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If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Masked Technician inspecting mold on a wall inside a home. Be careful! Without proper training, you could actually 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:

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 North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach 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 – 386-677-9993 

The Advantages Of Hiring Our Crew To Clean And Remove Mold From Your Ormond Beach Property

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growth may be the slowest disaster to affect an Ormond Beach home, but it can also go unnoticed for months.

Cleaning And Removing Mold Damage To Ormond Beach Homes

Mold growth may be the slowest disaster to affect an Ormond Beach home, but it can also go unnoticed for months. Active mold growths cause millions of dollars in damages each year.

Because mold moves slowly, many homeowners do not think it is a serious problem. The only permanent way to stop mold is to bring in a professional service to find its source, eliminate further growth, and remove active spores. To keep mold from returning, SERVPRO is ready with the latest tools and methods.

First, team members find the moisture that helped the mold to expand and grow. Finding it also means finding where the growth started and then our technicians follow it from there to determine the extent of the problem. If they cannot find the moisture source, team members use air content monitors to find the highest concentration of spores in the air which usually directs us to the source of the moisture.

Now, technicians stop and dry the source. In a home, that is often a tiny puddle of standing water. It usually results from a leaky pipe or a slow drip from the attic. With no moisture source, active spores quickly return to an inert state which prevents new damage. If there is minor damage like a cracked pipe or split line, SERVPRO team members can repair it.

With further growth halted, technicians remove the mold. They can remove a majority of it with sponges, brushes, and cleaning agents that contain an anti-fungal chemical to destroy the growth. If the mold had time to extend hyphae that dig into a food source like drywall paneling, team members remove the panels, break them down for removal, and then dispose of them. If the mold grew into a carpet in a laundry room or a finished garage, our teams dispose of that since we cannot guarantee 100% that cleaning efforts eliminate all mold spores.

For large items like curtains, drapes, and removable upholstery, technicians can use spray bottles to apply cleaning chemicals and then remove the mold with brushes. If these items contain heavy amounts of mold, team members can bring them to our facility and clean in our commercial washers designed to break down and remove mold without causing further damage.

Removing mold is not a simple process. At SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, our goal is to return you to your residence as quickly as possible, while carefully taking you through each step. If you need our expertise, call us at (386) 677-9993 today. We are here for you.

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Contact Our Team Of Professionals If You Find Mold Growing In Your Ormond Beach Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you're a homeowner, then you know that mold damage can be a horrible catastrophe for your house.

What To Do If You Discover Mold Damage In The Ormond Beach Area

If you're a homeowner, then you know that mold damage can be a horrible catastrophe for your house. Mold infestation can cause you or your family some health effects. It can also destroy the foundation of your house in places like the floor, walls, and ceiling. Mold can significantly reduce the real estate value of your home if you are planning to sell it.

It is essential to get a clear understanding of what mold damage is in the Ormond Beach location. Mold is a fungus that can produce spores in the air and inconspicuous places. The most interesting part is that these fungi are part of our everyday life. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim that it is normal to have a little bit of mold in our establishment, so that means you can not avoid it completely. However, if mold damage has gotten out of control to the point of causing some health effects or structural problems, then it is time to call in a mold remediation service.

The SERVPRO experts can come in to inspect your home for mold damage and infestation. They can use HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air filtration) with a 5-micron filtration system to get rid of the mold infestation. They are one of the advanced technologies that the SERVPRO mold removal experts often use. They can even get rid of spores in the air. Not only that, they can help shield off areas with a dangerous amount of mold to keep you and your family safe. They often use advanced containment procedures to provide negative air chamber to isolate the contaminated area. The techs can also get rid of belongings that are unsalvageable that way you would not have to lift any heavy contaminated items.

If you're ready to get rid of mold damage, then give SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach a call at (386) 677-9993, and we can promptly send a team of SERVPRO mold remediation experts to your residential establishment.

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Get Rid Of Your Mold Damage Problems In Your Ormond Beach Home Once And For All

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

To properly perform mold damage remediation in Ormond Beach, the use of the right equipment is a must.

Detecting And Controlling Mold Damage In Your Ormond Beach Home

Remaining prepared throughout the year is essential since disasters such as mold damage happen. This September is a National Preparedness Month (NPM), and it presents us with the perfect time to learn those crucial lifesaving skills to ensure our families are safe. Apart from ensuring your insurance policy has covered common hazards to expect during this time of need; you also need to know the options you have when you experience such incidents. If you reside in Ormond Beach, working with restoration professionals can make a big difference.

To properly perform mold damage remediation in Ormond Beach, the use of the right equipment is a must. Having the right equipment is not enough, our SERVPRO technicians undergo specialized training that enables us to treat each mold event with the seriousness and professionalism it deserves. Before we can start addressing the various concerns in your property, we start by doing a site inspection. Such an inspection allows us to determine the level of contamination and select the most suitable restoration measure to use.

For instance, when working with our SERVPRO technicians, you can remediate the mold situation in your attic. We understand the significant causes of attic mold, and there are improper ventilation, past or existing roof leaks, and inadequately exhausted dryer vents. Our team can repair leaking roofs and pay attention to the flashings around the chimneys. The idea is to keep away the moisture, which, if left unattended to can create favorable conditions for mold growth.

Moisture can also be generated by dryer vents and bathroom vents which are improperly vented. If the dryer or fans discharge directly into the attic area, the humidity increases and the situation need to be corrected. The venting should be done directly up and directed out of the roof. A hat should be placed outside the vent to prevent the possibility of water leaks.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach understands residential and commercial restoration needs since it is locally operated and owned. Call us at (386) 677-9993 and benefit from our stress-free emergency services.

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Persistent Moisture Can Lead to Mold Growth in Your Ormond Beach Residence

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold behind a cabinet or in a corner of your home can be quite disconcerting. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Professional in Their Approach of Remediating Mold Damage in Your Home

Flooding situations are a nearly constant threat to the residents of Ormond Beach, even with the steep precautions taken to prevent these disastrous waters from entering homes and properties. Worse still, many homeowners choose cheap and unlicensed assistance to help them clean up the mess after it happens, potentially making matters worse for themselves.

While there are plenty of people who would seek to take advantage of a widespread flood throughout the community, the risk of a scam is smaller scale in what could potentially happen to your home without choosing licensed and accredited professionals to do the work. Often flood damages can quickly turn into mold damages in your Ormond Beach residence due to a lack of adequate restoration work.

It should get stated that scams do exist for communities when they fall victim to flooding or other natural disasters. Con artists seek to prey on those desperate to restore their home. A red flag for this kind of scam would be requesting all or most of the money estimated for the restoration upfront instead of at the completion of the job. SERVPRO, for example, does not ask for the restoration costs upfront from our clients.

Even when they are legitimate enough to do the work, many lack the tools and experience to contend with these damages, allowing for moisture and dampness to persist in areas that they did not or could not check. This persistent moisture can allow mold spores to colonize in as little as three days, which erodes construction materials and poses a continual health risk for the occupants of the house exposed to the colony or its spores. This added development would require professional experience as well, such as our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

Flooding can be a grave situation for your household that you want to restore as quickly as possible. When you add in the possibility of mold or microbial growth from a lack of adequate quality restoration work, you see the importance of choosing professionals to do the job. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team of technicians a chance to show you the quality and efficiency of our restoration work. Give us a call anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Mold Doesn't Have To Be Scary

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold seen around this window

Over the recent years, mold seems to be a word that makes people freak out about.  They make you feel like it is everywhere in your home!  There is no more need to freak out but instead become informed.

Mold is naturally occurring in our environment and as the year’s progress our houses have become better sealed up from outside air.  This reduces air exchange with the outside environment and increases the opportunities for mold to amplify if the environment is warm, wet or humid.

Mold on drywall and wood can be dealt with by removing and replacing the affected material and is a great solution as long as the humidity, water leaks and temperature is corrected.  The most important factor with mold remediation is that the area is contained and that there are air scrubbers that can clean the air and remove airborne mold spores.  If the air scrubbers are not used then the removal will allow the mold spores to become airborne, which can be filtered through an HVAC system all through the house.

Mold on tile and tubs can be treated by store purchased Mold Stain removers.  This is only for a small area and these removers should not be used on wood/drywall.

If you watch DIY shows they make you feel like mold is everywhere and out of control!  We hope that a little information goes a long way to calm your mold fears!

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Removing The Lingering Odor From Mold Growth In Your Ormond Beach House

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Breaks the Mold Life Cycle During Remediation in Ormand Beach Properties

Remediation Measures to Grapple with Mold include Odor Control--Call SERVPRO for Expert Help

No homeowner gets prepared to discover mold in their Ormond Beach home. With the high relative humidity throughout the better part of the year in the area, this is a constant threat to those who do not treat and condition the air inside their homes and in some cases, to those who do as well.

While there might be multiple mold damages your Ormond Beach could experience from widespread colonization, one of the most significant hurdles that homeowners find they have to overcome is the bold scent that comes along with the presence of microbial growth. It often gets described as a harsh musty odor that is challenging to live around, so that is why it is a priority of our SERVPRO technicians to take care of this lingering effect from your home during the remediation process.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we work quickly to set up the appropriate preventative measures to prohibit the spread of the colony elsewhere. While removal is underway, dehumidification equipment works to resolve the moisture and dampness which fed the spores and allowed them to seat in the first place.

Once nearly all of the components of remediation have finished, our SERVPRO technicians are ready to take on the lingering foul odor that makes comfortable living challenging for you and your family. The process typically utilizes extensive cleaning of the affected areas and then the use of a thermal fogging machine. The equipment releases a chemical compound that can break odor molecules apart on contact and neutralize them. This process is safe for open areas as well as fabrics, carpets, and furniture in your home.

Now that you can appreciate the kind of resolve that our technicians have with something as fundamental as a lingering odor, you can see how this same dedication is present in every facet of our remediation efforts. You can trust our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach mold remediation technicians to help you overcome every effect from this unfortunate occurrence and restore your home to its former condition. "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Mold Remediation of Contents

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Condition 3 contents

Mold remediation porous and nonporous contents.

When contents are affected by microbial contamination there are a few questions to ask before deciding to proceed with the remediation project what is the level of contamination? Is the contents porous or nonporous? There are 3 levels of contamination and There 2 main types of contents


Condition 1 is when normal atmospheric conditions are present and mold spore count and type are at normal levels. Normal levels can vary depending on the climate for any particular region

Condition 2 is when abnormal atmospheric conditions are present and mold spore count have been amplified and the  types of spores that are not normally present are now present and spore settelation has begun

Condition 3 is when colonization is present (actively growing on surface) extreme spore count in atmosphere

Contents types

Porous    porous materials have a low permeance factor,( permeance is the measure of the degree to which a material allows fluid to permeate it). Porous contents in a condition 2 environment maybe difficult to remediate but not impossible for clothing and linens follow the manufactures cleaning instructions. Upholstered contents must be inspected thoroughly and then cleaned according to the manufactures instructions incorporating hepa vacuuming before and after the cleaning process. Porous contents in a condition 3 environment are not a good choice for remediation before considering remediation of porous contents in condition it would be a good idea to consult with an indoor environmentalist

Non porous non porous materials have a high permeance factor.non porous contents in a condition 2 environment can be cleaned using a disinfectant product such as benefect or other cleaning solutions along with hepa vacuuming before and after cleaning. Non porous items in a condition 3 environment require micro cleaning of every surface in and out and may need to be cleaned several times along with hepa vacuuming for complete remediation 

Ormond Beach Mold Testing and Remediation

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Ormand Beach Home Needs Mold Remediation

SERVPRO Suggests to Be Aware of Fraudulent Activities Regarding Mold Discovery and Remediation.

Our beautiful Florida weather attracts tourists and new residents every year, but the high humidity also makes mold infestations and subsequent damage almost routine for Ormond Beach and across the state. It also once provided an opportunity for some businesses to take advantage of this situation to defraud customers.

It became such an issue; the Florida Legislature passed new regulations for testing and remediation in 2010. These rules require that each company licensed to perform an assessment or mold test including in Ormand Beach cannot be licensed to perform mold remediation. The rules were changed to stop unscrupulous business owners from performing an assessment that always led to a mold discovery. These owners then used their false results to pressure the homeowners into starting work that day to the needless cost of thousands of dollars.
Since a mold assessor cannot also be a mold remediation specialist, SERVPRO does not perform a mold test in Ormond Beach or anywhere else. We also do not recommend an agency to test your home. The law states that "The company who performs the inspection and testing should be independent of any other interest.  That means the remediation or reconstruction." For us, that makes it a clear conflict of interest prohibited by the Florida Legislature. SERVPRO proudly avoids "Double-Dipping" as we serve our customers and neighbors.
SERVPRO strictly follows the definition of mold remediation as determined by the state and limits our activities to "the removal, cleaning, sanitizing demolition, or other treatment. This does include preventive activities which means mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location".
Feel you may have a mold problem? then find and contact a licensed assessor to perform a mold test. Always ask for the license number and verify it before allowing someone into your home to perform the assessment. The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website provides a list of every company or individual with this permit.
If you receive a positive assessment result or can already see mold growing in your home, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach offices today at (386) 677-9993. We have over twenty experience removing mold and remediating the effects in area homes and can do the same for you.

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Skilled Mold Damage Remediation Professionals In Daytona

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Dayton Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Mold in Your Daytona Home? Rely on SERVPRO for a Remedy

Most times you as a homeowner knows when a water damage scenario affects your Daytona home. However, sometimes a slow leak can creep up on you and leave behind a mold patch. If and when water happens to drip out of a pipe or appliance slowly, damage to your home is bound to happen.

If you ever notice a wet area that you feel has been wet for some time, then calling SERVPRO's mold damage remediation experts in Daytona is your only choice. It is a well-known fact that water plus wood equals fungi.
A fungus inside your home can be hazardous and also be detrimental to your home. Mold in any form can cause health effects, let alone ruin building materials inside your house.
A fungus needs only three parts to proliferate and cause you problems. For mold to grow, it must have water, an ideal temperature range, and an organic food source like wood or paper. Therefore, if you have water sitting in an area inside your home then calling SERVPRO is essential to remove the moisture and reduce the chances of mold development.
Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are IICRC certified and are here to help you. We know when mold growth has occurred and we are more than ready to assist you. We have all of the equipment that becomes the solution to your problem.
Whenever you even have the slightest thought that mold is possibly in your home, we want to know about it. We have the gear that solves your problem. We have air scrubbers with HEPA filters that keep mold from forming in other parts of your house as mechanical means of cleaning are being employed. We have industry-leading chemicals that remediate mold problems and help prevent future growth.
If water sits in a place for too long or you see/smell mold, then please inform us. There is a solution for your mold problem if you call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 to help you out any day of the week and every hour of the day.

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Appearance of Mold Damage in an Ormond Beach Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Finding a patch of mold in your home can cause you to panic. Relax and contact SERVPRO for an investigation and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Microbes thrive in humid conditions, in the presence of cellulose and other plant matter. Dust in Ormond Beach residences often holds a significant amount of cellulose, and can also hold onto moisture, making an excellent home for microbial invaders.

Homes can contain vast areas of mold damage in Ormond Beach. Mold, and other microbes, may be incredibly tiny, but when in a colony, they can cover large areas of a wall. Some species form fluffy, cloud-like exteriors that, if not so damaging to a home's interior, or the possible cause of health effects, might seem beautiful. Other species come in dark colors, smell foul, and ooze excess moisture.

Regardless of appearances, all mold needs remediation. Mold damage happens because mold's hyphae, the root-like appendages, burrow into the surface of the material it rests upon, slowly going deeper each day. This slowly breaks the material down, causing disintegration and loss of the material.

SERVPRO technicians perform mold remediation for both homeowners and businesses. During remediation, our technicians wear protective garments that not only keep them from becoming overly exposed to mold, but also from spreading the mold around inside your home.

Other ways we contain the mold and other microbes include plastic sheeting and air scrubbers. Plastic sheeting keeps microbes from leaving, while air scrubbers remove those that do manage to escape. Mold, as well as other types of microbes, live everywhere on our planet, including inside your home. Total elimination of microbes, of any kind, cannot happen. There are too many, and because they exist everywhere, they would only return in a short time.

Control of the environment inside your home is the only way to control these microorganisms effectively. SERVPRO recommends continuous dehumidification as part of control efforts. We can install a dehumidifier that requires little effort on your part to help prevent recurrence of mold damage.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help your home, and family, recover from the effects of mold damage. Whenever you find mold in an area larger than ten square feet, call us at (386) 677-9993 for the latest in technology and developments.

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Mold Damage Struggles in Holly Hill

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

When you see mold in your home that can be attributed to your AC system, it's time to contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Our Technicians Remediate Mold Infestations Plus Provide Tips for Avoiding Future Ones

Living in a warm and humid climate can pose some severe issues with regard to microbial growth. New construction sometime exacerbates the situation by limiting fresh air flow, concentrating humidity because windows and doors no longer “breathe" in a tightly built home. An experienced mold remediation company can help you deal with current mold problems and take the steps to avoid more fungal frustrations in the future.
The HVAC system in your home may be contributing to mold damage in Holly Hill. There are a broad variety of reasons why an air conditioner or combination climate control system encourages mold growth. Understanding how and why mold grows indoors clarifies the problem, and our trained technicians master proven strategies to manage mold in such a way that you may never see an active colony again.
Mold spores are in the air and on surfaces around you right now. Rarely do they cause any issues, and it is entirely unrealistic to believe you can eliminate them. What you can do is limit the one substance that almost guarantees active mold growth -- water. Although we need water to drink and cleanse, excess moisture from spills, leaks, and even high levels of humidity can fuel mold growth. SERVPRO mold remediators can abate any mold colonies that are multiplying in your home now and help you make changes that prevent future mold issues.
AC and HVAC systems are notorious for supporting mold growth, particularly if they have moisture buildup. Window units and central AC also suffer from drainage and water ponding issues that can support mold growth. The line that should drain away the condensed moisture can be a mold hotel if it is clogged. SERVPRO offers duct cleaning and line cleaning and maintenance that dramatically reduces the troublesome moisture.
Another unexpected AC-related mold multiplier is a system that is too large for your square footage. Air conditioning works by pulling moisture out of the air on condenser coils and flushing it away. If your AC unit is cooling the air faster than typical because it is intended for a more extensive space, it will not cycle long enough to condense the water out of the air. Humidity rises, even if the air seems cool. A humidity level of 60 percent or more can ignite mold growth without any other water involvement. When we evaluate your home, our SERVPRO technicians measure moisture levels, pinpointing this humidity issue.
We contain and remove an active mold colony, and then sanitize to inhibit more mold growth. SERVPRO’s moisture seeking and elimination services are what will help you avoid a new outbreak of mold.
Let us help you troubleshoot persistent mold damage issues with one call to (386) 677-9993. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the knowledge and training to help you get control over microbial growth.

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Answers to Questions Regarding Mold Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

When you find mold in your home, your best bet is to call the certified technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Investigate to Find the Cause of Mold Before Starting the Remediation Process

Questions about mold and how to treat growth found on your Daytona Beach property scatter the internet. Some articles try to scare you by emphasizing black or white mold and possible effects while throwing around terms like remove and eliminate that confuse the situation.  

SERVPRO technicians would like to help our customers avoid mold damage in Daytona Beach altogether. However, if you find yourselves experiencing this problem, the least we can do is help prevent you from falling prey to many sources of information that prompt homeowners to seek unnecessary services.  

Using this forum, we can help you understand more about mold and provide you with the answers you need to make sound decisions. Let’s tackle each question together.

What do you do if you find mold growth in your home? (Or think you might have it.)
You might want to try cleaning the area yourself, just keep in mind that by the time you can visually see mold, there is often a larger problem lying somewhere underneath. No matter how much you scrub the small area that you can see, it can keep coming back. The household products available at your local store only do part of the job, they are not a full solution.

You might also find mold home test kits that prompt you to take a sample from visible growth and mail it to a lab to discover which type of mold you have. These tests involve wasting time and money to discover useless information. They make you waste 7 to 10-days for the results giving mold an opportunity to dig in further, causing additional damages.

What is Mold Mitigation or Remediation?
Mitigation means to reduce the severity of a problem while remediation means reversing or stopping environmental damage occurring in your home. If done correctly, technicians use physical methods to remove contaminated materials from your home. Everything unrestorable requires specific handling, transport, and disposal to protect our surrounding environment. SERVPRO uses proven containment methods to control growth in your home and prevents further spread.

Regardless of the type or amount of mold you may find on your property, professional services are your best chance for a successful recovery. If you live in the Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach areas, Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach, today. (386) 677-9993

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Laundry Day Mold Discovery In Daytona Beach

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Moisture Leads to Need for Mold Remediation by SERVPRO in Your Daytona Beach Home

Mold Discovered? Call in the Remediation Experts--SERVPRO

The requirements mold spores have for growth are straightforward and available in many areas of your home. Moisture, oxygen, and a surface coated with just a bit of nourishment are all that is needed. SERVPRO mold remediation specialists help with everything from finding the water source and clearing the mold away safely to offering hints on how to avoid another outbreak.

You believe one of the cleanest areas of your home is the laundry room with its high-efficiency washer and dryer, and shelves full of detergents, stain removers and bleach. However, you notice a sour, earthy smell and some discolored areas near the dryer vent. Unexpected or not, mold damage is a reality in your Daytona Beach home. We can help remove the mold and determine why this area of your home is such a microbial incubator.
SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s protocols for mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings in any interior space. First, the team contains the area for the safety of you and your family. Plastic sheeting is hung, and any nearby vents of your HVAC system must be covered. If the infestation is significant, we bring in a negative pressure air scrubber to be certain no particles of the mold escape into the air during the remediation. We remove and bag the mold and any surface it infiltrates, preparing to dispose of it properly outside of the home.
The team then applies antimicrobials to the affected areas and vacuums up lint and other debris with our HEPA filter equipment. SERVPRO experts inspect the area to be sure all mold is gone and moisture and nourishment sources eliminated. Common places for mold growth in a laundry room include the gasket around a front loading washer, the lint trap and vent of the dryer, and even the piles of clothes and linens waiting for their turn. Wiping down the gasket, limiting the time dirty laundry wait, and cleaning the dryer vents and lint screens help.
The hot and humid conditions in Florida require extra vigilance. It is crucial to keep the humidity within all areas of your home between 30 and 50 percent. Running your AC should do this, but many households add a dehumidifier to achieve the proper level. Consider having your air conditioner checked and cleaned as a final safeguard.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the technicians and equipment to manage mold damage in your home. Call (386) 677-9993 to have an experienced mold remediation specialist evaluate any mold concerns.

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Does Your Volusia County Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

In Volusia 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.