Recent Mold Remediation Posts


2/14/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold is a living organism that belongs to the Fungi family. You are likely to find mold in areas which may be dark and moist such as basements, ceiling tiles, carpet, under sinks and around plumbing pipes. It can cause structural damage to your house when left untreated and undetected.

There are multiple types of mold that can grow in the same areas, some of them are not easy to detect visually without testing being done.
The most common types of mold are Aspergillus; it is usually allergenic mold that can be found on foods and in home air conditioning systems. Cladosporium can be a black or green substance that may grow for example, on the back of toilets, painted surfaces and fiberglass air ducts. And Stachybotrys, or also known as black mold, can be found in wet basements, attics and crawl spaces or any place that has a high moisture level.

Mold can cause health effects....

How to determine that you have mold in your house?
One of the simplest ways to determine that you have mold in your house is if you can see it. Another significant sign is the smell, if you notice that your home has a bit of a moldy smell or if it is an odor that is not common in your home, it might indicate that there may be a mold issue and should be investigated by a hygienist.

How to keep mold out of buildings and homes?
You can correct conditions causing mold by controlling humidity levels such as using your air conditioner, actively using your exhaust/ventilation fans, promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, ventilating the bathrooms, laundry and cooking areas. Remember to always call a remediation company/hygienist if the affected area is 10 SF or larger. Please don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Doral at (305) 594 2956 for guidance regarding any questions or concerns you may have.

What To Know About Detecting Mold

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Methods To Detect Mold

If you believe you may have mold in your Doral,FL, home. It may be best to contact an indoor environmental specialist in order to confirm your suspicions. Fortunately, these professionals have many ways they can detect mold. Some of those methods may include the following.

1. Mold May Give off an Odor

One way to identify the possibility of mold in home it's by the damp or musty smell mold growth make it off. This is because as a fungus most releases mycotoxins as it grows.Disorder is often one of the first things people notice that lead them to believe baby presenting a problem in their residence.

2. Mold Colonies Can Be Seen

Another way many people can identify mold is by its appearance. When grown in a colony mold spores can be seen. Mold patches may range from white, gray, green, brown, and even black in color, and may present a variety of degrees of fuzziness. If you believe you see mold in your home it's best to contact an indoor environmental specialist.

3. Mold Can Be Tested For

If you believe you may have spores in your home a mold test can be conducted by a local mold remediation professional. The test used may vary by the type of mold suspected. In some cases air samples may be taken, while in others a patch of the surface potentially exposed to mold spores will be removed for testing. If mold is found then the remediation process can begin.
Contacting an indoor environmental specialist can be an important part of detecting any mold that may be in your home. These professionals may be able to locate mold based on odor, if any spore colonies can be seen, and any professional testing they may do. If they do find mold, the remediation process should be able to successfully remove any spores from the residence.