Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Cross-contamination of mold

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Can mold travel from one apartment to another

Yes, it can because apartments' conditions are usually similar, like a leak or flood, and they usually share ventilation spreading their spores. When the spores are shared in the right conditions, they are more likely to germinate. So, if an apartment near yours is beginning to show signs of mold, make sure to begin proactive measures as soon as possible. 

Can mold travel from one house to another 

No, it is not likely for mold to travel from one house to another. However, it is possible if each household comes over to the other household frequently or if you are moving your belongings from one house to the other. It is highly unlikely that the wind or animals will cross-contaminate the other houses nearby. Still, if you are abandoning a house for mold cleaning, it is also important to clean your belongings. 

Can mold come in through the patio 

Yes, residents can track mold through the patio, and doors can be left open with the wind drafting mold from the patio to the house. This cross-contamination is a problem that residents should continuously maintain because of the high chances of your patio or deck molding. Mold usually has the perfect conditions to grow on the patio since it is exposed to the outside while also having dead organic material on it from residents and building materials. 

Can mold travel to other rooms 

Yes, mold is very likely to travel to other rooms. Normally the same conditions are met like flooding, leaks, and high humidity from one room to the next. The venting and traffic then spread mold spores from one room to the other if they aren't already in there, to begin with. If you spot mold in one room, you must act quickly to mitigate further mold growth in the other. The mold growth can take around 24-72 hours to germinate and get in other rooms, increasing the spore count in your property by multiples. 

Can mold spores follow you

Yes, mold spores can follow you from other houses that were contaminated. Once there is the sight of mold germinating, millions of spores are already on surfaces and in the air. By traveling through this environment, spores are likely to attach to clothing, skin, and hair. You may then track these spores into your own home, either increasing the amount of spores you already have or introduce new strains into your home. 

How to stop mold from spreading to another house, apartment, or room

It is nearly impossible to stop mold spores from spreading into another area due to cross-contamination. However, you can mitigate the amount of spores and the germination of those spores through simple means.

Here are some ways to mitigate the spread of mold:

  • Kill the obvious spots of mold as soon as possible
  • Get an inspection on the other side of the molded area
  • Inspect for and repair leaks
  • Get dehumidifiers and research how to use them properly
  • Ensure doors and windows are always closed on humid days
  • Do routine checks to ensure that your house is sealed from the outside to prevent moisture and rainwater from entering 
  • Act as soon as possible, do not wait, or think it it will go away

Mold inside your home

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

First and foremost, if you see mold, DO NOT disturb it. You can accidentally spread the mold throughout your home. Disturbing 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 Dothan 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 Dothan 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. Be safe and let’s the experts take care of you and your home or business.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us at 334-699-5961

Does Your Dothan Home Have A Mold Problem?

3/6/2019 (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 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 SERVPRO of Dothan Today at 334-699-5961.

Mold Tips and Best Practices

3/6/2019 (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 Dothan 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 Dothan 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 at 334-699-5961

Mold Damage

3/6/2019 (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 Dothan 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 334-699-5961.

 What to Do:

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

Does Your Dothan Home Have A Mold Problem?

2/16/2018 (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 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

Dothan Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/16/2018 (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 Dothan 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 Dothan 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 

Conditions In Dothan Might Be Right For Mold

2/16/2018 (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 Dothan 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