Recent Mold Remediation Posts

3 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth During the Summer

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

As we head into the summer months, cases of mold growth will become more common. So much so, in the restoration industry, we refer to summer as "mold season", especially in the Gulf Coast region. Hot temperatures and high humidity levels are two of the typical contributing factors to microbial growth problems found inside homes and businesses. During summertime, even the smallest water leak can lead to significant mold growth if not addressed promptly and correctly. SERVPRO of Bay St. Louis/Diamondhead is here to help you prevent mold growth and to remediate any microbial growth issues you discover.

3 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home and Business  
  1. Keep indoor humidity low- below 60 degrees relative humidity. If you notice your space is more humid than normal, then contact an HVAC professional to inspect and service your unit. 
  2. Make sure areas prone to mold growth like bathrooms are ventilated well. Always turn on the vent when taking a hot shower or bath to reduce moisture accumulation. Leave doors open to circulate air in rooms without proper ventilation or air conditioning.
  3. Mitigate water damage quickly. Mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours following a water damage event. To prevent secondary damages and mold growth, contact our team of professionals for immediate water damage mitigation services. 

If you notice mold growing in your home or business, our remediation experts are here to help. Our team will first assess the issue and identify the source responsible. Then, we will provide solutions for remediation. This will include removing affected materials like moldy drywall and insulation, utilizing air scrubbers to remove microscopic spores from the environment, and oftentimes cleaning and sealing air ducts.

Contact our office today if you have questions regarding mold growth or to schedule an inspection. Our phone number is 228-467-4450

Does Your Hancock County Home Have a Mold Problem?

4/25/2022 (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 a 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 mold found on materials such as drywall and flooring.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –(228) 467-4450