Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Bridgetown - Mold damage from water leak Cincinnati

5/5/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bridgetown - Mold damage from water leak Cincinnati Mold behind a cabinet was discovered in this home in Bridgetown. Kitchens and baths should be inspected periodically for signs of leaks.

Procrastination grows things!

Don't ignore the signs of potential water leaks! Musty smells, bubbling paint, stained drywall, and swelled paneling just to name a few. It's what you dont see that can become the big problem. Over time wet materials in your home can become a new home for something you don't want moving in like mold or other microorganisms. Like most living things, water is the key to life. So keep your home dry and keep it healthy. If you suspect a water leak, call us!  We will inspect your areas of concern for free!

Mold has needs too

Mold needs a few things in order to grow:

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Stagnant air
  4. Agreeable temperatures

   Mold can't eat synthetic materials like plastic or vinyl, rather it likes natural fibers like wood, paper and cotton or leather. Water is key to mold growth. Many times the more harmful molds require more water to develop. Mold can't grow if the spores (like seeds) can't settle down because they are always blowing in the wind. Mold tends to grow slower or not at all in colder temperatures, but don't think that it can't grow. Have you cleaned out your fridge lately and found mold growing in that pasta sauce you forgot about from two years ago?

   Many times the very best location for mold to take root and begin growing is inside wall cavities, like in the photo above. There could be a substantial amount of growth on the back side before enough grows on the face of the wall to be discovered. The key is to inspect your home for potential or existing water intrusion. If you suspect mold but aren't sure call SERVPRO of Cheviot and Cleves.

Cleves - Musty odors??

4/22/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleves - Musty odors?? Microbial growth found behind baseboards in Cleves.

Finding Hidden Damage

   I was out on an inspection due to "musty odor". Visual inspection showed nothing out of the ordinary with the exception of a little staining on a piece of baseboard. Moisture meter readings showed all was dry. I was about to pack up and leave, but the stain on the baseboard bothered me. I got permission to remove the baseboard...good thing I went this extra step! The back was covered in growth!  I then cut an inspection hole in the drywall and found growth on the back of the drywall. What does all this mean?? One, dont ignore your nose! Two, make sure you get a thorough inspection!  

Training Matters

    We have great tools that help us track down water, mold and fire damage in your property. the funny thing about tools is they don't work right in an untrained hand. Our technicians all receive thorough training and certification. Our corporate office has an entire training department that makes it easy for us to provide our customers with trained, knowledgable technicians. We also send the best technicians to outside training to become certified through the IICRC and rise to the level of Lead Technician. Our Lead Technicians have the training, the tools and the experience to keep digging to find all the damage and make sure your property is returned to a clean, safe condition.