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See signs of mold? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington.

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Do you see signs of mold? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734.  We are always here to help! 

What NOT TO DO if you see signs of mold:

  • 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.

What TO DO if you see signs of mold:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Huntington for further information and questions about mold remediation services.

Mold Facts

3/1/2019 (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.

Do you think you have mold?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it! 

SERVPRO of North Huntington handles water damages every day and we know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly and properly. 

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to look for the following: 

  • The presence of visible mold 
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth 
  • Excessive moisture 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional who can inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

Do you smell mold?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Do you smell "mold" in your home?

Do you smell mold? Mold has a particular musty, earthy smell. If you smell something not quite right near an area that is prone to dampness and constant moisture, you may be smelling mold. Mold feeds on both wood and drywall, so if you smell a strong, musty odor but don’t see any discoloration, the problem may be inside of your wall. Check for leaks both inside and outside of the wall to help you track down the source of the smell. 

If you suspect you have a mold problem, call us – SERVPRO of North Huntington 631-423-1734.  A professional in mold remediation will examine your home or business and determine the next course of action needed.

Do you suspect mold in your home or office?

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today to schedule a mold assessment.

631-423-1734

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produces some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold.  

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it.

It’s a natural part of the air in any home. Mold becomes a problem if it can grow and spread, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems and who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people.

We are here to help with your mold concerns!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Do you suspect that you have a mold problem?

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

SERVPRO of North Huntington handles water damages every day and we know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly and properly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to look for the following: 

  • The presence of visible mold 
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth 
  • Excessive moisture 

Mold Questions and Concerns? Read on...

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!631-423-1734

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 North Huntington for further information and questions about 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.

Mold? Let the professionals help!

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of North Huntington can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to help!

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today! – 631-423-1734

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.

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it!

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold issue? Don’t ignore it! 

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON handles water damages every day and we know that prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly and properly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to look for the following: 

  • The presence of visible mold 
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth 
  • Excessive moisture 

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional who can inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. 

If you think you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of North Huntington, 631-423-1734. We can schedule an assessment with one of our certified technicians who are professionally trained in mold remediation.

Mold… the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold…

the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 The Good… 

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment.  In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.  Fungi produces some very useful results.  Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of bleu cheese is a result of mold.  An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold.  

The Bad and the Ugly… 

Mold exists in every household, no matter how spotless you keep it. It’s a natural part of the air in any home. Mold becomes a problem if it can grow and spread, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems and who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people.

Things to be aware of… 

Appearance 

Do you see mold?

 Odor

Do you smell mold? Mold has a particular musty, earthy smell. If you smell something not quite right near an area that is prone to dampness and constant moisture, you may be smelling mold. Mold feeds on both wood and drywall, so if you smell a strong, musty odor but don’t see any discoloration, the problem may be inside of your wall. Check for leaks both inside and outside of the wall to help you track down the source of the smell. 

If you suspect you have a mold problem, call us – SERVPRO of North Huntington 631-423-1734.  A professional in mold remediation will examine your home or business and determine the next course of action needed.

SERVPRO of North Huntington has professional tips for mold growth.

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

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 North Huntington 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 North Huntington 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 SERVPRO of North Huntington Today! 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington has the answers to your mold questions.

3/22/2017 (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, SERVPRO of North Huntington can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to help!

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today! – 631-423-1734