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Huntersville and Davidson County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Huntersville and Davidson County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be Very Careful Around Mold. Without Proper Training You Can Spread 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 North Central Mecklenburg 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 North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  We deal with it on a daily basis. 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 – 704-596-9700 and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SERVPRONCMC/

MOLD MOLD MOLD

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a fungi and it’s is everywhere in nature. There is mold in the outside air we breathe. The issue with mold indoors is the type of mold that has developed and its concentrations.  

When an environment contains the right amount of nutrients, moisture, and oxygen with ideal temperatures, mold growth can occur. Mold thrives between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mold enjoys the humidity of Charlotte.

Mold uses cellulose materials as nutrients for its growth. Some forms of cellulose materials that exist in an indoor environment include the following:

  • Drywall
  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood Members
  • Insulation
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Carpet
  • Clothing
  • Food

Mold is typically fuzzy or wooly in texture with colors ranging from black, green and brown to yellow, gray, pink and white.

The type of mold that exists in an indoor environment cannot be determined by the naked eye.

An on-site inspection by a  professional will help develop a proper course of action. We proudly service the Charlotte area as well as the Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson areas. We listen to your concern's, be it young or old family members, pets, or other limiting factors. We are here to help at (704)-596-9700  

source:blackmoldresources.com

Mold vs. Health

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

How mold can affect your health?

The effects of mold on individuals varies. Our body is constantly battling various intruders and one of those intruders is mold. While many people have strong immune systems to battle these intrusions, even the healthiest individuals suffer from adverse health effects from mold due to one of the following:

  • Mold Allergies 
  • Weak or Undeveloped Immune System 
  • Exposure to High Concentrations of Mold
  • Exposure to Toxic Mold 

Some indoor molds have the ability to produce mycotoxins, which are toxic byproducts produced during metabolism. Symptoms caused by mycotoxins vary depending on the type, amount, and duration of exposure. Mycotoxicoses can result in acute toxicity, causing a rapid onset and obvious symptoms of toxic response, or chronic toxicity, caused by low dose exposure over a long period of time, typically resulting in cancers and other irreversible effects. In either scenario, the mycotoxins can enter the body via ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation.

We at SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County are trained in the removal of mold. We are here to help answer questions you may have and to offer sound practical advice. Call us at (704)0596-9700

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County

source:http://blackmoldresources.com/

Indoor Mold, How much do you really know?

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

An indoor mold problem can show itself in different ways. Some common indicators include:

  • Visible mold growth
  • Musty or moldy smell
  • Staining/discoloring of the ceiling or walls (water damage stains)
  • Known leak or water damage (within the past few years)

Any of the above should bring about concern with property owners or occupants as they can be an indicator of an indoor mold problem.

Unfortunately, while these conditions should warrant a reaction, many people don’t react until their health or the health of someone they know is impacted.

Despite the indicators, addressing a potential mold problem is important. The first step in this process is to verify whether or not you actually have a problem and, if one is present, the size of the problem.

Several environmental inspection companies are available to investigate a property to determine if a harmful mold growth and environmental contamination exists. During the property inspection, samples of the air and surfaces may be taken during the mold testing process. These samples should then be analyzed by an independent third party lab to detect the presence or absence of mold growth within the area in question.

 If the investigation of the property concludes that the indoor environment is unsafe, mold remediation should be pursued. It is not recommended that mold be remediated by a private party, regular contractor, or maintenance worker as this can exacerbate the problem. The best choice for mold remediation is a professional mold remediation or damage restoration company that is experienced and certified in environmental remediation and decontamination such as SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County.

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County

 source:blackmoldresources.com

Mold or Mildew?

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Is it Mold or Mildew?

This is a common question we at SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County hear daily. You see it growing in your shower or around your window sills and pass it up as mildew, right? But what is the difference between mold and mildew, if anything, and is one more worthy of concern versus the other?

First of all, let’s set the record straight: Mold and mildew are both growths of fungi and are in many ways the same.

In science, mildew is actually a type of disease that impacts plants.

In everyday usage, the difference between mold and mildew is in their appearances and the surfaces they are found growing. Mildew is typically lighter, cottony, powdery and gray or white in color.

Mold is usually a ticker or furry in texture and black, green, orange or red in color. While mildew is typically a plant disease, mold grows anywhere it can find a source of moisture and food. Since mold feeds off of organics matter and most building material is composed of organic materials, the growth found indoors on walls, ceilings and floors is considered to be mold.

 

source:blackmoldresources.com

Charlotte residents, What do you know about MOLD?

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Charlotte residents, What do you know about MOLD? Mold Issues- Call a PRO

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 North Central Mecklenburg 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 North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  We deal with it on a daily basis. 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 – 704-596-9700 and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SERVPRONCMC/

Charlotte's Spring is the Beginning of Mold Season

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County can help you remove that nasty odor.

With spring upon us, it's time to think about spring cleaning and getting rid of that odor that's lingered all winter. Let the experts at SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County come out and inspect your home and offer an effective plan for removing that smell. Be it pet odor, fireplace odor, cigarette odor or mold, we use the IICRC indstry standards to eliminate the smells. We are used time and time again by real estate professionals to remove cigarette smoke odors from a home before it is put up for sale. We also will throughly clean your carpets and ducts and vents if necessary. Call our office at (704)596-9700 to discover what we can do to help start your spring off right.