Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Removal Can Be Complicated

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold can grow in a variety of places with elevated moisture levels that are not properly maintained. This includes places such as the restroom, kitchen or HVAC area. It can also grow in areas that have high humidity levels such as your basement or crawl space. Also, when you receive water damage whether it's from a leak, overflow, or burst pipe; not being proactive in fixing the issue can eventually lead to the development of mold in the affected area. 

If you do happen to have mold it is important to stay out of the affected area and be cautious. Limiting exposure is key as depending on the type of mold it can be hazardous. If the HVAC is the source then it should be turned off as it can aid in spreading mold spores throughout the home. Make sure there are no fans nearby. You don't want air blowing across areas that have mold. If you attempt to remove it yourself make sure you use the appropriate material; not doing so may result in the situation worsening. You also want to identify the main source of the problem, sometimes it can be in between the walls. If so then cleaning the surface area may not be enough. You may need to tear down some walls to fix the issue.  Another crucial step is to set up a containment in the working area to keep airborne mold spores from spreading beyond the zone.  As you can see mold remediation can be a challenging process for many and it is not something that should be winged or done on your own. Doing so can create more complications.

When it comes to mold removal it is best to contact a professional service to assist you. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino is just that. We specialize in mold removal and we have the tools to assist you efficiently and effectively. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and we can be reached at (626) 852-9922. So when you have questions regarding mold remediation don't hesitate to contact us.

Why Time Makes A Difference!

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

When a customer or an insurance carrier reports a water loss to SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas,  Irwindale/Baldwin, & South Pasadena/San Marino, a person to person response can be expected within one hour.  This is the start of our priority service that may result in the immediate dispatch of a crew and equipment in an emergency, or scheduling of the property for inspection prior to restoration.  

However, the complexity and cost of restoration generally increases with the amount of time that passes before the start of the job.  So a timely request for help by the affected customer is essential.

In a flooded structure, if water is allowed to pool up, wood and other building materials in contact with the water will absorb it, increasing the drying time, potentially increasing the amount of work to assure proper drying, and increased costs to reconstruct the property after drying is complete.  Also, after the first 48 hours the chances of mold growth increases rapidly.

SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino has a standard for responding to a call in a timely manner to help keep the cost and time to recover from water damage to the absolute minimum.  This rapid reaction helps both the property owner and the insurance carrier to control avoidable expenses and inconvenience.