Recent Mold Remediation Posts

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!