Recent Mold Remediation Posts

If you think you see Mold - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Mold DIY Cleaning product, gloves and brush. Call SERVPRO "Green Team" to get it Clean

Microscopic mold spores occur naturally. Over 100,000 types of fungi have been identified. Some types of fungi are very useful.  They are used to bake our breads and to ferment alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese is the result of mold; and lifesaving penicillin is also the product of mold.

Although some forms add value to our lives, other forms of mold can cause health effects, especially with infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune systems.

Some companies advertise “Mold Removal” and even go as far as to guarantee that they will remove all mold.  This is a misconception, as it is impossible to remove all molds from a home or business.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers Mold Remediation, which reduces the mold spore count back to its “natural” or “baseline level”.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals will come into your home and evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure.  Using various testing devices and equipment, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.  

If You Think You See Mold, Call Us Today (608) 786.0387  Our trained professionals will inspect your home or business, and create a scope of work to remediate the mold from the structure.    

SERVPRO is Here To Help

Mold? What You Need to Know

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold - From The Ordinary To The UnHealthy.

Microscopic mold spores occur naturally. Over 100,000 types of fungi have been identified. Some types of fungi are very useful.  They are used to bake our breads and to ferment alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese is the result of mold; and lifesaving penicillin is also the product of mold.

Although some forms add value to our lives, other forms of mold can be harmful to our health, especially infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune systems.

Some companies advertise “Mold Removal” and even go as far as to guarantee that they will remove all mold.  This is a misconception, as it is impossible to remove all molds from a home or business.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers Mold Remediation, which reduces the mold spore count back to its “natural” or “baseline level”.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals will come into your home and evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure.  Using various testing devices and equipment, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.  

If You Think You See Mold, Call Us Today (608) 786.0387  Our trained professionals will inspect your home or business, and create a scope of work to remediate the mold from the structure.    

SERVPRO is Here To Help

Home...Er, Mold Invasion

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Extensive mold damage after a home invasion.

This country home was broken into and vandalized. Intruders took what they wanted, and then left the water running when they left.  Damage to the home included a flooded kitchen and basement.  The end result was extensive mold throughout the entire basement and behind the walls of the kitchen cabinets.  The flooring in the basement had mushrooms growing on area rugs.

Take Precautions

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. 

Four Things Are Needed For Mold To Become A Problem

-Organic Materials (wood, paper, drywall, insulation)

-Temperature (60* and above)

-Humidity (70% or higher)

-Time (as little as 48 hours)

Our trained professionals will examine your structure, and if they find mold you will be asked to approve and sign work authorization forms prior to any mold remediation being performed.

If You Think You Might Have Mold, Call Us Today 608-786-0387

Is Mold Testing Necessary...?

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Any type of discoloration is not good. Call your #wearelocal GREEN team to get it cleaned up.

The CDC states that  “generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and [the] CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds.”

Testing, to be accurate, should be done by and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) or an Industrial Hygienist (IH).  These professionals have the ability to test in a manner that gives an accurate representation of the environment inside the structure. Clearance testing after mitigation should also be a part of the protocol to confirm the effectiveness of the mitigation.  

Testing not performed by the mitigation company handling the work adds a level of accountability to the project, avoids a conflict of interest, and insures the building owner of properly mitigated mold damage.

SERVPRO of La Crosse is committed to properly remediating any mold damage in your home, making it, “Like it never even happened.”

Discoloration in Your Home or Business?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Discoloration was discovered in this building after being left emptied for quite some time.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home or business.  When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic  spores which become airborne and can circulate throughout your building.

What to Do:

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

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of La Crosse 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.

Mold VS Mildew?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Are you able to tell the difference between mold and mildew?

When it comes to mildew versus mold, homeowners often have trouble identifying the differences between these two fungi. Knowing their different characteristics will help you when preparing for the battle against these household culprits.

Mold and mildew are both members of the fungi kingdom.

Mildew is common and will grow on damp materials like paper, leather and fabrics in addition to walls and other wet surfaces. Because of this, mildew is most commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Mildew usually gives off a musty smell.

Unlike mildew, certain types of toxic molds can result in serious health problems for you and your family. Black moldcan lead to serious respiratory complications.

Once mold is found in your home it is important that you make the call to SERVPRO to have the experts come and remove from your home.

Mold Infestation

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Vandalized home gets help.

A family left to go on vacation over the 4th of July Holiday.  Soon after they flew out, their home was vandalized! Intruders left with their arms full of the family's content.  To make matters worse, they thought it would be funny to leave a "calling card"  like in the movie "Home Alone" and left the faucet running in the kitchen.  The water ran for an undisclosed amount of time, when a neighbor was out in the yard and happen to hear it.

Damage to the home included a flooded kitchen and basement. July happens to be very hot and humid sometimes, which added to the homeowners distress.  The result was extensive mold throughout the entire basement and behind the walls of the kitchen cabinets.  

SERVPRO was called in to:

1) Mitigate

2) Re mediate and

3) Rebuild this home to make it

        "Like it never even happened."

Local La Crosse County Home Has Mold Invasion

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold, Mildew, and Mushrooms Are No Match For The Trained Professionals

This country home was broken into and vandalized. Intruders took what they wanted, and then left the water running when they left.  Damage to the home included a flooded kitchen and basement.  The end result was extensive mold throughout the entire basement and behind the walls of the kitchen cabinets.  The flooring in the basement had mushrooms growing on area rugs.

Take Precautions

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. 

Four Things Are Needed For Mold To Become A Problem

-Organic Materials (wood, paper, drywall, insulation)

-Temperature (60* and above)

-Humidity (70% or higher)

-Time (as little as 48 hours)

Our trained professionals will examine your structure, and if they find mold you will be asked to approve and sign work authorization forms prior to any mold remediation being performed.

If You Think You Might Have Mold, Call Us Today 608-786-0387

Mold in La Crosse? What You Need To Know

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold - From The Ordinary To The UnHealthy.

Microscopic mold spores occur naturally. Over 100,000 types of fungi have been identified. Some types of fungi are very useful.  They are used to bake our breads and to ferment alcoholic beverages.  The unique flavor of Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese is the result of mold; and lifesaving penicillin is also the product of mold.

Although some forms add value to our lives, other forms of mold can be harmful to our health, especially infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune systems.

Some companies advertise “Mold Removal” and even go as far as to guarantee that they will remove all mold.  This is a misconception, as it is impossible to remove all molds from a home or business.  SERVPRO of La Crosse County offers Mold Remediation, which reduces the mold spore count back to its “natural” or “baseline level”.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals will come into your home and evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure.  Using various testing devices and equipment, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.  

If You Think You See Mold, Call Us Today

(608) 786-0387.  Our trained professionals will inspect your home or business, and create a scope of work to remediate the mold in the structure.    

SERVPRO is Here To Help.