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The Madison Microbial Menace

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Madison Microbial Menace This picture shows what can be lurking behind a seemingly uncontaminated wall in a home.

Microbial growth can be hard to detect in certain places. Usually, microbial growth occurs in places where materials didn’t fully dry from previous water damage. Microbial spores must have a warm temperature and an organic food source to replicate quickly. Warm climates in Mississippi and throughout the south make perfect homes for microbial pests. While a few mold spores are pervasive in the air we breathe, microbial growth in homes can multiply quickly and cause concerning health issues to homeowners. Here are some tips to avoid microbial growth in your home or place of business:

-Do not allow standing water in your home

-Use exhaust fans throughout your home

-Leave the Air Conditioning Unit running when you are not at home

Call your local remediation specialists, in Madison, at 601-353-2286 if you think microbial growth may be occurring in your home.

Microbial Facts

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Microbial Facts As you can see from the image, microbial growth was pervasive underneath this homeowners flooring.

The moment a large quantity of water spills on to the floor of your home it is soaked up in the floors, furniture, baseboards, and wicks up the drywall of your home. Water must be eradicated quickly and thoroughly to ensure microbial growth will not cause problems in the future. Microscopic microbial spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all microbial from a home or business. Therefore, microbial remediation reduces the microbial spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “microbial removal” and even guarantee to remove all microbial growth, which is a fallacy. Consider the following microbial facts:

  • Microbial is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Microbial 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.
  • Microbial spores thrive on moisture. Microbial spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before microbial remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the microbial may return.
  • Microbial often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible microbial problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support microbial growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a microbial problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remedy your microbial growth.

Mold: Part 1

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold:  Part 1 Microbial growth under a microscope.

A dreaded word for home owners:  MOLD. Mold can cause all kinds of issues and can be very expensive to mitigate.  Molds grow best in dark, damp, humid and warm conditions. Mold spreads by reproducing spores.  Some molds can grow in a harsher condition as well. Some common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus. Mold can cause serious health effects.  

Here are a few locations that are more likely to have mold issues in your area:

  • Antique shops
  • Greenhouses
  • Saunas
  • Farms
  • Mills
  • Construction areas
  • Flower shops
  • Summer cottages

If you believe you are having a mold issue in your home or business, let SERVPRO of Madison County come do testing for you.  It is better to start working on the issue before it gets out of hand! Call us at 601-353-2286! #AlwaysHereToHelp

Mold: Part 2

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold:  Part 2 Microbial growth under a microscope.

How to prevent MOLD:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
  • Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
  • Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.

How can people decrease mold exposure?

Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas. If there is mold growth in your home, you should clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, such as the ones offered by SERVPRO of Madison County.  We are knowledgeable and ready to help you clean up your mold problem today. Call us at 601-353-2286. Always Here To Help!

What To Do: Mold

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What To Do:  Mold A closer view of microbial growth.

Do not disturb visible mold. You can accidentally spread the mold infestation throughout your entire home. When mold is disturbed, the mold will release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • DO stay out of affected areas.
  • DO turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • DO contact SERVPRO of Madison County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Do NOT touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do NOT blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do NOT attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do NOT spray bleach on the mold.

Call us today with any questions about microbial growth.  If you have any concerns about your home or business, let SERVPRO of Madison County put your mind at ease.  SERVPRO of Madison County: 601-353-2286 for any mold or mildew issues you are dealing with in your home or business!

Does Your Madison Home Have Microbial Growth?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Does Your Madison Home Have Microbial Growth? Mold!

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 – (601)353-2286

We look forward to servicing your future needs!

Andrew Forester

SERVPRO of Jackson and Madison Marketing Manager

(601)353-2286

http://www.SERVPROjackson.com

The Madison Microbial Menace

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Madison Microbial Menace This picture shows what can be lurking behind a seemingly uncontaminated wall in a home.

Microbial growth can be hard to detect in certain places. Usually, microbial growth occurs in places where materials didn’t fully dry from previous water damage. Microbial spores must have a warm temperature and an organic food source to replicate quickly. Warm climates in Mississippi and throughout the south make perfect homes for microbial pests. While a few mold spores are pervasive in the air we breathe, microbial growth in homes can multiply quickly and cause concerning health issues to homeowners. Here are some tips to avoid microbial growth in your home or place of business:

-Do not allow standing water in your home

-Use exhaust fans throughout your home

-Leave the Air Conditioning Unit running when you are not at home

Call your local remediation specialists, in Madison, at 601-353-2286 if you think microbial growth may be occurring in your home.

Microbial Facts

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Facts As you can see from the image, microbial growth was pervasive underneath this homeowners flooring.

The moment a large quantity of water spills on to the floor of your home it is soaked up in the floors, furniture, baseboards, and wicks up the drywall of your home. Water must be eradicated quickly and thoroughly to ensure microbial growth will not cause problems in the future. Microscopic microbial spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all microbial from a home or business. Therefore, microbial remediation reduces the microbial spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “microbial removal” and even guarantee to remove all microbial growth, which is a fallacy. Consider the following microbial facts:

  • Microbial is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Microbial 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.
  • Microbial spores thrive on moisture. Microbial spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before microbial remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the microbial may return.
  • Microbial often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible microbial problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support microbial growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a microbial problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remedy your microbial growth.

SERVPRO of Madison County Is Storm Response Ready

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Madison County Is Storm Response Ready SERVPRO has the best equipment available to have your home or business back in order as soon as possible.

Are you in need of property restoration after a storm?  SERVPRO of Madison County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Madison, MS, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

No Job Is Too Big For SERVPRO To Handle

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial No Job Is Too Big For SERVPRO To Handle Demolition of a commercial property after a water loss due to the sprinkler system activating.

SERVPRO of Madison County, MS provides services to residents and commercial businesses that include water mitigation, fire restoration, microbial growth remediation. SERVPRO is fully prepared to meet the needs of the community no matte the size of the job. In a situation where a large loss to a commercial property occurs, SERVPRO has the equipment necessary to address any commercial needs. Our technicians are trained to work around legal and environmental concerns in order to get the job done. Water damage due to pipe bursts and sprinkler system activation can be hard to predict. SERVPRO of Madison County is IICRC certified to respond to jobs like large commercial businesses with large amounts of property. Hotels, hospitals, plants, schools, and churches are examples of the kind of cliental SERVPRO has had the privilege of assisting over the years. SERVPRO can also respond immediately to any loss, with 24/7 availability. There is no job too big for SERVPRO to handle.