Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Health Concerns from Mold

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Heath concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors. Concerns are more likely to arise for "at risk" people, which might include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lug diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. However, any may experience health problems associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings. Possible health effects include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat or inflammation of the sinuses.

People most at risk include:

  • Infants and children.
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly.
  • people with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies.
  • People with weakened immune systems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call 707-445-0900. A professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs mold. 

Health Concerns from Mold

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Heath concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors. Concerns are more likely to arise for "at risk" people, which might include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lug diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. However, any may experience health problems associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings. Possible health effects include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, aggravation of asthma, sore throat or inflammation of the sinuses.

People most at risk include:

  • Infants and children.
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly.
  • people with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies.
  • People with weakened immune systems.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call 707-445-0900. A professional trained in mold remediation will examine the structure for any visible signs mold. 

Common types of mold in homes.

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Humboldt County has the best climate for mold to thrive on. It is damp and humid, exactly the environment where mold grows best.

The most common types of mold are; aspergillum, cladosporium and stachybotrys atra (also known as black mold).

Aspergillus is a fairly allergenic mold that is commonly found on foods and in home air conditioning systems.

Cladosporium is most often found in the back of toilets, painted surfaces and fiberglass air ducts. It is sometimes green or black and looks similar to pepper grains. It can trigger allergies symptoms such as red and watery eyes, rashes and a sore throat. This mold is non-toxic to humans although it can causes some distressing symptoms.

At SERVPRO OF EUREKA, we can remediate mold quickly and efficiently . We are certified and knowledgeable in the area of Mold Removal.

If you think you have a mold issue in your home or business, give us a call at 707-445-0900. We would love to help you get rid of your mold problems!

Why SERVPRO of Eureka is the best choice for mold removal

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever had mold or mildew in your home and you wipe it down yourself with bleach, but within some time, it just comes back? Do you repeat the process over and over to keep the mold at bay??

Did you know that when you wipe the mold and do not kill the mold, you are actually spreading the mold spores? That for every bit of mold you see, there are millions of spores that you don't see. Mold on surfaces and mold in the air..

Not a great thought, right? Without removing the moisture source (mold needs moisture to grow) and using the proper chemicals, the mold will continue to return and grow.

At SERVPRO OF EUREKA, our Technicians have been trained and certified to clean up the moisture and erase the mold. Our Production Manager is constantly furthering his knowledge of mold removal and we think he is the best in the business!

Give us a call if you have mold. Let us do the work once, so you don't have to repeatedly!!             SERVPRO OF EUREKA ~  707-445-0900                                          

6 Symptoms of Prolonged Exposure to Mold

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

In Humboldt County we have A LOT of mold... Most people just accept the fact as a normal part of Humboldt living, but did you know if you don't remediate the mold growth in your home, there are several health issues that might arise?

Here are 6 symptoms of prolonged exposure to mold that you need to look out for.

1) Chronic Sinus Problems

Do you feel like your nose is constantly running or stuffed-up, but you do not have any other cold symptoms? You may have mold..

2) Nosebleeds

Do you get frequent nosebleeds for no apparent reason? You may have mold..

3) Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

According to studies, exposure to toxic molds can cause Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in some cases. When breathing impurities (such a mold) are present in the air, they can cause an inflammation of the lungs causing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.

4) Mold-Induced Asthma

Asthmatics need to be especially careful in a building with mold. They can cause a flare-up if they breathe in airborne spores. If you do not have asthma, airborne mold can cause problems such as wheezing or shortness of breath. -Asthma symptoms-. It is very important to contact your physician.

5) Skin Infections

The most common skin infection caused by mold is called Sporotrichosis. This can be caused by the mold spores entering the body through an open wound.

6) Neurological problems

People that live with mold may become depressed, have anxiety or lethargic or memory problems.

All of these symptoms can be reversed by having the mold removed .The technicians at  SERVPRO OF EUREKA are specialist at removing mold and getting your home's air quailty back to where it should be.

CALL US AT 707-445-0900

We have the mold solution for you!!!

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Do you have mold??

If you live in Humboldt County, you certainly are not alone! Behind the "Redwood Curtain" we are the lucky ones to enjoy the vast forests of giant redwoods, green mountains, thrilling oceans and unfortunately lots and lots of the fungus that we call mold!!The cool, damp climate of this region makes its growth especially prevalent.

There are many differing opinions on how to rid your home of mold. Some say cleaning with vinegar, others say bleach. But here at SERVPRO OF EUREKA we have your REAL solution for your mold issues!!

We are proud to use the Goldmorr System, a non-destructive mold remediation.. We are the only ones certified to use this system in Humboldt County and are sought out for mold abatement because it doesn't kill mold, it ERASES IT! 

There is very little down time after application allowing homeowners to get back to life in a clean dust and mold free environment! Call our office today to learn more about the Goldmorr System or schedule your own mold inspection!

Does Your Humboldt Home Have a Mold Problem?

10/27/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Humboldt Home Have a Mold Problem? In Humboldt 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 – (707)445-0900