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Help When Your Home Needs Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Clatsop, Columbia Counties

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

No one likes to think about dealing with mold damage at home—and the potential health hazards mold can pose. But millions of American families every year find themselves needing mold remediation services.

Signs of mold in your home can vary and may include damp spaces, a musty odor or discoloration on your ceiling, walls, or floors. You might also notice peeling paint, wood warping and even health effects, especially if you suffer from certain types of allergies or asthma.

If you notice any of these signs in your home, then it’s smart to consider reaching out to a trusted partner for an evaluation of your home. They can tell you more about mold remediation and restoration services.

How SERVPRO Is Different

When it comes to mold remediation, we’re a trusted local partner for many families. Here’s why so many residents trust us:

Our team is available 24/7. When it comes to home restoration, time is always of the essence. That means the sooner you can meet with a certified restoration technician and get a plan for remediation in place, the better your home will be able to recover. Getting started fast saves you both time and money.

We have highly trained mold remediation specialists. Calling our team connects you with home restoration technicians who have all the skills and knowledge needed to assess your situation and create a personalized plan for correcting it. They have the expertise and experience you’ll want in your corner.

We use the latest technology. By combining highly trained experts and leading-edge technology, we can use the latest strategies to help your home overcome a mold threat. We work to restore your home in a way that’s both logical and economical.

We are a local business. We are always here to help our friends and neighbors in Clatsop & Columbia counties and the surrounding communities restore their homes. But our services also come backed with the security and expertise of a national organization.

If you need help with mold remediation, you can depend on us to help. Contact us 24 hours a day to report damage and receive a quick response from our certified restoration technicians. Get in touch today.

What Is Black Mold?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold on a white wall Keep an eye out for black spots on your walls, floors and ceilings.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. 

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional immediately. Click here to find a SERVPRO Franchise.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today 24/7 at 503-791-6714!

Understanding Mold

When water makes its way onto your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  •  Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  •  Mold spores are microscopic 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. It can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce toxins that are harmful to humans and pets.
  •  Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  •  Mold often produces a pungent, sour and musty odor.
  •  Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.