Recent Mold Remediation Posts

How long does it take for mold to grow?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

rain water hitting closed window Make sure to keep your windows closed during the rain. Humidity will also cause the spread of mold.

How long does it take for mold to grow?

There are many variables that cause mold to grow. The cause of mold growth is moisture. During rainy seasons mold will grow rapidly. Moisture is not limited to the rain, but also comes from a variety of places such as sewage backup or pipe bursting.

Moisture Causes Mold to Grow

If you have experienced a water loss it is important to call a remediation company in San Diego right away. Mold will spread quickly if it is not extracted.

When water is present; even at a couple centimeters it will cause rapid growth. It takes seconds for mold to spread - even if it is invisible to the human eye. If you are aware of affected mold areas please make sure to have it removed before water gets to it first. If you are not able to have mold remediated make sure to cover the area or dry it up as soon as you can when water strikes.

The franchises of SERVPRO San Diego have helped many homes and facilities restore their property of mold. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego provides restoration services to mid-city San Diego and east San Diego. Give us a call at (619) 280-2377 and we will be there with our technicians immediately.

Can mold come back after a remediation?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Containment put up to avoid contact with mold.

Many property owners who have had mold remediation know how expensive mold removal can be. So can mold come back after the remediation process? The answer can be yes and no. 

It is possible for mold to come back, but this will only occur if mold was not removed correctly or if the cause of mold has not been fixed. But if all moisture leaks have been restored such as: pipe leaks, roof cracks, or other known leaks, the possibility of mold coming back is slim to none.

Why does mold come back?

Because mold is a bacteria and grows through moisture the presence of water will make mold reappear. This can be through water leaks, rain storms, or even humidity within a home.

To learn more about mold growing back click here.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is open 24/7 ready to serve. Make sure to call (619) 280-2398 if you need assistance.

Life Cycle of Mold

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing in oranges Mold going through its life cycle.

Did you know that mold is a living organism? Because mold is living it has a life cycle. The life cycle of mold comes in four phases: hyphal growth, spore formation, spore dispersal, and spore germination.

The hyphal stage is when the mold grows. In presence of “nutrients” the hyphae will grow into mycelium, which is the main body of the fungus and the most visible.

Spore formation is when spores grow at the ends of some hyphael cells. This occurs due to a variety of environmental factors such as light, oxygen levels, temperature, and nutrient availability.

Once the spores have been formed they are released into the air to begin the germination process. Once the spore is dispersed to a new area it will then turn into a new hyphael cell.

If you have mold in your home or property know that it will continue to grow unless taken care of.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, groundwater, and fire damage repairs.

What is Mold?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold found in bottom floor on cement Mold discovered in bottom floor on cement wall.

Do you have black or green looking clusters of spots on the wall, floor, bathrooms, kitchen, sinks. If your answer is yes then you might have mold. But what exactly is mold? How does mold occur? I am going to outline this for you. 

What is mold? 

WebMD states that “mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere” thus making it impossible to actually completely remove mold. Mold comes in different colors such as: white, black, green, orange, or purple.  

Is mold bad? 

Mold is not bad. Mold breaks down dead leaves, plants, and trees helping our environment create soil. But this is an issue inside our homes or properties. We do not want mold breaking down the material in our homes. 

How does mold reproduce? 

Mold reproduces through moisture. Having a pipe leak or rain come into your home needs immediate drying. Now you know that mold is found everywhere in microscopic levels and can easily create mold with certain doses of water. 

How to control mold? 

Mold is found everywhere, so all we can do is control it. Reduce moisture. If you are aware of any leaks in your home make sure to fix them immediately and dry up the area completely (SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego can help with that.) Also if you have current mold clean it up and restore the area – make sure that root of the issue is fixed or else you have to consistently keep restoring those effected areas. 

I hope you learned a lot about mold, and remember it is best to contact professionals like SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego.