Recent Mold Remediation Posts
Does Your Coffee/Franklin/Warren County Home Have A Mold Problem?
In Coffee/Franklin/Warren 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 –931-723-8088.
Deadly Tennessee Black Mold
On Friday afternoon, 15 minutes before time to go home for the weekend the phone rings. Thank you for choosing SERVPRO we are always here to help, to my surprise it was a sweet southern granny on the other end. She began with hi honey this is Mrs. Ida Fay Jones in Normandy Tennessee. Me and my husband Earl have been coughing up that nasty yellow stuff and he doesn't even smoke any more. But anyway, I was ah mopping the kitchen floor the other day and when I went to put the Pine-Sol back up that's when I seen it! Honey, I hollered at Earl to come quick, I just couldn't believe we done got that deadly black mold under our sink. Can you help us or is our house just ruined? Upon arrival, our crew chief was met at the door by Mr. and Mrs. Jones, their son, daughter-in-law and two next door neighbors. Mrs. Jones was so afraid that everyone who had come into her house had been exposed, so she gathered them all at her home to ask SERVPRO of Coffee/Franklin/Warren Counties questions about exposure to deadly black mold. After 45 minutes of intense questioning, we proceeded to scope the home. We found 1 square foot of mold under the kitchen sink. Needless to say the job took a total of 2 hours start to finish and I am happy to report Mr. and Mrs. Jones are in good health and very satisfied with the patience that our crew displayed, as well as the work performed.
The Strange Entity on the Wall
Samantha has always been into strange things and by that we mean the Ouija board, calling upon spirits through her magic ball, and other mystical things. After one of her sessions, she went down into the basement to do her laundry. When she turned on the overhead light, she saw this huge black shape on the wall. There was black ooze dripping from the shape and making a puddle on the floor. Scared, Samantha ran up stairs and called her mom. After talking with her, she made the next call to the local priest. Turns out her mother had advised her to have an exorcism performed on the wall. When the priest came into the house, Samantha directed him to the basement and stood back as he took out the things to perform the exorcism. As he was about to start, he slipped and fell on the black puddle. The priest scrambled back and held out his cross. When nothing happened, he brought his hand closer to his face and smelled the black goo, eyebrows raised, he turned back to Samantha and said in a deepened voice, "Child, this is mold!" I know just the right company (SERVPRO of Coffee/Franklin/Warren Counties) you can call and have this cleaned up. Don't be like Samantha and her mother. SERVPRO of Coffee/Franklin/Warren Counties is always here to help.
Keeping out the Spores!
Containment Chamber with Negative Air
How many of you have found mold in your homes? If you have mold in your home, chances are, you have had a water damage that you didn't know about or a moisture issue due to your HVAC system having a mal-function. We recently did a job where there was a water damage that the customer did not notice right away. So we had to professionally make sure that we set a proper containment so the rest of her house did not get contaminated with those pesky little mold spores. Containment is a crucial part of keeping your house from being affected by the mold. SERVPRO of CFW is mold certified and ready to help you get your house back in shape! We also take care of crawlspaces, which if you live in Tennessee, you have probably come across this problem before. So do not hesitate to give us a call and we can get you back to a clean house. 931-723-8088
Sue Mihatov -Operations Manager