Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Guarding Your Grand Junction Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Handling Mold Issues

1/7/2024 (Permalink)

Greetings from SERVPRO, your go-to source for maintaining a healthy home environment! Nestled in the beautiful landscape of Grand Junction, Colorado, discovering mold in your residence can be a disconcerting experience. Mold not only jeopardizes the aesthetics of your home but also poses health risks and structural concerns. In this blog, we'll walk you through the essential steps to take when confronted with mold and explain why enlisting the help of SERVPRO is crucial for effective mold remediation in Grand Junction.

Section 1: Identifying Mold: Begin by familiarizing yourself with the signs of mold growth in your Grand Junction home. Mold can manifest in various colors and textures, including black spots, green patches, or fuzzy growth on surfaces. Musty odors and increased allergy symptoms among household members can also be indicators of a mold issue.

Section 2: Immediate Actions to Take:

  1. Isolate the Area: Contain the spread of mold spores by closing doors and windows. If possible, seal off the affected room with plastic sheeting.
  2. Turn Off HVAC Systems: Prevent the circulation of mold spores throughout your home by switching off heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  3. Handle with Care: Avoid disturbing the mold to minimize the release of spores into the air.

Section 3: Why Professional Assistance is Essential:

  1. Health Risks: Mold exposure can lead to various health problems, especially for those with respiratory conditions or allergies. Professional remediation ensures the safe and thorough removal of mold, minimizing health risks.
  2. Thorough Inspection: SERVPRO's skilled technicians conduct a meticulous inspection to identify the extent of mold growth, hidden mold, and potential moisture sources that contribute to mold development.
  3. Effective Remediation Techniques: Our team employs advanced equipment and industry-approved techniques for mold remediation, ensuring a comprehensive and enduring solution.
  4. Preventing Future Growth: SERVPRO not only eliminates existing mold but also addresses the root cause, implementing measures to prevent future mold growth.

Section 4: The SERVPRO Advantage:

  1. Local Expertise: As a trusted SERVPRO franchise in Grand Junction, we understand the specific challenges posed by the local climate and environmental conditions.
  2. 24/7 Emergency Response: Mold problems can arise at any time. Our team is available 24/7 to respond promptly to emergencies, preventing further damage to your home.
  3. IICRC-Certified Technicians: Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring industry-leading expertise in mold remediation.

Conclusion: Discovering mold in your Grand Junction home can be unsettling, but with timely and professional intervention, you can protect your property and the health of your loved ones. SERVPRO is your local partner in effective mold remediation, offering unparalleled expertise and a commitment to restoring your home to a safe and healthy condition. Don't let mold compromise your living space – reach out to SERVPRO for reliable and comprehensive mold remediation services tailored to the unique needs of Grand Junction.

Some Alarming Things About Mesa Mold Damage in Your Home

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Whatever the color, finding mold in your home can be quite alarming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the infestation.

Why Mold in Your Mesa Home Is Cause for Concern

Finding your Mesa residence on the wrong side of an emergency or disaster can leave you questioning how to set things right again. More to the point, some widespread concerns take some time to surface or get discovered, letting them get out of control before you recognize there is a problem at all. Mold growth is one of these circumstances that can develop quietly and spread quickly without the homeowner even recognizing there is an issue.

One of the most alarming things about mold damage in your Mesa home is how little many homeowners know about it. Many of these same homeowners could be led to believe that mold growth in their home is not a dire concern at all, but rather something that many property owners deal with from time to time. What makes this line of thinking so dangerous is the effect that mold does have on both the house and the people who live in it. Once you understand these effects, you can understand your need for professional remediation like our SERVPRO technicians provide.

The first thing that you need to understand about mold growth in your home is the detrimental effects that it has on the structure itself. The organism begins to grow and colonize in the presence of persistent dampness and moisture, which these elements alone can weaken structural components to a threatening stage. When you combine the mold growth, the organism feeds on organic matter and degrades the materials to the point of requiring replacement or failing completely. This failure can require substantial rebuilding or remodeling to replace irreparably damaged materials.

There are also the potential health effects from the colonization that you have to worry about as well. From the moment that you discover the mold colony, you and those within the house could have already been affected. Isolating the affected area and preventing it from spreading can keep the occupants of the house safer, but also gives our SERVPRO technicians a smaller area to restore.

Mold damage in your home can be unnerving to discover but does not have to be the damaging force that it can be. Our SERVPRO of Grand Junction applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly to help eliminate this presence from your house and return it to the way it used to be. Give us a call today at (970) 241-8181.
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SERVPRO’s Clifton Mold Remediation Procedures

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold spores are continuously present in the interior of any home, settled on surfaces or airborne.

Mold Remediation Procedures

Mold can become a problem just about anywhere, and homes in Clifton are no exception. Mold spores are continuously present in the interior of any home, settled on surfaces or airborne. They are too tiny to see without magnification assistance and cause few if any problems in their spore state. If they absorb moisture, mold colony growth and damage begin. When you reach this point, our remediation services can help.

Homeowners in Clinton hear a lot about mold damage in the media. Some so-called mold removal companies use scare tactics, linking mold growth to health problems and promising to eliminate mold in a home. We take mold damage very seriously but encourage anyone who is worried about mold damage and their health to discuss things with their doctor or other healthcare professional. Some individuals who are allergic or sensitive to mold spores or by-products report an increase in irritation when mold is a problem. Our mold remediation technicians make no promises about eliminating health effects, but we do know effective strategies to remove current colonies and reduce the possibility of recurrence.

Our mold remediation experts use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when abating mold damage. We locate and contain the mold, employing physical barriers like heavy plastic sheeting to prevent mold debris from drifting into unaffected areas. Often we take one more step and use negative pressure air scrubbers, a combination of exhaust ducting and suction that creates a vacuum-like effect that keeps moldy materials inside the containment area, clearing air with HEPA filters before sending it outside.

Our technicians then remove the mold by mechanical means, scraping and wiping the colonies off surfaces to which they attached. A useful abrasive technique called soda blasting can even remove mold from porous materials. SERVPRO remediators bag the moldy residues and dispose of them following local codes concerning hazardous waste.

EPA-registered antimicrobials then treat the affected and nearby surfaces to inhibit regrowth. SERVPRO handles mold remediation projects with integrity, doing our best to eliminate current damage and counseling the homeowner to be vigilant about solving the moisture problems that fuel mold growth and damage. We cannot rid a home of the spores, but bring the levels down to normal. Combining this result with moisture management limits the chance that mold can take hold again.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction offers trustworthy mold remediation services without the hype of terrifying our customers about health effects or promising impossible to obtain results Contact us at (970) 241-8181 to discuss your mold infestation and our efforts to solve it today.

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8/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF GRAND JUNCTION found this mold inside of a wall in a local Mesa County home.

Intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing problems and poor humidity control.  If the water intrusion is not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increase risk or harmful mold growth.  If humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned too normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.  Materials in a home such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide a food source for mold to flourish.  This can pose a health threat. 

If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your home or business, 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 feel you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at 1(970)241-8181

We are professionally trained in mold remediation and will examine  any structure for any visible signs of mold.