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What To Do When You Find Mold, Until Help Arrives!

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Have you found mold in your home or property recently? Mold can damage your property value and potentially cause health effects so it is important to remediate the mold before it spreads. Here are several steps you can take to get your home ready for us to come professionally remediate the mold. 

Remove Your Possessions

The first step you can take is to remove any items from the mold-infested area. Sort through what you want to save and what you want to dispose of, then thoroughly clean the surfaces of any items you want to keep. Afterward, put the items in a safe place until the mold remediation is completed. 

Block off the Area

It is important to isolate the mold-infested area to prevent it from spreading further throughout the property. You can tape plastic sheets over the air vents and doorway near the infected until a remediation team can come to set up professional containments. This will prevent the mold from seeping into the air vents and spreading. 

Do NOT Ventilate

While opening windows and turning on fans near the moldy space might seem like a good idea, it can actually cause more harm than good and cause the mold spores to spread. 

Leave the Area Alone

We understand that mold can be quite unsightly, and you may be tempted to attempt to remove it with bleach or other cleaning products. However, doing this may actually cause the mold spores to become airborne and spread to other areas of your home. To prevent further issues, avoid touching the area and allow the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County to take care of everything, beginning to end.

By following these tips, you can safely get your home ready for mold remediation. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County specializes in cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties throughout Clay County and North Bradford County. Our technicians are professionally trained in mold remediation and mitigation, water damage restoration, and fire damage restoration. For more information or to schedule a free estimate, call us at 904-290-4040!

3 Signs There's Mold Growing in Your Carpet

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold can damage carpeting and cause health effects. Therefore, it's important to understand the common signs of mold growth so that you can take preventative action immediately. Here’s a closer look at the main indications of this issue and how carpet cleaning can salvage household flooring.

How Can You Tell if Mold Is Growing in Your Carpet?

1. Bad Smell

You might notice a musty smell, or guests may comment on a strange odor. If you spend most of your time indoors, you might not notice the smell because you've become accustomed to it. However, it’s important to check underneath the carpets once you've detected a problem.

2. Damp Carpet

A wet carpet can result from recent spills or flooding and should be cleaned as soon as possible. Allowing it to sit could lead to bacteria and fungal growth. If leakage has occurred for an extended period, you will probably find mold underneath the carpet and should seek carpet cleaning services.

3. Discoloration

Mold can be difficult to detect if it’s grown deep into the carpet, but advanced growth can appear in various colors. Families might notice green, red, or black patches on the carpet. Inspect the bottom of the carpet and the floor underneath for any signs of these spots. Carpet cleaning services may be able to resolve the problem. However, if the damage is extensive, the carpet needs to be replaced immediately.

If you’re experiencing water damage in your home from recent storms and flooding, turn to SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County. This restoration company offers water damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire damage repair to commercial and residential properties. Each technician is certified and fully trained to handle any problem. Call their team at (904) 290-4040 or visit their website for more information.

Get it done right... the first time!

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Recently we had a job come in from a residential homeowner. She experienced water damage a few years ago and she choose to hire a different restoration company to perform water extraction.

To her surprise, when she hired a flooring company to replace her hardwood floors; the flooring company found extensive mold growth hiding under her old hardwood floors. That's when she made the right call and chose SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County to come and take care of the mold and water damage!

She won't have to worry about this happening again, because at SERVPRO, we truly make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County at (904) 290-4040 for a free estimate! We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, we encourage you to check out our reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp! Check out our YouTube channel, follow us on Facebook, IG, and Twitter! 

Can mold affect pets? Call SERVPRO in Fleming Island

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

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When homeowners notice mold, they often rush to contact a mold remediation company to mitigate the issue. Mold grows in moist areas like the bathroom, kitchen, garage, and basement. Pets may be exposed to mold as they breathe in the air in these spaces or if they lick or brush up against it. Here is a guide to help you understand the potential consequences mold exposure has on your furry family members. 

Understanding the Effects of Mold on Pets

What Are Mold Exposure Symptoms?

Mold can cause health effects for humans and animals.

What Should I Do to Remove It?

Never try to mitigate mold yourself. Unfortunately, most DIY options like treating the area with bleach can release spores into the air and worsen the problem for pets and people.

Instead, call a mold remediation team to address the area like SERVPRO. They will use safety gear and protocols to remove the spores from the air and surfaces without endangering your family. Once the mold remediation team is finished, your home will be safe for your furry friends.

How Can I Prevent Mold?

Reduce the likelihood of mold growth by installing ample ventilation in the bathroom and kitchen to pull moisture outside. Use dehumidifiers to minimize the water in the air to below 50% to make it difficult for the mold to grow. Frequently wash your pet’s food and water bowls and wipe down their kennels or cages, making sure that they dry quickly. Sanitize hard surfaces like flooring and tiles with a mixture of bleach and water and clean air ducts every two years to address any mold growing inside the piping. 

If you live in or around Fleming Island, FL, and need mold remediation / removal, contact SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County. The cleanup and restoration specialists help residential and commercial clients safely remove mold to promote a healthier home or business. Call (904) 290-4040 or visit the website for information on their emergency cleaning services to restore your building for humans and pets alike.

4 Reasons Why You Should Not Remove Mold Yourself

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold thrives in moist, dark areas. Mold is commonly found in the attic, bathroom, and basement of many homes. If you have recently discovered mold in your household, it is best to have it removed immediately to prevent your family from getting sick. It is not wise to perform the mold remediation yourself for a number of reasons, 

1. You might put yourself at risk
Mold can cause health effects. 

2. You Do Not Have the Right Equipment 
Mold remediation requires the use of commercial-grade products that effectively kill harmful spores. You will also need a HEPA filter and purifier to remove all traces of mold from your indoor air supply. These products and equipment are expensive and require training to be able to use them properly. 

3. You Might Worsen the Problem
Attempting to remove mold in an incorrect manner may actually spread spores throughout the home and make the problem worse. Mold Remediation specialists will quarantine the contaminated area before treating it, which prevents the possibility of the mold from spreading further. 

4. You Could Miss a Spot
Mold tends to hide in small cracks and crevices where it is warm and dark. If you do not know where to look for it, you might miss a spot. Mold remediation specialists know where to look and will thoroughly get rid of all spores in your home. They will carefully look under titles in the bathroom, roof or walls of the basement. 

Keep your home healthy and comfortable with mold remediation from SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County

Call 904-290-4040 to schedule an emergency mold cleaning service or visit online to learn more about how we can protect and restore your property. 

One stop shop at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Our warehouse is fully equipped to handle contents from multiple projects simultaneously. In the photo you see an example of what boxed contents may look like while stored at our warehouse in Fleming Island. 

Our team at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is the area’s reliable water damage restorers and specialty cleaners. We can help you out when your property has been damaged in a storm.

We offer a wide range of services – from cleaning, to remediation and on to reconstruction –SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is the vendor of choice for many local residents and businesses alike. We are your one stop shop after you suffer from a loss.

If you have any questions about mold removal, mold remediation, or mold detection, please contact us at 904-290-4040.

Our opinions, advice, and estimates are ALWAYS free, and we are here to help!

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We Are Mold Experts!

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

black mold Water damage can potentially cause mold growth.

Having a water leak is inconvenient in every aspect. The problems that come with an untreated or unnoticed water damage issue are even more inconvenient. When water damage is left for a period of time, not only does it spread, but it creates the perfect habitat for mold to grow and spread. 

Mold is a type of fungus. It can grow in white, green, orange, purple, or black strains. They thrive on moisture and reproduce through airborne spores. If left untreated or unnoticed, mold will continue to grow and spread throughout the affected area. Before you know it, you could have an overwhelming mold issue. 

Mold is associated with various health effects and may impact those with preexisting respiratory conditions more severely. To avoid mold growth in your home, treat all water damage issues as quickly as possible. If you notice mold in your home, call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island and North Bradford County for a free estimate at (904)-290-4040

What to do if you find mold, before help (us) arrives!

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Have you found mold in your home recently? It can damage your property value and put your health at risk, so it’s obviously important to eliminate it ASAP. Schedule remediation with a reputable mold remediation company today to get the process started. Here are several steps to get your home ready for us to come and professionally remove the mold(s).

Remove Your Possessions

The first step you have to take is to remove any items from the mold-infested area. Sort through what to save and what to toss out; then, thoroughly clean the surfaces of any items you are keeping. Afterwards, put them in a safe place until all the mold is removed.

Block Off the Area

It’s important to isolate the mold-ridden area to prevent it from spreading throughout the property. Tape plastic sheets over the air vents and doorways near the infested space until a mold remediation company can come to your home and set up professional containment's. This will prevent the mold from seeping into air vents and spreading.

Do NOT Ventilate!!

While opening up windows or turning on fans near the moldy space might seem like a good idea, it can actually do more harm than good! Remember that ventilation can cause the mold spores to spread!

Leave the Area Alone

Mold can look quite ugly, so you may be tempted to remove some of it off with bleach or other cleaning products. Doing this, however, may actually cause the mold spores to become airborne and move to other areas of your home. To prevent further issues, avoid touching the area and allow the mold remediation experts to take care of everything from beginning to end.

By following these tips, you can successfully get your home ready for mold remediation. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County in Florida specializes in cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, including mold removal, water damage restoration, and fire damage repairs. The technicians are trained at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility and ready to deal with any issues. For more information, call them at (904)-290-4040!!

Buying/Selling Property? Read this first...

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Many home buyers and sellers aren't as aware and as concerned with how mold might affect their property value as they should be. We all know how important first impressions are, mold can have a negative impact on your property value if it is not remediated and mitigated properly.

At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County, you can rely on us for all mold remediation and mitigation to be taken care of following the best industry standards and guidelines set by the IICRC. 

Our technicians are highly qualified, and all take continuous training to ensure their knowledge of our industry is the best. For more information, to schedule a free estimate and to have a stress-free claims process, call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County at (904) 290-4040! We are highly dedicated to superior customer service and customer satisfaction. 

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