Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Safety Tips

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be a scary thing, let us give you some tips for the new year!

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 Vincennes 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

At SERVPRO of Vincennes we specialize 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.

Moisture Control in your Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

How do you control the moisture in your home after a water damage? We have some tips below to help you do so.

• Remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vacuum and dry out the building as quickly
as possible (preferably within 24 to 48
hours).
• Use fans to assist in the drying process.
• Clean wet materials and surfaces with
detergent and water.
• Discard all water damaged materials.
• Discard all materials visibly contaminated
with mold.
• Remove and discard all porous materials
that have been wet for more than 48 hours.
Porous materials cannot be cleaned and
may remain a source of mold growth.
These materials include the following:
1. Carpeting and carpet padding;
2. Upholstery, wallpaper, drywall;
3. Floor and ceiling tiles, insulation materials;

Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call to help with any moisture issues or water damage in your home. We are here to serve and help you!

"I have Mold in my Basement." We can help.

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Do you need a Mold Estimate?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is happy to give estimates to those living in Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN, and surrounding areas. With our mold estimates we do charge an estimate fee. The fee is applied to your bill.

  • 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Do You Have Mold in Your home?

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can be extremely scary because it is hard to differentiate between the different types, and it can be extremely dangerous. Mold clean up can be expensive and labor intensive, each and every situation is different and unique in its own way. Which is why you should trust professionals in the field. Mold clean up is not the time to try a DIY project.

Unfortunately only some insurance companies will cover mold clean up.

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes mold clean up is part of our business, but we also care about you and your family. Let us come look at your mold and give you an estimate. There is a cost for an estimate from one of our SERVPRO professionals however, that estimate fee will be applied to your final bill for the mold remediation. To begin the mold remediation process please look at the following step:

Step 1 : Emergency Contact (SERVPRO of Vincennes 812-895-0581)

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Step 3: Mold Containment

Step 4: Air filtration

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Material

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Step 7: Restoration

Mold in Your Basement?

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is an extremely serious topic, and we receive many calls regarding mold. Most of our calls are about a basement with mold, crawl space with mold, or a closet with mold. There are ways to help prevent mold. We use these tips at our home and help others to learned these prevention tips too. Our research shows that these suggestions below can help prevent mold from entering your home.

    • Humidity levels need to be low, humidity is a breading ground for mold.
    • Be sure to use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
    • Exhaust fans can help with ventilating your house. 
    • Mold inhibitors can be added to paints before you use them. 
    • Do not have carpet in bathrooms.
    • If you carpets or upholstery becomes wet, remove them or dry them out if you are able. 

At SERVPRO of Vincennes we are here to help you. Call us today at 812-895-0581. We always answer, 24/7/365

Content Source- National Center for Environmental Health

April Showers Could Bring Mold!

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Most of our customers call us in the spring and summer to talk about MOLD!

SERVPRO of Vincennes has something that can help you take care of that. We love warmer weather, but unfortunately warming temperatures plus spring rains are what can cause mold. 

We are ready to get to work in your home and get rid of that mold. Our newly improved products are something you can rely on to get the job done. We are here to work for you. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes with any mold questions you may have. We are ready to schedule an appointment, come to your home, and give you a mold estimate. The safety of your family and home are very important to us. Thank you for trusting us to take care of your most valuable assets. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today at 812-895-0581 or come by our office at 712 Upper 11th Street in Vincennes Indiana. 

Mold Safety Tips

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

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 Vincennes 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 Vincennes 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.

The Key to Mold Prevention is Moisture Control

12/10/2017 (Permalink)

The key to mold prevention is moisture control.

Mold will not grow if moisture is absent.

• Remove excess moisture with a wet-dry vacuum and dry out the building as quickly
as possible (preferably within 24 to 48
hours).
• Use fans to assist in the drying process.
• Clean wet materials and surfaces with
detergent and water.
• Discard all water damaged materials.
• Discard all materials visibly contaminated
with mold.
• Remove and discard all porous materials
that have been wet for more than 48 hours.
Porous materials cannot be cleaned and
may remain a source of mold growth.
These materials include the following:
1. Carpeting and carpet padding;
2. Upholstery, wallpaper, drywall;
3. Floor and ceiling tiles, insulation materials;

Information used from osha.gov. For more details and information on this subject, visit the site above. 

Mold questions? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes help you with your mold problem. 

All you have to do is give us a call! We are happy to come out to your home and check it out. Every situation is different, some more serious than others.

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call (812)-895-0581. SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

Mold in your home? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is happy to give estimates to those living in Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN, and surrounding areas. 

  • 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

MOLD IN YOUR BASEMENT? WE CAN HELP.

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Did You Know?

  • 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. We are here to help and serve you making your home as safe as we possibly can.

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes at 812-895-0581 for mold removal services!

Who do I call for Mold? Call SERVPRO of Vincennes

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can be extremely scary because it is hard to differentiate between the different types, and it can be extremely dangerous. Mold clean up can be expensive and labor intensive, each and every situation is different and unique in its own way. Which is why you should trust professionals in the field.

 

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we care about you and your family. Let us come look at your mold and give you an estimate. There is a cost for an estimate from one of our SERVPRO professionals however, that estimate fee will be applied to your final bill for the mold remediation. To begin the mold remediation process please look at the following step:

 

Step 1 : Emergency Contact (SERVPRO of Vincennes 812-895-0581)

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Step 3: Mold Containment

Step 4: Air filtration

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Material

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Step 7: Restoration

How can I Prevent Mold in my Home?

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is an extremely serious topic, and one that we receive many calls regarding. Our research shows that these suggestions below can help prevent mold from entering your home.



  • Humidity levels need to be low, humidity is a breading ground for mold.

  • Be sure to use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.

  • Exhaust fans can help with ventilating your house. 

  • Mold inhibitors can be added to paints before you use them. 

  • Do not have carpet in bathrooms.

  • If you carpets or upholstery becomes wet, remove them or dry them out if you are able. 


At SERVPRO of Vincennes we are known for our drying skills. Let us help you with that, call us today at 812-895-0581. We always answer, 24/7/365


 


 


Content Source- National Center for Environmental Health

Indoor Air/ Quality/Environmental Professionals

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold sport count to the outdoor environment. If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Vincennes can assist you.

SERVPRO of Vincennes professionals care about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Vincennes can safely restore your building to pre-loss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can be determined by and on-site, indoor environmental inspection. Please keep in mind that SERVPRO of Vincennes does not interrupt insurance policies or coverage; you must consult your insurance company to determine the scope of policy coverage.

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Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your Mold and Air Quality

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

 

Vincennes, Jasper, Washington, Princeton Residents: Follow these Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

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 Vincennes 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 Vincennes 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.

 

Water Damage Can Cause Mold

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Any Water Damage In Your Facility Is Bad.

There is no such thing as a small disaster. Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria-or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. So before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.

SERVPRO of Vincennes understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your business. For this reason, SERVPRO of Vincennes offer 24 hour emergency response and, under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed SERVPRO team member on site within four hours to begin mitigation services.

The faster you respond and call SERVPRO of Vincennes. The faster we can restore and prevent mold, saving YOU time and money!

 

 

All About Mold

10/31/2016 (Permalink)

Mold, Don't let it grow!

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi, and lifesaving penicillin is a product of mold (Penicillin chrysogenum.

Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call (812)-895-0581. SERVPRO of Vincennes is trained in mold remediation and will examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

SERVPRO of Vincennes is proudly taking care of your mold problem in Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

Does Your Vincennes, Princeton, Washington, Or Jasper Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/12/2016 (Permalink)

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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 812-895-0581

Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Away

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

According to FBI statistics, most communities will experience a 10 to 18 percent increase in home burglaries during the months of July and August. Most home break-ins can easily prevented. Check out some of our tips below!

1. Lock your windows and doors.

This may sound like a no brainer, but statistics have shown that roughly 30% of home invasions are unforced entry, so check those doors and windows a few times before you leave. It doesn’t hurt to check, double check, and triple check!

2. Shut your water off.

Who wants to come home after a relaxing vacation to find water standing in their home?  To prevent this from occurring, make sure you shut off your main water supply before leaving for vacation.  It will take less than 3 minutes to watch the link below and be prepared to save yourself stress and money. 

 Check out this link to see a step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvE6n7rTGnM

3. Be smart on social media.

Who doesn’t post their family pictures on the beach, or make a snapchat story all about the wonderful time you and your family are having on vacation? Most people do, without thinking twice. But unfortunately, doing this can notify burglars when you aren't at home. It’s like putting a sign up in your front yard saying "break in! We aren't home!” Consider posting images after your trip, or temporarily creating a Facebook picture album that can only be viewed by the people you select.

4. Make your home look lived in.

Ask the post office to hold your mail, and hold your newspapers. An overflowing mail box can be an indication of an empty home! If you have a neighbor or friend that can take out the garbage and put the cans back after the garbage is picked up, it will send the message that everything is proceeding normally at your house. Also, consider buying light timers. You get can get a pack of two for as little as $8.50 on Amazon.

5. Pull those plugs!

I was the QUEEN of this in college, while living on a college budget. This will save you money while you’re gone and will ease your mind of questioning whether or not you turned off the coffee pot. Turn off/unplug your garage door, this is also an effective way to keep thieves from opening it with a universal remote.

6. Keep your lawn maintained.

 If you are gone for more than a few days, make sure your lawn is maintained. Once again, make your house look lived in!

7. Put your valuables in a safety deposit box.

Consider leaving your valuables in a safety deposit box at your bank. Not only will this protect your valuable items from robbers, but also from a fire. You could put your important documents and family images on a hard drive and store that in the safety deposit box too.

If you have any question, feel free to give us a call at 812-895-0581.