Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Norwich Homeowners Get Extra Benefits from Mold Removal Services

10/1/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the white wall of a room Mold damage can cause homeowners a lot of stress. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation services.

What Else Do Mold Removal Services Accomplish?

Eliminating microbial overgrowth with SERVPRO's mold removal services prepares Norwich homes for restorative rebuilding and construction. In addition to finding mold because of the odor it produces, some homeowners find that they knew of a mold situation because of increased humidity in a confined location.

For homeowners in Norwich, having mold removal services can result in a cleaner feel to their home. Several things happen in the absence of excess microbes. Remediation is a restorative, protective process that can take time but is well worth the effort.

Once we eliminate microbial over-populations, your family will notice the following changes:

  • A disappearance of a musty odor,
  • Normalized humidity, and
  • Strengthened structures within the home.

Musty smells originating from mildew can become very bothersome. It changes how food tastes to your family and clings to towels and other linens. Airborne microbes or spores can cause these odors. Removing the mold-infested particle board under a sink can eliminate the odor's source.

Removing mold also requires the elimination of any source of moisture within your residence. If it leaks or drips, we can find it and seal it off so water no longer escapes from its proper place. Afterward, your family no longer needs to worry about why it feels so muggy and hot during summer or damp and chilly during the winter.

Cabinets are not the only structures rebuilt after ridding a house of excess mold. Flooring around a bathroom sink, toilet, tub, or shower stall can also become weak from mold growth. Drywall in certain rooms can become inundated with microbes when a window leaks rain inside, or a roofing shingle does the same. We repair the opening that has let rain and snow in and cut away and restore the materials, making everything "Like it never even happened."

Calling SERVPRO® of Norwich and Windham County at (860) 887-0447 is often the first step for many homeowners toward protecting their property. We're always nearby and ready when you need us.

How to Spot Mold In Your Home

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is classified as a fungus and can grow in all different types of places in your home. The important thing is to know what to look out for and what to do about it.

The most common places you might see mold is on your food, especially breads, cheeses and other items that are in your pantry or refrigerator. If you see any food with mold on it, dispose of it immediately. This is the easiest mold to take care of.

Mold that is on the inside or outside of your home can be much more serious and sometimes you do not even know how long the mold has been growing.

Mold can grow inside and outside your home, car, shed, deck or basement. Mold tends to thrive in damp and dark environments where temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When mold goes unnoticed and widespread it is very difficult for a homeowner to properly and safely eliminate and remove the mold completely.

The effect of mold on you and your family’s health can be highly toxic and have long term health effects. For this reason it is important to quickly eliminate the mold in your home. The most harmful molds fall into three categories:

  • Allergenic - molds that cause allergies, allergic reactions and asthma
  • Pathogenic - molds that can cause health problems
  • Toxigenic - molds that produce toxic substances that can lead to severe or deadly health conditions, these are known as toxic molds.

The most common places in your home where mold can thrive is: bathrooms, basements, roofs, window seals, attics and kitchens. Check often for the growth of mold, especially during the hot and humid months. If you spot mold, call one of our professionals to do a mold inspection. SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County has the proper equipment and trained professionals to identify and eliminate the mold growing in your home and make your space safe again.

Keep you and your family safe buy keeping watch for mold and taking the proper measure to eliminate and remove the mold in your home.

Summer Mold Prevention in Norwich / Windham County

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

The summer heat and humidity is here in eastern Connecticut and no one wants mold to creep in their homes. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind to keep the mold out:

  1. Keep your home clean
    Mold likes moisture, so make sure your surfaces are clean and dry.
  2. Keep the humidity under control
    Running fans, air conditioners and a dehumidifier can keep your home free from mold and keep you comfortable when the heat and humidity are high
  3. Keep the air moving
    Circulating the air in your room can help to prevent mold from growing, especially when using the shower, stove and other appliances
  4. Keep an eye out for condensation
    Look in areas for condensation and clean immediately to stop mold before it starts
  5. Take care of any leaks
    Leaks create moisture and mold loves moisture, so repair any leaks you find right away

Mold tends to grow in hard to see places, particulariy inside walls and under carpets or flooring. If you notice a musty smell in your home, chances are you have mold somewhere. If you do happen to smell a musty odor, spot some mold starting to grow or have mold already, call us at SERVPRO Norwich / Winham County for all of your mold remediation needs. We are here to help 24/7!