Recent Mold Remediation Posts

3 Common Questions About Mold Growth

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to mold growth in Fort Bend County it can be difficult to know what exactly you’re dealing with and how to deal with it. Below are three common questions people face when facing mold problems.


1. What Is Mold?


Simply put, mold is fungus. There are many types of mold, and they exist everywhere. When it comes to the mold that is bad for you, its technical name is stachybotrys chartarum, which is commonly referred to as black mold. The spores of mold are microscopic, so you won’t always have visual evidence of the presence of mold. Mold will generally have a musty smell, which can help you become aware of its presence.


2. What Makes Mold Grow?


Generally, mold grows because of moisture. High humidity can exacerbate mold problems, helping it form in as little as 48 hours. Not only does moisture come from high humidity, but it can also come from water damage, such as leaky pipes or roofs or condensation. Also, mold growth is encouraged in dark, warm environments.


3. What Is the Difference between Regular Mold and Problematic Mold?


The presence of most mold is usually visible to the naked eye. Mildew, a type of mold that isn’t as problematic and can be cleaned away, is usually gray or white. However, problematic mold is usually black or green with a “fuzzy” texture. However, even if only one of these types of mold appears to be present, it’s possible that the other is present as well, since they can go hand in hand.

Even if you have a good understanding of mold growth, it can still be a good idea to contact a professional and let them deal with remedying the problem. Additionally, stay away from the mold area, turn off air conditioners and fans and do not attempt any sort of cleaning.

If you notice any signs of mold give us a call at (281) 342-5326.

When It Comes To Mold in Houston, Leave It To The Professionals

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Anyone who has dealt with mold removal might remember it can and will return if not addressed correctly the first time. Remediation of the mildew, fungus and black mold the first time around can save a home or business owner tons of time and money. It's nothing that should drag on forever. The solution is as simple as allowing a highly trained expert to diagnose the issue and remove the threat at the source.

Mold growth shouldn't have to be anything longer than a short-term problem. In fact, mold removal in the right hands isn't a long-term issue. Experts who know the gravity of the situation can carefully secure any mold damage and provide remediation for mold in home or commercial mold damage victims.

SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County is a locally-owned franchise with national resources that helps homeowners to overcome mold, water, and fire damage at as little cost and strain as possible. Give us a call at (281) 342-5326.

Does Your Fort Bend County Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Fort Bend County Home Have A Mold Problem? In Fort Bend County,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 – (281) 342-5326

Fort Bend County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

If 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 West Fort Bend 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 West Fort Bend County 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 – (281) 342-5326

Conditions In Fort Bend County Might Be Right For Mold

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at (281) 342-5326.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County for mold remediation services

Do you have Suspicions of Mold in Your Fort Bend County Home?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can be a very sneaky culprit that can cause major issues for your home and can possibly cause health effects. These signs can aid you in identifying any noticeable or hidden causes of mold.  Detecting mold growth early can save you money and trouble before it becomes a large problem.

Mold Smell - In any parts of your house have you noticed a moldy smell? The more prominent the smell of mold, the more likely it means there could be mold growing nearby.

Seeing Mold - Even the tiniest amount, when spotted, means there is enough moisture in your house for mold to grow. It may be more prevalent in the places that you can’t see that are near where you’ve spotted it. 

Condensation - Humidity levels above 60% can lead to mold growth. Condensation can often occur on cold surfaces, examples of where this can commonly occur is on windows and metal pipes.  The water from condensation can build up and create a moisture problem.  It is generally recommended to keep the humidity level in your house between 30% to 60% as to not promote mold growth.

Every mold growth scenario is different and requires a unique solution. One of our specializations here at SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County  is mold damage restoration.  We have advanced training in restoration techniques, the specialized equipment, and the experience to quickly restore your home quickly and effectively.  

If you think you may have a possible mold issue, give us a call! We here at SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County are always here to help!  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.  (281) 342-5326.