Recent Mold Remediation Posts

What are Industrial Hygienist and Indoor Environmental Professionals

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

What are Industrial Hygienist (IH) and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP)?

The Industrial Hygienists (IH’s), or Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP’s), are used to assess fungal ecology, sample the indoor environment, determine the condition of mold, and establish the scope of work

  • When to consult with an IH/IEP
    • Surface Mold Growth
    • Limited Mold Growth
    • Extensive Mold Growth
  • What does an IH/IEP do:
    • Perform an Assessment of the Fungal Ecology of Property, Systems, and Contents
    • Create a Sampling Strategy
    • Sample the Indoor Environment
    • Interpret Laboratory Data
    • Determine Condition 1, 2, and 3 to Establish a Scope of Work
    • Verify the Return of the Fungal Ecology to a Condition 1 Status

If an IH/IEP is called in he/she will test for the mold types and spore count, determines the site protocol, performs hazard assessment, meets and communicates with all parties as well as preforms the final clearance testing.  

If an IH/IEP has set a protocol for your mold, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690. 

Savannah Residents: Follow these mold safety tips

8/27/2018 (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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 – 912-234-9690

If you see signs of mold

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If you see signs of mold Mold in wall corner

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

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

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 – 912-234-9690

What happens when a structure is not dried out properly?

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

We see water damage from Savannah residents on a daily basis.  Water damage can occur from leaks, broke pipes, storms, etc.  

But what happens when a structure is not dried out properly?  

MOLD!  

Mold can grow grow in as little as 48 hours.  

What to do when you find mold?

Get SERVPRO of Savannah there fast. 

Protect your company, your clients and yourself.

Be wary of any company who pre-tests, remediates and post-test.  

Use an independent, third party firm to do the testing, write the protocol and post-test. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.  We will send out a trained professional who will examine the structure for visible signs of mold, check for moisture and check the humidity.  

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 – 912-234-9690

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem? 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 – 912-234-9690

Mold Awareness

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold has been around forever because mold is a naturally occurring microscopic fungi that can be found almost anywhere.  

Here are a few key years regarding the history of mold awareness.

  • 2001  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Guidelines for Schools and Commercial Buildings (www.epa.gov)
  • 2003  OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin
  • 2003  IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for         Professional Mold Remediation (S520)              (www.IICRC.org/s520info.shtml )
  • 2006  National Indoor Mold Society is formed            (http://afamerica.com/nims/)
  • 2008  IICRC Standard and Reference Guide (S520) 2nd Edition is released
  • 2009  EPA Designates September as National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month

Litigation Prior to 1993 Was Limited:

  • Initial cases were:
    • Landlord-tenant
    • Faulty construction
  • Lawsuits are in state and federal court
  • Regulatory Organizations such as State Health Agencies, State Attorney Generals and the outcome of litigation are defining the future of how we conduct mold mitigation and remediation and how mold liability is handled.

SERVPRO of Savannah requires that our techinicans become certified throught the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  The IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. 

Call SERVPRO of Savannah today for any and all mold questions or concerns. 912-234-9690

What are Industrial Hygienist and Indoor Environmental Professionals?

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

What are Industrial Hygienist (IH) and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP)?

The Industrial Hygienists (IH’s), or Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP’s), are used to assess fungal ecology, sample the indoor environment, determine the condition of mold, and establish the scope of work

  • When to consult with an IH/IEP
    • Surface Mold Growth
    • Limited Mold Growth
    • Extensive Mold Growth
  • What does an IH/IEP do:
    • Perform an Assessment of the Fungal Ecology of Property, Systems, and Contents
    • Create a Sampling Strategy
    • Sample the Indoor Environment
    • Interpret Laboratory Data
    • Determine Condition 1, 2, and 3 to Establish a Scope of Work
    • Verify the Return of the Fungal Ecology to a Condition 1 Status

If an IH/IEP is called in he/she will test for the mold types and spore count, determines the site protocol, performs hazard assessment, meets and communicates with all parties as well as preforms the final clearance testing.  

If an IH/IEP has set a protocol for your mold, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690. 

Does your Savannah home have a mold problem?

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

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.

Savannah Residents: Follow these mold safety tips

8/28/2017 (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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 – 912-234-9690

Mold - Don't let it grow

8/26/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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 – 912-234-9690

What happens when a structure is not dried properly, SERVPRO of Savannah can help

8/26/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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 – 912-234-9690