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Enjoy Your Lakewood North Shore Water View without Mold Worries Thanks to SERVPRO

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Enjoy Your Lakewood North Shore Water View without Mold Worries Thanks to SERVPRO Loving Your Mold Remediated Home on Lake Superior with the Help of SERVPRO

Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Up The North Shore in Lakewood

When Lakewood is your home, Lake Superior is often viewed in the distance, and the big water is never more than a mile or so away. Many small creeks and rivers run through the area, and the lake effect rains and snows take a toll on the roofs and gutter systems on homes, hobby farms, and businesses. Whether you live in a 100-year-old home tucked away in a rural corner or newer construction with a priceless view, mold growth can be a problem. We can help.

The North Shore area of Lake Superior features pockets of persistent dampness, and Lakewood Township homes are at risk of mold damage. Close to nature, often surrounded by forests, bogs, and marshes, mold spores are everywhere in the great outdoors seen through the windows of these north woods homes. Mosses grow freely on roofs, clogging gutters along with pine needles, and leaves, sending water trickling inside houses along the eave line or through the siding. If the moisture is not controlled, mold spores activate and multiply into complex colonies. Our Applied Microbial Remedial Technicians assess your mold damage scenario and devise a plan to manage it.

SERVPRO follows the protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to complete abatement of mold infestations. We do not overstate the health dangers of mold, preferring our customers consult with medical practitioners if they feel ill or impaired when mold proliferates in their home. At the same time, we want to follow established procedures that keep residents safe and prevents moldy debris from spreading throughout a building as we remediate it.

We inspect your property, testing if indicated, finding the moldy areas, and design a containment system for the space. Heavy duty plastic sheeting provides a physical barrier, and the addition of a negative pressure air scrubbing machine and ductwork seals the places we find and remove mold away from the airflow moving through the rest of the house. SERVPRO uses mechanical means to scrape and brush mold off surfaces. Even porous materials infested with hyphae, the rootlike growth of the mold, recover from a mold infiltration when we use safe but efficient abrasives like soda blasting to remove the mold.

Manage the moisture, and you minimize the damage mold does to your home. Contact SERVPRO of The Twin Ports at (218) 727-2575 to set up a microbial damage assessment.

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Mold Testing Now Available

8/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Testing Now Available Mold Testing determines the extent of mold contamination and identifies the type of mold, which makes exploration and remediation more directed.

Now SERVPRO of the Twin Ports provides testing services to determine the presence or absence of mold in homes and businesses.  

How do you know if your home has mold?  Or how do you know if the stuff on your wall is mold or something else?  How much mold is there and what affect will it have on our family?

Now you can validate safe occupancy for any home or business with scientific testing for mold.

Air Samples: reveal the mold spore particulate count in living spaces.  Now you can know and understand which areas of your home are unaffected and which areas are affected by mold.  Know what kind is present, how much of it, and what concerns there may be about that particular variety.

Surface Samples: reveal if settled dust particles contain mold spores and what kind.   

Swab Tests: identifies the type of mold you can see on a surface.  

Call 218-727-8888 today for a free mold testing estimate.  

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Mold Customers Survey

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Customers Survey Mold can be discovered virtually anywhere, but it is most common in basements.

For customers dealing with a mold discovery, it is helpful to take our mold survey.  

Following the survey, we will e-mail a free mold report to the customer, detailing the options for remediation following a discovery.  

It is important for customers to realize that mold left untreated has the potential to cause health problems particularly in vulnerable people such as children and the elderly.  Symptoms revolving around respiratory irritations are common with those who are living in a mold impacted environment.  

It is imperative that mold is not disturbed, as the distribution of spores throughout the house can cause a worsening of symptoms and potential illness.  

Call SERVPRO of the Twin Ports for more information on how to address visible mold manifestations.   Call 218-727-2575



3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation CHECK YOUR BASEMENT (Now) We've got all the right stuff to get the job done...

Duluth and Superior residents have experienced massive rains over the last couple days.  Problem is - the ground is frozen and water has nowhere to go except into your foundation!  So, (please go downstairs right now and) check your basement to make sure you don't have water where you don't want it!  If you discover a surprise, it's time for SERVPRO!  Call 218-727-8888 for immediate service 24/7.  We'll get the water out and get your home dried out quickly.  

Here are some emergency tips.   Don't let water sit.  Mold will quickly become an issue.