cause rot and peeling of paint and is a good environment for mold growth.
If you happen to see moisture accumulating, be sure to dry it promptly. Be sure to take care of the issue that is causing the moisture.
Storm doors and windows can minimize cool surfaces in the winter by separating the interior from cold air outside. Upgrading your windows to double and triple pane can also help insulate the interior glass. This will also make your home more energy efficient.
Opening drapes and blinds in the winter allows warmth to the interior glass. Some condensation can occur, but the improved circulation makes it less probable to accumulate. Insulating cold-water pipes eliminates a common cool surface.
Bathroom exhaust fans, dryer exhaust and ducted kitchen exhaust hoods that vent to the outside remove moisture that some activities create. Keep the devices free of dust, lint, grease or anything that could keep them from working efficiently.


Other ways to reduce air moisture:
•Covering pots while cooking, when possible
•Leaving room doors open to allow good air circulation
•Storing firewood outside
•Covering aquariums

Moisture in the home is not always as obvious as water beading on a window. Poor ventilation in an attic can result in condensation, promoting mold growth in the framing elements of the house. A sealed, unused fireplace creates an opportunity for moisture problems. If air doesn't circulate in the fireplace, condensation can accumulate on the walls and soak into the masonry. If you have a crawlspace, moisture from the soil can enter your home, increasing the level of humidity. A vapor barrier over the bare soil blocks the moisture.
Rain that seeps into your home's foundation can lead to moisture problems. Make sure your gutters work properly and direct water away from your home's foundation.


Some moisture problems require more complex solutions, and sources of moisture may be hidden. It may be time to call a professional like SERVPRO. Extra moisture in your home can cause mold. Mold can produce allergens and irritants so if you suspect you have a mold issue, you should call us to inspect your Rolla, MO area home. We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your Rolla, MO area home (or business) back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (573) 368-5555

Common Household Mold

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom with visible mold damage on walls If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Rolla today.

What are the common types of mold? 

We know that mold spores are everywhere in our environment. They can also enter our homes easier than you may think. Mold can grow quickly, especially if there is a water source, or even just high humidity. Mold grows best with there is a water source, an organic food source, and temperatures between 60-86 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Since many Missouri homes may have 1 or 2 of these characteristics, especially in the bathrooms, it may be a good idea to know what to look for if you suspect your home or business has mold.

Cladosporium

  • Characteristics: green, brown, grey, or black; powdery appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, dead plants, wood, insulation, and dark, damp environments.

Aspergillus

  • Characteristics: grey, brown, yellow, green, white, or black and grows quickly.
  • Where it Grows: on walls, insulation, soil, clothing, and humid, moist areas.

Penicillium

  • Characteristics: green, white, or blue; fuzzy appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, walls, insulation, and moist, organic matter.

Alternaria

  • Characteristics: dark green, grey, or black; long, velvety hairs; doesn’t need much water to grow.
  • Where it Grows: on carpets, clothing, around windows, and damp areas such as flooded houses.

Stachybotrys, known as “Toxic Black Mold”

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; slimy
  • Where it Grows: on walls, ceilings, floorboards, and any moist area.

Memnoniella

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; smaller than stachybotrys
  • Where it Grows: on cotton, canvas, wool, ceilings, walls, or damp areas.

If you suspect your home or business has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Rolla today to schedule an air quality test or have an estimate for mold remediation. 

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (573) 368-5555

Mold Remediation, Leave it to Us!

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold found in bedroom Mold found in vacant home after water loss had gone unnoticed.

If you see visible mold on your residential or commercial property, do not disturb it.  You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home or business.  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 Rolla for mold remediation services.

What Not To 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 area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

SERVPRO of Rolla specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is 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.  

Please call SERVPRO of Rolla, where we are here to help! (573)368-5555

Have You Noticed Mold on Your Contents?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Are your belongings covered with mold?  Moldy contents are more common than you might think.  Especially if your belongings have been stored in a storage unit that does not have climate control.  This in fact could even include a basement.  Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth on your contents.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%.  

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

At SERVPRO of Rolla, we clean and remediate more than just moldy structures, we can restore your contents also.

Our goal is to restore you property so that you don't have to replace it.  We have multiple techniques that we can use to clean your contents;

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning

No job is to big or to small for our team of professionals here at SERVPRO of Rolla, call our office for all of your cleaning needs.

(573)368-5555

Where To Look for Mold in Your Home

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

If you know where to look for mold, you can stop mold damage before it gets too serious.  In Rolla, MO, this is an important issue for any homeowner.  Mold can be predictable, so it is a good idea to educate yourself about how mold works in order to stay on top of it.

What are Mold and Mildew?

Mold is a type of fungus that can cause structural damage in your home.  It reproduces via microscopic airborne spores, so it can only be seen once it begins growing as a colony.  Mold growth has a fuzzy appearance due to the multicellular filaments known as hyphen and can present in a variety of colors, such as black, brown, blue, green, yellow, pink and white.  It emits a distinct musty odor.  Mildew growth is a specific type of mold that appears chalky rather than fuzzy and is usually white or gray.  It does not cause as much damage as mold.

Where Does Mold Like to Hang Out?

Since moisture facilitates mold, it is best to identify any sources of this in your home, such as leaky pipes.  Mold likes to feed on organic materials such as drywall, paper, wood and fibers that have been exposed to water.  You should routinely inspect the following places for mold damage.

  • Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Area near HVAC
  • Anywhere that appears damp

What Should You do When You Find it?

If you locate evidence of damage from mold in your inspections, the first thing you should do is have the problem assessed by professionals.  They can recommend how to move forward via a mold remediation process.  Mold can never be totally removed because it is a natural component of the air around you, but it can be managed to stay within appropriate levels.  

Knowing where to expect mold in your home is an important first step in preventing mold damage.  Remember, mold loves moisture.

If you find mold in your home call the experts that can help you through your process, SERVPRO of Rolla.

How Well Do You Understand Mold?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Let's consider the following mold facts;

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and my enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even get a ride indoors on your clothing.
  • 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%.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise the mold may return.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.  

If you think that you may have a problem with no visible mold, we offer mold testing to put your worries to rest.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Rolla where we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs.

(573)368-5555

Do You Have a Mold Problem?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

We Service Phelps and surrounding counties.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  Even though some forms of mold can add value, other forms can be harmful.

SERVPRO of Rolla will service your property that is suffering from mold damage.  Mold exist almost everywhere all of the time.  Unfortunately there are times that mold growth can be to much to handle.  If you see mold or smell an odor that you cannot explain, it is time to call in the professionals.

Mold thrives in moist areas.  When mold grows to much, it can cause allergy and other irritant problems.  When visible mold is not found there is always a way to test the air quality in your home.

If you have a high indoor humidity and your HVAC is not quite working up to full capacity, you may need to have your system inspected.  Indoor humidity should be kept at 45% or less.

When you think that mold has invaded your space please give SERVPRO of Rolla a call.

(573)368-5555

What is Unhealthy to What is Ordinary

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results.  

  • Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.
  • The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold.
  • A edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi.
  • A lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (penicillin chrysogenum).

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present heath concerns for some people.

Unhealthy, like intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control.  When water intrusions are not addressed right away,m the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.  Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments.  If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.  Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation provide food sources for mold to flourish.  Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

Address water damage, plumbing issues, crawlspace intrusions, and all other sources for moisture with high humidity regularly.

If you think that you may have mold call the professionals at SERVPRO of Rolla.

(573)368-5555

Tips of Mold Growth

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth found behind register covers in home.

Do you suspect mold growth in your home, or have seen mold in your home?  This can happen where moisture is present.  If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  If disturbed, your can inadvertently spread the spores throughout your home.  When disturbed, mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

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.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and all fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Rolla for mold remediation services.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Rolla specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact it is 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 do not see mold in your home but suspect mold growth, here at SERVPRO of Rolla we also provide the service of Air Quality testing.

If you see signs of mold in your home or have any mold concerns, please call the SERVPRO Professionals, we are always here to help.

(573)368-5555

Moldy Contents

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 1000,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Are your belongings covered with mold?  Moldy contents are more common than you might think.  Especially if your belongings have been stored in a storage unit that does not have regulated temperature.  This could even include a basement.  Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth on your contents.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%.  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

At SERVPRO of Rolla, we clean and remediate more than just moldy structures, we can restore your contents too.  We can clean contents onsite or perform a move-out/pack out.

Our goal is to restore your property so that you don't have to replace it.  We have multiple techniques that we can use to clean your contents;

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning

When in need call our office at (573)368-5555 

Do You Think that You Have a Mold Problem?

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Slight water loss from a AC leak called for detaching of baseboard in this room, only to find concealed mold. Our techs treated and removed the mold.

Do you have allergies? Do you have a musty smell in your home?  Have you ever had a water damage and thought maybe that you could dry out the area yourself?  These are things that you may consider if you think that you have a mold problem.  Even the smallest water damages can become a big deal.  If you feel that you have a mold problem, and are in need of help you can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla!

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.  This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or a business.  Let's look at the following mold facts and consider if any apply to you or your home.

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture and can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water leading to produce allergens and irritants.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float in the air.  These spores can enter your home through windows, doors, or even hitch a ride on pets or clothing.
  • Higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Rolla, 573-368-5555 we are here to help!

Do You Understand Mold?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Here are a  few tips to help you understand mold a little better.  

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even get a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Mold can release microscopic spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If you think that you have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your needs.  We are now offering mold testing to help our customers put their mold worries to rest!

SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs.

Do You Need Mold Testing?

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  If you do not see visible mold but are having the worries of mold existing in your home call SERVPRO of Rolla where we can help.

Our professionals here at SERVPRO of Rolla can perform mold testing to ease your worries.  Our technicians will perform a few steps in ensuring that air samples and swab samples are taken in areas that are of concern to you.  

In our process of mold testing, we will take 3 air-o-cell samples. One outdoor sample to obtain an air analysis to set as a raw count to compare to the indoor air samples.  After collection of the samples they are sent off to a independent lab to be read by a PH.D of Microbiology.  The results are then sent back to our office and delivered with a complete explanation to our customers.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your Mold Testing Needs! 573-368-5555

Do you have a Mold Problem in Phelps County?

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

We service Phelps and surrounding counties.

SERVPRO of Rolla will service your Phelps county and surrounding area property that is suffering from mold damage.  Mold exist almost everywhere all of the time.  Unfortunately there are times that mold growth can be to much to handle.  If you see mold or smell a odor that you can not explain, it is time to call in the professionals.

 Mold thrives in moist areas.  When mold grows too much, it can cause allergy and other irritant problems. When visible mold is not found there is always a way to test the air quality in your home.  

If you have a high indoor humidity and you HVAC is not quite working up to full capacity, you may need to have your system inspected.  Indoor humidity at 45% or less.

When you think that mold has invaded your space please give SERVPRO of Rolla a call.

573-368-5555

Tips of Mold Prevention

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 species of fungi have been identified.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

A few tips to prevent mold from happening in your home;

  • Keep the structure and furnishings dry.
  • Perform routine maintenance, cleaning and repairs.
  • When things get wet, make sure that they are dried quickly. (within 24-48 hours).

The key to mold prevention is moisture control.  Water entry into structures or crawl spaces should be controlled.  If water enters a structure through a leaking roof or because of a flood or busted pipe it should be removed immediately and all affected areas should be dried out.

Make sure to look in all hidden areas of the structure.  Special attention should be given to areas that do not stand out and that might have a water intrusion. Be sure to inspect all walls, ceilings, crawl spaces and attics for moisture.

Keep in mind, have the humidity levels low (40-50) in the structure and all wet areas should be completely dried within 24-48 hours to prevent mold from growing.

Mold Safety Tips for Suspected Mold Growth

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Pre-Mitigation Photo of Mold in Closet

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  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 all fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Rolla 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 Rolla specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is 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-573-368-5555

Got Mold?

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Mold can occur in your home and surrounding areas but mainly is concentrated to areas where moisture is present.  Most  moisture areas in your home are common to the bathroom, kitchen, and basements. Laundry rooms, HVAC units and ductwork could pose a threat also. Mold is not limited to these areas so be aware.

Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%

Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

If you have had any sign of water damage or intrusion to your home that has not been addressed and dried completely, the possibility of mold development is evident. 

If You Se Signs of Mold, Call Us Today

573-368-5555

Could You Have a Mold Problem?

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a water damage and thought maybe that you could take care of it yourself?  Even the smallest water damage can be a big deal.  You think you have taken care of it and in a couple of weeks you start seeing mold?  Even the smallest job can turn into the biggest one.  When in need of help, you can always count on SERVPRO of Rolla.

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 my enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture.  Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.  These colonies my produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, otherwise the mold may return.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

If you see signs of Mold, call SERVPRO of Rolla, 573-368-5555 we are here to help!

Unwanted Mold in Unoccupied Homes

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth in unoccupied home

In some cases homes are left over a period of time with no occupants to ensure the stability of the structure.  Some homeowners need to leave there home, and move away leaving their property to a management company or realtor. Mold can develop in homes due to many causes and here are a couple.

*Humidity in home being over 60 percent for period of time

*Plumbing or appliances could leak or break causing water intrusion with laps in time

In this unoccupied home, a water heater leaked over a period of time causing water intrusion with high humidity in the home, in turn causing mold growth.  SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to mitigate all areas of need.

SERVPRO of Rolla has the correct equipment and cleaning chemicals along with professional knowledge to assist in all of your mold mitigation and remediation needs.

Defense Against Mold Growth

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.

*Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent

*Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.

* Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.

* Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.

* Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.

* Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

* Contact SERVPRO of Rolla for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold.

SERVPRO of Rolla has the right equipment and cleaning chemicals to help with any water damage and to prevent mold from starting. If you have a water damage you can call SERVPRO of Rolla at anytime. We are always here to help 24/7.

Be an Informed Resource

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold are found in every environment, and mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An Institute of Medicine study found excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, causing a public health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from molds are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth. It is especially important to clean up existing indoor mold growth to increase property appeal and retain its value. If a property has experienced a water intrusion , SERVPRO of Rolla can inspect the damage to see whether moisture has penetrated materials or is allowing mold growth.

If you see visible mold in your home or have any other concerns, call SERVPRO of Rolla. We are always here to help, 24/7.

Mold Spores Are In The Air

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that 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 it natural or baseline level.

*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 o your clothing or a pet.

*Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. There 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 an can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

*Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO of Rolla is specialized in training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If you See Signs of Mold, don't hesitate and give SERVPRO of Rolla a call, 573-368-5555.

"Like it never even happened."

What to Do and What Not to Do

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do NOT disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscope mold spores with become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

*Stay out of the affected areas.

*Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

*Contact SERVPRO of Rolla for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

*Don't touch or disturb the mold.

*Don't blow air across any surface with visible or suspected mold growth.

*Don't attempt to dry the area yourself.

* Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

***Here are some helpful tips if you see signs of mold in your home.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help, 24/7.

Taking Precautions for Mold

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rolla handles water damages every day and know the 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. Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/ or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

If you have a 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.

 These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/ Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7!

Mold and Understanding

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  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 my enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even get a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • 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 your to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Phelps County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it.  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 all fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Rolla 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 Rolla specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is 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-573-368-5555

Prevention of Mold

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

If you would like to prevent mold from happening, there are things that you can do to help.

*Keep the building and furnishings dry.

*When things get wet, make sure that they are dried quickly. (within 24-48 hours).

*Perform routine maintenance, cleaning, and repairs.

The key to mold prevention is moisture control.  Water entry into buildings or crawl spaces should be controlled.  If water enters a building through a leaking roof or because of a flood or accident, it should be removed immediately and all affected areas should be dried out.

Make sure to look in hidden areas.  Special attention should be given to areas that do not stand out and that might have gotten wet.  Areas frequently overlooked and not dried carefully include:

Behind walls-Ceilings-Crawl spaces-Attics

In general, all wet areas should be completely dried within 48 hours to prevent mold from growing. 

From the Ordinary to the Unhealthy

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,00 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is imply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum).

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful.  Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

Unhealthy

Intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control.  When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.  Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments.  If the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.  Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish.  Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a heath threat.

Address water damage, plumbing issues, crawlspace intrusions, and all other sources of moisture with high humidity regularly.

Do you have a mold problem?

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage that sat and turned into a big mold job.

Have you ever had a water damage and thought maybe you could take care of it yourself? Even the smallest water damage can be a big deal. You think you have taken care of it and in a couple of weeks you start seeing mold? Even the smallest job can turn into the biggest one. When in need of help, you can always count on, SERVPRO of Rolla.  

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 you see signs of Mold, call SERVPRO of Rolla, 573-368-5555 we are here to service you 24/7.