Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Middletown bathroom mold remediation

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Middletown bathroom mold remediation This is the mold damage you can't see in a typical shower. Imagine if it was left undiscovered!

Middletown mold remediation services are available 24/7, call SERVPRO of Lake County at 263-9283 for a consultation and information.

A leaky shower in Middletown was the cause of much needed mold remediation. Not only did SERVPRO clean up the mess, but we made sure the leak wouldn't happen again! We also checked for other leaks around the home, as well as other sources of mold growth.

Mold growth should be prevented at all costs! Bathrooms tend to grow mold the most because of the use of a shower or tub. Leaky pipes under bathroom sinks can also cause mold growth, as well as the improper use of shower curtains or doors. *Pro Tip: after using the shower, stretch out the shower curtain to prevent water from getting stuck in the curtain, which can cause the curtain to grow mold.

Don't allow mold to grow in any room of your home, call us at 263-9283 for 24/7 assistance in your home or business.

Middletown Mold Cleanup

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Middletown mold cleaning

Many young couples become ecstatic over their first home purchase. However, mold growth in your new home can become a mood killer, as well as a frustrating experience. A home should be inspected thoroughly before purchased; most molds are hidden, due to the conditions in which it thrives.

Where does mold grow?

If your home already has furniture, the mold may grow behind couches, in water heater closets that have had leaks, in crawlspaces or attics, or behind refrigerators and dishwashers. Mold can also grow behind sheetrock or wallpaper if there was a water leak from a pipe in the wall.

The first signs of mold

Many people believe mold growth may be in their home due to their allergic reactions in their home atmosphere. Many of these reactions include sneezing, coughing, swelling and/or sore eyes, a runny nose, nasal congestion, or an upper respiratory infection. Mold can have a musty or old, rotten smell. Visible mold can form in patches that look like dirt or small spots. It can be black, white, gray, or green, depending on the type and strain. Many people ignore mold growth because they don’t realize what it is or they don’t want to deal with it. Experts in Middletown mold cleaning will stress the importance of maintaining a sealed area so mold spores won’t spread. They will also stress the importance of wearing proper PPE uniforms, masks, gloves, and using the right antimicrobial growth solutions so mold will be removed and stay away.

Who are these experts?

These experts go by the name of SERVPRO of Lake County, and they have been around for many years helping people make their homes healthy again. We can help you with cleaning up mold, so your health is no longer at stake. 

Mold Damage Restoration in Middletown

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Lake County when you first notice mold growth in your home or business, 707-263-9283

Over the weekend, we received a call from a business owner for mold damage in Middletown, CA. His shop had a serious mold problem due to lack of ventilation, especially in the closets. Mold can become a huge issue because it destroys  the structure and foundation of a home or business. We came in and began mold removal immediately. We removed the entire mold in a timely manner and he was able to reopen his shop without missing any business days.
This detail is very crucial for business owners, whose business is their livelihood. No one wants or needs a disruption. Call SERVPRO of Lake County today at 707-263-9283 at the first sign of mold growth in your home or business.

Clearlake Mold Removal

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

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What can SERVPRO do for you when you need mold removal in Clearlake, CA?  Call us at 707-263-9283 to find out!

Identifying and remediating the moisture source is incredibly important to maintain proper indoor air quality after the mold has been cleaned up. For very extensive damage caused by mold, we are able to remove sections of drywall and carpet. By using our specialty cleaning solutions, we can remove the majority of small areas of mold growth.

This solution is much more cost effective than allowing the mold to sit for weeks, or tearing down an entire structure. That's our ultimate goal; to make mold removal in your home as painless as possible. We can do all the work, in very little time, to make that mold mess like it was never even there!

You deserve to live in a healthy home, and SERVPRO of Lake County can make that goal happen. 

Lakeport mold and mildew issues

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Need mildew removal? Spring cleaning means you may find mildew lurking, call 707-263-9283 to schedule cleanup services.

The kitchen of this home in Lakeport is mold and mildew damaged to the max. It's easy to see the mold growth that's already occurred due to extensive water damage! Lakeport mildew removal technicians came out to this home because the homeowner was cleaning the structure and noticed mold growth all along the bottom of the walls.

When water leaks occur and aren't addressed right away, mold growth will almost always occur. While some molds aren't dangerous, the longer water damage sits, the more harmful mold and mildew growth can occur.

SERVPRO of Lake County is trained in mildew removal and will examine a structure for any visible signs of mildew or mold. The technician may recommend you leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and associated containment process is being safety completed. 

This is why we do what we do: to help our communities get back to their lives. We are everywhere in the community. Call SERVPRO of Lake County today if you need mildew removal completed, 707-263-9283. Don't hesitate when your well being is on the line.

Mold cleanup in Middletown: all the details

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold cleanup in Middletown: all the details Some of our hardest workers battling a difficult mold job are featured here!

Mold Cleaning Experts in your area, 707-263-9283 is the number to call 24/7

What characteristics do you want in a mold cleanup expert? Mold cleanup experts are known as technicians at SERVPRO of Lake County!

Mold is a messy subject, quite literally, and can be dangerous if not handled appropriately. Mold grows in damp and dark places, and only needs 24 hours to start spreading like wildfire. Mold can cause structures to weaken, eyes to water, and throats to burn. Spores can let loose into the air, affecting those with weakened immune systems such as children and the elderly. 

Do you want your family to continue to suffer due to mold damage? If the answer is no, you're in the right place to receive valuable information on the first steps to take once you find mold. If you don't get mold damage handled correctly the first time, it will come back and continue to grow, leaving your home in an unstable condition.

The first thing to do to get your home into better shape is to identify the source of the mold and deal with it, so the mold doesn't continue to grow. Wearing PPE suits around excessive mold is recommended, as well as gloves, due to the dangers breathing mold can present. 

The second task to complete after discovering mold is to seal away the area, so mold spores don't continue to spread. Heating and cooling units and systems must be shut down right away so mold spores aren't circulated through your home.

If mold damage is starting to cause more of a headache and looks like a costly situation, contacting your insurance company and a qualified Middletown mold remediation company, such as SERVPRO, would ensure your headaches would cease in more ways than one. 

This mold cleaning process may seem lengthy. Why don't you leave it to the professionals? We've completed Middletown mold cleanup many times, as well as in the surrounding areas, and also know how to communicate with insurance companies about coverage issues. We have the technology and expertise, as well as the patience, to deal with such a disaster. We are here to help you, bottom line. Give us a call, let us prove it to you. 707-263-9283 is all it takes to get started!

Attic mold in Kelseyville due to poor circulation

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Attic mold in Kelseyville due to poor circulation Don't even TRY doing this kind of cleanup yourself, you'll waste your time and energy, and end up calling SERVPRO anyways!

Owning a home is a lot of responsibility

There is a lot to do when preparing to buy a home. You have to go through the inspection process, get your credit report, sign a bunch of documents, get approved for a loan, and then there's the unpacking! We bet you didn't sign up to deal with recurring mold in your attic due to poor fan circulation and moisture buildup. NEITHER DID WE, but we are still happy to help when there is a problem!

Attic moisture builds up

This home in Kelseyville accumulated mold over the course of two years, and the homeowners realized the moisture from the bathrooms and laundry area weren't being filtered to the outside of the home. After careful evaluation, they decided to have SERVPRO deal with the cleanup of the exposed areas in the attic. 

We were there to inspect, and then we set up equipment for two days, and used a special product on the exposed wood to kill the mold spores that are affecting this structure. The last thing you want is the structure of your home compromised, especially after going through all the trouble to own it!

Mold in many Lakeport properties

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Special circumstances

Due to the recent wildfires, many homes are chaotic and families are getting regrouped in with whatever situation they find themselves. We've received calls about smoke damage, water damage, odor, and bio hazard issues due to infestation. With all the chaos, mold may even grow if you have a roof leak, recent appliance malfunction, or a project that has been placed on the back burner. 

Middletown mold removal services

Lakeport mold removal services are available!  We are here to help always, but the mold situation requires constant care and attention. The fires are spreading throughout California, and if water gets into your home because you don't have a roof or you received assistance from your local fire department, mold is sure to grow!

Communications with insurance companies

We are dealing with a large amount of insurance communications, but are used to handling insurance companies on a daily basis. According to your loss's needs, we may even talk with them every week. We are willing to do what is necessary to get your home and lives back after this tragedy that has affected entire communities. 

Give us a call at 707-263-9283 for more information and immediate assistance. 

Mold removal in the Lucerne community

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

No one can "remove" mold completely

Any company that tells you THEY can completely remove mold is not being an honest company. The truth is, mold cannot be completely removed because it's an organic substance that is found everywhere in our atmosphere. It's in the air, ground, and water. It lives in damp, dimly lit areas and can vary in poison levels. The spores are so small, they can only be seen clearly under a microscope. Do you really think a person or company could completely REMOVE mold that is so microscopic?

What should a restoration company be able to do for you?

Since we know mold is all around us, we know we can actually survive with it. For the typical human being, complete removal of mold isn't necessary or possible. Performing Lucerne mold removal services means mitigation at its absolute best by the finest technicians! Getting it out of the walls, cleaning the air, and deodorizing the rooms where the mold grew are just a few of the things our team can handle. We've handled everything from abandoned homes to single bedrooms, and BEYOND!

Lakeport mold remediation

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lakeport mold remediation This mold was discovered during a remodel of a home.

We can't determine whether there is mold in your home if it isn't visible.

However, we can recommend Lakeport mold cleanup, no problem! Every home deserves to be a healthy home, we agree 100%. Plus, indoor air quality can be evaluated on a regular basis to make sure your home is in proper living condition. Mold is present in the air constantly, although not always in a heavy concentration. When mold is present in your home, it can cause a lot of structural damage and weakness, depending on the amount.

What causes mold anyways?

Mold is often caused by water damage that hasn't been property repaired, an organic substance that's left behind and not properly disposed, or even a little bit of moisture. Improperly insulated windows is a big problem in our area. We recommend double pane windows all the way! This type of window keeps out moisture and prevents it from building up inside your home. 

Middletown Mold Removal

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Middletown Mold Removal Would you let this mold sit very long after seeing it? We didn't think so.

Mold damage in Lake County

The wall of this bedroom in Middletown is being tested for moisture. It's easy to see the mold growth that's already occurred due to extensive water damage! We are experts in mold removal, but usually don't see mold this extensive.

SERVPRO of Lake County came out to this home because the homeowner had used the room for storage. Upon removing items, the homeowner noticed extensive mold growth all along the windows and on the walls.

How does all this damage happen?

Water intrusion can happen from water leaks, broken pipes, storms, open structures, or equipment failures. When water intrusion does occur and it isn't addressed right away, mold growth will almost always occur. While some molds aren't dangerous, the longer water damage sits, the more harmful mold growth can occur. 

SERVPRO of Lake County technicians are trained in mold removal and will examine a structure for any visible signs of mold.  The technician may also recommend you leave the affected area while the mold cleanup and associated containment process is being safety completed. All for the sake of health!

This is why we do what we do: to help our communities get back to their lives.  

Mold cleaning in Kelseyville

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Kelseyville mold remediation

While SERVPRO of Lake County is able to clean up mold, we have to follow certain laws when health and safety hazards are involved. In the case of mold, SERVPRO cannot legally tell you whether you have mold, especially if the mold in question isn’t obvious. However, we can recommend you for indoor air quality testing and make sure you get proper care in getting as much of the hazard removed as possible.

Kelseyville mold cleanup procedures

Give us a call at 263-9283 and we will help you get squared away with mold cleanup, we have dealt with mold in Kelseyville after the flooding because homes just weren't getting dry enough. We first may need to perform an inspection. This information will give us a better idea of how to pursue the cleanup process in an effective, hazardless manner.

Clearlake mold remediation services

3/29/2017 (Permalink)

Do you know what to do if you find mold in your home? The first thing to do, call SERVPRO! 707-263-9283

Clearlake mold remediation is essential to keep your home in a functional, healthy order. SERVPRO of Lake and Mendocino County can come on site to determine what is needed. Then, we can decide how to attack the mold.

Many questions will be answered during the mold removal process: where did the mold come from? How did it start growing? How much of our home was actually affected? What can insurance cover, if anything? SERVPRO is an expert on insurance coverage, and can help you communicate with your insurance company.

Let us help you help yourselves! When you give us a call, you're calling your local, neighboring, cleanup and restoration company. Our Franchise has been in the area for several years, locally owned and maintained. We understand your needs, and want to help you until the damage is gone. 707-263-9283 is our 24 hour contact number, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Mold removal in Nice

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

One does not simply remove mold. 

One also has to deal with mold spores, setting up containment, and dealing with negative air. The common homeowner is most likely not going to know these terms, unless they are with SERVPRO of Lake County. SERVPRO deals with mold losses on a regular basis. Mold often goes unnoticed for weeks, or people simply don't want to deal with it. IICRC Certified professionals know you don't want to deal with it, so we are trained to deal with it.

Nice mold removal

Pictured here is the mold you don't see, which can cause the most damage. The longer it sits, the longer it grows, and the more damage it fosters. Don't let this happen to you! The moment you have water damage, get it handled. Otherwise, you may end up with mold behind the wall, like in this scenario. Mold removal in Nice can be incredibly extensive, especially right now due to all the flooding and water damage. 

Don't try to take it on all by yourself; call the professionals!

Mold-always a foe, never a friend!

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let mold grow on you; it may be part of nature, but it shouldn't be a part of your wardrobe or living room.

We've seen mold so bad, we thought somebody wanted to keep it around for a while. Nonetheless, we always recommend getting it removed, remediated, squashed; however you want it done, it should be GONE. But, not every person or company has the ability to get mold gone the right way. 

How many ways are there to eradicate mold?

Depending on the situation, there could be many. If it's growing under your home, it's not a huge deal. However, if it continues to grow, it could come through cracks in the foundation, find its way into your home, and be even harder to rid. 

If you need help with eradicating mold, give us a call at 263-9283!

 

Clearlake Mold Removal and Remediation

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clearlake Mold Removal and Remediation This mold started to grow due to a water heater mishap.

Mold removal requires special care, care SERVPRO of Lake and Mendocino County provides. 707-263-9283

Mold damage is devastating when it affects the things you care for the most: your memories. Thankfully, SERVPRO cares about your belongings and will work diligently to restore them as best as possible. SERVPRO of Lake and Mendocino County offers pack outs for your belongings so we can take care of the mold remediation process of your home. We are also capable of restoring electronics, documents, photographs, and can offer a complete contents claim inventory service for your insurance company. Whatever items can't be restored can be replaced for you, so you can get back to your daily life and its conveniences.

Clearlake mold removal and remediation services can be scheduled as early as possible, so we can get going on getting your life back on track.

Clearlake Mildew Removal

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mildew is another branch of mold, and just as annoying and frustrating to rid when you don't know what you're doing. There are some home remedies that can be found on Google; however, there are also stories that can be found about families who didn't get mildew removed ASAP the correct way, and the catastrophes that followed. Clearlake mildew removal is something we've done for a while. 


What happens when professional help isn't sought


Even if you get whatever is growing on the surface of walls, carpets, window sills, furniture, and even clothes-what about the stuff you can't see? There could be mold or mildew underneath the floor, behind a wall, or the source of the issue hasn't been fixed or found. Will the mildew keep growing back? Don't let mildew cleanup keep you going in a circular direction of frustration and increasing expenses!


Eliminate vs. Restore


In reality, there is a huge difference between elimination and restoration. To eliminate something means to rid of it, to the point of keeping it at bay. Restoration means to attempt to keep the mildew away for good. *Remain cautious: a little bit of mildew or mold is always capable of coming back because of other factors and circumstances. However, there are techniques SERVPRO of Lake County uses to prevent the growth of mildew or mold so you won't have those issues anymore. 

Clearlake Mold Cleaning

2/2/2016 (Permalink)

Even 15 minutes of cleaning up mold leads to a huge headache, watering of the eyes, dizziness, and depending on how you do it, can lead to the spreading of mold spores. This means that after you clean up the first mold area you found, pretty soon you will have a second area to clean.

Here are some common tips we give to our callers who inquire about Clearlake mold cleaning:

DON'T CLEAN MOLD WITHOUT PROTECTIVE GEAR!

We cannot stress this tip enough! You'll get it on your clothes and hands, and your clothes and hands go to other parts ofyour house. This means that the mold will follow. 

Have containment set up to secure the molded area

Taping off an area to make sure mold doesn't leave is essential. There's nothing worse than sweeping your floor, only to have your dog or two year old walk right through it as soon as your're done. A containment area contains mold spores so the spreading of them is incredibly minimal. Air vents, doors, and heating/cooling equipment must also be sealed, as well as windows and any draft areas. 

HEPA vacuums and uses of other equipment

There are specific techniques and types of equipment that are used to clean mold, as well as dry a wet area, to ensure that it doesn't grow back. While some mold is not dangerous (we live and breathe it wherever we go-its a natural, organic organism), you never know when you're going to encounter toxic mold. 

Do you think you can handle all this on your own? Don't fret, you don't have to do it all on your own.

SERVPRO of Lake County is trained specifically to deal with mold. We have IICRC certified technicians, and our newest employees become certified right away with classes and on the job experience. 

Lower Lake Mold Removal

10/16/2015 (Permalink)

We are entering the colder, rainier season! With El Nino wanting to pass through all over California, SERVPRO of Lake County is on the watch for any mold damage issues due to extra moisture.


Why is moisture bad?


Moisture can lead to mold growth, which may cause health effects. Moisture can be in the window sills, an unventilated bathroom, a storage space, or even just continuously present in your home due to poor insulation or heat circulation. This Geyserville home had mold underneath the wallpaper by the windows!


What is needed for mold to grow?


Mold spores, a food source (anything organic), a cool temperature, and water are all that's needed to start mold growth in as little as two days. SERVPRO's job is to get the area dry, prevent mold growth from reoccurring by removing mold rot, recommending construction work if needed, and disinfecting. 


Bottom Line: Don't mess with mold!


Mold is way too complex to simply clean with bleach. Plus, you may see it on the surface. But, what about the mold you don't see? Get an expert right away, and treat mold as a serious issue. Don't mess with mold, or it may mess with you. Call SERVPRO today at 263-9283. We will show mold who is in charge! "Like it never even happened!"

Clearlake Mold Remediation and Removal

3/17/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Clearlake Mold Remediation and Removal Mold in this kitchen was caused by a broken pipe in the wall. The damage went unnoticed for several days.

A little mold can cause some big issues- 263-9283 is the answer to all your mold removal inquiries!


Clearlake mold remediation and removal specialsist are hard to come by. Mold removal isn't an easy task to accomplish. There is a lot more involved than spraying and scraping away the nasty growth that causes breathing problems, headaches, upper respiratory problems, and allergies. Anyone can instantly display these symptoms after contact with mold or mildew. Mold removal also requires digging deeper into what caused the mold, fixing the problem, and preventing the growth from coming back. In the photo below, a pipe broke in the wall of the kitchen. This job at first wasn't covered by insurance, but due to our investigation and notes, we were able to help the homeowner run the job through insurance! We know it's difficult to talk with them; we understand how they think and work, so we don't mind it at all.