Recent Mold Remediation Posts

When Storms unleash, Mold Follows

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

When storms occur in your area, they bring a variety of problems. 

Mold can follow in the storms path. 

Storms create water damage that is sometimes unseen or never cleaned correctly. 

When flood damages occur from storms, majority of the time that is not included on insurance. When customers do not have insurance sometimes that do not get the water cleaned up correctly. When water is not cleaned up correctly, the mold damage begins to grow. When mold begins to grow, it can hide in places that are not seen by the naked eye or even seen but smelt. 

SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard and Lincoln Counties offer mold testing. Our mold testing helps you find out what kind of mold you are dealing with faster. 

Once we find out what kind of mold, we can treat it better for your safety and home. 

No Job Too Big: Commercial Mold Damage

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial damages are one of the emergencies that SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties takes on almost monthly. 

From office cleaning to HVAC unit cleaning to water damage cleanup --we have done it all. 

Most recently we have done a commercial mold cleaning for a structure in Berea, Kentucky. It was a large business that discovered mold on their walls and products. We had to set up an area of containment around the walls, which was sealed off to clean. We make sure none of the spores settle on other areas in the building or products. We cleaned off the mold and used our special products to make sure it was efficiently and effectively cleaned. 

The owner and corporate offices of the building were extremely pleased with the job. Not only have we completed spring mold cleaning for this office, but for other buildings in the area as well. No one is exempt from mold growth, the best thing to do is call a professional at the first sign so the cost is lower and the change of it spreading are lower as well. 

We offer mold testing as soon as we get on site, so we will know what kind of mold and how to clean the mold in the best way for your business or home. We do several mold testings for homes especially older homes that have settled. 

Call today to get setup with a mold testing. 

Spring has Sprung, and so has Mold

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

The mold problem

Mold damage can occur in almost any home or business given the right temperatures, environments, and moisture levels. 

Mold can grow anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after a water damage or moisture occurrence. Mold does not care how clean or new your home is, it still finds  a way into your life. 

Mold damage is not something to take lightly as it can cause other side effects for your family. Mold damage needs to be cleaned up and tested for severity and type. 

We offer mold testing through our office to begin the process of taking care of your mold damages. We have mold testing kits that test a minimum of three areas to send to the lab. 

Once we get a mold kit back from the lab our production team will discuss with you the type and severity of your mold damage. 

Once we speak with you we will begin the process of cleaning. 

Call us today to set up an appointment with our mold cleaning technicians. 

Mold Grows Everywhere, but Especially in this Room

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

We know that mold can grow almost anywhere and everywhere. There is one particular room in your home (and everyone's home) that is more likely to grow mold: the bathroom. 

The bathroom grows mold quickly because of the heavy amounts of moisture not only in the air, but only floor, on items, and in your sink, shower, and toilet. Let's break down some tasks you can do to prevent the mold breakout from happening in your bathroom: 

  • Spread towels out after use so that they dry quickly
  • Minimize containers left in the shower
  • Wipe down the shower with a clean towel after its last daily use
  • Pick out shower curtain that do not easily mold or are materials that do not retain water

Keep these tips in mind for making sure your bathroom is mold free. SERVPRO of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard and Lincoln Counties offers mold testing. Call us today for more information. 

SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard & Lincoln Counties - Professional and Fast when you Need it Most

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Your local SERVPRO's are professional and fast to provide you with your post-construction clean needs. 

We have worked on school's, hotel's and other commercial businesses. We are equipped to handle mitigation issues --and even restoration services for water, mold, and smoke damages. We offer de-humidification as a part of our post-construction cleanup. We know there could be moisture issues, and we are trained to provide those services during your time of need. 

We want your first impression of SERVPRO and our services to be the best one yet. 

We are open 24/7, 365 and we are here to help make your post-construction cleaning and other needs "Like it never even happened. Call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties at 859-623-0000.

Mold Removal- SERVPRO Style

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Is removing mold easy?

Mold removal can be a daunting, and quite honestly, dangerous task. It's always best to call a professional when you can to make sure it's safely removed. 

If you want the mold gone the first thing you have to do is isolate it.

Next step is to prevent mold spores from spreading to other sections of the home, SERVPRO specializes in mold removal and can do this for you. 

Lastly, you have to remember to replace porous items that may have been exposed to the mold. You should definitely call an expert (SERVPRO) if: 

  • There is mold in your HVAC system.
  • If you developed mold from contaminated water or plumbing problems.
  • You have an excessive amount of mold.
  • You have medical issues that could get worse with the introduction of mold.

SERVPRO is available 24/7-365 to handle all of your mold removal needs, give us a call today 859-623-0000.

Mold Testing

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Call our office to set up your mold testing scope today!

SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties can now test for you mold in your home or business. 

We know that it's one of a homeowner or business owners worst nightmares to see the varying colors appear on walls, bathrooms, and other places in their homes or businesses. 

Another negative to the mold monster is the smell that comes with it. Sometimes, property owners don't even know where the smells stems from in their properties. That is where we come in --SERVPRO's mold testing team comes just in time. 

Call your local SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties for your latest mold testing. We are are here to help make your mold damage "Like it never even happened."

Call us today at (859) 623-0000.

Don't do it --Bleach is not made for Mold!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a photo of mold damage that we came upon at a residential job last year. Our certified technicians are trained to clean up mold damage.

Mold damage can happen at any time, but especially this time of year. The weather is warming up and mold spores are coming out to play. Many people want to automatically turn to bleach to try and clean up the mold by themselves. There are many reasons not to try to clean-up mold by yourself. It's always best to call a professional, so you don't spread the mold spores. 

Here are a few reasons that bleach is not a good option for your next mold damage cleanup: 

  1. Bleach is toxic. 
  2. Bleach loses effectiveness overtime. 
  3. Bleach does not kill mold on porous surfaces and can actually contribute to mold growth.  

Don't clean up the mold yourselves, call your local SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties.  

Reduce Mold in Commercial Buildings

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in your home can be a scary situation, but mold in your business or a school building can be even more hazardous. Everyone wants to make sure their schools are the safest they can be for the students, faculty, and staff. Here are some ways to reduce the presence of mold and be on the lookout for where mold may be present: 

  • Inspect the building for signs of mold, moisture, leaks or spills
  • Respond promptly when you see signs of moisture and/or mold, or when leaks or spills occur
  • Floor and carpet cleaning
  • Reduce Indoor Humidity

Follow more EPA guidelines for more information on mold in schools, government facilities, and commercial buildings on the EPA website.

If you think you have mold present, call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties today!

Richmond, Berea, Stanford, Lancaster, and Mt. Vernon: Mold Problems?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

If your home or business needs mold cleanup, please call us at (859) 623-0000! We're here to help 24/7!

Mold can come in a variety of forms. It can surround many different surfaces in your home or business. Mold growth usually occurs when there's been a water damage. So, when any kind of water (flood, overflowing sink/bathtub/toilet, burst pipes, etc.) occurs mold is most likely not far behind. If it's been longer than 24-48 hours and there's been moisture present --mold can thrive. It's always best to take precautions when it comes to mold and wanting a top mold specialist. 

SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties care about the proper restoration of your structure. If you suspect you have mold damage --whether it be spores, spots, or have other suspensions-- call the professionals! We want to make your mold damage "Like it never even happened."

Kentucky Housing Authority Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky brings together the state’s best and brightest!

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

April and Ashley at the Kentucky Housing Authority Conference in September.

All around Kentucky there are Housing Authority’s that house thousands of people and their families. With many people in and out, the managers and facility directors of these developments have to always be on their game. And, with that responsibility comes the necessity to keep a reliable and trustworthy vendor.

Marketing Manager Ashley Kovaleski and Marketing Rep April Goodin (from the London office) traveled to Bowling Green to help keep everyone informed of our services. They had a raffle, games, and dinner with many of the participants. The three-day event was worth the drive! They can’t wait for next year!

When there is mold, fire, or water damage: these housing development managers know who to trust. And, with many different people living in the housing, including children, these managers know to keep everything as clean as possible. They know SERVPRO makes mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

Does your Commercial Property have mold damages? SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties is here to help!

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

When your business gets impacted by mold damage, there are many steps to consider. One of them being the vendor on file to get to your emergency fast. Don’t trust just anyone with your business, call us today at (859) 623-0000. SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties offers:

  • 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

We hope your business doesn’t get impacted by mold or mold damage, but make sure you are prepared in case disaster strikes. Schedule an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with our Commercial Marketing Rep today to keep your name at the top of the list during an emergency or disaster.

Mold—The Warning Signs: Residents of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties --what should you look for in your home or business?

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

There are over 100,000 forms of fungi that can turn into mold. Mold in excessive amounts may cause health issues or worse. When water gets into a part of your home or business, getting the water out before mold sets up is ideal. Here are the warning signs to look for if water has not been removed before the mold begins to grow:

-visible mold growth

-a strong or musty odor

-mold problems in the past

SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties is hosting a meeting with the Madison County Home Builders Association to give more warning signs, and how to deal with mold at the Home Builder’s association building on August 31st. If anyone in the area is interested in attending, call us today!

If you or someone you know has water damage that you suspect has turned into mold, give us a call at (859) 623-0000.

Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, and Lincoln County Residents: Is the “Mold Monster” trying to take over your home or business?

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let "The Mold Monster" take over your home!

Everyone dreads when they look in their basement, under the kitchen sink, or around wet boxes in the garage and see that yellow, green, black, or orange substance. The sinking feeling hits – “I’ve got a mold problem.” While not all mold is bad, some mold can cause health concerns for many people. Any kind of water flooding in your home or business can cause mold to grow --anything from water leaks to varying humidity. The best way to get ahead of the “Mold Monster” is to take precautions. Here are some different signs that your home or business is being over-run by the “Mold Monster” himself:

-You can visibly see the mold
-Musty odor –indicates mold is present
-Any type of moisture problems that may have -caused mold growth
-Excessive humidity

If you think you have a mold problem, and the “Mold Monster” has taken up residence in your home or business, please call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties at (859) 623-0000. We are always Here to Help!

Whether it’s Mold remediation or Golf --SERVPRO is ready!

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Marketing Rep Chanel Music getting ready for a day of fun in the sun with the SEK Golf.

Marketing Rep Chanel Music and Marketing Coordinator Kelsey White traveled up the mountain to the South-Eastern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble last week to represent SERVPRO. They met with many city council members along with business owners throughout the day. The day was fun and hot, but they did have time to talk all things mold. The participants expressed their concern for mold damage in their area. Because they know, when water damage sits for too long, mold begins to take hold. The mold spores rapidly reproduce when moisture is present. For residents that can be dangerous, and for business owners, it can cause legal issues. Mold litigation is becoming a reoccurring case in the legal systems. Commercial property or personal property should be well-taken care of in case of water damage where mold can grow. One of the most common questions we receive is: Do we test for mold? The short answer is, no; however, we do refer industrial hygienists who can test for mold.

Here’s what to do if you find mold:

  • Stay out of affected area.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO® Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties for remediation services.

What not to do if you find mold:

  • 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.

Here in the bluegrass state we have weather patterns that can go all over the place. Business owners, homeowners, and city officials must be prepared. When the weather acts up, SERVPRO is ready to act fast! 

Crawlspace Mold Issues

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

A major challenge to any home or commercial building is keeping the crawlspace free of excessive moisture.  With exposed dirt, drainage issues, or natural water sources often present, keeping a crawlspace free of the conditions that are ripe for mold growth are often very difficult.  At SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties we have the tools and training to remediate any mold situation that may be affecting your property.  Working with owners of all different property types along with Indoor Environmental Professionals, we look for ways to eliminate water intrusions, provide drying and cleaning up services, and repair any items such as insulation or moisture barriers to make sure the crawlspace mold issue is properly remediated.  Not sure if you have mold or a crawlspace issue?  Call SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties today to schedule a consultation. Let our mold remediation experts help keep your crawlspace free of mold!

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/22/2016 (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 Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard & Lincoln Counties 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 Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard & Lincoln Counties 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 – 859-623-0000