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Stop Mold Growth in Basements

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Stop Mold Growth in Basements

Stopping mold growth in a basement is important. You should treat mold growth as soon as you notice it to prevent possible health problems or damage to your basement. Before you treat the mold, you need to identify the source of moisture that is causing the mold growth. After addressing underlying moisture issues, immediately remove the mold. To prevent future mold growth, keep the humidity level in your basement below 50%.

Find the source of the problem. Moisture control is the key to solving mold problems. If you have a wet basement, you will need to find out what is causing the water issues before you treat the mold problem. Common culprits include:

  1. Defective gutters
  2. Groundwater seepage
  3. Poorly designed window wells
  4. Ineffective subsurface drainage system
  5. Cracks in a house’s foundation
  6. Internal sources of humidity like humidifiers or frequent cooking 

Address sources of internal moisture. The mold problem in your basement may be the result of internal sources of moisture, rather than moisture entering the basement from outside. Remove humidifiers from the basement, and do not cook in the basement unless absolutely necessary. Make sure other sources of moisture, like the clothes dryer and bathroom, are properly ventilated. 

Fix leaking pipes, sinks, and toilets. Your basement could be wet due to a leaking pipe, sink, or toilet. Carefully examine these potential sources of moisture. If you discover a leak, fix the problem as soon as possible. If necessary, seek professional help. 

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – 800-734-3213 SERVPRO of New London CT

Residential Mold Remediation in New London CT

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Residential Mold Remediation in New London CT

A mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your residential property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up, is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of New London CT who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation. Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated.

SERVPRO professionals can respond swiftly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, the crew will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to its preloss condition.

When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of New London CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning of floors or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of New London located in East Haven, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your home look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Services.

We are available throughout Connecticut 24 hours a day. Our expertise includes residential restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. Additionally, we are your best resource for mold remediation.

How to prevent mold growth in your home this spring?

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

houses How to prevent mold growth in your home this spring?

The hot heat stemming from humidity causes condensation on windows and bathroom shower/tub walls. Conversely, keeping every component of the home cool and dry is nearly impossible. The correct balance is keeping a high temperature in the home without the humidity attached. To do this, set the air conditioner to 70 degrees in automatic mode. Afterward, turn on the humidifier to keep humid heat 50% or below.

Clean, dust, deodorize, and disinfect the home every day or twice a week. Focus on the areas with condensation, highly used rooms, dark areas with no sunlight, and/or near water pipes where mold thrives. Examples include toilets, windows, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, closets, cabinets, drawers, sinks, showerheads, and air conditioner vents. Next, dust and vacuum carpets, furniture, draperies, and rugs. Finally, throw away mold-infested belongings. Increase routine checking after natural disasters such as flooding, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, and violent thunderstorms to clean and dry water spills and condensation.

Dry wet spots with a fan, ceiling fan, air conditioner, door, or window. The air conditioner, fan, and ceiling fan circulate odorous and stagnant air while drying spills and wet areas. The door and window welcome fresh air into the home while removing odorous and stagnant air. Warm, unmoving air is a breeding ground for mold. Exhaust fans, open vents, and dehumidifiers also count toward ventilation and air circulation. Rooms desperately needing ventilation are the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. In addition, dry wet clothing, shoes, and items outdoors. Store items and attire after all damp spots are dry and not before.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

New London Mold Remediation

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

mold remediation New London Mold Remediation

The purpose of mold remediation is to correct the moisture problem and to remove moldy and contaminated materials to prevent human exposure and further damage to building materials and furnishings. Porous materials that are wet and have mold growing on them may have to be discarded because molds can infiltrate porous substances and grow on or fill in empty spaces or crevices. This mold can be difficult or impossible to remove completely.

As a general rule, simply killing the mold, for example, with biocide is not enough. The mold must be removed, since the chemicals and proteins, which can cause a reaction in humans, are present even in dead mold.

A variety of cleanup methods are available for remediating damage to building materials and furnishings caused by moisture control problems and mold growth. The specific method or group of methods used will depend on the type of material affected.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

Mold Removal Services in New London, CT

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Removal Services in New London, CT

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.  

To ensure that the mold threat is completely removed, we apply today’s most technically advanced removal & remediation techniques. We are licensed professionals, and the leading specialists in the region. We find the hidden moisture that is commonly bypassed by other companies. Just a small number of mold spores that remain can lead to re-occurrence and the remediation process may have to be repeated.   Don’t let that happen. Call the mold experts in New London, CT  now for a free consultation.

Mold Services we provide in New London CT:

Remediation

Removal

Testing

Inspection

If You See Signs of Mold, Call 1-800-734-3213

Mold Basics

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Example of Mold Damage



    • The keyto mold control is moisture control. Moisture that is unchecked has a significantly higher potential for mold growth.

    • If mold is an issue in your home, you should have the mold remediated promptly. Identifying the source of water and repairing it is

    • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and itemswithin 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.


    Why is mold growing in my home?


    Molds are part of the natural environment. In the outdoors, mold plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees Indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Areas that could possibly be effected should be monitored to ensure this does not occur.