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Archived Mold Remediation Blog Posts

Risk Factors of Self Mold Remediation

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is best left to the professionals who can bring the proper tools and have the educated experience.  Improper mold remediation can result in the home becoming a hazard to the homeowner’s health.  Even with the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) there is still potential for exposure. 

Adding to the risk of improperly removing mold could cause large amount of spores, which are not seen by the naked eye, to circulate throughout the home.  The microscopic spores can potentially grow into new infestations and could potentially start the cycle of remediation all over again. 

During the process of the mold remediation most DYI jobs do not have the proper equipment or protection.  If you’re not using the proper equipment and not using them with proper techniques, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk. 

To save yourself trouble and protect the health of not only yourself but your family, leave remediation up to the professionals.  If you find yourself in a situation where your home needs remediation call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505) 503-8627 where we are the professionals with the experience and training to help in a time of need. 

Insight on Preventing Mold.

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know mold is a fungus that can be very unsanitary. Mold is classified as a saprophyte and derives nutrients from any decomposing organic matter. Preventing mold is easy, moisture is the most critical factor in preventing mold but it does not stop there. The temperature, time, type of food source and mold spores all probable causes for the spreading of mold.

There are 8 common places homeowners and renters tend to look over, keep an eye out for:

  • The dishwasher
  • Ice maker connections
  • Washing machine connections
  • Hot water heater
  • Toilet connections
  • Showers doors
  • Bathtubs
  • Outdoor water sprinklers

Make sure you take that second look at your surroundings and places that carry moisture before mold starts to appear in your home. If it does happen to appear, do not hesitate in calling SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we would gladly be there to help you.

Mold Tips

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Mold removal at an Albuquerque residence.

Mold. The word is enough to make a person cringe.

Mold can grow anywhere: on carpet, clothing, food, paper, and even in places you can't see, such as the backside of drywall.

So what can you do if your concerned about mold growing in your home? The best approach is preventing mold before it becomes a problem. The key to mold prevention is simple: moisture control.

You can't mold-proof you home, but you can make it mold-resistant. Listed below are some tips to prevent mold growth.  

- Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away.

-Monitor humidity indoors, keeping the humidity between 30-60 percent.

-Clean or repair roof gutters. Having the gutters full or damaged can cause a roof leak that results to mold growth.

If you discover mold growth in your home give SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque a call for your free estimate.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is always here to help.

Mold Remediation

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Calvary Church Mold Remediation

Mold growth not only destroys walls, furniture, carpets, flooring, and other stuff in the building but it can also result in poor indoor air quality. Mold is something that could be growing right under you kitchen sink without you even knowing. There is different types of Mold which some could be very harmful to you and your family.

Mold is mostly caused when there is a flood or a leak of some sort. For example if you have and air conditioner leak there could be mold growing right next to that leak. Mold is a tricky thing to find. Sometimes it could be hiding in the walls such as the back paneling of your wall. 

The picture shown is of a church that discovered they had mold growth behind objects in the kitchen including the wall. SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque advises you to get any water damage cleaning up and dried within 72 of the damage accruing to prevent mold. We also advise that once every five years you get someone to do a mold testing and moisture reading of your walls.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque cares about your family's well being. If you or your family have a leak in their home please get a testing done before too much damage is caused.