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FAQ’s If You See or Smell Mold In Your Hopewell Junction Home

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a white bedroom ceiling with black colored mold spores blooming in several areas. Contact SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County if you see or smell mold in your home!

The plain truth is that mold spores naturally occur in the environment. Floating in the air, attaching themselves to pet fur, clothing, landing on packages brought in the house and other simple avenues of transportation are how they get inside. It’s a particular habitat of moisture and/or humidity and comfy temps that can make your home their new home.

Here are some FAQs regarding mold that could prove helpful:

  1. “I smell something off but can’t find the source of it: “

-It’s possible there’s been a leak or build up of moisture behind a wall, like in a bathroom or kitchen. Contact a plumbing professional to see if they can locate and repair the source of the water.

  1. “I’d rather not wait to get the leak fixed, can you just come clean it?”

-If the repair isn’t fixed or the moisture source hasn’t been taken care of, then the mold will keep coming back. Without the needed repairs, you’ll be seeing mold growing back over and over again.

  1. “Can I just scrub it with bleach?”

-That won’t kill what’s lurking under or behind the surface. Hiring a certified mold remediation company who uses proven products and technology is the best way to rid your home of active mold growth.

  1. “How much will it cost to get rid of it?”

-No two mold damages are the same. The best thing to do is have our estimator take a look at what’s going on. Once they’ve determined the extent of the growth and that the source of the moisture or water has been repaired, they can be more thorough in the cost for remediation.

  1. “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover the remediation?”

 -We can’t determine what is in your policy, you’ll need to contact your local insurance agent to find out specifics. If it is covered, we’ll work directly with your insurance to get the remediation taken care of.

  1. “I’ve heard there’s testing for mold, do you do that too?”

     -We do not perform mold testing. We have worked with several reputable mold assessors (also known as industrial hygienists) that our staff can refer to you. Once they do the sampling, we’ll work with their protocols to create and execute remediation specific to your damage. 

If you’ve got mold questions, we’ve got the answers, we understand and are always here to help.  If you have or think you have mold growth in your home, call the local leaders in property restoration, SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has experienced professionals who are certified in mold remediation. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Don’t Let Your Wappingers Home Feel At Home For Mold!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of large blooms of black and brown mold growth on a lower corner of an interior wall Some simple prevention tips can help your home be less inviting for mold growth!

In any home, moisture and dampness are problems that will eventually happen. Moisture from faucets, pipes or steam will encourage mold spores to move in, and once they’ve made themselves at home, they’re quite difficult to evict! Mold spores organically occur in the environment so you can’t eradicate them completely. Thankfully, you can prevent mold from becoming your tenant through a bit of prevention.

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has been locally owned and operated for over 28 years with mold remediation being a cornerstone of our business. We’re proud to say we have the experts in the industry, so we’re familiar with the many surprises that make up mold growth. No one wants a mold infestation, so we’re going room by room with helpful prevention tips-

The Laundry Room:

Laundry rooms aren’t usually the site of standing moisture, but pipes and laundry machines can mask mold growth easily, especially if they’re located in a basement area that is naturally damp. To stop the growth before it starts:

  • Check the pipes, joists and connectors for leaks. If you see a puddle, you have a problem. Get a plumbing professional to make those repairs asap.
  • Don’t let clothes to sit in the washing machine even after just one cycle. That nasty smell you might find after they’ve been wet for days is the start of mold, wash them again, use warm or hot water, and make sure they get to the dryer quickly!
  • Let the washer and dryer air out after use. If you have a front-loading washer, clean the rubber seal after each use and leave the door ajar.
  • Check the dryer vents for excessive lint—it can encourage mold to spawn. (This is also a fire safety issue, keep those vents and ducts cleaned out!)

The Bathroom:

Usually the culprit of many a water issue. There are a lot of water sources in the bathroom, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of mold’s ideal residences. Thankfully, preventing mold in the bathroom just takes a few tasks:

  • Seal tile grout to prevent moisture from getting between cracks.
  • Replace curtain liners and launder shower curtains. Curtain liners are inexpensive and allow mildew and mold to grow quickly. If you see any discolorations or spots, toss it out.
  • Open a window or install a vent fan to clear out steam quickly. Open the door when finished as well, the more air flow in, the better.
  • Keep a close eye on the pipes and connections under the sink and toilets, replace as needed as they can cause extensive damages to multiple floors if they spring a leak or burst.

The Basement:

When people think basements, mold comes to mind. While they’re notorious for moisture accumulation, basements also have the most hands-off mold prevention strategies. Here’s how to keep your underground mold-free:

  • Invest in an automatic dehumidifier, so moisture levels stay low to begin with. Try to keep humidity levels between 30-50% when using a dehumidifier.
  • Clear out any clutter mold could hide behind. Cardboard boxes are like a free buffet for mold to thrive on. Metal shelving racks are an inexpensive way to keep everything off the floor and away from potentially moldy walls.
  • Insulate piping to guard against bursting and leaks. This is an easy and wallet-friendly way of avoiding burst pipes (which can create massive water damage problems).
  • Regularly inspect foundation and walls for water. Ground water intrusion and foundation cracks will need to be dealt with by a licensed professional so the problem won’t happen every time a good rain occurs.
  • Consider a sump pump if water collecting is a regular occurrence. They can be a big help BUT make sure you have back up power to it in the event of electricity loss.

If you need help with mold prevention or remediation, our team of certified mold remediation experts at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County will be happy to help!

24/7, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Growth Happens No Matter What the Season at Your Beacon Home

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Green, black and white fuzzy mold growth on a white interior wall. Doesn't matter the temperatures outside, mold loves a cozy, damp house to grow it's family in!

It’s January and frigid outside, you go into your attic and boom, that telltale musty smell stops you in your tracks. But how can there be mold in the winter?

Mold spores occur naturally in the environment but need moisture and materials like wood or sheet rock to provide ample food for it to colonize and start a problem. There are a lot of circumstances that can lead to a mold problem in your home or business, but it will always start with a water issue like flooding, an unknown leak, a burst pipe, ice damming, etc. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County’s mold remediation professionals see mold growth throughout every season in the Hudson Valley, it’s not just an issue in the warmer temps.

Sometimes you can see it, sometimes not, but mold will always have that “off” smell of damp, dirty, soil-like yuck. A smell that doesn’t belong indoors.  If you’re able to pinpoint an area where it might be coming from, there is some kind of moisture problem, or a leak and you need to get the source of that repaired as soon as possible. If you can’t see it, it could be behind a wall (like in the bathroom or kitchen) or hiding behind a hot water heater in the basement. The drier the area, the less appealing an environment for mold to grow.

Contact your insurance company as soon as you notice it too, there are damages that may or may not be covered under your policy. Coverage varies from policy to policy so best to be clear as to what the terms are. Your local insurance agent is a great source of information here.

There are numerous products on the market that claim to eliminate mold but don’t be fooled. Without knowing what you’re working with, how extensive the growth is and where, over-the-counter type products can do a minimal job and not remediate the whole problem.

Though mold can be tricky to treat and remove, we have the experts in the industry who can walk you through the process and help ease your worries. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County, our free estimates conducted by our trained professionals will guide you in the right direction to getting the problem solved. Our techs are certified in mold remediation and we have the experience and equipment to take care of it the right way.

How to Stop the Spread of Mold in Your Home | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Brown and black fuzzy mold spores growing on the wall and ceiling near moisture inside a home If you're seeing or smelling something "off," then it's time to call in the experts in mold remediation!

While mold is beneficial to outdoor ecosystems and compost bins, having mold growing in your Poughkeepsie home is not a positive situation. Because of the health issues associated with mold exposure and the long-term damage it can cause to surfaces and structures, leaving mold untreated can cause extreme problems later on.

So how can homeowners tackle the issue of mold? Understanding the nature of mold, implementing ways to discourage its spread and knowing when it is time to call in the pros will help keep your home mold-free and healthy.

How Does Mold Spread Through the Home?

Mold spores are found in almost every environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times of the year. As airborne spores, they are able to float around and search for the perfect place to land and multiply.

Mold spores commonly travel through air ducts to places in the home that have high moisture or humidity. By preventing mold from finding an ideal environment, homeowners can generally stop the problem before it has a chance to begin.

Ways to Discourage Mold From Growing

Because mold spores are always present, there is no way to completely remove mold from the environment. However, using methods to be proactive about preventing mold spores from spreading can help you from unknowingly starting a mold colony:

  1. Keep humidity down. Mold is moisture’s No. 1 fan, so keeping the overall moisture levels in the home down is the best course of action. Invest in dehumidifiers to keep indoor humidity low, especially in areas such as bathrooms and basements.
  2. Fix leaks immediately. If water is entering your home, either through the roof or seepage into the foundation, make necessary repairs to stop leaks and implement landscaping updates to reroute water from the home.
  3. Use exhaust fans. In the bathroom and kitchen, make use of exhaust fans to divert steam out of the room, and consider opening windows when washing dishes or showering to increase circulation.
  4. Always call the pros. When you find mold, it is essential to get it promptly and professionally addressed to stop it from growing or spreading to other areas of the house through the air or HVAC system. 

If left untreated, mold can cause serious health effects, especially for the elderly or those prone to allergies. By reducing moisture and getting professional help when necessary, you can discourage mold from growing in the first place and keep the problem from getting out of hand if it does.

If you have experienced mold growth in your home, it is important to get it addressed right away! We are fully certified in mold remediation so we can stop the problem from spreading. Our estimates are free, give us a call today so we can help get rid of that mold!

Mold Doesn’t Have to Be Your Poughkeepsie Home’s Long-Term Houseguest

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

An exposed basement ceiling with noticeable mold growth occurring. A long-unnoticed leak from the kitchen faucet above this basement made an ideal environment for mold to move right in.

In any home, moisture and dampness are problems that will show up at some point. Faucets, pipes or steam, foundation issues, sump pump failures, appliance problems and overflows will encourage mold spores to move in.

Once introduced to consistent moisture and a comfy temperature, mold growth can be very tricky to remedy. Thankfully, you can prevent mold from becoming your new roommate through a bit of room-by-room awareness and prevention.

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County is the CERTIFIED leader in mold remediation, so we’re familiar with the many surprising places it can take hold. No one wants a mold infestation, so we’re going through room by room to help you know how to keep the home clear.

The Infamous Laundry Room

A typical laundry room isn’t always going to have standing moisture, but pipes and laundry machines can mask mold growth easily. To help stop the growth before it starts:

  • Check the pipes, joists and connectors for leaks.
  • Never allow clothes to sit in the washing machine after a cycle. We’ve all forgotten a time or 2, just the smell alone is telltale of needing a re-wash and a good hot dryer cycle.
  • Let the washer and dryer air out after use. If you have a front-end loading washer, clean the door deal areas thoroughly, nasty bits plus mold can grow quickly in that dark, damp spot.
  • Check the dryer vents for excessive lint—it can encourage mold to spawn. Additionally, clogged dryer vents can be a huge fire hazard. Schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning once a year to help avoid a fire.

The Next Best Growth Spot: The Bathroom

There are lots of water sources in the bathroom, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of mold’s ideal residences. Thankfully, preventing mold in the bathroom just takes a few tasks and a bit of elbow grease:

  • Check and seal tile grout to prevent moisture from getting between cracks.
  • Replace curtain liners as soon as you notice discoloration and launder shower curtains.
  • Open a window or install a vent fan to clear out steam quickly.
  • Keep a squeegee handy to remove excess moisture after showers and baths.
  • Open the bathroom door after a shower or bath to let out excess steam.

The Most Troublesome Spot, the Basement:

When people think basements, mold usually comes to mind. While a basement is notorious for moisture accumulation, they also have the most hands-off mold prevention strategies. Here’s how to keep your underground mold-free:

  • Invest in an automatic dehumidifier, so moisture levels stay low to begin with. Please be cautious and heed all directions and warnings for use.
  • Clear out any clutter mold could hide behind. Cardboard boxes are an ideal food source for mold growth.
  • Insulate piping to guard against bursting and leaks.
  • Regularly inspect foundation and walls for excess water.
  • Keep an eye on the ceiling and joists (if possible), as any markings, water spots or fuzzy patches are a good sign there’s a leak just above the basement.

If you need help with mold prevention or remediation, our team of experts at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County will be happy to help!

Mold Growth Doesn’t Only Happen in the Summer in Your Beacon Home

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Aggressive white mold growing on the rafters inside an attic of a home Mold only needs some consistent moisture to grow inside your Beacon home, no matter the season,

Mold spores have a distinct smell that can stop you in your tracks. Musty, dirty, damp, earthy are some ways it’s been described. Even if you can’t see if, your nose will make no mistake on this as there isn’t much else that can resemble the smell of mold growth.

Bathrooms, basements, attics, and almost anywhere where there is a water source, there can be a mold issue. If a pipe leaks, an appliance fails, a flood happens, an overflow occurs, a storm wreaks havoc or truly any event that provides moisture, mold can and will grow. Mold spores float naturally and organically in the air, but keeping a dry home is a good deterrent for limiting growth.

Microbial growth can start in as little as 48 hours in the right environment. Summer is certainly peak time for it as the temps stay high and moisture is consistent. However, a roof leak in the fall or winter can lead to the same problem as attics are warm and have lots of wood for mold to eat and thrive.

If you’re able to pinpoint an area where water or consistent moisture might be coming from, get it repaired as soon as possible. Once the issue has been fixed, our certified mold specialists will be able to proceed with the best and most effective protocol to remediate the growth.

Contact your insurance company as soon as you notice it too, there are some damages that may be covered under your policy depending on the source. 

**Coverage varies from policy to policy so contact your agent or insurance company to get the specifics on your policy**

Though it can be tricky to treat and remove, and there are varying degrees of severity, there are experts in the industry who can help. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County, our free estimates are conducted by our trained and certified professionals who will guide you in the right direction to getting the problem solved.

Wondering if you have a mold problem in your Dutchess County home?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Black and gray mold spores growing indoors on a light-colored wall No reason to panic if you suspect mold growth in your home. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County for a free remediation estimate!

The not-so-great fact: Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a false statement as removing all mold from a house or business is impossible. Microscopic mold spores, or microbes, exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are some true facts:

  • Mold is present just about everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and can enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitchhike indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture and 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 located and repaired. It will come back if the water source is still there.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor as well as dark spots and fuzzy-looking characteristics on walls, floors and even personal items like clothing.
  • Consistent higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the training, the expertise and specialized equipment needed to handle your mold problem.

What to Do Before Help Arrives:

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 spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. BLEACH DOES NOT KILL MOLD.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, our teams have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Let us take the worry out of it, we’re here to help and will make your mold issue "Like it never even happened."

Keep mold from making itself at home in your Fishkill home

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Black mold spots on the white ceiling of a shower stall Don't let mold become your new housemate! Follow a few important steps to help prevent growth.

In any home, moisture and dampness are problems that will eventually present themselves. Moisture from faucets, pipes or steam will encourage mold spores to move in, and once they’ve made themselves at home, they’re quite difficult to evict! Thankfully, you can help stop mold from becoming your new roommate through a bit of room-by-room prevention.

We understand mold remediation and have the experts in the industry, so we’re familiar with the many surprising places microbial growth can occur:

The Laundry Room:

A typical laundry room isn’t the site of standing moisture, but pipes and laundry machines can mask mold growth easily, especially if they’re located in a basement area that is naturally damp. To stop the growth before it starts:

  • Check the pipes, joists and connectors for leaks. If you see a puddle, you have a problem.
  • Never allow clothes to sit in the washing machine after a cycle. That nasty smell you might find after they’ve been wet for days is the start of mold, wash them again and make sure they get to the dryer quickly!
  • Let the washer and dryer air out after use.
  • Check the dryer vents for excessive lint—it can encourage mold to spawn.(This is also a hidden fire safety issue, keep those vents and ducts cleaned out!)

The Bathroom:

Ah, the culprit of many a water issue. There are a lot of water sources in the bathroom, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of mold’s ideal residences. Thankfully, preventing mold in the bathroom just takes a few tasks:

  • Annually seal tile grout to prevent moisture from getting between cracks.
  • Replace curtain liners and launder shower curtains. Curtain liners are inexpensive and allow mildew and mold to grow quickly.
  • Open a window or install a vent fan to clear out steam quickly. Open the door when finished as well, the more air flow in, the better.
  • Keep a close eye on the pipes and connections under the sink and toilets, replace as needed as they can cause extensive damages to multiple floors if they spring a leak or burst.

The Basement:

When people think basements, mold comes to mind. While they’re notorious for moisture accumulation, basements also have the most hands-off mold prevention strategies. Here’s how to keep your underground mold-free:

  • Invest in an automatic dehumidifier, so moisture levels stay low to begin with. Try to keep humidity levels between 30-50% when using a dehumidifier.
  • Clear out any clutter mold could hide behind. Cardboard boxes are like a free buffet for mold to thrive on.
  • Insulate piping to guard against bursting and leaks.
  • Regularly inspect foundation and walls for water.

If you need help with mold prevention or remediation, our team of experts at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County will be happy to help!

Hoarding in a Dutchess County home can cause many other issues not thought of.

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

A room in a home filled with refuse and possesions Hoarding creates fire hazards, food and shelter for rodents and hides potentially dangerous mold growth.

According to the International OCD Foundation, obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders affect more than 1 in 100 people around the world. Hoarding is a dangerous issue that increases the risk of fires, mold, and any number of other hazards. It’s a serious mental illness, a sub-type of OCD, that causes people to accumulate possessions, ultimately disrupting their daily lives, routines, and environments to satisfy their compulsions.

As these possessions, clutter and even waste products pile up, they can present fire hazards, become and even cover up water damage, mold growth or rodents.

Do you own a home or property that’s been impacted by hoarding and not sure what to do? Call in the restoration professionals, who can clean up the property the right way and ensure its safely rehabbed for future use.

What Cleanup Involves:

Cleaning up after hoarding requires special consideration. You’ll need a professional team to complete a comprehensive protocol that mitigates any potential hazards.

Removal of Items:

This is the cleaning phase—it involves sweeping the space of the objects and refuse that have piled up over time. Other items in the space may have become contaminated and need to be removed or even discarded. These items can become hazardous over time, or considered a biohazard, professionals will ensure safe removal.

Removal of Dangerous Substances:

Hoarding can hide dangerous health-related hazards, including varieties of mold and other pathogens, along with insects, rodents and other pests.

Ensure you are safely cleaning the space by partnering with a team of professionals educated in safe removal principles and outfitted in the appropriate safety gear.

Complete Cleaning:

Once the clutter and debris are removed and the space is cleared, a licensed team will then deep-clean the area. During this stage, they’ll work to remove all residue and odors to ensure it is ready to use in the future.

In need of a team to help restore a space where hoarding has been an issue? Contact our certified professionals at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County at (845)831-3600. We’re here to help and will make it Like it never even happened.

Helpful Tips to prevent mold in your Poughkeepsie basement or crawl space

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Black mold spores growing on a white window sill Don't be scared by mold growth in your Dutchess County home, we can help!

If you have a basement, crawl space or attic, it is likely that you already know how pervasive mold can be. Because it thrives in dark, humid and poorly ventilated environments, these areas create the ideal place for mold to take hold and spread.

That being said, having mold in your home does not have to be a way of life. Because of mold’s adverse health effects, it is extremely important to prevent it when possible and have it remediated immediately when it occurs.

If you would like to learn more about preventing mold in your cramped household spaces, read on for 7 mold prevention tips.

Mold Prevention Tips for Tight Spaces:

  1. Reduce Humidity

Mold thrives in areas with high humidity, which is often present in basements and other tight quarters in a home. Try to keep humidity levels within 30 to 50% with a dehumidifier to discourage microbial growth.

  1. Store Soil Elsewhere

Potting soil, mulch and indoor plants provide spaces for mold to thrive and an organic food source. Keep these items stored somewhere other than the basement to discourage growth.

  1. Reduce Clutter

Having clutter and congestion in an area reduces airflow and ventilation in the room. Reduce general clutter, especially when it comes to cardboard boxes, clothing, fabric and books. Keep what must be stored away from having direct contact with walls.

  1. Direct Water Away From Your Home

Mold requires moisture to thrive, so ensuring there is as little moisture as possible flowing toward the home will discourage it from growing. Landscaping and drainage paths should be crafted in such a way that water is directed away from the home and not allowed to gather around the structure.

  1. Don’t Let Leaks Linger

Leaks provide the perfect environment for mold to develop, and they can cost you an extensive amount of money in wasted water, not to mention the costs to treat and remediate it, so fixing them ASAP is best.

  1. Make Use of a Fan

Using a fan helps with air circulation and further reduces humidity. Airing out the basement and crawl spaces will help ventilation and discourage mold from occurring.

  1. Reduce Factors That Create Humidity

If you have laundry or air conditioning units in the basement, be sure they are properly ventilating to the outside. Avoid carpeting or rugs, which can hold moisture. Do not dry wet clothes in the basement as the air can grow more humid as they dry.

If you’ve discovered mold in your basement or anywhere else in your home, we are here to help! SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has licensed mold technicians on staff. Give us a call immediately to learn about our mold remediation services.

Follow these tips if you see mold growth in your Dutchess County home

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growing behind base trim molding on a wall Even a small leak can cause mold growth. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County for a FREE estimate if you see mold!

Mold spores occur naturally in the environment, but if you’re noticing some unusual looking growth on any surface inside your home, you could have a mold issue. Mold needs lots of moisture or a small water source to flourish so locating and repairing the source of the water is the first step. Usually a small, consistent leak is the culprit.

Once that issue it taken care of, SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County’s certified mold remediation experts will guide you in the right direction to getting rid of it, and our estimate are FREE.

Meanwhile, keep these steps in mind:

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. Let your family members know, keep the pets out too!
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

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. This won't penetrate the surface and will not stop the growth.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are experienced and highly trained restoration professionals that use advanced, specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today (845)831-3600. We’re here to help, 24/7.

What Does Mold Remediation Really Mean? | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

If you've had water damage in your home that hasn't been fixed, you might have a mold issue on your hands.

The warm and humid temps of summer combined with sometimes heavy rains often bring about talk of mold growth. If you are hearing about mold and what problems it can cause in your home, you might be confused about what mold removal and remediation really mean. 

While mold removal is an often-advertised service, its name is a bit misleading—making mold remediation the more accurate term. Read on to learn what mold remediation really means:

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

In nature, mold serves a useful purpose by helping to break down decaying matter and do its part in the circle of life, but mold growing in your house is not quite as useful to the ecosystem. 

Not only is it unsightly, but mold can also lead to a variety of health issues for people and pets. Due to the organic and functional nature of mold, it exists nearly everywhere, simply waiting to find a spot to land and carry out its job. 

Mold spores are microscopic and ever-present, both inside and outside and during every season. They are airborne and can travel through the air, HVAC units or even hitch a ride on pets or clothing. 

Because of the characteristics of mold, “mold removal” is a misnomer—it is impossible to remove all mold from any home or business. Therefore, be wary of companies advertising full mold removal guarantees, as there is no way to stop nature from its process.

What Encourages Mold to Grow?

It might sound like mold should be growing everywhere all of the time because of how prevalent it is, but thankfully it needs specific conditions to begin to grow. 

Most importantly, mold thrives on moisture—a single spore can quickly form a colony when there is water present. Even excessive indoor humidity can create an ideal environment for mold, so experts recommend to keep indoor humidity below 50%.

The Mold Remediation Process-

Even if you have not seen mold, if you have noticed a musty odor in a damp area of the home, you may have a mold issue on your hands. It could be time to call in the professionals, here is what you can expect from the mold remediation process:

  1. You get in touch with your mold remediation experts like SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County.
  2. Experts perform a full assessment of the extent of the damage. Our estimates are FREE.
  3. The restoration team will contain the mold.
  4. Air is filtered to reduce the number of spores.
  5. Mold and mold-infiltrated materials are removed.
  6. Structures and belongings are cleaned.

If you think you may have mold in your house, call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County. We’ll set up a free estimate with our certified experts to do a full inspection. Learn more about our mold remediation process, and get in touch with us today, the quicker- the better We’re here to help, 24/7.

That musty smell just won't go away in your Western Dutchess County home? Mold is a likely culprit.

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores occur organically everywhere but you don't want them growing inside your walls, get that leak fixed asap!

Every time you walk in your kitchen, you get a whiff of that telltale musty, damp, organic smell of mold but you just can’t seem to find where it’s coming from. Perhaps that pipe under the sink has a slow leak, maybe the refrigerator water line is dripping inside the wall. There could even be a leak from a bathroom above the kitchen, but where do you begin?

First things first, mold needs water to start forming, so every attempt should be made to find the source of the leak or where the water could be coming from. Contact a plumbing professional or other service pro as soon as possible to take remedy the issue as soon as you can.  Additionally, and equally as important, give your homeowner’s insurance agent or company a call to see what your policy might cover for the repair and remediations.

**Be very clear on what your policy will and will not cover. There are all kinds of terms and restrictions and everyone’s situation is different. Ask your agent specifically about your issue. The more info you have, the more you’re prepared for the next steps.

Mold growth in a home always starts with a water issue like an unknown or hidden leak, a burst pipe, ice damming, roofing or gutter failures, sump pumps, toilet or fridge water lines, etc. If you don’t have a professional take care of the source of leak, the mold will continue to thrive and create a more aggressive situation that is harder to treat and could be costly.

Sensitive groups like those with allergies might have some reactions to large areas of mold spores or growth, it’s important to have the remediation done by licensed and trained experts to ensure it’s cleaned properly.

We are experts in the mold removal industry. Every technician is highly trained and certified in mold remediation utilizing the most advanced technology and use specific treatments for your situation. No two microbial growth problems are the same and we see cases of mold throughout every season in Western Dutchess County, it’s not just an issue in the spring or summer temperatures.

We understand the stressful nature of this and we’re here to help ease that. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County offers free estimates conducted by our professionals that will help guide you to getting the problem solved for good.

Mold can occur during any season in your Western Dutchess County home

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Contact your insurance company to find out if you have any coverage options when it comes to mold damage.

Sometimes you can see it, other times you can't, but mold has a smell that can stop you in your tracks. If you’re able to pinpoint an area where it might be coming from, get the source of water repaired as soon as possible. There are a lot of circumstances that can lead to a mold problem in your home or business, but it will always start with a water issue like flooding, an unknown leak, a burst pipe, ice damming, etc. Our mold technicians see cases of mold throughout every season in the Hudson Valley, it’s not just an issue in the warmer temps.

Contact your insurance company as soon as you notice it too, there are damages that may be covered under your policy depending on the source. **Coverage varies from policy to policy so best to be clear as to what the terms are.**

Mold only needs water or consistent moisture and an organic food source to thrive and it can do so quicker than you think. Though it can be tricky to treat and remove, there are experts in the industry who can walk you through the process and help ease your worries. Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County, our free estimates conducted by our trained and certified professionals will guide you in the right direction to getting the problem solved.

Not sure if you're seeing mold in your Poughkeepsie home?

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

It's important to know some key things about potential mold growth in your Western Dutchess County home.

You might've just noticed some dark spots in the attic or basement of your home in Western Dutchess County, but you're not quite sure what it is. Check out these facts about mold to help determine if the damaged area is prone for mold growth and you might be surprised!

-Mold spores are everywhere in our environment and can enter homes easily.


-Most types of mold grow quickly when they have a water source and an organic food source (think about the soap in your tub, it's food for them!). Perhaps there's a slow leak stemming from the gutters or damage to the roof?


-Ideal temps for mold growth is between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Bathroom fans are are helpful for this and moisture control. A dehumidifier in your basement can be good idea as well.


**If you think you might have a mold issue, give us a call, our teams are certified in Mold Remediation services, 845-831-3600.

Find more facts and photos HERE!

Help keep your Poughkeepsie home dry and mold-free!

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold loves a warm and moist climate.

Mold can be a nightmare for any Poughkeepsie homeowner as well as cause some health issues.

Mold grows best in warm and damp climates so here are some easy steps to help prevent the growth in your home:

  1. Try to keep your home under 72 degrees.
  2. Don’t leave wet clothes and towels lying around. Mold can start to grow on wet clothes in under 48 hours.
  3. Clean and dry all surfaces. Sinks and floors and even walls are likely to have mold if they are damp for too long. Keep them clean, keep them dry.
  4. Run the fan in your bathroom while showering, open a window if you can.
  5. Improve your airflow. Keep furniture away from the walls. Leave your closet doors ajar. Try the fan and an open window rather than the air conditioning.
  6. Try a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are great for basements and any room that can grow damp.

 Not only can these step help leave your house smelling fresher and feeling dryer, it can help promote better health as well.

If mold has become an issue in your home or business, our certified techs have your back to take care of mold remediation. Call us today and we'll walk you through it all with ease.

Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Let our trained experts at Servrpo Western Dutchess County take care of the mold issues, both residential and commercial!

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We at SERVPRO understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home.

Signs of Mold? Call Today (845) 831-3600

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

  1. Emergency Contact - (845) 831-3600
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters

Did you know? Facts about mold

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

A mold issue is never something to ignore.

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 SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County Today – 845-831-3600

Cleaning up after hoarding in a Dutchess County property, not as easy as you think!

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

An ideal spot for rodents, insects and other pests to take up shelter.

How much do you know about hoarding? Unfortunately for those affected, it’s a dangerous issue that increases the risk of fires, mold, and any number of other hazards.

But what is hoarding? This serious mental illness, a subtype of OCD, causes people to accumulate possessions, ultimately disrupting their daily lives, routines, and environments to satisfy their compulsions.

The International OCD Foundation estimates that as many as 1 in 50 people display behaviors on the hoarding spectrum.

As possessions and even waste products pile up, they can present fire hazards, become and even cover up mold growth or rodents.

Own a space that’s been impacted by hoarding and not sure what to do? Call in the professionals, who can clean up the property and ensure it’s safely rehabbed for future use.

What Cleanup Involves

Cleaning up after hoarding requires special consideration. You’ll need a professional team to complete a comprehensive protocol that mitigates any potential hazards.

Removal of Items

This is the cleaning phase—it involves sweeping the space of the objects and refuse that have piled up over time. Other items in the space may have become contaminated and need to be removed or even discarded.

Because these items can become hazardous over time, professionals will ensure safe removal.

Removal of Dangerous Substances

Hoarding can hide dangerous health-related hazards, including toxic mold and other pathogens, along with insects, rodents and other pests.

Ensure you are safely cleaning the space by partnering with a team of professionals educated in safe removal principles and outfitted in the appropriate safety gear.

Complete Cleaning

Once the clutter and debris are removed and the space is cleared, a professional team will then deep-clean the area. During this stage, they’ll work to remove all residue and odors to ensure it is ready to use in the future.

In need of a team to help restore a space where hoarding has been an issue? Contact our team at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County at (845)831-3600 and we’ll make it like it never even happened.

Mold: Basic Facts for Homeowners

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County for your mold remediation needs! 845-831-3600

Almost every homeowner and renter has encountered the problem of mold. Unfortunately, it’s a widespread problem in many households. Because mold is common, you might think that a common solution is all you need. But that’s not the case. Often, a mold issue requires professional services to be dealt with effectively.

This blog has helpful information about mold so that you can decide if and when to call for a professional to help.

First, you should know that mold can be dangerous. Mold spores are airborne - so there may be more present than what you can actually see. You might be aware of this if you have a mold allergy, but mold can also cause other serious respiratory problems and can also irritate the skin.

Mold can grow in unexpected places - like walls. Most susceptible to mold growth is drywall. Untreated drywall that’s more porous is an easy place for mold to grow. Mold in the walls can cause significant upheaval. If the colony has grown more than 10 sq. feet, that section of the wall will probably have to be removed.

All that mold needs to grow is water and/or humidity. This means that your bathroom is the most likely breeding ground. Often mold can be found at the bottom of your shower liner or in between shower tiles. Other common spots for mold include damp basements, crawlspaces, and leaky attics.

If you have a recurring mold problem, call SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County. SERVPRO® can make it like it never even happened.

Preventing Mold Growth After You’ve Experienced Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-831-3600 with him on your mold remediation project!

The devastating effects of water damage are well known to any home or business owner that has been affected by it. Not only can it cause extensive damage, but it can also present unique health hazards and risks.

One of the most dangerous of these risks is mold growth. Many negative symptoms associated with mold exposure have been reported by the CDC, and the problem is made worse due to how quickly mold can grow.

If you’re concerned with preventing mold growth after your home has been affected by water damage, here are the steps you can take to help stop mold before it takes hold:

Before You Start

  • Wait for the go-ahead from officials that water has receded and you are safe to enter.
  • Take photos and videos of damage throughout for insurance claim purposes, making sure to include furniture and walls.

Tips for Drying

  • Open windows and doors to maximize airflow for as long as weather permits.
  • A heavy-duty, outdoor vacuum can be used before the professional cleanup crew arrives.
  • Make use of fans, dehumidifiers and heaters to speed up drying time.

Sorting Items Exposed to Water

  • Due to the non-porous nature of metal, plastic and glass, they can often be cleaned, disinfected and reused.
  • Discard any porous materials, such as wood, upholstery and paper of any kind, as they can trap mold spores.
  • It is important to note that drying carpet will not necessarily remove mold spores if they’ve already begun to grow.

A Professional Should Always Be Consulted

Mold is commonly associated with discolorations and foul odors, but can also lurk unnoticed long before it is seen, posing a serious danger to your household health. Carpets can often be salvaged after water damage, but at minimum, experts typically recommend replacing the carpet pad.

While a pad replacement is less costly than a full re-carpeting of the home, only a professional can determine if this is adequate enough in your situation.

If you’ve encountered water damage, SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County can help with the restoration and remediation of any water and mold damages you need assistance with.

Keep Mold From Becoming an Unwelcome Houseguest | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Call 845-831-3600 to help remediate your mold damage today!

In any home, moisture and dampness are problems that will eventually present themselves. Moisture from faucets, pipes or steam will encourage mold spores to move in, and once they’ve made themselves at home, they’re quite difficult to evict! Thankfully, you can prevent mold from becoming your new roommate through a bit of room-by-room prevention.

We understand mold remediation, so we’re familiar with the many surprising places it can take hold. No one wants a mold infestation, so we’re going through room by room to help you know how to keep the home clear.

###Laundry Room:

A typical laundry room isn’t the site of standing moisture, but pipes and laundry machines can mask mold growth easily. To stop the growth before it starts:

  • Check the pipes, joists and connectors for leaks.
  • Never allow clothes to sit in the washing machine after a cycle.
  • Let the washer and dryer air out after use.
  • Check the dryer vents for excessive lint—it can encourage mold to spawn.

###Bathroom:

There are a lot of water sources in the bathroom, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of mold’s ideal residences. Thankfully, preventing mold in the bathroom just takes a few tasks:

  • Annually seal tile grout to prevent moisture from getting between cracks.
  • Replace curtain liners and launder shower curtains.
  • Open a window or install a vent fan to clear out steam quickly.
  • Keep a squeegee handy to remove excess moisture after showers and baths.

###Basement:

When people think basements, mold comes to mind. While they’re notorious for moisture accumulation, basements also have the most hands-off mold prevention strategies. Here’s how to keep your underground mold-free:

  • Invest in an automatic dehumidifier, so moisture levels stay low to begin with.
  • Clear out any clutter mold could hide behind.
  • Insulate piping to guard against bursting and leaks.
  • Regularly inspect foundation and walls for excess water.

If you need help with mold prevention or remediation, our team of experts at SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County will be happy to help!

What is Black Mold? SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County can help!

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

If you see Mold in your Dutchess County home, give the trained professionals at SERVPRO a call at 845-831-3600. We'd be happy to help!

What is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County immediately. 

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor 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 Us Today for a free estimate – (845) 831-3600

Mold: What To Do Until Help Arrives

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

What is mold? What do I do if I find mold? SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County can help!

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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.

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Have a Mold Problem?
Call Us Today – (845) 831-3600

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County at 845-831-3600 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.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Let trained experts at SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County take care of your mold remediation in your home or office!

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We at SERVPRO understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (845) 831-3600

 

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

  1. Emergency Contact - (845) 831-3600
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Dutchess & Ulster County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

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 fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County & SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 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 Western Dutchess County & SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 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 – 845-831-3600 or 845-255-4334

Does your Dutchess County Home have a mold problem?

4/12/2016 (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 – 845-831-3600