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How to Identify Mold and Mildew in Your Home

4/25/2024 (Permalink)

Mold Mold and mildew growth can pose health concerns for you and your family if left untreated. Call us now @ 323-255-1001

Mold and mildew growth is often overlooked and it should not be treated lightly because of health concerns it may pose on you and your family. 

Most people group mold and mildew together when referring to mold growth. However there are some distinctions and different ways to deal with each. Mildew is used to refer to certain kinds of mold/fungus. They have differences in appearances and they typically grow in different locations. Mold is darker in color: green, red, or black. Mold typically has a fuzzy texture and is often confused with dirt. Mold usually grows on organic matter, leather, clothing, paper and in your home it grows on ceilings, walls, and floors where moisture levels are not checked and are higher than normal. In contrast, mildew is usually lighter color starting out as white/gray then turning brown later on. Mildew is also flat in texture. Mildew grows in bathroom walls, windowsills, and other moist areas. 

Now that you can identify mold and mildew, here are some preventative measures you can take to hinder mold and mildew growth. 

  • Keep areas clean and sanitized
  • Install dehumidifiers in areas where moisture is typically high
  • Install exhaust fans to increase ventilation
  • Allow for natural ventilation by opening up windows when possible
  • Keep HVAC vents open and unblocked

If you have mold or mildew growth call SERVPRO of Highland Park. We have trained experts and offer mold removal/remediation services!

Mold Mitigation: Protecting Your Home and Health with SERVPRO of Highland Park

10/10/2023 (Permalink)

Mold can be a homeowner's nightmare. Mold can be a homeowner's nightmare. Call SERVPRO of Highland Park @ (323) 255-1001

Mold can be a homeowner's nightmare. It not only damages your property but can also pose health risks to you and your family. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Highland Park is here to help you with mold mitigation, ensuring a safe and healthy living environment.

Understanding Mold

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp, humid conditions. It can grow on various surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, and even within HVAC systems. Mold spores are airborne, which means they can easily spread and settle in different areas of your home, making it a challenging issue to deal with on your own.

The Importance of Mold Mitigation

Mold doesn't just affect your property; it can also impact your health. Exposure to mold can lead to various health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and skin irritation. Mold can also weaken the structural integrity of your home, leading to costly repairs.

The SERVPRO Advantage

SERVPRO of Highland Park specializes in mold mitigation, offering a comprehensive range of services to protect your home and health:

  1. Inspection and Assessment: Our experts will conduct a thorough inspection to identify the extent of the mold problem and its source. Understanding the type and severity of mold is crucial for effective mitigation.

  2. Containment: To prevent the spread of mold spores, we establish containment barriers, using advanced techniques and equipment to isolate the affected areas.

  3. Mold Removal: Our team uses industry-approved techniques to safely remove mold from your property, including HEPA filtration and antimicrobial treatments.

  4. Structural Drying: We ensure that affected areas are thoroughly dried to prevent future mold growth.

  5. Restoration: Once the mold is removed, we'll work on restoring your property to its pre-mold condition, making it safe and comfortable for you and your family.

  6. Preventive Measures: To avoid future mold issues, we provide recommendations for moisture control and preventive measures to keep your home mold-free.

Don't Wait, Act Now!

If you suspect mold growth in your home, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Highland Park. Our experienced team is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and provide expert mold mitigation services. We are committed to helping you protect your home and health by eliminating mold issues quickly and efficiently.

Don't let mold take control of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Highland Park today and breathe easy knowing that you're taking the right steps to keep your home mold-free and your family healthy.