Leaves and Mold
Old Leaves n Mold
Many forms of mold grow and live in grass, on rotting logs, compost piles and falling leaves left on the ground and trapped in your gutters. While they do not die with the first frost like several other allergens, they lay dormant during the winter. In the spring, they grow on plants that were killed by the winter's cold temperatures. For those who enjoy composting, the soil-enhancing leaf mold is a welcomed part of fall. Even on their own, fallen leaves will still grow mold. If you are cleaning up this Spring from the leaves of Fall - Wear gloves and a protective mask - this will help protect you from coming in contact with any mold that may be growing from the leaves of Fall! Your allergies will certainly Thank You too!
Tips and Tricks for Mold Remediation for Newberry and Laurens
Got Mold? Use these tips to avoid further damage.
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:
- DO stay out of affected areas.
- DO turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- DO contact SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties 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.
We are prepared to help you face this issue when it arises. Our team is prepared to deal with microbial growth and will help you take care of this issue quickly. If you have any questions about microbial growth or have any concerns about your home or business, let SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties put your mind at ease. Call us today at 803-276-0290 for any mold or mildew issues you are dealing with in your home or business!
Does your Newberry or Laurens County Home Have A Mold Problem?
Miicroscopic 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 – SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties 803-276-0290 or 864-833-4411