Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold in your Home and Who do You Call

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in your Home and Who do You Call Mold in cabinets of a home

Mold in your home can make it unlivable and is a hazard that may exist for months or years before it is noticed. Very important you know to contact your local professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Brandon is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We live and work in this community and as a locally owned and operated business, We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to help make it the best it can be.

When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We are Always Here to Help.

Prevent Mold in Closets

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Mold in Closets Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon if you have a Mold problem. We are always here to help 601-829-2162

Moisture can come from many sources. Even wet or damp clothing can be a water source. Homeowners sometimes find that their closets become a source of mold and mildew.

Here are a few tips to prevent mold in your closet.

  • Be sure any clothes, linens or towels are completely clean and dry before storing them.
  • Leave space around stored clothing allows more air to circulate. Do not pack clothes too tightly.
  • Leave the closet door open when possible. 
  • Wire shelving provides greater air circulation than solid shelves.
  • Keep your items off the floor to keep moisture from appearing underneath them. Hang the clothes or keep them in boxes.
  • Air out your closets occasionally by clearing them out and washing any clothing.
  • Do not keep your dry-cleaning in plastic bags. Their polyethylene composition traps humidity around fibers, and the dampness encourages mold growth.
  • Leave the light on - Install an energy-efficient light in the closet. Remember mold needs moisture to live, so the warmth from a low wattage light bulb can help keep the closet dry.
  • Don’t ignore a musty smell; it can only mean one thing, mold is growing somewhere and it has to be taken care of. This is when you need to call for a certified mold remediation contractor.

Here at SERVPRO of Brandon, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold damage or preventive practices. We are also available for cleanup after fire and water damage. Call us today at 601-829-2162

Mold in the Walls and Ceiling

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the Walls and Ceiling Mold in the walls and the ceiling

If you have water damage, make sure you call a professional to take care of it immediately, to prevent mold from forming. SERVPRO of Brandon has trained and certified mold technicians to perform this type of remediation. 

Our crews use Protective Clothing: half- or full-face respirator mask, goggles with a half-face respirator mask prevent mold spores from reaching the mucous membranes of the eyes, they wear disposable hazmat coveralls to keep out particles down to one micrometer, and protective suits keep mold spores from entering skin cuts last but not least, gloves are made of rubber, nitrile, polyurethane, or neoprene.

Mold is part of the natural environment. Indoor mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores. The spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air. Mold may begin growing indoors when spores land on moist surfaces. For example: In the photo the mold grew in the wall and ceiling as the result from a roof leak that was not dried out. There are many types of mold, but all require moisture for growth.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help and restore your property call 601-829-2162

Mold Spores

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Spores Mold under the sink.

Here are some tips to avoid mold growth in your home or business

-Use exhaust fans

-Do not allow standing water in or around your home

-Leave the AC Unit running at all times

-If you notice any strange smells, please get it check out immediately 

What usually happens is that mold grows in a place that never dried out, like in this particular home mold was under a sink. A combination of moisture, a warm temperature and an organic food source create the perfect environment for mold to grow quickly. In Mississippi, we have such high humidity; this makes it a perfect spot for mold growth.  

Mold spores are everywhere and can easily get into homes and businesses. 

-Do not hesitate or forget to call your local re-mediator, SERVPRO of Brandon, at 601-829.2162 if you think MOLD may be an issue you are facing in your home or business. Our trained professional technicians are here to assist and get rid of the mold for you. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Mold Found in your Home

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Found in your Home Mold behind wallpaper

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Brandon 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 re mediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Brandon 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.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 601-829-2162

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem? mold on a wall behind wallpaper

In Brandon, MS mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all molds from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. 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.

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 spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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. Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed and removed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Brandon (601) 829-2162

Mold in a closet of your home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in a closet of your home Closet Mold

Homeowners sometimes find that their closets become a source of mold and mildew.Moisture can come from many sources. Even wet or damp clothing can be a water source.

Here are a few tips to prevent closet mold:

  • Be sure any clothes, linens or towels are completely clean and dry before storing them.

  • Leave space around stored clothing allows more air to circulate. Do not pack clothes too tightly.

  • Leave the closet door open when possible. 

  • Wire shelving provides greater air circulation than solid shelves.

  • Keep your items off the floor to keep moisture from appearing underneath them. Hang the clothes or keep them in boxes.

  • Air out your closets occasionally by clearing them out and washing any clothing.

SERVPRO of Brandon provides professional mold remediation. Call 601-829-2162 if you see any signs of mold.

Visible Mold

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Visible Mold Visible Mold

If you see signs of MOLD or just have questions,call us at SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162, we are always here to help!

Here is some helpful information about mold.

  • 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.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • 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 on a pet.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 

Mold - Hides

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold - Hides This photo shows the hidden mold in a crawl space.

At times, mold is hard to detect. 

What usually happens is that mold grows in a place that never dried out, like in this particular home mold was in a crawl space. A combination of moisture, a warm temperature and an organic food source create the perfect environment for mold to grow quickly. In Mississippi, we have such high humidity, this makes it a perfect spot for mold growth.  

Mold spores are everywhere and can easily get into homes and businesses. 

Here are some tips to avoid mold growth in your home:

-Do not allow standing water in or around your home

-Use exhaust fans in your home

-Leave the AC Unit running when you are not at home

-If you notice any strange smells, please get it check out immediately 

-Do not hesitate or forget to call your local re-mediator, SERVPRO of Brandon, at 601-829.2162 if you think MOLD may be an issue you are facing in your home. Our trained professional technicians are here to assist and get rid of the mold in your home or business. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Mold From An Old Water Damage

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold From An Old Water Damage Mold behind baseboards

Mold is part of the natural environment. Indoor mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores. The spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air. Mold may begin growing indoors when spores land on moist surfaces. For example: In the photo the mold grew behind the baseboard and was the result from an old water damage that was not dried out. There are many types of mold, but all require moisture for growth.

If you have a water damage, make sure you call a professional to take care of it immediately, to prevent mold from forming. SERVPRO of Brandon has trained and certified  mold technicians to perform this type of remediation. 

Safety & Protective Clothing: Our crews use a half- or full-face respirator mask, goggles with a half-face respirator mask prevent mold spores from reaching the mucous membranes of the eyes, they wear disposable hazmat coveralls to keep out particles down to one micrometer, and protective suits keep mold spores from entering skin cuts last but not least, gloves are made of rubber, nitrile, polyurethane, or neoprene.

Equipment we use in mold remediation: moisture meter it measures drying of damaged materials, humidity gauge/thermometer & a camera/borescope. 

SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help and restore your property call 601-829-2162

Does your Rankin County Home Have A Mold Problem?

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Rankin County Home Have A Mold Problem? In Rankin County 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 -SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips If You Suspect Mold Mold on Bathroom Wall

Mold Damage: 

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

  1. Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.
  2. 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 Brandon 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 Brandon 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 re-mediate your mold problem quickly and safely. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property to re-mediate your mold infestation

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162