Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Is Mold Growing In Your Home?

7/15/2024 (Permalink)

The latest heat wave has been a rough one. On top of that we have had a few days of heavy rain and overall mugginess. Escaping indoors to an airconditioned home or business can feel like heaven. But, maybe you've started to notice a certain smell. A certain earthy, musty, not fresh smell.

Maybe you smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly? If you know what I'm talking about, you may have a mold problem in your home or business. Heat and moisture can create the perfect atmosphere for mold growth. 

Mold is not only bad for your health, it can be damaging to structures as well. Make the safe choice and don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton if you suspect mold (717)484-0007. We specialize in thorough cleaning services that can have your space smelling fresh again.

Mold Got You Down?

2/6/2024 (Permalink)

One thing that can really bring down a home or business owner's mood is mold. On top of the potential for being toxic, it's also just plain dirty and gross.

Unfortunately, this time of year is perfect for mold growth. Between the cold, damp weather from rain and snow, and the lack of sun to dry everything out you may be noticing mold rearing its ugly head. 

Mold can show up anyplace that gets damp or wet. It can flourish from roof leaks, humid bathrooms with no airflow, and also damp basements. With the ground holding and trapping moisture from the bad weather, you may be noticing the mold on your basement walls. 

Many people infrequently go into their basement and may think they can ignore the mold, but it is best to get it taken care of right away. Give SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton a call at (717)484-0007. We are available 24/7 365 for all of your mold remediation needs!

Recent Storms In Denver and Shillington Could Create Perfect Conditions For Mold

8/28/2023 (Permalink)

An opened up ceiling shows mold all over the inside of the ceiling and water damage to the wood and sheet rock. Mold in a ceiling.

Recent storms seem to have passed and things are drying up, but current humid conditions could be creating the perfect atmosphere for mold. Make sure to keep a look out in the following areas for mold growth and moisture damage:

  • Ceiling
  • Basement
  • Around doors and window frames

After a storm you may notice some discoloration or even puddling happening on your ceiling if you have a leaking roof. Be sure to call us at (717) 484-0007 if you're noticing these signs as water from the damage can travel throughout the walls and create more water damage in other areas of your house. Sometimes after a storm you may notice puddles or worse in your basement. Getting them cleaned up before they become a bio-hazard should be a priority.

Checking around your doors is easy enough, but many people don't think to check around their windows because they are covered by curtains. Just placing a hand along the walls beside and below your window could help you catch moisture damage that may be collecting in the walls before it spreads and becomes worse.

If you find any of these issues after a storm give us a call! Here at SERVPRO of Adamstown/Mohnton we are available 24/7 to help.

Does Your Northern Lancaster County Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

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 health effects.
  • 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 – 717-484-0007

Adamstown Mohnton Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

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 [Adamstown, Mohnton 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 Adamstown, Mohnton 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 –717-484-0007

Conditions In Adamstown, Mohnton Might Be Right For Mold

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 717-484-0007

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton for mold remediation services.

Mold Remediation in Mohnton

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

Laundry room bathroom combination half demolished with visible signs of mold growth on the drywall. Lurking water behind wall and ceiling systems causing mold growth.

Water damage can be lurking behind walls and ceilings at any time. When this customer decided it was time to remodel his laundry room/bathroom, he was surprised when he found significant mold growth behind his finishes. Upon inspecting the area SERVPRO discovered that the wax ring from the above level bathroom toilet had been leaking for what appeared to be quite some time. Thankfully he called SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton to complete the mold remediation! After remediation and cleaning was completed, the owner said "I may just leave it open like this because it's so clean". Having a great staff along with the access to some of the best cleaning products in the industry make it that much easier to do our job and keep customers happy!