Recent Mold Remediation Posts

How to Prevent Mold in your Greene County Home

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Prevent Mold in your Greene County Home Example of Mold in Crawlspace. If you think you might have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County today at (417) 865-7711.

SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County professionals handle water damages every day and know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when the environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has seen a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry structure promptly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for: 

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odor which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity. 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the property for mold growth and water damage problems.  If you think you might have a mold problem call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County today at (417) 865-7711.  

Financing to Fit Your Needs

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Financing to Fit Your Needs SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County is excited to announce that we are now offering financial solutions for our customers through GreenSky Financing

Help Is Here with Mold, Fire, or Water Damaging Restorations Costs Green Sky Financing is Here

SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County is excited to announce that we are now offering financial solutions for our customers through our new partner Green Sky Financing.

If you have ever suffered through a flood, fire, or mold infestation, we understand that the only thing worrying you as much as restoring your home is how you are going to pay for it. At SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County we do everything possible to keep costs at a minimum but costs can run into thousands very quickly.  We sought out this solution after assisting customers who tried to save money by doing the demolition, cleaning, and restoration themselves. In every case, the homeowners or residents simply added to the problem and found themselves with a larger bill; sometimes much larger.

Our office has been trained and approved by Green Sky financial program to help our customers finance their restoration projects. We can assist an individual in getting loans with competitive rates and regular monthly payments, compared to the exorbitant rates and payments from a large credit card transaction.

We have the options to assist by filling out an online application at our office or over the phone.  Other than the speedy approval process, this is not a rush loan in any other sense. GreenSky understands that the restoration process can take weeks or months depending on the level of the damage. Recipients have up to four months to exhaust the amount of their loan with our office. It is not a short-term loan with a limited 18-month payment structure. Qualified customers can spread their payments up to as long as 84 months (7 years) or 96 months (8 years) at a payment that can be as low as $79 a month.  Financing terms are available for a variety of services- from deductibles, non-coverage on insurance claims, or even just a home remodel.  

For more information on what we can do for your home and how GreenSky can help, call us at (417) 865-7711 or visit us at SERVPROspringfieldgreenecounty.com

2 Critical Reasons Not to Delay Drying

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 2 Critical Reasons Not to Delay Drying This Springfield home experienced a roof leak that caused extensive mold damage throughout two levels of the home.

When flood damage strikes a property in Greene County, the results are usually far too serious for property owners to handle on their own. Professional restoration services like those provided by SERVPRO help to return a home back to the way it was before a flood. But many fear the costs and responsibilities associated with a full-scale restoration project. Unfortunately, few if any of the unpleasant consequences inherent in flood damage disappear without appropriate care and attention. To prevent long-term adverse effects from developing in your home or business, call for help immediately.

Here are two of the most serious problems that can develop when professional drying is delayed:

  1. Weakened Foundations

Long-term exposure to standing water and the additional moisture that’s produced during flood damage events in Greene County can cause permanent and expensive damage to the very foundation of your home. Even the solid materials that foundations are made of, whether masonry, concrete or stone, can soak up small amounts of water through the cracks and pores in their material. Unless these pockets of water are removed, they can create defects in the building foundation that eventually weaken the entire structure. In the winter, water trapped inside those cracks will expand as it freezes, resulting in very serious structural issues that will be incredibly expensive to fix.

Fast and thorough drying processes are the only way to protect your home against these threats. SERVPRO of Greene County has the specialty equipment that’s designed to remove all unwanted moisture.

  1. Mold Growth

Mold grows wherever there’s a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, around windows, or pipes, or where there’s been flooding. It can grow most anywhere, but especially where it finds food, such as on porous surfaces like paper, cardboard, wallboard and wood. Mold can also grow on many nonporous materials such as concrete and brick. And with the right temperature, moisture and food, mold will grow most anywhere. A rolling stone may gather no moss, but one sitting still sure can. Preventative treatments can help, but the only reliable solution to developing mold problems is rapid drying and dehumidification that SERVPRO offers.

Add to those two problems the fact that water, often called the universal solvent, can slowly dissolve, break apart and destroy most of the materials in your home or business and you can see why you need to call SERVPRO immediately should you experience a flood or water damage of any type.

Springfield and Greene County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Springfield and Greene County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Springfield Mold Remediation

f 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 Springfield/Greene 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 Springfield/Greene C ounty specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  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 – 417-865-7711

Does Your Springfield Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Springfield Home Have A Mold Problem? In Springfield mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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 “mold removal” and even 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 your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 417-865-7711

Mold in Southwest Missouri Kitchen

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Southwest Missouri Kitchen Mold in Springfield/Greene County kitchen caused by leaky faucet.

We recently completed an extensive mold remediation in a kitchen in a Southwest Missouri home.  The mold was caused simply by a leaky faucet.  The photo shown is during the cleaning process.   SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County's professionally certified crews use containment while cleaning to keep the mold spores from spreading through out the home.  This is done by using air scrubbers to capture the spores in the work area and pulling the air outside while work is being performed.  Due to the amount of mold the kitchen had to be completely demoed down to the stud framing.  This allows us to dry the structure and remove, clean and disinfect the mold. This demonstrates how something as simple as a leaky faucet can cause damage to your home.