Recent Mold Remediation Posts

The Humidity is Back

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Humidity and mold Remediation in Ocean County NJ Humidity and Mold Remediation in Ocean County NJ

Hey, Ocean County, you feel that in the air? No, we’re not talking about love. We’re talking about humidity *ick*. Summer is almost here which means even your sweat has sweat, thanks to all the moisture in the air. If you’re a homeowner, hold onto your popsicles! Sweat isn’t the only annoyance humidity brings. If you live here, you already know that uncontrolled humidity can contribute to mold growth in your home or business. If you are just visiting, or are new to the area, now you know!  Some of the key indicators of humidity problems are musty odors, sweaty windows, and even damp feeling bedsheets. Oh, and don’t forget frizzy hair! We find that unattended crawlspaces, undiscovered leaks, and malfunctioning HVAC systems are the primary causes of these issues. Left unattended, excessive humidity can escalate to mold and indoor air quality issues.  So, if you think you have an issue, or if you find mold in your house, who do you call? Your neighborhood remediation experts at SERVPRO of Manahawkin. Call us at 609-549-0379! 

Mold: The Fungus Among Us

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Technicians are Mold Experts SERVPRO of Manahawkin Technicians are Mold Experts

You’ve heard of mold before, but what is it really? What’s commonly referred to as mold, is a fungus, a multicellular plant-like organism. Fungi are encountered everywhere in normal concentrations, indoors and out. In many instances, fungi are not harmful and, in some cases, may even be beneficial. Fungi are used to ripen cheeses providing flavor, mushrooms can be eaten as food and yeasts are a component of fermentation processes that are used in the production of alcoholic beverages and some types of bread. Why do we mention this? Because it’s important to understand that fungi are naturally occurring and part of our ecosystem and not something that shows up unannounced. Mold, even the good kind, can amplify and become a problem for your home and its occupants if there are conditions to support it. In most circumstances, we find that uncontrolled humidity, poor maintenance, and undetected leaks are the primary factors that lead to uncontrolled mold issues. When considering mold mitigation or remediation, it’s critically important to take these factors into account to ensure the long-term success of your project.  Have questions about mold remediation? Check out our Mold Damage tips page at SERVPROmanahawkin.com or call us at 609-549-0379 to talk with a specialist. 

Why is Mold in My House?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Technicians are Mold Experts SERVPRO of Manahawkin Technicians are Mold Experts

Excess humidity and moisture are the number one cause of mold growth in homes and businesses. Any damp, wet, unattended area is the ideal home for mold. Even homes and businesses with ordinarily ideal environmental conditions can immediately become an environment conducive for mold amplification and growth if water is introduced. Examples of unwanted water intrusion include roof leaks, leaking pipes, or malfunctioning air conditioning systems. In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem.   

So, why is there mold in your house?   

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is proud to serve our local communities as a resource for facts and suggestions about mold. As remediators, who do the work regularly, we are always here to help. To get the facts on mold, check out our Mold Remediation and Restoration page.

If you suspect mold in your home, don’t sweat it. Call the experts at (609) 549-0379.   

Mold Season is Coming

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is coming to the Jersey Shore and you can be certain that there will be moisture on the east coast. “So, what?” you ask? Frizzy hair is not the only quirk that comes with the high-humidity season. Soon we will be immersed in long, hot days of melted popsicles, musty lawn mowers and possibly, you guessed it, mold growth. Excess humidity and moisture are the number one cause of mold in homes or businesses. Mold, defined by some as allergens and irritants, will definitely defeat the feel-good summer vibe we’ve been waiting all winter for. You may have seen in the media stories about “black mold” and “toxic mold” which are definite buzz kills. These stories can be both alarming and confusing and most likely, do little to help you understand what you may be experiencing in your home.

SERVPRO of Manahawkin is proud to serve our local communities as a resource for facts and suggestions about mold. As remediators, who actually do the work on a regular basis, we are always here to help, and always available to answer any questions you may have.

To get the facts on mold and prepare yourself for the summer heat, check out our Mold Remediation and Restoration page on our website. 

If you suspect mold in your home, don’t sweat it. Call us at (609) 549-0379. 

Does Your Home in Long Beach Island Have A Mold Problem?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Manahawkin Mold Remediation in Long Beach island SERVPRO of Manahawkin Mold Remediation in Long Beach island

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. 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, Don't Wait! 

Call Us Today –609-549-0379 

Does Your Home or Business Have A Mold Problem?

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

In Manahawkin or any Southern Ocean County home or business, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Did you know that 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 –

SERVPRO of Manahawkin       609-549-0379

Does Your Home in Ocean County Have A Mold Problem?

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can spread quickly.

Did you know that 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, Don't Wait!

Call Us Today –609-549-0379

Making a Happy Customer

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Often that call comes in when a homeowner thinks they have a mold problem and they need a professional to evaluate the conditions.  We scheduled an appointment and met with the homeowner.  We didn’t see any major issues that would need our services and gave them a recommendation whereas they could tackle the problem on their own.  Below is a copy of an email we received shortly after our visit from the homeowner. 

Hi Chris, 

I just wanted to thank you for the insight into our "mold problem". As I was cleaning the baseboards in order to paint them, I noticed that there was what looked like a dark colored dust on the top of them. When I sprayed them with Windex the "dust" seemed to grow. It was the dog hair that magically sprang up and when I wiped it clean it was dark black with a bunch of specks. After our conversation I'm confident that it was the mold attaching itself to that dog hair that was all over the house. I have cleaned every nook and cranny of that house and removed bags of dog hair. I feel so much better knowing that was probably the bulk of the problem...I still think there is some in the closet, but I've cleaned and painted that, and I leave that door open to air it out. 

Again, thank you so much for giving me an honest, straight forward answer to my issue. It is very refreshing to know there are still trustworthy, honest people out there. I can't thank you enough.  

Signed, Happy Customer 

Rebuilding After Mold Remediation

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

After dealing with the damage in your property, then we can begin the restoration and reconstruction process. This is a kitchen that had a water leak, which then became a mold issue, because it was not properly attended to. After SERVPRO of Manahawkin followed the plan-of-action by the hygienist (remediation process) and now it was time to rebuild the kitchen. This was a nice project of ours and we take much pride in our rebuilds as we aim to create - build your vision of what you would like to see. If you have any questions about SERVPRO of Manahawkin’s work or would like to see our rebuild portfolio, please give us a call at 609-549-0379 and we will be more than happy to help! 

Do You Know If You Have A Mold Problem?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

This is the question that comes up from our customers more often than not and it seems to be something many people do not have the answer for. At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we aim to help you during this process, whether its for general knowledge or the remediation process, please give us a call. But for those of you who are interested in gathering some information sooner, please read further to get a better understanding, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and their knowledge on Mold.

Answer from www.epa.gov/mold/moldbasics.html

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.

Molds are part of the natural environment.  Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air.  Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet.  There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust.  The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

What is mold?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

What is mold?

The term “mold” is a colloquial term for a group of filamentous fungi that are common on food or wet materials. This includes the green Penicillium species that produces penicillin, and fungi that spoil our bread, fruit, cheese and crops. Most of these are Ascomycetes that produce a lot of spores.

The majority of the molds that grow on damp building materials are found in the soil and are adapted to grow on a wide variety of materials. Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. There are thousands of species of mold and they can be any color. Different mold species are adapted to different moisture conditions ranging from very wet to just damp. Many times, mold can be detected by a musty odor. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies) under the right conditions. All of us are exposed to a variety of fungal spores daily in the air we breathe, both outdoors and indoors.

Identifying Black Mold

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

In terms of mold, the scariest subject is "Black Mold" or sometimes referred to as "Toxic Mold". Now when these two combinations are put together, there seems to be a common fear among people and this is mainly due to the misunderstanding and diagnoses of what they actually have. We are here to help, so please do not hesitate and give us a call if you have any questions. 

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. We will then arrange a time to come out to your location and conduct a basic evaluation to properly assess the situation, to help you determine a plan-of-action. 

If You See Signs of Mold or Something You Are Unsure of, Call Us Today – (609) 549-0379

Mold Remediation Services

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we take pride in assisting our community and we want to help ease you through any difficult process; whether is fire, water, storm or mold damage, we are here to help! Many of our clients ask us "what's the difference between Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation?" Because of this, SERVPRO assist all of their franchises to properly answer these questions, so not only are you "the consumer" informed, but this is general knowledge that will protect you.

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Manahawkin has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (609) 549-0379

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process by reading the remediation step-by-step outline listed below.

  • Emergency Contact - (609) 549-0379
  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Remember, our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Mold Prevention Tips

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold prevention is ideal, whether you are a homeowner, property manager or operating a business, but many do not know where to start in terms of how to prevent mold; what actually causes mold and the spread of it. Mold can spread in as little as 24-to-48 hours and moisture enables this growth. Therefore if something is wet in your home for more than 24 hours, then you run the risk of mold contamination and growth. The things to consider when preventing mold is preventing water leaks and condensation. Leaks, no matter how small they may seem can increase the risk of mold. If you have any leaks i.e. roof, pipes, taps or other streams of water, you should act quickly and fix the source of these leaks to prevent mold damage. The next thing to consider is preventing condensation. Preventing condensation may seem a bit overwhelming as condensation refers to water vapor in the air landing on cold surfaces and becomes liquid. This can be prevented by keeping rooms warm and installing insulation in addition to potentially insulating the surfaces themselves.

Mold Is Lurking, Can It Be The Mold Bandits?

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Who are the mold bandits? 
Unscrupulous character selling mold testing and remediation in one package. 

Why are they dangerous?  
Remediation and evaluation are two different and distinct areas of expertise, requiring different training and experience levels. In the interest of professionalism, integrity and many instances the law, the two should be separated. 

Many instances involving mold remediation are simple and have simple solutions, however some are complicated and require the collaboration of multiple experts to properly assess the condition causing the contamination, and most importantly what to do to fix it. 

Hiring the bandits can put you at risk, an incorrect assessment and improper remediation can lead to unnecessary work, wasted time and money or worse, re-contamination. 

How to protect yourself from the mold bandits: 

  1. Call SERVPRO of Manahawkin 
    SERVPRO of Manahawkin will guide you through the following steps: Hire qualified and independent mold inspector, hygienist or other indoor environmental professional.  
     
  1. Insure their services include a written report that contains the cause of the problem and the appropriate remediation protocol to properly perform the remediation. 
  1. Hire a qualified remediator to perform the work in accordance with the protocol outline. 
  1. Have your testing company perform a post remediation verification to verify that the remediation was done properly and successful.   

Does Your Home or Office Have A Mold Problem?

12/7/2017 (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 – 609-549-0379

Mold Safety Tips

12/7/2017 (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 Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin 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 – (609) 549-0379

Does Your Home or Office Have A Mold Problem?

12/7/2017 (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 evaluate your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today

                    609-549-0379

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

11/17/2017 (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.

Mold Happens in Strange Places

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Bloom

Mold Happens in Strange Places

If the conditions are right, mold can grow anywhere!

Here's a great picture of mold growth on new lumber. All it takes is air, a little moisture and an organic food source such as wood, paper, leather, drywall etc.. and you have the right recipe for mold growth.

The right conditions can be found anywhere. The most susceptible are areas in your home or business that are infrequently visited or inspected. Attics, crawlspaces, closets, basements, and storage sheds are common problem areas.

Leaks and vapor intrusion are common in these areas and if left unattended, can lead to mold growth. 

Call SERVPRO of Manahawkin today if you suspect you have a mold issue. Estimates and Advice are always free!

Beware The Mold Bandits

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Beware The Mold Bandits

Who are the mold bandits?
Unscrupulous character selling mold testing and remediation in one package.

Why are they dangerous?
Remediation and evaluation are two different and distinct areas of expertise, requiring different training and experience levels. In the interest of professionalism, integrity and many instances the law, the two should be separated.

Many instances involving mold remediation are simple and have simple solutions, however some are complicated and require the collaboration of multiple experts to properly assess the condition causing the contamination, and most importantly what to do to fix it.

Hiring the bandits can put you at risk, an incorrect assessment and improper remediation can lead to unnecessary work, wasted time and money or worse, re-contamination.

How to protect yourself from the mold bandits:

  1. Call SERVPRO of Manahawkin
    SERVPRO of Manahawkin will guide you through the following steps: Hire qualified and independent mold inspector, hygienist or other indoor environmental professional.
  2. Insure their services include a written report that contains the cause of the problem and the appropriate remediation protocol to properly perform the remediation.
  3. Hire a qualified remediator to perform the work in accordance with the protocol outline.
  4. Have your testing company perform a post remediation verification to verify that the remediation was done properly and successful.  

 

 

Rebuilding After Mold Remediation

11/10/2016 (Permalink)

Kitchen Rebuild

After dealing with the damage in your property, then we can begin the restoration and reconstruction process. This is a kitchen that had a water leak, which then became a mold issue, because it was not properly attended to. After SERVPRO of Manahawkin followed the plan-of-action by the hygienist (remediation process) and now it was time to rebuild the kitchen. This was a nice project of ours and we take much pride in our rebuilds as we aim to create - build your vision of what you would like to see. If you have any questions about SERVPRO of Manahawkin’s work or would like to see our rebuild portfolio, please give us a call at 609-549-0379 and we will be more than happy to help! 

How can I tell if I have a mold problem?

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

Got Mold?

This is the question that appears more often than not and it seems to be something many people do not have the answer for. At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we aim to help you during this process, whether its for general knowledge or the remediation process, please give us a call. But for those of you who are interested in gathering some information sooner, please read further to get a better understanding, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and their knowledge on Mold.

Answer from www.epa.gov/mold/moldbasics.html

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.

Molds are part of the natural environment.  Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air.  Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet.  There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust.  The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

At SERVPRO of Manahawkin, we take pride in assisting our community and we want to help ease you through any difficult process; whether is fire, water, storm or mold damage, we are here to help! Many of our clients ask us "what's the difference between Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation?" Because of this, SERVPRO assist all of their franchises to properly answer these questions, so not only are you "the consumer" informed, but this is general knowledge that will protect you.

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Manahawkin has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (609) 549-0379

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process by reading the remediation step-by-step outline listed below.

  • Emergency Contact - (609) 549-0379
  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Remember, our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

What Is Black Mold?

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

What Is Black Mold?

 

In terms of mold, the scariest subject is "Black Mold" or sometimes referred to as "Toxic Mold". Now when these two combinations are put together, there seems to be a common fear among people and this is mainly due to the misunderstanding and diagnoses of what they actually have. We are here to help, so please do not hesitate and give us a call if you have any questions. 

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. We will then arrange a time to come out to your location and conduct a basic evaluation to properly assess the situation, to help you determine a plan-of-action. 

If You See Signs of Mold or Something You Are Unsure of, Call Us Today – (609) 549-0379

Quick Tip: Preventing Mold Within Your Ocean County Home

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Prevent Mold Within Your Ocean County Home

Mold prevention is ideal, whether you are a homeowner, property manager or operating a business, but many do not know where to start in terms of how to prevent mold; what actually causes mold and the spread of it. Mold can spread in as little as 24-to-48 hours and moisture enables this growth. Therefore if something is wet in your home for more than 24 hours, then you run the risk of mold contamination and growth. The things to consider when preventing mold is preventing water leaks and condensation. Leaks, no matter how small they may seem can increase the risk of mold. If you have any leaks i.e. roof, pipes, taps or other streams of water, you should act quickly and fix the source of these leaks to prevent mold damage. The next thing to consider is preventing condensation. Preventing condensation may seem a bit overwhelming as condensation refers to water vapor in the air landing on cold surfaces and becomes liquid. This can be prevented by keeping rooms warm and installing insulation in addition to potentially insulating the surfaces themselves.

The Basics on Mold

6/29/2016 (Permalink)

What is mold?

What is mold?

The term “mold” is a colloquial term for a group of filamentous fungi that are common on food or wet materials. This includes the green Penicillium species that produces penicillin, and fungi that spoil our bread, fruit, cheese and crops. Most of these are Ascomycetes that produce a lot of spores.

The majority of the molds that grow on damp building materials are found in the soil and are adapted to grow on a wide variety of materials. Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. There are thousands of species of mold and they can be any color. Different mold species are adapted to different moisture conditions ranging from very wet to just damp. Many times, mold can be detected by a musty odor. Live spores act like seeds, forming new mold growths (colonies) under the right conditions. All of us are exposed to a variety of fungal spores daily in the air we breathe, both outdoors and indoors.

Ocean County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

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 Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin 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 – (609) 549-0379

Does Your Ocean County Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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 –  (609) 549-0379

The science behind mold remediation

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Though some companies claim to offer "mold removal," SERVPRO? understands the science behind mold and offers true remediation. Find out more at

https://www.SERVPRO.com/mold-removal