Recent Mold Remediation Posts

If You Suspect Mold, You Should Act FAST!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is never a welcome in any home or office building and must be dealt with swiftly. If you see mold or detect a musty odor, it’s important to get professional help. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has been serving the needs of Rochester, NY's residential and commercial customers since 1967. These years of experience have made them experts in mold remediation and water damage restoration.

Complete mold remediation is virtually impossible because the tiny spores that lead to mold growth exist naturally everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. A musty odor or fungus growth indicated that the mold has gotten out of hand, and that’s why it’s important to get professional help right away if you notice any signs of growth. The professionals from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County provide mold remediation services, which will address the growth of mold spores and help keep them from growing into full-fledged colonies that can cause serious health issues.

Mold thrives in moisture, which is why SERVPRO of NW Monroe County also offers storm damage restoration. The team uses highly specialized equipment to locate and stop the source of the moisture that is feeding the mold. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will spring into action to help residential and commercial customers clean up from extensive water damage quickly and efficiently so that mold doesn’t even have a chance to grow.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers round-the-clock emergency service. At the first sign of mold, give them a call at (585) 723-1990. For more information on the services they offer including mold remediation, fire restoration, and carpet cleaning, visit them online.

What to Know about Black Mold

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

If you own your own home, it's important to know how to recognize and address black mold. This toxic fungus can compromise your health and negatively impact the property value of your home. Below, the specialists at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, a Rochester, NY, carpet cleaning company that offers water extraction and mold remediation services, list four things you need to know about black mold:

  • Identifiable By Its Color: Most other molds tend to be green or gray. As its name suggests, black mold is black in color and is toxic, requiring mold remediation.
  • Grows In Areas That Are Warm, Humid, & Damp: If you have a basement or a crawlspace with a leak or some other source of moisture, it's advisable to check to see if black mold has made an appearance.
  • Causes Health Problems: If black mold spores are inhaled, symptoms such as chronic fatigue, headaches, fever, eye irritation, sneezing, rashes, and coughing can result. Chronic exposure may cause nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose. That is why it is imperative if you have a mold colony, to hire mold remediation services as soon as possible.
  • Treating Mold Growth Requires Certain Precautions: To treat mold growth, a respirator or mask designed for working with mold spores must be worn to prevent spore inhalation. Arms and legs also need to be covered to prevent allergic reactions.

Serving Rochester, NY, since 1967, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers the water extraction and mold remediation services you need if your home is infested with black mold. This mitigation and remediation company offers 24-hour emergency service and a team of technicians with the expertise to handle mold remediation safely and efficiently. Learn more by calling (585) 723-1990 or visit SERVPRO of NW Monroe County online.

Act Fast to Beat the Mold!

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is never a welcome in any home or office building and must be dealt with swiftly. If you see mold or detect a musty odor, it’s important to get professional help. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has been serving the needs of Rochester, NY's residential and commercial customers since 1967. These years of experience have made them experts in mold remediation and water damage restoration.

Complete mold remediation is virtually impossible because the tiny spores that lead to mold growth exist naturally everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. A musty odor or fungus growth indicated that the mold has gotten out of hand, and that’s why it’s important to get professional help right away if you notice any signs of growth. The professionals from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County provide mold remediation services, which will address the growth of mold spores and help keep them from growing into full-fledged colonies that can cause serious health issues.

Mold thrives in moisture, which is why SERVPRO of NW Monroe County also offers storm damage restoration. The team uses highly specialized equipment to locate and stop the source of the moisture that is feeding the mold. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will spring into action to help residential and commercial customers clean up from extensive water damage quickly and efficiently so that mold doesn’t even have a chance to grow.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers round-the-clock emergency service. At the first sign of mold, give them a call at (585) 723-1990. For more information on the services they offer including mold remediation, fire restoration, and carpet cleaning, visit them online.

How to Detect Mold in your Home

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of NW Monroe County we have several certified and trained technicians (specifically in mold) that can come to your home and treat whether small or large, we have you covered. Below you will find a few tips on how to detect mold in its early stages before it grows and expands further in your home.

  • A musty odor
  • Physical Symptoms such as, runny nose, irritated skin, red eyes, sneezing and coughing

(This can be differentiated from a typical cold if the person loses the symptoms when they are not in the home)

TIP: If the affected area of mold is small, and can be treated with bleach without harm, it is suggested to clean with bleach and water. Please let it dry completely.

If the problem persists, and the bleach does not do the trick, don’t panic. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is here to help!

Please give us a call for more information at (585)-723-1990

How to Know you have Hired the Professionals

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of NW Monroe County there is a team of certified and trained technicians who perform mold remediations of any size, and any property time. Whether it be small, large, a home or a commercial building, they are here to help you! Although there are many companies that can perform the work, it is important to remember the following notes to ensure you have hired a professional team, that is reliable and going to treat the affected area properly to return it to its original state.

  • All technicians should be properly dressed in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), including Tyveks, gloves and respirators.
  • Mold spores can get into other areas of the home, or in the HVAC system and cause issues elsewhere. That’s why it is important for large mold areas to be contained with the proper material and if large enough a negative pressure system will be placed.
  • All chemicals used in your home should be properly labeled and identified. Let your technicians know if you have any known allergies.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can ensure that if you choose to use them, you are choosing a team of technicians with integrity whom care for the health and well-being of your family, and home.

Please give us a call for more information at (585)-723-1990

How to Prevent Mold From Growing In your House

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

This home suffered from a mold invasion that SERVPRO of NW Monroe County took care of.

One of the last things that anyone wants growing in their home is mold. While there are always mold spores in the air of your home, when the spores come in contact with moisture and humid conditions, mold colonizes and requires mold remediation. While mold can be tricky, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer some suggestions to help prevent the need for mold remediation.

If you keep your home at a warmer temperature and have a dehumidifier handy, mold colonizations are easier to prevent. Ventilation is also an important thing to think about. Air moisture should be circulated out of the house to help reduce the need for mold remediation. This can be done by running ceiling fans and/or opening windows during warm weather. During the winter, Blinds should be opened to help air moisture not build up behind the blinds.

If you do find yourself in need of mold remediation services, trust a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get rid of pesky mold. They have been trusted for generations to help restore homes to their optimal state. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Lesser Known Tricks to Preventing Mold

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

This basement in Northern Monroe County suffered from a mold growth.

Most people know the basics about mold and its ideal environment. Mold loves moisture and dark areas, but SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to educate its patrons on some lesser known mold information: tips to reduce the need for mold remediation.

First off, being located in Rochester, our winters can be quite snowy. When we walk into our homes with our shoes on, we are likely tracking snow into the house. The snow melts into carpets and increases the moisture in your home. Pay attention to any unusual carpet odors and clean your carpets more frequently in the winter to greatly reduce the risk for the need of mold remediation. It is also important to use the exhaust fans when showering. If the fan is not used, a lot of water moisture is collected in the air and then the moisture spreads through the house. Running the fan is a great help when trying to prevent mold colonization and the need for mold remediation. Finally, invest in some household plants. English ivy and snake plants are great at collecting air moisture and filtering mold spores.

If you suspect that your house is growing mold, feel free to reach out to SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to ask about their mold remediation services. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is family-owned and operated and has been trusted to repair households for many years. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Dangers of Black Mold

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold grows very well in dark and damp places like your basement. Make sure to keep an eye out for mold growth.

If you own your own home, it's important to know how to recognize and address black mold. This toxic fungus can compromise your health and negatively impact the property value of your home. Below, the specialists at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, a Rochester, NY, carpet cleaning company that offers water extraction and mold remediation services, list four things you need to know about black mold:

  • Identifiable By Its Color: Most other molds tend to be green or gray. As its name suggests, black mold is black in color and is toxic, requiring mold remediation.
  • Grows In Areas That Are Warm, Humid, & Damp: If you have a basement or a crawlspace with a leak or some other source of moisture, it's advisable to check to see if black mold has made an appearance.
  • Causes Health Problems: If black mold spores are inhaled, symptoms such as chronic fatigue, headaches, fever, eye irritation, sneezing, rashes, and coughing can result. Chronic exposure may cause nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose. That is why it is imperative if you have a mold colony, to hire mold remediation services as soon as possible.
  • Treating Mold Growth Requires Certain Precautions: To treat mold growth, a respirator or mask designed for working with mold spores must be worn to prevent spore inhalation. Arms and legs also need to be covered to prevent allergic reactions.

Serving Rochester, NY, since 1967, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers the water extraction and mold remediation services you need if your home is infested with black mold. This mitigation and remediation company offers 24-hour emergency service and a team of technicians with the expertise to handle mold remediation safely and efficiently. Learn more by calling (585) 723-1990 or visit SERVPRO of NW Monroe County online.

Mold Remediation Services

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

This basement had a colony of mold growing. Damages were so extensive that SERVPRO of NW Monroe County had to do a complete remodel.

Mold is never a welcome in any home or office building and must be dealt with swiftly. If you see mold or detect a musty odor, it’s important to get professional help. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has been serving the needs of Rochester, NY's residential and commercial customers since 1967. These years of experience have made them experts in mold remediation and water damage restoration.

Complete mold remediation is virtually impossible because the tiny spores that lead to mold growth exist naturally everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. A musty odor or fungus growth indicated that the mold has gotten out of hand, and that’s why it’s important to get professional help right away if you notice any signs of growth. The professionals from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County provide mold remediation services, which will address the growth of mold spores and help keep them from growing into full-fledged colonies that can cause serious health issues.

Mold thrives in moisture, which is why SERVPRO of NW Monroe County also offers storm damage restoration. The team uses highly specialized equipment to locate and stop the source of the moisture that is feeding the mold. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will spring into action to help residential and commercial customers clean up from extensive water damage quickly and efficiently so that mold doesn’t even have a chance to grow.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers round-the-clock emergency service. At the first sign of mold, give them a call at (585) 723-1990. For more information on the services they offer including mold remediation, fire restoration, and carpet cleaning, visit them online.