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Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Call 530-241-2424

The terms Mold Remediation and Mold Removal are overall interchangeable. The fact microscopic mold spores exist naturally, indoors, and outdoors, means removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Mold being impossible to completely remove presents Mold Remediation as the mold viable option.

Mold Remediation entails returning a mold-infested property back to a acceptable and natural level. This process will clean up the spores, so mold levels are no longer harmful to the building or cause health effects to its inhabitants.

When a large mold outbreak occurs, it may be time to contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County. SERVPRO of South Shasta County is a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold and mold growth. Our professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.    

We are A Leader In Mold Mitigation so whether you need fast removal services possibly due to recent water or moisture damage or just want a routine inspection

Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County

Call 530-241-2424

Do You Have A Mold Problem?

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

MOLD PROBLEMS? Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County. Call 530-241-2424

Here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County we understand mold and mold growth.  Removing all mold from a home or business is near impossible, but our remediation specialists here at SERVPRO of South Shasta County have extensive training through the IICRC to ensure efficient and effective remediation and restoration of your damaged property.

Mold can spread through your property in as little as 48 hours and may have the potential to cause health effects.  If you are concerned mold is spreading through your home or place of business, we can assess it with our Mold Remediation Process:

  1. Contact SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

We are A Leader In Mold Mitigation so whether you need fast removal services possibly due to recent water or moisture damage or just want a routine inspection

Contact our rapid response team at SERVPRO of South Shasta County

Call 530-241-2424

What is Mold?

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water & Mold SERVPRO LOGO If you think you have mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

Mold is a fungus that can be found almost anywhere and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present.  Once mold starts to grow it can spread fast. Mold can grow in low humidity and low temperature.

Water damage, if left untreated, in your home or office can cause secondary damage. One way to eliminate mold is to fix the water damage immediately and removing the source of moisture. Reducing humidity can decrease the spread of mold as well.

If you have a water damage it is important that the source of moisture is dried out within 24-48 hours to prevent the start of mold spores. Hard surface nonporous materials such as countertops, tile and appliances may be cleaned, however porous materials such as ceiling tiles, walls and carpet may have to be removed and replaced dependent upon the amount of mold damage.

If you find anything that appears to be mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We will send our expert technician out to perform a free inspection and a free estimate to remediate water damage and mold damage from your structure as well as give you and an estimate to repair any damaged structure caused from the water or mold damage.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County will work directly with your insurance company. For more information visit our web site at www.SERVPROsouthshastacounty.com

The Dangers of Mold

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall If you have mold damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 or visit us at www.SERVPROsouthshastacoutny.com.

Mold is everywhere. It is a fungus that can be found outside and inside of buildings and in nature. It grows in lower humidity and low temperature areas. Mold grows when it is introduced to a source of moisture.   

Mold can become a problem when there is a perpetual moisture problem. Once mold starts to grow with a continuous source of moisture it can cause health effects to humans and pets.

Many times, people who are affected by mold have respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis. If you notice mold in your house your may want to get an inspection. As well as see a doctor if you are feeling unwell after exposure to the mold.

Mold can be removed once the source of the continuous moisture has been stopped. If you notice that you may have a pipe leak or a roof leak and notice a dark area where it was water damaged you will want to call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection and estimate to remediate the mold and perform any repairs caused by the water and mold damage. 

What Is Mold?

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Wall with Mold Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County if you suspect you may have a mold problem. Call 530-241-2424 for your free inspection and estimate.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.

Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce by means of tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. You are exposed to mold every day. In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow.

What to do if you suspect mold in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection. We can inspect the area of concern, detect if there is moisture and provide you with a free estimate to start the mold remediation process.

Mold is not something to mess around with. It is important to detect the area where you identify the mold to stop the moisture source. If mold is not removed it can cause health effects to humans and animals.

If you suspect that you may have a mold problem. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE inspection and estimate. We are also general contractors therefore we can work direct with your insurance company to make sure you are taken care of from start to finish of the project.

Mold in Your Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

mold all over the walls This home had a roof leak that occurred during the storm we had locally, the roof leak was never dealt with, therefor causing substantial mold damage.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Whether it's the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, household mold is more than unsightly. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

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. 

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

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Remediation

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of South Shasta County

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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Mold and Your Health

1/20/2020 (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 –     530-241-2424

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The Dos and Don'ts of Insurance Coverage for Mold Growth

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Man Searching for Mold Call us at 530-241-2424 or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

Homeowner's insurance doesn’t provide mold coverage unless it is considered part of a "covered peril." This means your policy probably won't cover fungus growth if it is the result of a preventable water leak or the result of flooding. If your Shasta County home has high levels of humidity and mold appears in the bathroom, your insurance coverage probably won't pay for any necessary repairs.

What are Covered Perils?

  • Damage caused by automobiles and other vehicles
  • Falling objects
  • Fire
  • Frozen pipes
  • Lightning strikes
  • Theft
  • Unintentional discharge or overflow from HVAC, sprinklers, or home appliances
  • Vandalism and other criminal acts
  • Weight of snow and ice

If you can show that mold developed as the result of one of these situations, your existing insurance may pay for the cleanup and repairs.

Examples of When Your Insurance Will Pay

• You have a history of maintaining your roof gutters, keeping them clean and in good repair, but the winter has been harsh, and an ice dam has formed. If water backs up before you can address the ice dam and water leaks into your attic, it may cause fungus growth.

• A similarly well-maintained washer hose behind the washer springs a leak. You stop the rush of water and contact professionals for help, but mold growth occurs before damages occur.

• You are out of town over a single weekend, and a pipe bursts. Many gallons of water fill your basement, soaking into carpeting, furnishings, and the drywall before you return the next day.

Examples of When Your Insurance Will Not Pay

• Winter temperatures caused one of your pipes to burst, but you don't go into the basement much. The water sits there for several weeks before you notice.

• It's been a year or two since you've been on the roof. Missing and damaged shingles let water into the attic. The wood and insulation become moist and mold grows.

When mold affects your home, don't wait to schedule a remediation visit. Cleanup and prevention professionals can help you understand whether you have mold insurance, as well as when and what type of fungus growth falls under that coverage.

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MOLD SPORES?

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

mold infestation Do you see mold? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE mold inspection! 530-241-2424

MOLD? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for Your Free Mold Inspection.

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Redding home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants. 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 South Shasta SERVPRO Today -

(530) 241-2424

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.

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Mold and Your Home

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Signs of mold If you suspect mold in you house or business call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE mold inspection.

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 –     530-241-2424

Mold Problem

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problem Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424 for your FREE inspection.

MOLD PROBLEM? 

How do I know if I have Mold?

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. 

Indication that you may have a water damage that can lead to mold damage is soft wet drywall, wet flooring, under sink may have an odor, or you may actually see discoloration that may be mold.

If you think you have water or mold damage, call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for your free inspection. We also work directly with insurance companies to help your experience go smooth.

What's Behind That Wallpaper?

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problem Look closely. the wallpaper looks as though it is in decent shape. As it peeled away from the wall it revealed the scope of the mold problem

A home owner or business owner wants to get back to normal as soon as possible. Working to make that happen is our goal. That being said, water damage or fire damage is never a pretty thing. The right expectations need to be understood. Beyond that what needs to be understood is the reason for the time frame and process.

Let me explain. All too often especially with water damage issues we are asked to cease and desist. Pack up our stuff and leave before the work is done. There are even times that we recommend opening a wall, or pulling up the floor. Home owners and business owners will refuse to let us to do this sort of work. Why would they do that you ask. There are many reasons but the main one is that they do not want the inconvenience of more intrusion into their home. This is always a bad idea.

Restoration companies have extensive training and certifications that most do not. They also have years of experience working with insurance companies and property adjusters. This leads to a great understanding of the scope of work that is needed to properly mitigate your building. This ensures what they call secondary damage is not an option.

First let us get into what secondary damage is. Secondary damage is something that would not have happened even if the first occurred. Let me explain. If you do have a pipe break, you call and get the plumber out and stop the water. Moisture damage is what happens when you do not mitigate the water that intruded into your home fast enough.

Some key examples of what is considered secondary damage is when your wood floors start to buckle. This is not from the water intrusion it is from the wood sitting in the water that is underneath. The wood warps. This warping forces the finish to crack and the floors are not salvage able.

 Ok so you don’t have wood floors. Vinyl is not much better, look at that edging popping up. That is damage from the water getting under the floor and damaging the glue.

Cracks in sheet rock and sagging ceiling are a result of moisture continuing to collect if they did not have an outlet to release the water.

Mold colonization. This is probably the most problematic. The challenge here is many times it will be somewhere you cannot see until it is a real problem. Like an iceberg you only see a fraction what is there. Lurking behind a wall under a floor or even where you see nothing at all such as in a duct system.

Let us get back to the reason for this post. We have clients that ask us to leave early and no explanation in the world is going to change their minds. Business owners are looking at the short-term issue they must be closed. Closing means so money is coming in and many do not have the proper insurance to cover loss of business. Additionally, they tend to have very high deductibles or inadequate coverage.  Coupled with lack of income there are a lot of wrong decision made. They only want the visible water dried out. They will not allow demolition to occur for it will delay the process of reopening. Another problem is that they do not want to pay for anything more than necessary.

Home owners often as us to leave early but not always for the same reasons as a business owner. The equipment that is used in the drying process is industrial. It is not like the fan you put on your night stand to lull you to sleep. These are high powered fans used to circulate the air and create a tornado like event that forces strong air movement. They are positioned in such a fashion that they are pointed at wet objects, such as a wall.  This positioning is tied directly to where the dehumidifiers are located as well. This will force the air to push the moisture out of the wet materials into the air and the dehumidifier will capture the wet air and release it as drier air. This requires the area to be warm. We ask people to turn up their heat and the equipment itself gives off quite a bit. All too often the home owner will say the fans are too loud. They are too big and in the way. I have a party planned for this weekend. It is just too hot inside I cannot stand it anymore.

Does Your Home Have A Mold?

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on carpet from a water damage. If you think that you may suspect mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County Mold on carpet from a water damage. If you think that you may suspect mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. Inspections are free!

Mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture exposure and may be caused by incomplete drying.

Did you have a water damage at your house? Did you dry up the standing water yourself? Sometimes we think we remove the source of the damage. But on occasion there is often times moisture still existing at the source of the water damage.

Do you smell a musty odor? Do you see discoloration of structure where you had your water damage?

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your free inspection. We can help determine if you may  have a mold issue and fix the problem. Call now 530-241-2424.

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 re-mediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of South Shasta County does free inspections. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

10 Unexpected Places Where Mold Creeps Into Your Home

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage If you suspect mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for a FREE inspection.

10 Unexpected Places Where Mold Creeps Into Your Home

1. Under the sink--Broke or leaking pipe.

2. Under the floor in the bathroom--broke/leaking toilet supply line.

3. Under the house--Broken/Leaking plumbing, sewage or water heater.

4. Wall behind refrigerator--Leaking water supply line.

5. In the attic--Leaking HVAC unit or roof leak.

6. Windows and wall area--Old caulking

7. Floor--Broken water line

8. Walls--Gutters my be full of debris

9. Whole house--Main plumbing line

10. Bathroom Walls--Lack of ventilation

If you see mold or smell an odor of mold. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County right away. We can help find the source. Inspections are FREE!

Do I Have Mold In My House?

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Mold can seep through the insulation, drywall and paint. If you see mold call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection at 530-241-2424.

Do I have mold in my house? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your mold concerns.

Mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture exposure and may be caused by incomplete drying. 

Did you recently have a water damage at your house? Mold will start to grow in an area where you think you dried out the water damage however a few days or weeks later you may smell a musty odor or see a discoloration in the area that had the previous water damage. Call SERVPRO immediately for a free inspection. We can help! Get SERVPRO of South Shasta County to mitigation any and all mold that is present. Residential or Commercial we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Do you have mold? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free mold inspection 530-241-2424.

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.  For those people who are affected by mold exposures there can be a wide variation in how they react. People at greatest risk for health effects are individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory conditions, as well as infants and children, elderly people, and pregnant women. In addition, individuals with a weakened immune system are at risk.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the heating and air conditioning system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of  South Shasta County 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 disinfectant products on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in both 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 - 530-241-2424

Mold Damage

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage If mold is disturbed it can be harmful. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a FREE mold inspection. 530-241-2424

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 South Shasta County 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 South Shasta County 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 SERVPRO of South Shasta County Today – 530-241-2424

Mold Remediation and Restoration

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Mold damage can spread quickly. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for your FREE inspection. 530-241-2424

Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Redding home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. 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 South Shasta SERVPRO Today -

(530) 241-2424

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.

Conditions That Are Right For Mold

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Growth On Drywall Behind Contents SERVPRO of South Shasta County knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

Mold spores are found both indoors and outdoors, in many cases mold spores can enter your home through windows, open doorways, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the outside air can also attach itself to clothing, bags, animals, and shoes.

Mold growth, which can look like little spots, can come in many shapes colors and sizes depending upon the severity of the damage. If you notice a mildew or musty odor mold could be a problem in your home.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, please call us today at (530) 241-2424

Mold Prevention Tips

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage To Walls In Home SERVPRO of South Shasta County knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

Mold spores can cause damage to not only your home or business but more importantly to yourself. Here are some tips from us to help prevent mold growth in your home or business. Ensuring that your home is properly vented can play a big part in in preventing mold growth. Be sure to use your exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. Fix any leaks in your homes roof, plumbing, or walls so that the mold does not have moisture to grow.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County 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.

Mold Spores In Your Home

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage In Home Water heater leaks caused mold in the water heater closet. Customer Called SERVPRO of South Shasta County to remove, seal and paint mold area.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. Whether it's the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, household mold is more than unsightly. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

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. 

If your home or business has a mold problem, Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County to inspect your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.