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What To Do If You Suspect Mold

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do If You Suspect Mold Mold inside walls

Mold in your office or home is alarming. If you see mold or even suspect you may have mold, SERVPRO of Dearborn can help.

An Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional will inspect your property. Using an array of testing devices, they collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count with the outdoor environment to determine whether mold is present and what type of mold it is. Once the specifics are known, our production crews use specialized training, equipment and techniques to remediate the mold in your commercial or residential building.

If you have concerns or questions about mold in your home or office, SERVPRO of Dearborn is happy to assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional. Simply call our office at 313-359-4357 to schedule a preliminary inspection.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn
provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Mold in New vs. Old Dearborn Homes

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in New vs. Old Dearborn Homes SERVPRO of Dearborn loves the beauty of our historic neighborhoods.

Dearborn, Michigan has a variety of home sizes, styles and ages. The gracious homes of Ford Historic District keep our history alive while new construction shows the prosperity of our area. SERVPRO of Dearborn is proud to serve our entire community.

There is an interesting phenomenon in old homes versus newer construction. We tend to see more mold in newer construction. There is a long chain of events that simply explain this. in the 1950s builders left plaster and lath behind for drywall. Then switched from solid lumber to composite materials.  The 1950s and 60s brought homeowners air conditioning. As homes became more comfortable they became less efficient. During the 1970s energy crisis, energy efficiency building design changed to reduce energy consumption.  This new “tight” construction reduced air flow, which resulted in reduced drying ability of commercial buildings or homes. During the early part of the 1980s, energy efficient structures become the new standard. However, by the late 80s, new health issues were linked to these new “tight” construction techniques. The reduced airflow and drying ability lead to more mold in buildings.

Whether your building is new or old, mold is a concern. SERVPRO of Dearborn has the experience to mitigate any mold concerns while respecting your structure’s unique history. Drywall or lath and plaster, we have a team of skilled technicians to address the unique qualities of your home.

SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, mold, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Addressing Mold

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Addressing Mold Mold remediation is best left to the professionals.

Some mold jobs must be referred to an industrial hygienist, a scientist trained in microbial growth detection and identification. According to the American Industrial Hygienist Association, industrial hygiene is “a science…devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors…which may cause sickness...or significant discomfort."

The “typical” mold remediation process is

  1. Customers who suspect mold should contact SERVPRO of Dearborn (313) 359-4357
  2. Inspection and mold assessment by a hygienist
  3. SERVPRO of Dearborn will contain the affected area and begin air filtration
  4. Remove mold and mold contaminated items
  5. Cleaning contents and belongings
  6. Restoration

If you suspect mold in your home or office, contact us immediately. We will refer you to a trusted industrial hygienist colleague.

About Us
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, wind, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Do and Don't of Mold

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do and Don't of Mold Proper mold remediation is a complicated operation

If you see mold in your mold or office, do not disturb the area. Touching the mold or moving things in the area can inadvertently spread the mold infestation. When disturbed, mold can release microscopic spores, which may become airborne and circulate inside your home or office.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Dearborn for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO® of Dearborn specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained mold remediation professionals using specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

About Us
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, wind, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

Got Mold?

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? A qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional tests mold in a residence.

Mold can be confusing and frightening. If you see or suspect mold in your home or office, SERVPRO of Dearborn can help. Our specially trained SERVPRO technicians will inspect your property and determine how much area is affected. If more than 10 square foot of mold is found in your space, an Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional will assess and identify the mold, then set the protocol for remediation in your space.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals use specialized skills and training to evaluate the quality of the air inside structures and test for the presence of mold. Using an array of testing devices, they collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment. If you have concerns or questions about mold in your home or office, SERVPRO of Dearborn is happy to assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

Our technicians care about proper restoration of your property. In many water damage situations, excessive mold growth is not a problem and we can safely restore your building to pre loss condition. 

If you suspect mold, call SERVPRO of Dearborn at 313-359-4357. We will make your water damage "Like it never even happened." 

Does Your Dearborn House or Business Have a Mold Problem?

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Dearborn House or Business Have a Mold Problem? In Dearborn, mold can spread throughout your home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere outdoors and indoors. This means it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. However, mold remediation reduces mold spore counts back to its natural or baseline level.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold spores are microscopic and airborne. They may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or pets.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. They 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 your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 313-359-4357