Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Signs of the Mold that could be lurking in your Crawl Space

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties are Here to Help!

A major challenge to any home or commercial building is keeping the crawlspace free of excessive moisture. With exposed dirt, drainage issues, or natural water sources often present, keeping a crawlspace free of the conditions that are ripe for mold growth are often very difficult. 

There are signs you may have mold in your crawlspace: 

  • high utility bill 
  • pest infestation 
  • extensive allergy symptoms 

At SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties we have the tools and training to remediate any mold situation that may be affecting your property. Working with owners of all different property types along with Indoor Environmental Professionals, we look for ways to eliminate water intrusions, provide drying and cleaning up services, and repair any items such as insulation or moisture barriers to make sure the crawlspace mold issue is properly remediated.

Not sure if you have mold or a crawlspace issue? Call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties today to schedule a consultation. We do mold testing now too!

Mold: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

There's a variety of ways to make sure mold doesn't get inside your home. Here are few ways to keep the mold levels as low as possible in your home or business: 

  • Controlling humidity
  • Fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes as soon as possible
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas

If mold is growing in your home or business, you need to clean up the mold and fix the moisture causing the mold problem.

**Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water.

Call the professionals today!

If you want someone to take care of your mold damage efficiently and professionally --call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at 606-877-2160.

Bleach on Mold? Don't do it!

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bleach on Mold? Don't do it! Here is a photo of mold damage that we came upon at a residential job last year. Our certified technicians are trained to clean up mold damage.
Mold clean-up is one of the most calls we get here at SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties and for good reason. Mold can cause illness and other harmful side effects especially in children and the elderly. Many people want to automatically turn to bleach to try and clean up the mold by themselves, because they want it gone and fast. There are many reasons not to try to clean-up mold by yourself. It's always best to call a professional, so you don't spread the mold spores, and cause an even bigger issue in your home or business.

Here are a few reasons that bleach is not a good option for your next mold damage cleanup: 

  1. Bleach is toxic. 
  2. Bleach loses effectiveness overtime. 
  3. Bleach does not kill mold on porous surfaces and can actually contribute to mold growth.  

Don't clean up the mold yourselves, call your local SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Mold Damage at Residential Property

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

We see a wide variety of mold damage in this industry that is hard to identify for customers at times. Mold can come in a many different shapes, sizes, and colors. One particular job was in a residential home that had mold behind their bathroom toilet. 

The customers knew that the first rule of mold is to not try to clean it with bleach. The customers called SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to take care of this in a professional manner. 

Our techs use a special microbial straight from the SERVPRO labs. The mold in this Somerset home did not stand a chance against our hero techs. 

They cleaned the mold, made the customer satisfied, and did a job well done for SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties.

Golf Scramble season is here --time to talk mold!

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Golf Scramble season is here --time to talk mold! Our marketing team that came out to participate in the golf scramble at the London Country Club!

It's golf scramble season again and our marketing team loves to get out on the green! We bring games, prizes, and all kinds of information for our customers to hear when they approach us on the hole! 

The most recent golf scramble our marketing team attended was one sponsored by the Corbin Rotary Club at the London Country Club. 

Our team had a full day telling everyone all SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties has to offer. They had a table set up in the front at the beginning of the day to tell everyone all about SERVPRO's services. 

One topic that came to the forefront with a lot of these customers was mold. They knew with the weather warming up that the mold spores would be more active. 

Our team let them know that we are here to help with their mold damage and cleanup needs. 

Mold Mitigation Services for Corbin, London, Somerset, and Eubank

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can sneak up in unlikely places, but SERVPRO is here to help provide a solution to your properties mold damage needs. 

There are many different factors that can cause mold growth in your home or business. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties are here to help you find out your mold problems: 

The presence of visible mold. 

  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present. 
  • Any evidence of past moisture issues. 
  • Excessive humidity, especially during summer months.

If we find mold in your home or business in your home we can bring our team of highly trained mold remediation specialists. We will help eliminate mold and a potentially dangerous situation. We follow industry regulation to remove mold and reduce the risk of future mold growth.

SERVPRO’s highly trained team of helping heroes! (Say that five times fast.)

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is not just any restoration company. We pride ourselves on bringing our customers the best possible service. We start by training our team to be the heroes you need during your time of a disaster and emergencies. Our team of technicians are not the only ones trained to help, our marketing team is trained on the same material to bring you the best customer experience.

At the marketing team’s quarterly meeting in London our Marketing Reps were trained on respirator safety. The Marketing Reps complete on the job training, because they too help out with mold damage restoration when the situation arises. Marketing Reps Amber and April had to complete a fit test (the same tests all our technicians do as well). SERVPRO always want their team to stay safe. If the team is safe, they can bring you even better service.

Mold damage is common after flooding, storm, and other damages that occur in your home. Our Marketing Reps and hero technicians are here to help make your mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

The most wonderful time of the year is coming, but so is the Mold.

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The most wonderful time of the year is coming, but so is the Mold. Mold damage can form in the most unlikely places. SERVPRO is here to help with your mold remediation needs!

Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties: it’s that time of year again for fall and winter weather. SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties want you to be prepared. The summer has brought us damp weather conditions. These little summer showers can cause big mold problems once fall rolls around. The wind flow picks up in the fall and with that brings all kinds of mold. SERVPRO wants you to be prepared. The best way is to keep track of water damage in your home, pay close attention to that familiar musty smell, and make sure to look out for the those green, orange, brown, or black spots that pop up.

If mold hits your home this fall, call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at (606) 877-2160. We’ll make your mold problem “Like it never even happened.”

Mold—The Warning Signs: Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties --What Should You Look For in your home or business?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold—The Warning Signs: Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties --What Should You Look For in your home or business? Mold can come in all shapes and sizes. Residents of Pulaski and Laurel Counties, call us today for your mold remediation services!

There are over 100,000 forms of fungi that can turn into mold. Mold in excessive amounts may cause health issues or worse. When water gets into a part of your home or business, getting the water out before mold sets up is ideal. Here are the warning signs to look for if water has not been removed before the mold begins to grow:

-visible mold growth

-a strong or musty odor

-mold problems in the past

If anyone in the area of Pulaski and Laurel Counties is interested in us hosting a class on mold with one of your associations, call us today!

If you or someone you know has water damage that you suspect has turned into mold, give us a call at (606) 877-2160.

Pulaski and Laurel County Residents: Is the “Mold Monster” trying to take over your home or business?

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Pulaski and Laurel County Residents: Is the “Mold Monster” trying to take over your home or business? Don't let the "Mold Monster" come after your home!

Everyone dreads when they look in their basement, under the kitchen sink, or around wet boxes in the garage and see that yellow, green, black, or orange substance. The sinking feeling hits – “I’ve got a mold problem.” While not all mold is bad, some mold can cause health concerns for many people. Any kind of water flooding in your home or business can cause mold to grow --anything from water leaks to varying humidity. The best way to get ahead of the “Mold Monster” is to take precautions. Here are some different signs that your home or business is being over-run by the “Mold Monster” himself:

  • You can visibly see the mold
  • Musty odor –indicates mold is present
  • Any type of moisture problems that may have caused mold growth
  • Excessive humidity

If you think you have a mold problem, and the “Mold Monster” has taken up residence in your home or business, please call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties at (606) 877-2160. We are always Here to Help!

Whether it’s Mold remediation or Golf --SERVPRO is ready!

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Whether it’s Mold remediation or Golf --SERVPRO is ready! Marketing Rep Chanel Music getting ready for a day of fun in the sun with the SEK Golf.

Marketing Rep Chanel Music and Marketing Coordinator Kelsey White traveled up the mountain to the South-Eastern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble last week to represent SERVPRO. They met with many city council members along with business owners throughout the day. The day was fun and hot, but they did have time to talk all things mold. The participants expressed their concern for mold damage in their area. Because they know, when water damage sits for too long, mold begins to take hold. The mold spores rapidly reproduce when moisture is present. For residents that can be dangerous, and for business owners, it can cause legal issues. Mold litigation is becoming a reoccurring case in the legal systems. Commercial property or personal property should be well-taken care of in case of water damage where mold can grow. One of the most common questions we receive is: Do we test for mold? The short answer is, no; however, we do refer industrial hygienists who can test for mold.

Here’s what to do if you find mold:

  • Stay out of affected area.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties for remediation services.

What not to do if you find mold:

  • 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 mold.

Here in the bluegrass state we have weather patterns that can go all over the place. Business owners, homeowners, and city officials must be prepared. When the weather acts up, SERVPRO is ready to act fast! 

Crawlspace Mold Issues

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

A major challenge to any home or commercial building is keeping the crawlspace free of excessive moisture.  With exposed dirt, drainage issues, or natural water sources often present, keeping a crawlspace free of the conditions that are ripe for mold growth are often very difficult.  At SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties we have the tools and training to remediate any mold situation that may be affecting your property.  Working with owners of all different property types along with Indoor Environmental Professionals, we look for ways to eliminate water intrusions, provide drying and cleaning up services, and repair any items such as insulation or moisture barriers to make sure the crawlspace mold issue is properly remediated.  Not sure if you have mold or a crawlspace issue?  Call SERVPRO® of Pulaski and Laurel Counties today to schedule a consultation.  Let our mold remediation experts help keep your crawlspace free of mold!

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

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 Pulaski & Laurel Counties 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 Pulaski & Laurel Counties 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 – 606-877-2160