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When Mold is found

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Mold behind bath wall Mold found behind shower wall

Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 hour Emergency Response
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

As a licensed mold remediation contractor firm through the Texas Department of Health Services, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have experience and skills to help your home or business affected by fungal growth. With the severity of this situation both for the structural integrity of your property and for potential health risks that could result from exposure to active colonization, we understand the importance of arriving quickly to these mold situations.

Our technicians know how quickly mold colonization can get out of control, so we work immediately to set up containment barriers both with physical blockades of plastic sheeting and through the application of our industry-leading equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With effective strategies for colony removal, we work to protect and preserve hosting materials and only remove and reconstruct these areas when the damage has become too severe.

No matter where your Collin County home or business might be, our IICRC-certified AMRTs can respond 24/7 with effective remediation strategies to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

(972) 403-9004

How to handle Mold

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on baseboards On going water damage caused mold growth on baseboards

MANAGING MOLD - When there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, your local SERVPRO® of Plano professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a “typical” mold removal process. The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call your local SERVPRO® franchise professionals. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed. Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. Mold Containment Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Air Filtration Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO® technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress. Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials. The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. Restoration. Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. Your SERVPRO® Plano franchise professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Give us a call today at (972) 403-9004.

Mold and Remidiation

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation and Restoration

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present and if the water is not addressed properly and remediated. If you contact our SERVPRO office right away when the  first sign of a Water Damage our certified mitigation team will address your water loss immediately.

Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Plano home if you suspect you have a mold problem.

If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation in your home or business.  We can also Refer you an Industrial hygienist that can test the mold spores and mold count.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Mold Remediation

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 hour Emergency Response
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

As a licensed mold remediation contractor firm through the Texas Department of Health Services, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have experience and skills to help your home or business affected by fungal growth. With the severity of this situation both for the structural integrity of your property and for potential health risks that could result from exposure to active colonization, we understand the importance of arriving quickly to these mold situations.

Our technicians know how quickly mold colonization can get out of control, so we work immediately to set up containment barriers both with physical blockades of plastic sheeting and through the application of our industry-leading equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With effective strategies for colony removal, we work to protect and preserve hosting materials and only remove and reconstruct these areas when the damage has become too severe.

No matter where your Collin County home or business might be, our IICRC-certified AMRTs can respond 24/7 with effective remediation strategies to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

(972) 403-9004

If you see Mold in your home

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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.

Call today at (972) 403-9004

Why you should choose SERVPRO

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

 We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better

Our focus is on you and we will walk you through each step of our process.

The Mold Remediation Process

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (972) 403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities:

We proudly serve Plano and surrounding areas.

Black Mold, What is it?

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

What is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

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. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Plano immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004.

If you see Mold in your home

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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.

Call today at (903) 893-7166

Unattended water can cause mold growth

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

When a home suffers a water damage event that has been left unattended, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in as little as 48-72 hours.

Our technicians are trained to look for mold while mitigating a water loss.

If you suspect that your Plano home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Plano can inspect, assess and remediate your property. 

Do not leave the mold untouched. 

Become mold aware! The more that you know about MOLD growth the better off you are.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help 24/7

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by contacting our office.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

"Mold Remediation"

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

When water intrudes into 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, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

  1. Emergency Contact - (972)403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

MOLD remediation Process

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

If Water is left unattended it can cause very serious issues for your business or home. 

You must take immediate care of a water loss. The longer water sits on materials the less of a chance to restore these items back to normal.

SERVPRO acts fast to save your home or business.

Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects.

Mold can spread quickly through your Dallas home or business in as little as 48 hours.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – 972-403-9004

Understanding Mold issues

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the 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.
  • Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004 for your inspection.

MOLD DAMAGE in my home

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

We Are The Best At Identifying Mold And Restoring Your Plano Home.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area.

There are numerous species of fungi that cause mold damage in Plano and elsewhere across the United States, each with a different growth pattern and biological structure than its relatives.

Identifying mold damage in your home may not always be a clear-cut task, as some types of mold may not fit the standard bill of a green, fuzzy patch that slowly expands outward.

Here are some tips SERVPRO inspectors have learned over the years that might help you identify a colony before it gets out of hand.

Look For Discoloration Of Any Kind 
Not all mold damage in Plano is green. Some types of mold are black, brown, white, yellow, or even something else entirely. However, you should still be able to identify color differences between the fungus and whatever it has started to grow on if you look close enough. If the wall is painted green but a small section appears to be off-color, use a magnifying glass or look closer to see if that patch has any unusual textures. Be careful not to touch any part of your home that you suspect has mold growing on it.

Watch For Polka Dots 
Many types of mold appear as “polka dots” across a surface, as small patches develop in multiple areas at once. This can be a critical point in time to call in SERVPRO, as without fast action, these patches can grow and spread outward to become one massive colony. Look for these polka dots on clothing and other objects nearby, as they may also be affected.

Use Your Nose 
While most colonies can only be smelled once they reach a significant size, some species of mold may produce strong odors even in their infancy. Look out for musty or foul odors in any area that you suspect could be harboring mold growth.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify a problem at (972) 403-9004.

MOLD GROWTH in your property

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

DEFENSE AGAINST MOLD GROWTH:

Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.

Most of the time mold growth in a home or commercial property can goes unnoticed for a very long extended time until someone spots it or starts to smell .

Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent. Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations. Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.

Keep gutters and drains clear of debris. Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.

Contact SERVPRO of Plano for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold. 972-403-9004

MOLD remediation and restoration Process

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold remediation Mold Growth on Baseboards

Mold Remediation and Restoration

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Sherman home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. 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 remediation your mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Plano has the highly trained technicians that can look at your loss and what the next step is in the process of remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (972-403-9004)

What you need to know for mold issues

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growth Mold Growth

MOLD has made the headline for years. 

Here are some Important facts you should know.

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. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure.

If you suspect you have a MOLD problem, contact SERVPRO of Plano immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into 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, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

SERVPRO of Plano proudly serves Plano, and surrounding areas. (972)403-9004

Commercial Mold Remidiation

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property.

Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fittings.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Plano we will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (972)-404-9004

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Plano can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and  preform the remediation to preloss condition. 

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Take Precautions

1/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moister problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moister problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Fungi Growth From the ordinary to the unexpected

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi (penicillin chrysanthemum).

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours and 7 days a week for any type of damage you might have large or small from Commercial to Residential.

SERVPRO of Plano has trained and certified technicians ready at all times to begin the remediation of your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

Please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004 with any questions.

SERVPRO staff is available 24/7 to answer any of your questions.

This pattern may look Interesting but mold growth is no joke!

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Patterns in mold growth Call SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

Mold contamination shown throughout the garage

 When a contamination reaches over 25 contiguous square feet we are required to call in a mold assessment consultant to take air samples and draw up a remediation protocol and clear the project once it has been completed. You'll see in this photo it was clearly necessary as this is just one room showing the growth.  

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - 972-403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at:972-403-9004

Indoor Air Quality

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.