Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Coming home to Mold

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Here is a local home with major mold damage.

Mold can happen in any home at any time! This picture is of some of the mold that was found in a summer home. When the homeowners winterized their home, they didn't think that a radiant heat line would split. This caused a large amount of water damage resulting in extreme mold throughout the property. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Brighton/ Howell to come in. Our technicians removed all the affected flooring and drywall and encapsulated the structure so the reconstruction can begin. The homeowners were thankful for our crews, and gad we were able to help speed up the reconstruction process. 

When you leave your home for long periods of time it's important to properly prepare the home, but to also have a trustworthy family member to check on the home as well. 

Mold Issues

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of a customers basement infested with mold prior to SERVPRO removal.

Mold in homes can happen under many different circumstances. It could be an outside water intrusion, a flood, or sewer leak. It also could be from a bat, bird infestation, a decaying animal or rodent. As soon as you are aware of mold in the home its important to call someone for proper removal to make sure there are no effects your you heath or your loved ones.

There are thousands of types of mold and depending on your location, temperature (inside and outside) will determine how to handle the home. First, its important to figure out where the source of mold is coming from and start the removal process.

Call SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell to help you out! We can walk you through the process, and get your home back to the safe environment it should be!

Coming Home from Vacation to Mold in the Home

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of mold that was found in a customers home after being out of State for a few weeks.

Mold can happen in any home at any time! This picture is of some of the mold that was found in a summer home. When the homeowners winterized their home, they didn't think that a radiant heat line would split. This caused a large amount of water damage resulting in extreme mold throughout the property. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Greater Highland/White Lake to come in. Our technicians removed all the affected flooring and drywall and encapsulated the structure so the reconstruction can begin. The homeowners were thankful for our crews, and gad we were able to help speed up the reconstruction process.

When you leave your home for long periods of time its important to properly prepare the home, but to also have a trustworthy family member to check on the home as well.

Mold Safety

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure to call the professionals to help with your mold troubles!

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 Brighton/Howell 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 Brighton/Howell 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 – 810-220-3711 

Mold in Your Home?

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of mold found in an attic, prior to SERVPRO coming in!

Mold in homes can happen under many different circumstances. It could be an outside water intrusion, a flood, or sewer leak. It also could be from a bat, bird infestation, a decaying animal or rodent. As soon as you are aware of mold in the home its important to call someone for proper removal to make sure there are no effects your you heath or your loved ones. 

There are thousands of types of mold and depending on your location, temperature (inside and outside) will determine how to handle the home. First, its important to figure out where the source of mold is coming from and start the removal process. 

Call SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell to help you out! We can walk you through the process, and get your home back to the safe environment it should be! 

Residential and Commercial Mold Damage

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Here is an example of mold in a commercial building prior SERVPRO coming in!

Mold can occur in any home, and any business at anytime! Its very common for mold to appear when a home in unoccupied for a period of time, or after a water loss. Our goal when working in water damaged homes is to remove the water, properly dry out the home, and do everything in our power to reduce the risk of secondary damage, as known as mold. 

If mold is found in the home it is extremely important to have our certified professionals take care of the problem. Mold cannot just be removed with bleach, it needs to be handled by professionals. 

Our crews at SERVPRO Brighton/Howell are certified in mold removal, by the IICRC Industry Standard. We know how to remove the mold and prevent it from returning. 

Could your home have a mold problem?

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of a home with mold growth prior to SERVPRO coming in to remove.

With the heavy rains and warm temperatures we have in Michigan mold can become a problem to many homeowners. Whether its secondary damage from a flood, or found in a crawl space. 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.