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SERVPRO, Pismo Beach, Water Damage Specialists, Report ‘What To Do When Mold Is Discovered

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold discovered behind laundry room appliances

Mold might show up on kitchen or bathroom grout once in a while and this is generally safe to clean. It is the persistent mold on walls, under cabinets, and in damp places that the SERVPRO Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande  specialists want the public to be very cautious about.

Mold is usually green or black in color, and has a musty smell. Mold grows from spores that easily become airborne and the spores can be inhaled contributing to possible health problems. For this reasons, Mark Powers, owner of SERVPRO Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande recommends people use caution even when cleaning a small amount of mold.

“Use a good antimicrobial. Spray it onto the mold and surrounding area, but before doing that be sure to put on a facemask and rubber gloves. Scrub the mold away with a brush or disposable rag,” said Powers. “But, when there is a chronic mold problem, or mold is present in large amounts, there may be a water damage problem that needs professional attention.”

Mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Professionals, trained in the science and effective removal and control of mold, are best equipped to locate the source of persistent mold and remove the moisture or water damage that is the breeding ground for mold growth.

Excessive moisture and standing water are common sources of mold growth in buildings. Mold growth can start within 48 hours. By the time mold appears, the moisture may have already soaked into the structure, even masonry, enough that industrial fans and other drying methods are required. Left long enough, water and moisture will cause structural damage, requiring comprehensive restoration or even expensive reconstruction. The SERVPRO Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande professionals are the experts locating the source of mold and water damage, and removing and repairing the damage.

A phone call to SERVPRO Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande is the first step to addressing mold in a home, business, or any other structure. Upon arrival, the technician carefully inspects the property for signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view and various technologies are used to find the mold and hidden water sources.

The remaining mold and water damage removal process includes:

  • Containing the spread of the mold using advanced containment procedures to isolate the contaminated area and keep mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
  • Filtering and “scrubbing” the air using specialized filtration equipment that captures mold spores out of the air.
  • Removing the mold and mold-infected materials with antifungal and antimicrobial treatments and removing and properly disposing of mold infected materials. Removal is essential for preventing the mold from returning.
  • Cleaning any items that may have become infested with mold such as carpets, curtains, clothing, furniture, and even collectibles.
  • Restoring everything the mold infected to the original condition. Restoration can range from minor repairs to major reconstruction, depending on the degree of mold and water damage.  

Comprehensive mold remediation and water damage repair is not a task that home and property owners are equipped, or even trained, to undertake. The professionals from the Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande water damage company, SERVPRO, have the required training, safety gear, and equipment and supplies to safely and effectively remove mold and the sources of mold growth. Protect the health of family and other building occupants by calling the professionals to remove mold.

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Best Mold Prevention Tips

12/16/2017 (Permalink)

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Best Mold Prevention Tips

One of the cheapest ways to deal with mold is to prevent it from showing up in your Pismo Beach, California home. Mold prevention can include fixing water damage promptly and creating an environment that does not encourage mold growth. As a homeowner, it is good for you to know what you can do to stop mold from taking over your house. If these tips come too late, consider getting professional help.

Control the moisture in your home. Mold growth is encouraged by damp environments. If you keep the humidity in your house relatively low, you will discourage the spread of spores.

Fix leaks quickly. If a dripping pipe or a leaky roof is left unchecked, the water damage can lead to a big mold issue. However, fixing the problem while it is still small could help prevent major growth of mold.

Use insulation all around your house. The proper insulation of exterior walls, piping, floors and windows can reduce the condensation of water. Too much condensation creates the perfect environment for mold spores to start growing.

Think before installing carpet. Carpet can trap moisture, which can create a good habitat for mold and fungus. If an area has a moisture problem, do not put down carpet. It’s usually not a good idea to install carpet in bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms.

Use exhaust fans and ventilation. Fans and vents can help suck moisture out of your house. Whenever you’re showering, cooking or washing dishes, you should consider running an exhaust fan or venting the moisture to the outside of your house.

Mold can grow without visible water damage, so it can be challenging for you to prevent the growth of this spore. Using your basic knowledge to prevent growth can help reduce the issues you have in the future in your Pismo Beach, California house. Connect with a professional restoration service for more mold prevention tips. Visit for more information on mold damage.

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1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States

Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

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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 Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande 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 Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande 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 – (805)922-5457

We are located at: 

1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States

Does Your Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/4/2017 (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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today- 805-922-5457

We are located at: 

1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States