Recent Mold Remediation Posts

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 hr)

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 hr) How can you tell if you have mold in your home? Come to our class to find out!

What causes mold to grow in my home?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of mold remediation and how mold exists in almost all environments. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 12/6/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Course Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch is provided at the conclusion of the class!

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

SERVPRO is a Mold Certified Firm

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO is a Mold Certified Firm Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home or business if conditions permit.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are mold certified with the IICRC!

So you can be sure that when you welcome our staff into your home, you are getting the best!

Here are some facts about mold!

Mold becomes a problem inside a home or business when there's excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a burst pipe or large spill that goes untreated, or from a chronic condition, such as a leaking roof or plumbing. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It's always best to have the mold evaluated and removed by a certified professional.

Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home or business if conditions permit. If there is visible growth on painted wall surfaces, property owners should be concerned about what may be growing on the wall's opposite side. The environment inside the walls of a house often differs drastically from the outside and could create a perfect haven for mold. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, it's almost guaranteed that the mold growth on the back side will be worse than on the front. At that point, containing the work space and removing moldy materials, followed by cleaning of salvageable framing, are the best options.

Certified professionals have the training and experience to:

  • Identify moisture sources
  • Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
  • Contain damage to the smallest area possible
  • Physically remove contamination
  • Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
  • Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a preloss condition

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

  1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
  2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An      effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
  3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of      contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
  4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
  5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your mold remediation needs every time!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Why Do I Have Mold Around My Windows?

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Do I Have Mold Around My Windows? We are the Mold Specialists you can trust in your home every time!

One of the most common areas of mold growth is around the window sills of your home. How would you handle it? 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor are the mold experts and can make sure that your specific mold issue is handled correctly and promptly every time! But how can you prevent the mold growth in the first place?

Follow these steps to avoid the growth and spread of mold:

1) Make instant repairs to leaking windows.

It may not seem like an emergency when you first noticed drips of water from your window but leaving it to leak is setting up the perfect conditions for microbial spores to begin to collect and grow. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a General Contractor? Let us handle the repairs to your leaky windows!

2) Clean the interior of your home and around the windows.

Keeping a tidy house is not only impressive, especially when you have children or pets, but it is also essential to keeping the materials in your home fresh and cared for. The bedroom and bathroom of a home are two very common places for mold to grow indoors. These two areas often build up more dust than any other room in your home so it is important to clean regularly. 

Don't have enough time to clean? Let SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor handle it for you! Our clean standard is very pristine and cannot be beaten by any other local company.

3) Keep your eyes open.

Don't turn your head to any damages that you may find throughout your home as they have the potential to leading to secondary damages which may compromise the structural integrity of your home. Should you find microbial growth in your home, do not try to handle it yourself. Microbial growth can be hazardous and may jeopardize your health as well as the health of the others in your household. 

Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to handle your unique mold damage the safe way!

Call us today to get more information!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 Hr)

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (4 Hr) What happens when contents have mold growth? Come to our class to find out!

What encourages mold growth and why?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of mold remediation and how mold exists in almost all environments. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 8/1/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Course Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch is provided at the conclusion of the class!

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Finding Mold in Your Home or Business?

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold in Your Home or Business? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are certified and are knowledgeable of the IICRC Standards.

What is Mold? 

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere both indoors and outdoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some other restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” or “100% guaranteed mold removal” which is a fallacy. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are certified and are knowledgeable of the IICRC Standards. We understand the mold is naturally in all environments and that it is impossible to completely remove it. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor does not specialize in “mold removal”, rather, we specialize in mold remediation.

Mold Remediation is reducing the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Consider the following facts about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere- indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along the air. They may enter your home through windows, doors, AC/Heating systems, or may hitch a ride on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive and grow 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 must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold growth areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem call SERVPRO (530)899-9141. We can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company? Let us also help you with any repairs needed after the mold remediation has been completed!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor, serving the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas.

Do You Have Mold Lurking Behind Your Walls?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do You Have Mold Lurking Behind Your Walls? Extreme caution must be taken whenever dealing with mold!

Trust SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation and Restoration Process Every Time!

Mold is a particularly tricky substance to work with due to the great number of hazards that accompany it. Extreme caution must be taken whenever dealing with mold. This knowledge and expertise is only mastered by the number one company in the restoration industry- SERVPRO! One of the most common areas to discover mold in your home is behind walls and siding as there may have been an undetected leak. This creates the ideal conditions for mold growth away from the watchful eyes of the homeowner. By the time you smell it, it is often too late, thus begins the remediation process.

Step 1: Quarantining and Removing the Source

As a start to any Butte County mold job, our SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff must first quarantine off the area and make sure other sections of the home are not affected by mold damage. We then remove the affected materials to remove the source and to begin drying the affected area.

Step 2: Drying and Scrubbing

After the affected materials are removed and the area is sealed off, we will dry the entire area with our advanced equipment. Mold needs moisture to grow, so by trusting SERVPRO to dry it out, you are stopping further growth in its tracks! Then we thoroughly scrub the area to make sure the area is clean.

Step 3: Sanitizing and Deodorizing

Once all the visible mold is gone, we eliminate microscopic remnants through the use of sanitizing compounds. Then, we begin the process of deodorization, where an foul odors left behind by the mold are handled.

Step 4: Repair and Replace

Once all of these steps have been taken, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will bring your property back to preloss condition!

We at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor make it our priority to work with you and to ensure you understand, and are involved in, the full mold remediation process. If you have mold in your home, call us today!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Why is There Mold in My Bathroom?

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why is There Mold in My Bathroom? SERVPRO offers mold remediation rather than removal: it is impossible to rid a home of mold spores entirely.

Trust SERVPRO to Remediate the Mold Damage.

Why is there mold in my bathroom?

This is a question most homeowners in Butte County, Plumas County and surrounding areas are having to ask themselves any time of year. One of the largest enemies homeowners of all kinds are facing is mold. 

Mold spores are naturally occurring almost everywhere on Earth, but given the right conditions for growth, can multiply exponentially and cause major problems for your home. Some types of mold may even cause health effects. 

So why would your bathroom support this mold growth? Here are some conditions and causes for mold infestation in your home.

Damp or Wet Fabric and Wood 
Mold Damage in Butte County typically needs two things to get pressing: wet conditions and an organic food source. Both of these are often found in homes, where outside water can seep in, or a leak can cause wooden floors, walls, and structural elements to soak up water. Additionally, fabrics such as carpets, drapes, and shower curtains are also commonly affected.

SERVPRO takes the important step in halting any mold colony's growth and preventing future ones from forming. This step is known as dehumidification. Dehumidification is taking almost all of the moisture out of materials and air by reducing the relative humidity.

Dark, Warm Areas 
Some types of mold can only grow in dark areas, and preferably in warm places. Unfortunately, residences also commonly provide this environment, and many mold colonies end up growing behind walls or in attics and basements.

These are some of the first places that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff will check for moisture and mold when responding to your home. Mold growth in the bathroom is one of the most common and typical areas due to the dark corners and special areas that support mold.

Spoiled and Forgotten Food 
Spoiled food almost always grows mold at some point; most people know that. However, if not disposed of, this food can be a catalyst for future growth elsewhere in the home. Once matured, mold colonies release large amounts of spores which travel across a home through the air, and these may take up residence in another room or the ducts.

This is one reason why SERVPRO offers mold remediation rather than removal: it is impossible to rid a home of mold spores entirely, due to there being so many and their tiny size. Once again, they are naturally occurring, and so will be found in your home regardless. 

We are the experts in mold remediation and cleanup SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a tried and true solution to any mold problem, large or small. With proper accreditation, certification, and training for all of our crew members, we feel confident we can tackle your residential mold problem. Call us today for emergency services!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

I've Got Mold in my Basement!

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation I've Got Mold in my Basement! Having a water heater in your basement can be a cause of microbial growth. Make sure you complete inspections of these areas of your home to stop mold

Homeowners who have a basement in their home are well aware of the risk of having a water damage in this area of the home. With water damage can often come a microbial growth issue. That's where SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor comes in! 

But how do you know if you have mold?

Here are some ways to determine if you have mold in your basement:

1) Is that new paint?

Check the floors, ceilings, and walls for discoloration. Mold can take on several forms as there are several types of microbial growth in the environment. For visual examples, please see our previously posted blogs for photos of microbial growth!

2) What's that smell?

Microbial growth has a tendency to produce a musty, mildew, odor that is hard to miss. Be alert to these odors at it could signal that there is a potential mold problem. 

3) Did you get a swimming pool in your Basement?

Having water damage occur in your basement produces a significant risk of microbial growth formation. Frequently inspect your basement for water intrusion during poor weather conditions. 

Use your senses to stop microbial growth in its tracks!

Should you find microbial growth, you have a strong team on your side! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is the only 24/7 Emergency Services Company willing to assist you with your Mold Emergency day or night.

Call us now to see what we can do for you!

530-899-9141

CA License #: 1013416

Why Did I Get Mold in My Home?

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Did I Get Mold in My Home? Mold damage in Butte County typically needs two things to get out of hand: wet conditions and an organic food source.

Homes of all shapes, sizes, and locations have the potential of experiencing damage over the years which can also lead to excessive mold growth. Mold Spores are naturally occurring in almost every location on Earth, but given the right conditions for growth, may multiply and cause major problems for you. Some types of mold may lead to serious health effects and sicknesses. Here are some of the conditions that are perfect for mold infestation and how you can avoid them-

Damp or Wet Fabric and Wood

Mold damage in Butte County typically needs two things to get out of hand: wet conditions and an organic food source. Both of these things are often found in homes where outside water can seep in, or a leak can cause floors, walls and other structural elements to soak up the water. Additionally, fabrics (carpets/drapes/upholstery) are also commonly affected and can promote mold growth. An important step that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor takes in halting mold growth, and preventing future mold growth, is through dehumidification. Dehumidification is done through the use of advanced equipment, that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has access to, that takes all of the excess moisture out of a room, the materials, and the air. Through the use of this technology we are able to manipulate and reduce the relative humidity.

Dark and Warm Areas

Some types of mold can only grow in dark, warm, areas. Unfortunately there are several areas of your home that commonly provide this environment which may lead to a mold infestation should you have a water damage. This could also lead to having mold growth throughout the wall cavities of your home and it could go undetected for some time. These are some of the first places that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor checks first for mold and excess moisture when responding to any call to a home. Again, with the use of our advanced equipment- moisture sensors, hygrometers, and infrared devices- we are able to find the moisture rapidly and know what all will need to be done to protect your home and bring it back to preloss condition.

Spoiled and Forgotten Food

Spoiled food almost always grows mold at some point, most people are aware of that fact. However, if not disposed of in a timely manner, this food can be a catalyst for future growth elsewhere in your home. Once matured, mold colonies release large amounts of mold spores and mycotoxins which can then travel throughout your home and cause the infestation and contamination of additional rooms of your home. It is impossible to completely remove mold spores from your home which is why we offer Mold Remediation rather than removal like our competitors.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor are the most trusted experts in the restoration industry and are a tried and true solution to any mold problem, large or small. With proper accreditation, certification, and training for all of our crew members we feel confident to handle any disaster you may be having.

Call us today for assistance! (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Mold in Plumas County Homes

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Plumas County Homes When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

Mold exists in almost all environments naturally. It is when the mold spore count is excessive, and the interior environment supports this mold growth, that this mold becomes a problem.

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 Chico/Lake Almanor 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 Chico/Lake Almanor 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.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company?

License #: 1013416

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  530-899-9141

Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention Mold in excess can cause serious problems especially if the mold is left unchecked or allowed to grow.

Strategies for Mold Detection and Prevention

Practice these strategies for mold prevention and control in your Butte County home!

You may spend hours each day cleaning your home but no matter how tidy and spotless you keep it, mold is likely to exist to some degree. Mold is naturally found in almost every environment, however, mold in excess can cause serious problems. Especially if the mold is left unchecked or allowed to grow. So how do you know if you have a mold problem? Here are some ways you can assess the seriousness of the problem and determine if you will be needing a professional:

Mold Causes

So how does mold grow?

Windows and doors provide an entryway for mold spores to enter your home from the natural environment. It gets out of hand when these mold spores find moisture and are able to grow and thrive in the affected area. Spores feed on paper, cardboard, carpets, drywall, upholstery fabric, and just about anything made from wood.

Mold Appearance

What does mold look like?

Common household molds can appear as a slight discoloration in your ceiling, wall or floor. Colors can range from blacks, blues, oranges, reds and yellows. Not all discolorations are classified as mold though. Cigarette smoke, dust, oils and grease stains are often mistaken for mold due to their odor and their colors on materials. If you suspect mold, don’t panic, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help you.

Mold Odors

What does mold smell like?

If you smell something musty or earthy in your home, if may be that you are smelling mold. Sometimes mold can exist inside of walls and smell is the only immediate way to know if you have a mold problem without a professional. Check for leaks both inside and outside on a regular basis to prevent this.

Mold Quantity

If you live in a very humid or rainy climate, a small amount of mold growth is not unusual. That said, you should be wary of any mold that covers more than about 3 square feet. This is cause for concern and requires a professional like SERVPRO.

Mold Remediation Services from SERVPRO

So who should you call if you discover a mold problem?

If you need professional mold cleanup and remediation then SERVPRO are the people to call. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers a range of cleaning services for jobs of any shape or size. We follow EPA codes and can help keep your air ducts clean and mold free in order to keep it a healthy and happy place to live. For more information on our services-

call (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (2 hr)

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Continuing Education: Mold (2 hr) Where are potential areas in my home for mold growth? Come to our class to find out!

How does mold grow and why?

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of mold remediation and how mold exists in almost all environments. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 3/16/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 7:30 AM

Course Time: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Why is there Mold in my HVAC?!

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why is there Mold in my HVAC?! Mold is generally caused by leaks letting in excess moisture. If you want to prevent the mold from growing back, you will have to find the source.

Mold has the potential to be able to grow on numerous surfaces both in and around your home and in the past we have been called out to very serious cases of mold growing in an HVAC unit. This exposure can cause severe health risks and structural damage. Is your home at risk for having mold in your ducts? What are the signs to look out for? For the answers to this questions we must dig deeper.

Are you at Risk for Mold Growth in Your Ducts?

While it is not impossible for mold to grow throughout your HVAC it is not as common as having mold in other locations such as the bathroom, kitchen, and basements in your home. Unless you have visual queue of mold or can smell the odor it is less likely that your air ducts are mold free. Mold growth is generally caused by leaks, so if your unit is not damaged there is a higher chance of you avoiding a mold contamination altogether.

What are the signs of Mold?

There are generally numerous signs of mold. These include both the visual signs of mold, excess moisture and a strong odor. These signs occur in dark, wet, areas of your home. If you have these signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to get the process started for you.

What to do about Mold in your HVAC unit

After discovery, the next step is to have the components of your affected duct system removed so that it can have a thorough cleaning. You ducts should not require much repair and replacing unless they are severely damaged. While this cleaning job will remediate the mold, it will not prevent it from coming back. Mold is generally caused by leaks letting in excess moisture. If you want to prevent the mold from growing back, you will have to find the source of the leak.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help!

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your mold remediation needs. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor services, call (530)899-9141. 

License #: 1013416

Finding Mold in Your Home or Business?

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold in Your Home or Business? Mold does not always appear in visible areas of your home. If you suspect to have mold hiding behind your walls, give us a call!

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere both indoors and outdoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. The other restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" or "100% guaranteed mold removal" which is just a fallacy as it cannot be done. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is the one company from which our staff are certified and knowledgeable of the IICRC Standards. Unlike the other companies, we understand the mold exists naturally in all environments and it is impossible to guarantee the complete removal of all mold spores. SERVPRO does not specialize in "mold removal", rather, we advance in Mold Remediation.

Mold Remediation is the process of reducing the mold spore count in your home back to its natural or baseline level. Consider the following facts about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere- indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along the air. They may enter your home through windows, doors, AC/Heating systems, or may hitch a ride on your clothing or pet.
  • Mold spores thrive and grown 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 must be addressed. Otherwise the mold will return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty, odor and using that sense can lead you to the mold growth region.
  • Even higher-than-normal humidity can support mold growth. Try to keep indoor humidity below 45 %.

If your home or business has a mold problem, call SERVPRO! We can inspect and assess your property and resolve your specific mold problem. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company? Let us also help you with your repairs after the mold remediation has been completed!

(530)899-9141

License #:1013416

Why Should I Care About Mold in My Ducts?

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Should I Care About Mold in My Ducts? Mycotoxin- "a toxic secondary metabolite produced by mold and is capable of causing disease and death in humans and animals after long-term exposure."

Mold is everywhere.

It is outside. It is inside. It exists everywhere. Mold can grow just about anywhere where there is excess moisture. With that being the case, your HVAC system may be one of the most perfect environments to initiate mold growth. Mold, in HVAC units, is normally found in AC evaporator coils, drip pans, and in the ductwork itself. It is not always visible on the outside. This situation may be incredibly dangerous. If left unchecked excessive mold spores may contaminate the air in your home which could lead to serious health issues.

Let us cover what mold is before diving any deeper into the concerns of mold growth in your home. Mold growth in the outside environment is natural and is good for the environment. Mold spores, again, is found everywhere both inside and outside. However, mold growth inside of your home may be especially dangerous when it is located in an actively used duct system. Since ductwork circulates the air throughout your home mold growth located in, or around, your duct system could mean that your family is breathing unclean, contaminated, air. The mycotoxins released by different molds can be harmful if exposed to regularly. These toxins enter the body, either through breathing, touch, or consuming, and they can cause brain development and activity issues and may lead to serious diseases.

Taking care of the problem at hand is the best way to protect your family from the toxins produced by mold. For our typical DIY-ers out there, this is not the type of project you should attempt to do on your own. Getting directions from sites like YouTube, Pinterest, or a typical search engine may be incorrect and may just make the problem larger. Doing the mold remediation incorrectly can be more of a danger rather than just leaving the mold alone. Doing it incorrectly may lead to even more exposure to the dangerous toxins and may lead to the contamination of unaffected areas of your home if not done accurately.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is the team to trust for all of your mold remediation and mold inspection needs. Our goal is to protect you and your home and to do the remediation promptly and safely. We intend to leave your home in the best possible conditions. Back to preloss conditions. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor technicians are certified in both Water Damage and Mold Remediation services so you know you are receiving the best services possible for your home.

Even if you are not physically able to see the mold that does not mean that it is not present. If you have any reason to believe that you have mold residing in your home, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to check for you! Our certified and professional inspectors will address your concerns and let you know of any issues. 

Give us a call today to schedule your inspection!

(530)899-9141

License#: 1013416

3 Easy Ways to Spot Mold

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 Easy Ways to Spot Mold SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year, Emergency Service Restoration Company!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has made a 3 step, quick and easy, process for your to find out if you may have a potential mold issue in your home or office. Doing these steps will not only save the structural integrity of your home but the health of all who come into your property.

1) Keep Your Eyes Open.

Whether it is clearly on the wall, above your shower, under your sink, or around your ductwork registers having mold growth throughout your home may be dangerous and detrimental to your health. Mold releases toxins called mycotoxins which can cause serious health issues which, after a long period of time, may lead to serious disease or even death. Mold growth is not uncommon in the typical home but knowing how to handle your specific and unique mold situation is what SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here for. Each mold growth situation is different from the other and knowing what to do and how to adapt is what our professional and certified technicians do best! So if you see mold you know exactly who to trust and call.

2) Use Your Nose.

What about the areas you can't see without tearing into material in your home? What if you can't see behind your shower or into a wall cavity? When mold grows throughout your home, often, it may release an unfamiliar odor in the affected area. If you sense that there may be mold in an area of your home call SERVPRO. We will come to your home, working with your schedule, and we will use our advanced technology and knowledge to assess the damaged areas of your home. Ignoring the issue may lead to additional problems.

3) Call SERVPRO!

If you don't see mold or smell it, can you guarantee there is no mold present in your home? It is usually the mold that isn't on the surface that goes the longest undetected. If you have any concern, or just need a peace of mind, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for an inspection. 

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Why You Should Not Attempt to Remove Mold Yourself

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why You Should Not Attempt to Remove Mold Yourself Roof leaks are typically a high source of mold growth throughout your home. Other common places include the bathroom, around windows, and sinks.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands that when it comes to your home you want what is absolutely best for it from which the saying “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself” comes in. But what about mold remediation?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines mold as- a superficial, often woolly growth produced especially on damp or decaying organic material or on living organisms by a fungus. Mold spores are all around us both indoors and outdoors. But when does it become too much? When you have a water damage in your home or business and it is not taken care of promptly, there is a chance that mold may start to grow in its place after just 72 hours. Once a person who is not a professional in the restoration industry attempts to remove the source of mold without the proper protective equipment, tools, and knowledge there is a chance that they have just endangered their own health as well as the health of anyone who comes to their home. Mold spores can easily become airborne and not taking care of containing the area and wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, can lead to several health issues including several diseases. Excessive mold spore exposure is dangerous without the necessary tools and knowledge needed to complete the job accurately. There are just some things that people can’t do themselves.

Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor. Our staff are certified and knowledgeable on the mold remediation process for your specific, unique, mold damage. They will make sure the job gets done promptly and correctly the first time.

Call us today for a quote at (530)899-9141.

Who to Call When You Find Mold in Your Business

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Who to Call When You Find Mold in Your Business SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor employees are knowledgeable of every unique mold situation and we work with all Insurance Companies!

If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor!

            Discovering mold in your business can present quite the problem for you. Not only can finding this mold cause major business interruptions which can lead to money and business loss but it can also present a serious health risk for all who enter your building. Keep yourself, your employees, and your customers safe by calling the most trusted Mold Remediation Specialists in the Butte County and Plumas County regions!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands the problems that come for you as a business owner when a damage happens to your building. We also understand that the main goal is bringing your business back to preloss condition as fast as possible to save you money and to protect your employees and customers. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. Our mold specialists are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to meet your needs faster than any other company in the restoration industry. We will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Mold is caused when major or minor water intrusions go unnoticed or are left untreated. This mold can cause serious health risks and it can also cause the structural integrity of your building to become compromised. Mold is also capable of spreading into the unaffected areas if the property is left untreated or if the problem is not resolved by professionals. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can respond and work quickly to contain the infestation to help stop the contamination of the unaffected areas.

Trust the company that will work with you to stop this problem and to save your business.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor employees are trained and certified in the following:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Call us today to see what services SERVPRO can provide for you! (530)899-9141

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process Mold doesn't need to be clearly seen for it to be present. If you suspect any mold growth call us!

Microscopic mold spores are found almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. 

This makes it impossible to remove all mold spores throughout a home or business. There are some other restoration businesses that claim "100% mold removal" which is impossible and is a fallacy that simply cannot be done.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is not one of those businesses. We are honest with you from the start and are here to help you, not trick you. We will get you the most accurate information possible about your unique mold situation and tell you the best way to take care of your specific mold loss. We are here to help bring your home back to preloss condition the safest, fastest, and the most correct way.

Although every mold loss is different, and requires a unique solution, the general SERVPRO process for Mold Remediation stays the same and has been proven time and time again to be the best way. The steps listed below illustrate our "typical" process:

1) Emergency Contact- (530)899-9141

You always hear the saying that "acknowledging the problem is the first step". That is completely accurate when referring to having a mold loss in your home or business. Acknowledging the problem and asking our professionals for help is the best start you can do! When you call our office, our very friendly staff will ask questions about your needs and about the damage. Then they will see when the most convenient time for us to meet with you will be so we can make an appointment. We are here to make it easier on you and we will work with your schedule. We are here to serve you and make you feel safe in your home again. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour/7 days a week Emergency Service Company which means you can get the best service anytime! Day and night!

2) Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

The next step is to have our professional technician come out and inspect the affected area and determine the best way to handle your unique situation. SERVPRO is an IICRC certified firm and our staff are constantly being trained and updated on the most current restoration practices. 

3) Mold Containment

When you have authorized for our crew to being the mold remediation process in your home or business our main goal is to bring your home back to preloss condition while preventing further damage to your home. Our crew will close off the contaminated area to avoid mold to spread throughout the area during remediation. Our SERVPRO staff will clean the job site daily to make sure that no further damage will be made.

4) Air Filtration

Our specialized equipment will help to remove the excess mold spores that were released into the air during the removal of the mold contaminated material to help to purify the air and prevent contamination once the mold containment is taken down.

5) Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Our staff will then removing the affected materials to stop the mold from growing and affected other materials.

6) Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We will keep the job site clean to where once the job has been completed it will be as though it never happened.

7) Restoration

Our goal is to bring your property back to preloss condition and to make it “like it never even happened.”

Call our SERVPRO team today to see what we can do for you! (530)899-9141

 License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Tips for Mold Damage

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Tips for Mold Damage Mold isn't always visible on the surface of a material. This is a photo of mold that was found only after our certified technician removed material.

Did you know that in as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly grow and spread to areas of water intrusion in your home or business?

Mold is known to cause health effects and can greatly compromise the safety and structure of your home or business. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is your local mold specialist. Our employees have been trained specifically to handle your mold damage safely, effectively, and promptly. SERVPRO has the proper protective gear, specialized equipment, and sense of urgency to get you back in your home or business in a timely manner.

The best way to handle mold is to take care of it as soon as you notice it. Consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • When you have a water damage in your home it is important to get your SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor professionals out immediately to stop the migration of water and to contain the affected area. Not taking care of the problem can lead to secondary damages which include mold.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory issues.
  • Keeping people away from the mold site is the best way to protect them from mold related health issues initially.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind the drywall or under carpeting.
  • It is important to report this right away to avoid further damage and health risks.

What to do after finding mold in your home or business:

  • Stay out of the affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC systems and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for an inspection of the affected area.

What NOT to do after finding mold in your home or business:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible mold or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry out the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

If there is suspected mold in your home or business, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the expertise to handle the situation. We are proud to be a part of and to serve our community.

Call us today- (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Why Call a Professional for Your Mold Loss in Butte County?

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Call a Professional for Your Mold Loss in Butte County? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor puts safety first and with do the mold remediation safely and correctly every time! Our crew chief, Maria, being safe!

Having mold show up in your home in Chico, Lake Almanor, and surrounding areas in not uncommon. It all too often gets swept under the rug and pushed to be taken care of another day. That day is today!

Mold is a sign that there is either a known or an unknown water source that has been present for at least 48 hours. In that 48 hours, mold begins to grow in the space of the intruding water. Leaving that mold to grow and grow can be detrimental to the safety of your home and your health. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is unlike any other restoration company in this area. Some restoration companies guarantee that they will “removal all mold” present. This is simply not true because it is impossible to remove all mold spores from the interior environment as they exist almost everywhere in both indoor and outdoor environments.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor does not do “mold removal”, rather, our specifically trained team does “mold remediation”.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s employees know and understand mold well and they are trained to remediate your home or business safely without having the mold spread to uncontaminated areas. Our  mold remediation process works for all mold losses although each mold loss is different and requires specific care that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is certified to provide.

Our Mold Remediation Process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact- (530)899-9141

SERVPRO of Chico/Almanor is a 24/7, 365 days a year, company that will respond to your specific needs any time.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is faster to any disaster and as soon as you are ready to take care of the mold remediation, our office staff will be there to call you and make an appointment at your convenience. Our estimator will be onsite and will walk through the affected areas with you to show you step-by-step what will need to be done.

Step 3: Mold Containment

The first step in mold remediation is to prevent it from getting any worse. Our staff sets up a containment barrier to keep the uncommon spores in the affected area when removing the mold contaminated materials.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment captures the microscopic mold spores out of the air and contains them.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The only way to prevent the mold from spreading and constantly coming back is to remove the main mold source. This includes especially porous materials such as drywall and carpeting. Each mold remediation case is different and is dependent on the materials affected and the amount of mold contamination.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Our SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff has been specially trained in both cleaning and odor removal after a mold remediation loss. Our staff will care for your contents such as furniture, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items. They are also trained in deodorization and odor removal when a mold remediation loss has been completed.

Step 7: Restoration

Dependent on the level of mold remediation needed there will most likely need to be minor repairs and replacements. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration company that can help you with your loss from start to finish. Once the mold remediation process is completed, our SERVPRO staff can come in a give you an inspection and estimate for the repairs. Our office staff will then be on top of it and will get it scheduled as soon as you give us the thumb’s up!

 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is unlike any other company in the Chico and Lake Almanor areas. Our staff will do the job right the first time.

Call our office today to see what we can do for you!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

 

“Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is Mold Certified!

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is Mold Certified! Mold can go undetected after a water damage unless you take action!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are mold certified with the IICRC, so you can be sure that when you welcome our staff into your home, you are getting the best!

Here are some facts about mold!

Mold becomes a problem inside a home or business when there's excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a burst pipe or large spill that goes untreated, or from a chronic condition, such as a leaking roof or plumbing. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It's always best to have the mold evaluated and removed by a certified professional.

Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home or business if conditions permit. If there is visible growth on painted wall surfaces, property owners should be concerned about what may be growing on the wall's opposite side. The environment inside the walls of a house often differs drastically from the outside and could create a perfect haven for mold. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, it's almost guaranteed that the mold growth on the back side will be worse than on the front. At that point, containing the work space and removing moldy materials, followed by cleaning of salvageable framing, are the best options.

Certified professionals have the training and experience to:

  • Identify moisture sources
  • Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
  • Contain damage to the smallest area possible
  • Physically remove contamination
  • Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
  • Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a pre-loss condition

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

  1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
  2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An      effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
  3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of      contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
  4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
  5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Why is there Mold in my Air Ducts?!

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why is there Mold in my Air Ducts?! Leaving the mold in place will increase the possibility for it to spread and grow onto other areas of your home. Don't wait for that to happen!

It is well known that mold can grow on numerous surfaces both in and around your home, and cases of mold growing in air ducts have been known to cause illnesses in the past. Is your home at risk for mold in its air ducts? What are the signs to look out for? In order to answer these questions and more, read on.

Are You At Risk For Mold Growth In Your Air Ducts?

While it is not impossible for mold to grow in air ducts, it is not incredibly common. Unless you have any visual queues of mold or can smell something off, it is very likely that your air ducts are safe mold free and you do not have to worry. You can always have it tested if it would give you peace of mind, but the chance of having mold growth in your air ducts is very low under usual conditions. Mold is generally caused by leaks, so if there is no leak, there is a fair chance that there is no mold either

What Are The Signs Of Mold?

There are generally numerous signs of mold. These include both the visual signs of mold, excess moisture, and a strong smell. These especially can occur in dark, wet corners, nooks, and crannies. If you have these signs of mold, you can probably skip getting it tested and go straight to remediation. While the toxic black mold many companies use as a scare tactic is a possibility, even the most common and far less dangerous types of mold can negatively affect air quality and the structure of your home if left unchecked.

What to Do About Mold In Your Air Ducts

If a tester does find mold, the next step is to have the components of your air ducts removed by a professional so a thorough cleaning can be done. Your ducts should not require replacement unless they are severely damaged or cannot be reached. While this cleaning job will remove mold, it will not stop it from coming back. Mold is generally caused by leaks letting in excess moisture. If you want to prevent the mold from growing back, you will have to find the source of the leak.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to Help!


Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your mold remediation needs. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor services, call (530)899-9141. 

Strategies for Mold Prevention and Control in your Butte County Home

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Strategies for Mold Prevention and Control in your Butte County Home Mold spreading throughout a Susanville home after being left to sit. SERVPRO will stop the mold in its tracks!

No matter how spotless you keep your home or office, mold is likely to exist to some degree. Mold only becomes a problem if it is allowed to grow and spread unchecked. So how do you know if you have a mold problem? Here are some ways you can assess the seriousness of the problem.

Mold Causes

Windows and doors provide an entryway for mold spores into your home. Mold spores can also be tracked in on your clothing or on the fur of your pets. Remember, mold thrives on moisture, meaning the spores will grow if they are exposed to consistently damp areas. Mold is especially prevalent where water leaks or flooding has occurred. It feeds on paper, cardboard, carpets, drywall, upholstery fabric, and just about anything made from wood.

Appearance

Common household molds can appear as a discoloration in your ceiling, wall or floor. Colors can range from blacks and blues to oranges, reds and yellows. Not all discolorations are mold though. Cigarette smoke, dust, oils and grease can also cause discolored patches in your home. A few drops of bleach on a discolored spot might reveal mold if the discoloration changes or vanishes completely. If you suspect that you have mold, don’t panic. Hire a professional to assess the problem if the area is very large or greenish-black.

Mold Odors

If you smell something musty or earthy in your home, it may be that you’re smelling mold. Sometimes mold exists inside of walls, and the smell is the only immediate way to tell if you have a problem. Check for leaks inside and outside your walls and try to track down the source of the smell. You can decide how to approach the problem once you’ve determined how much mold you’re dealing with.

Quantity

If you live in a very humid or rainy climate, a small amount of mold is not unusual. That said, you should be wary of any mold that covers more than about 3 square feet area. If the molded area is a larger than a sheet of plywood, that’s cause for concern. The mold will need to be remediated by a professional to stop it from spreading any further.

Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

If you need professional mold cleanup and remediation then SERVPRO are the people to call. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers a range of cleaning services for jobs of any shape or size. We follow EPA codes and can help keep your air ducts clean and mold free in order to keep it a healthy and happy place to live. For more information on our services, call (530)899-9141, visit us online and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Mold Damage Behind Walls

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Behind Walls Mold found behind bedroom drywall after the home suffered an undetected water damage.

Mold Remediation and Restoration Process

Mold is a particularly tricky substance to work with, due to the great number of hazards that accompany it. Extreme caution must be taken even by our experienced and trained technicians. One of the most common areas to discover mold in your home is behind walls and siding, as here moisture may leak in without light, creating ideal conditions for mold growth away from the watchful eyes of homeowners. By the time you smell or otherwise detect the mold, it is often too late, and we must begin the lengthy process of restoration.

Quarantining and Removing Walls 
As a start to any Butte County mold damage job, we quarantine off the area and make sure other sections of the home are free from mold damage. Then, we remove the outermost layers of the wall so as to fully expose the mold colony. This is essential in drying out the area and applying disinfectant or UV sanitization. If possible, we will scrub off all the mold from the wall materials and reapply it. Otherwise, we will order new materials to replace anything which cannot be salvaged. 

Drying and Scrubbing 
After the walls are removed and the area sealed off, we dry the entire area with the help of heavy-duty air movers and dehumidifying machines. Mold needs moisture to grow, and with our thorough drying process, any further growth is quickly stopped in its tracks. Then, we thoroughly scrub the area, to make sure all traces of visible mold are gone. 

Sanitizing and Deodorizing 
Once all visible mold is gone, we eliminate microscopic remnants via the use of sanitizing compounds or intense UV rays (the same light waves that cause sunburn). Then, we begin the final process of deodorization, where any foul smells left behind by the mold are removed via the use of fogging devices. Then, we restore the wall as it was before, and examine our work. 

We at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor make it a priority to work with you and ensure you understand the full process of mold remediation. If you have a case of mold damage in your home, call us 24/7 at (530)8999141 for our restoration services or a quote.

Why Did I Get Mold Damage In my Home?

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Did I Get Mold Damage In my Home? Mold can be found anywhere in your Butte County home. Keep your eyes open and get an inspection from SERVPRO!

In Your Property, SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage

Homes of all shapes, sizes, and locations share some common enemies, one of the chief ones being mold infestation. Mold spores are naturally occurring almost everywhere on Earth, but given the right conditions for growth, can multiply exponentially and cause major problems for your home. Some types of mold may even cause health effects. Here are some of the conditions and causes for a mold infestation in your home. 
 
Damp or Wet Fabric and Wood 
Mold Damage in Butte County typically needs two things to get pressing: wet conditions and an organic food source. Both of these are often found in homes, where outside water can seep in, or a leak can cause wooden floors, walls, and structural elements to soak up water. Additionally, fabrics such as carpets, drapes, and shower curtains are also commonly affected. An important step we take in halting any mold colony's growth and preventing future ones from forming is dehumidification, whereby we take almost all the moisture out of a room and its air. We reduce the RH, relative humidity.
 
Dark, Warm Areas 
Some types of mold can only grow in dark areas, and preferably in warm places. Unfortunately, residences also commonly provide this environment, and many mold colonies end up growing behind walls or in attics and basements. These are some of the first places we check for moisture and mold when responding to any call to a home, via moisture sensors, hygrometers, and infrared devices. 
 
Spoiled and Forgotten Food 
Spoiled food almost always grows mold at some point; most people know that. However, if not disposed of, this food can be a catalyst for future growth elsewhere in the home. Once matured, mold colonies release large amounts of spores which travel across a home through the air, and these may take up residence in another room or the ducts. This is one reason why we offer mold remediation rather than removal: it is impossible to rid a home of mold spores entirely, due to there being so many and their tiny size. Once again, they are naturally occurring, and so will be found in your home regardless. 
 
Expert in mold remediation and cleanup SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a tried and true solution to any mold problem, large or small. With proper accreditation, certification, and training for all of our crew members, we feel confident we can tackle your residential mold problem. Call us today at 530-899-9141 for 24/7 emergency service.

Mold in Butte County and Surrounding Areas

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Butte County and Surrounding Areas Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home quickly and sometimes unnoticed.

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 Chico/Lake Almanor 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 Chico/Lake Almanor 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.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company?

Meet our Crew: http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/employee-photos

Our Certifications: http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/company-profile

License #: 1013416

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  530-899-9141