Recent Mold Remediation Posts

We Are the Mold Removal Experts!

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and mildew can wreak havoc on your environment. It can grow on hidden surfaces such as the back of drywall, wallpaper or paneling, the tops of ceiling tiles, and the underside of carpets and carpet padding.

The cleanup team at SERVPRO of Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston knows that mold outbreaks can be difficult to contain and can cause serious health implications to you and your family. Our IICRC trained technicians work tirelessly to identify and eliminate mold threats to your property and family.

We respond quickly to your mold removal needs

When mold, bacteria or odor affect your indoor air quality, you must take action to protect the health of those in the environment and protect the value of your property before mold ruins your entire home along with your health. Call the cleanup team that knows how to remedy mold. 

Call us at (217) 536-6655

TESTING YOUR HOME FOR MOLD

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation TESTING YOUR HOME FOR MOLD Here is an after photo from Mold in a Kitchen.

There is quite a bit of contradictory advice when it comes to testing for mold in the home; namely, whether it’s a DIY-type job or one that calls for the experts. But as most things are, it’s not a black and white answer. With different circumstances it requires different approaches.

Here are some warning signs..

  • Smell. The musty aroma accompanying mold is the only real tell-tale sign that you have a problem. Never had the misfortune of smelling mold? Well, lucky you! 
  • Allergies. Sneezing, runny nose or sore eyes? Chances are there are some mold lingering in your house.
  • Serious health problems, such as damage to internal organs or mental impairment, can be indicative of toxic mold, which is a serious problem. So get figured out fast!
  • Visible growth. Seeing mold is iron-clad proof that it exists, but often it’s the mold you can’t see that is most problematic. Mold is always hiding.
  • Water problems. If your home has recently been flooded or you’ve suffered leaky pipes, chances are you’re going to have a mold problem. So don't push it off for a tomorrow problem..

Call in the Experts! 

Although mold is an everyday problem that may seem to be more irritating than anything else, when toxic mold enters the equation it’s a whole new ball game. If you have the slightest suspicion about mold in your household contact SERVPRO of Effingham-Mattoon-Charleston Today at (217) 536-6655! 

Black Mold on Your Ceiling?

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Black Mold on Your Ceiling? Mold on Ceiling.

If you smell a sour odor in your bathroom, the solution may be above you. The first place that usually develops mold in your household is the bathroom. Few people notice and act on the mold immediately but by the time you do notice it, black mold will look awful, and it may even pose health risks. What do you do when you find it, and is it dangerous? Call SERVPRO of Effingham-Mattoon-Charleston at (217) 536-6655! 

So.. What causes Mold? 

The bathroom is a common place for mold to first develop because most bathrooms have all of the risk factors for mold growth including:

  • Water, dampness
  • High humidity
  • Warmth
  • Low air circulation
  • Low lighting
  • Oils

What are the Dangers of Black Mold?

Toxic black mold, can release spores as it feeds on organic materials in common household materials like drywall, carpet, insulation or sub-flooring that have been exposed to moisture. But, severe cases of prolonged exposure, black mold health effects can be more dangerous. Often compounded by allergic reaction to the black mold spores, these symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose.

Remember that while you should handle all mold promptly, health effects from mold exposure is very rare. There’s no need to panic. Plus, simply reducing your humidity and increasing air circulation is usually enough to keep mold from returning.

If you do have a reoccurring mold issue be sure to call the cleanup specialists at SERVPRO!