Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Got Mold?

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is an issue that is not uncommon. Dont be alarmed when you discover what you think may be microbial growth in your home or business.  It can be present in your home without your knowledge for a long time before it becomes an issue. It can cause health issues and damage to your property. SERVPRO of Trousdale, Macon, and Fentress Counties are highly trained and capable of handling the most severe mold remediation.

Assessment 

Your home or business will be inspected thoroughly by highly trained technicians. They will inspect for any water damage that may be leading to microbial growth and will formulate a well thought out plan in order to eliminate the unsafe level of mold in your home or business. We are always transparent about our assessment and want to educate our customers so that they can be better prepared in the future and prevent future damages.  

Containment

it is vitally important that before remediation begins that containment is set to prevent cross contamination during work. Our crews are trained to utilize negative air systems to ensure that cross contamination does not occur. Our number one priority is to keep you and your family safe while we make it like it never even happened. 

Air Filtration

Specialized air filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO of Trousdale, Macon, and Fentress Counties technicians use air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores during the remediation process. 

Removing 

Antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold and help prevent mold from forming in the future. Removing and disposing of molded porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary. It is important to us that you understand why these items must be removed and we require approval from the customer before we perform any demolition in your home. 

Cleaning  

SERVPRO of Trousdale, Macon, and Fentress Counties cleans every salvageable item within the affected area. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. These cleaning techniques involve the use of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums and antimicrobial treatments to make your home or business mold free.  

Mold Myths

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to mold, there are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation that can lead to confusion for homeowners. Just the mention of the word "mold" can cause people to panic. While mold can be a very serious problem and should be taken seriously, it is important to have all the facts to be able to discern myth from fact so that you can make proper and informed decisions when necessary. 

"Bleach Kills Mold"
While bleach may be able to kill some types of mold on non-porous surfaces, it is unclear whether or not bleach can kill all types of mold, or if it can kill mold on porous surfaces like wood. Bleach is also a very corrosive agent and can pose its own health risks if used to kill mold. It's best to leave it to the professionals. 

"You Don't Have To Remove Mold If You Kill It"
Even if you are able to kill mold, you may not have removed the allergens that live in the mold. They can still be present even if the mold is killed. To fully protect yourself, removal of the affected areas is often necessary. You have to be careful not to spread the mold spores throughout your home when removing areas affected with mold. Professionals, like us, know how to set proper containment so that the mold allergens don't spread and further contaminate your home. 

"A Little Mold Is Nothing To Worry About"
If mold has become visible in your home, then chances are it has been growing for some time. Once mold becomes visible, it is important that you have the situation looked at, as there is more than likely more mold behind the surface. 

"Mold Remediation Is Easy To Do On Your Own"
This is usually not the case. Small areas of mold can sometimes be handled rather easily, but if the problem appears to be pervasive, it is best to call a professional. SERVPRO is always "Here to help!"