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Tampa Mold Removal #tampa #mold #removal


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Are you suffering from mold, water damage, odors, allergies, viruses, germs or bacteria in your home?

Mold Remediation and Removal

Welcome to Air and Surface Disinfection, LLC, your mold removal, remediation, and home disinfection specialists. At Air and Surface Disinfection (ASD) we work with clients in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding Florida areas to promote and provide a healthier indoor environment, ridding your home of toxic molds, allergies, viruses, germs, bacteria, and odors.

With the tropical storms and Florida flooding; many homes may be damaged and affected by Mold. Air and Surface Disinfection offers Tampa mold removal and remediation services for those effected by flooding or just leaks.

When mold and water damage is a problem you want to take immediate action to prevent further damage and cross contamination from occurring. If your home or business is in need of mold remediation,removal, or a moldremediation consultation, you have found the people who can help! At ASD, one of our State Licensed Mold Remediation Contractors or Certified Staff members is always here to help you with your mold remediation andremoval needs. Our staff members will work with you to understand the dangers and concerns of mold and waterdamage in your home, and what can be done to remove and remediate the mold and water damages, while preventing cross-contamination from occurring.

Has someone told you that most insurance policies cover mold and water damage? Most insurance policies do provide coverage that may help cover the costs of mold remediation, removal, and repair. Our expert staff at ASD is experienced in dealing with insurance providers and adjusters. We consult and expedite mold remediation and water damage claims when a claim is filed by our client.

Don’t wait if you live in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Florida area. Call the mold remediation and removal experts at ASD today for your Mold Remediation Estimate and Consultation.

Home and Business Disinfection Treatments

Air and Surface Disinfection s pioneering disinfection and cleaning technology is helping Florida families breathe cleaner air and live healthier lives. ASD is the first in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area to offer a home or business disinfection service. We use state of the art products and technology, 100% Eco-Friendly Products, and products that are EPA, FDA, and OSHA compliant to kill mold, germs, viruses, bacteria, and odor causing organisms on surfaces and in the air of your home or office.

Our disinfection products are registered in all 50 states including California, and have up to a 6 month residual effect.

They are also currently used in the International Space Station by NASA, and in the US Pentagon by the US Government.

Give yourself, your family, and your clients and employees the gift of clean air and a healthy indoor environment today.
Don t wait call ASD today for your free disinfection quote. Our prices are affordable!


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Chicago, IL Mold, Asbestos, and Lead testing, removal and abatement, chicago mold remediation.#Chicago #mold

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    N.E.D. is an asbestos removal company that is dedicated to the principals of ethical integrity, maximum competence, cost effectiveness, and timely response. N.E.D.’s broad expertise is reflective of our professional’s experience in research, analytical sampling, testing, monitoring, Project design, and performance.

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    We provide our clients with our experience in developing initial site surveys and management plans as well as building inspections. NED provides professional services in support of asbestos removal, asbestos tile removal, asbestos testing, lead testing and lead removal and mold testing and Mold removal and remediation projects.

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  • Water Damage, Fire Damage, Mold Restoration Services #water #damage, #restoration, #cleanup, #flooding, #flooded, #fire

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    SERVPRO of South Miami
    Faster to Any Size Disaster

    Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

    SERVPRO of South Miami provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.

    • 24-Hour Emergency Service
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    • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
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    Have Questions? Call Us Today – (305) 269-8900

    Residential Services

    SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Whether you need help with emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on SERVPRO of South Miami. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services :

    Commercial Services

    There’s never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of South Miami has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services :

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of South Miami is locally owned and operated —so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

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    Mold Remediation – Scam or Worthwhile Investment? #licensed #mold #remediation


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    Mold Remediation: Scam or a Worthy Project?

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    Is mold remediation a genuine, worthwhile project or just a big scam? There are two sides to this.

    On one side, the mold is a real thing. Where there is moisture in a home, there is undoubtedly mold. Just crawl in the ceiling above your bathroom and you will likely find mold. Some mold, but not all, produces health-threatening mycotoxins. Not everyone is affected by this. But people who are affected are often gravely affected.

    On the other side, the presence of mold is often used as a scare tactic and a bargaining chip on real estate property inspections. Not all mold is bad. Mold remediation itself is a big, highly politicized industry. One leading mold remediation company, in trying to sell itself to potential franchisees, advertises mold remediation as the latest gold rush–the asbestos business of the 21st century.

    Mold Develops Because of Water

    Attics, crawl spaces. wall interiors, basements. around chimneys–all are places where water can intrude. An excessive amount of humidity in a house can also condense and cause mold.

    Ian Shapiro of Nv Environmental, LLC notes that newer homes tend to experience more mold growth than older homes because of the fibrous nature of drywall. Fiberglass insulation, too, provides fertile ground for mold growth.

    Remediation Should Not Be Done By a General Contractor

    There s mold. and then there s mold .

    The scary mold in popular imagination–the mold that attacks entire towns–doesn t really exist. It is often the same benign mold that you see growing in your shower that you spray with Tilex.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even advises that any moldy areas less than 10 square feet (about 3 feet by 3 feet) can be remediated by the homeowner.

    Beyond that, you may want to talk to a mold remediation contractor.

    Mold Isn t Always Toxic

    According to the Centers for Disease Control: While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. And while it s possible for toxigenic molds to produce rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss (CDC), this only rarely happens.

    This is not to say that mold cannot produce health issues. Indoor exposure can cause coughing and wheeling in healthy people and severe issues for people with asthma and upper respiratory tract problems.

    Bleach Is Not An Effective Way To Kill Mold

    Even though chlorine bleach is often used to kill mold, bleach is not an EPA-approved biocide. For that, you will need to use a product such as Mold Stat.

    Three Steps to Remediate Mold

    1. Identify and cut off the source of water.
    2. Eradicate the mold with a biocide.
    3. Encapsulate the mold.

    Shapiro adds that If greater than 3×3 feet or if mold growth is heavily concentrated or near the HVAC system, it should be contained to prevent dispersal.

    The Mold Remediation Industry Says That Mold Remediation Is Worthwhile

    Mold remediation companies certainly do good work when the mold is widespread and is a public institution or in commercial buildings.

    And while most mold is not toxic, some mold is can be very hazardous to one s health. For this, you want a licensed, experienced professional dealing with the mold.

    Shapiro of Nv Environmental stresses two additional points: containment of the mold and making sure that the remediation company does not do inspections or sampling, and making sure they are completely independent and do not write scopes.

    David L. Edwards Sr. of Fungus Fighters, Inc. a mold removal and remediation company in Central Illinois, with locations in Ohio and Indiana, tells us the following:

    1. Tightly Sealed Houses Contribute To Mold

    Mold problems that we see today are problems that we unknowingly created ourselves and they are not problems we had 20 years ago or more.

    Since 1978 the government has been requiring us to become more energy efficient in our construction.

    The more energy efficient we are, the tighter we seal up our homes, the less natural breathability our home has. This is why we can easily address questions when people ask If mold can be dangerous to our health, how come it s only been a problem for the past couple of decades? Mold had been around forever so why is it only a problem now?

    2. Does Remediation Mean Mold Killing ?

    Mold remediation by definition is the act of removing infected materials and if done properly will require more than 2 steps. Most reputable mold professionals will be quick to tell you that killing mold has nothing to do with remediation and technically they are correct. Mold doesn t need to be killed for successful remediation.

    3. The Three Steps

    The first step, and arguably the most important, is setting up containment and ventilation. The use of proper ventilation and air filtration devices (AFDs) such as air scrubbers is required to ensure that mold spores that are disturbed and become airborne are not spreading to an uninfected area.

    Cleaning and disinfecting is the next step and this is the stage that includes the actual remediation and disposal of infected materials.

    After the cleaning and disinfecting, then we apply our biocide/fungicide/moldicide solutions. The next step is where we address any moisture or humidity concerns we may have before applying an encapsulant.

    4. The Scare Industry Called Mold Remediation

    Too many so-called mold professionals try to use the scare tactics. We try hard not to but sometimes it s difficult to get accurate information out there without causing concerns over health.

    Many times the health issue is severely downplayed. If a person is not sensitive to or allergic to mold, they can become sensitive after repeated or prolonged exposure to mycotoxins.

    Although there has been credible research over the past couple of years linking some types of cancer, brain damage, early onset of dementia, Alzheimer s and other serious conditions besides asthma and breathing and respiratory issues, we try not to focus on these concerns unless the individual is a resident who is at high risk for developing a problem due to exposure to mycotoxins.

    5. Mycotoxins

    . People should be educated with a clear understanding but not made to cause panic or undue alarm. There are some very serious health issues associated with mold mycotoxins but most people will never have the need to be overly concerned with them.


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    Mold Testing, How To Test For Mold In House #mold #test #results


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    Mold Testing

    Mold testing can tell you if you have a mold problem in your home. Mold tests can also help you find hidden mold, measure your indoor air quality and identify what species of mold is in your home.

    Professional Mold Testing

    It’s best to have mold testing performed for you by a qualified mold professional. Hiring a professional mold tester who is experienced at collecting and analyzing mold samples will always lead to the most accurate results.

    Mold Test Kits

    You can purchase mold test kits which you can use to collect mold samples yourself. This is a less expensive option than having a mold tester test your home. The samples you collect will be sent away to a professional mold testing laboratory which will get back to you with the results.

    Multiple Mold Tests

    A mold test gives you a snapshot of the amount of mold particles in a certain area at a certain time. But the amount of mold spores fluctuates over time and from place to place.

    Because of this it’s a good idea to test at several different times and in different locations in your home. This way you will get a more complete and accurate picture of the mold problem in your home.

    Types of Mold Tests

    The three main types of mold tests are:

    • Air testing
    • Surface testing
    • Bulk testing

    Ideally you should use all three types of tests since each have their own strengths and weaknesses.

    Air Testing for Mold

    Air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in your home’s air. Samples are taken from the air and are later examined under a microscope.

    Air tests can tell you if you have a mold problem even if you cannot find the mold growth. However the amount of mold spores in the air can change drastically in a small amount of time, giving varying results at different times.

    Surface Testing for Mold

    Surface testing takes samples from household surfaces to find the amount of mold growth and spores deposited around the home. Samples are collected by swabbing, tape lifting or other methods. The sample is then examined in a laboratory.

    Like with air testing the results can vary because mold growth and spores aren’t spread evenly across surfaces in the home and can change over time. Unlike air testing though, surface tests can’t identify the exact concentration of mold spores in the air.

    Bulk Testing for Mold

    Bulk testing involves collecting pieces of material from the home. The material is then taken to a laboratory where mold particles on the material can then be examined under a microscope. Bulk tests can tell you if you have a mold problem and give you an idea of the concentration of mold particles in your home.

    Culture Tests for Mold

    Culture tests are where mold particles in a sample from the home are grown into larger mold colonies in a lab. This way culture tests identify the species of molds in houses.

    Only mold particles that are still alive can be grown. However dead mold particles in the home still cause allergies and health problems. Other tests can detect both living and non-living mold in a home but can’t always identify the species of molds.

    Why You Should Test for Mold

    The main reasons for having mold testing performed in your home are:

    • You notice signs of mold such as a mold smell or mold symptoms
    • To identify the species of mold in your home
    • To help you find where mold is growing
    • To test indoor air quality by measuring the amount of spores in the air
    • To test if mold in your home has been fully removed

    Mold Signs

    One sign you could have mold is a mold smell. If you notice a moldy smell in your home there’s a good chance you could have mold hidden somewhere.

    Another sign that you could have mold is if you are suffering allergic symptoms. If there’s mold hidden in your home there will be mold spores in the air. When you breathe these spores in not only will you notice a moldy smell but your body will react with allergic reactions like sneezing, a runny nose or sore eyes. For a more detailed list of symptoms mold causes go to the Mold Symptoms page.

    Some more signs that you could have a mold problem and need to have mold testing are at Mold Signs .

    Identifying Mold Species

    Another reason for mold testing is if you want to find out what kind of species of mold is in your home. This is important for toxic molds since extra caution needs to be taken to safely remove toxic mold from the home.

    Two well known toxic molds are Stachybotrys (often called toxic black mold) and Aspergillus .

    If you see mold which looks like a toxic species or if you are suffering toxic symptoms then you should have it tested before you try to remove it. The only way to identify the species of a mold colony for certain is to have a mold professional look at a sample of it under the microscope.

    The symptoms caused by Stachybotrys are at Toxic Black Mold Symptoms .

    Mold Testing to Find Mold

    Not only can mold testing tell you if you have a mold problem somewhere in your home, but it can also help you to find it.

    Mold often grows hidden away behind walls and other places. Mold tests can help you narrow down the location of hidden mold by telling you the places in your home with the highest amount of mold spores.

    You can find out places mold commonly grows in the home at Where Mold Grows .

    Mold Testing for Indoor Air Quality

    You can have mold testing done to tell you the amount of mold spores in the air.

    Sometimes you can be suffering the symptoms of mold allergies even if there is no mold growing in your home. This can be because of mold spores blowing into the home from outdoor mold or because there used to be mold growing in your home which left behind a build up of spores.

    By testing for mold you can tell if there is an unhealthy level of spores in your house and find out if any allergies you might have are from mold or something else.

    Mold Testing after Removing Mold

    Mold testing can be useful after you’ve had mold removed from your home. Through testing you can make sure that the mold removal was a success.

    Surface sampling can show whether an area has been properly cleaned of mold. Having air testing some time after the mold removal can also confirm that mold spores in your home’s air have been reduced to a safe level.

    There’s a guide to removing mold from your home at Mold Removal .

    Mold Inspection before Testing

    Before you turn to mold testing you should have a thorough mold inspection of your home done. If the inspection turns up mold then usually you don’t need to do any mold testing. Instead you can move onto the mold removal stage.

    But if you couldn’t find any mold but still think you have a mold problem, or if you found some mold but think there is more hidden or that it could be toxic, then it’s time to turn to mold testing.


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    Is mold damage covered by homeowners insurance? #does #renters #insurance #cover #mold


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    Is mold covered by insurance?

    Homeowners insurance covers mold damage if it was caused by a “covered peril.” Otherwise, an insurance company will likely not cover mold damage. There are exceptions, which we will get into later in this article.

    Home insurance policies usually don’t cover mold that resulted from a preventable water leak, flooding, or high humidity.

    Home insurance companies also typically don’t pay for maintenance issues that insurers think a homeowner should have prevented. Insurers expect homeowners to proactively take care of those problems before they need to file an insurance claim.

    Home insurance covers mold if a “covered peril” caused the mold. In that case, your home insurance policy will likely pay for repairs and clean-up.

    Here are some of home insurance’s covered perils:

    • Fire
    • Lightning
    • Vandalism or malicious mischief
    • Damage caused by vehicles
    • Theft
    • Falling objects
    • Weight of ice, snow, or sleet
    • Accidental discharge or overflow of water or steam from plumbing, heating, air conditioners, sprinkler systems, or household appliances
    • Frozen pipes

    Let’s take a look at some real world examples. When home insurance will likely cover you:

    • An ice dam forms in a roof gutter during a rough winter and water backs up under your shingles. The water leaks into your attic, soaks your attic floor and insulation, and creates mold.
    • A pipe bursts in your home and dumps gallons of water on the floor and saturates drywall while you’re at work. Mold begins to form before you call.
    • A washer hose springs a leak and damages behind your washer. The washer hose isn’t old, you stop the leak, and report the damage immediately, but not before mold forms.

    These are “sudden and accidental” incidents. Insurance companies typically cover this type of damage. In fact, non-weather-related water damage is one of the most common home insurance claims and one of the most expensive.

    When home insurance will likely NOT cover you:

    Your basement pipes freeze and burst. You don’t notice it for a few weeks. Now, you have a few inches of water on your floor and mold growing.

    Broken shingles on your 40-year-old roof allows water into the attic. Water saturates wood and insulation and leads to mold in the attic.

    Mold forms in your shower. You don’t think much about it until one day you notice that it’s really unsightly and you’re concerned about whether it’s making your family sick.

    In these cases, an insurer will likely not cover the damage. Why? An insurance company expects you to take care of your house. That means properly ventilating the bathroom, replacing an old roof, and checking your basement regularly. An important reason to stay on top of home maintenance.

    Also, the standard homeowners insurance policy does not cover water damage caused by a flood. Thus if a flood causes water damage that leads to mold, the resulting mold issue would not be covered by your home policy.

    A separate flood policy, will cover mold and mildew, as long as it s not caused by the homeowner s failure to inspect and maintain the property after the flood. That means, once you can get back into your home, you need to start trying to clean up and keep mold from growing or spreading.

    How do I know if my home insurance policy covers mold?

    As mentioned earlier, home insurance companies usually don’t cover mold damage unless it’s directly related to a “covered peril.” The good news — there are exceptions.

    Check your homeowners insurance policy to see if there is any language about mold claims. Some insurers offer limited coverage for mold claims. This may mean limiting how much the insurer will pay for a mold-related claim. Or an insurer may increase the cost of a home insurance policy if you have mold-related coverage.

    If you don’t have mold coverage, you can buy an endorsement to your insurance policy that adds mold coverage. An endorsement is when an insurance company adds additional coverage to a regular home insurance policy, for an additional fee.

    Some home policies provide a limited amount of coverage for mold claims. This can be by capping the amount the insurer will pay, for example at $5,000, or stating that the insurer will only pay for certain services, such as clean-up, and excluding others, such as testing and remediation.

    What if my home has had mold problems before?

    Insurance companies hate risk. In fact, the insurance industry is all about limiting risk.

    Risky homes, such as old homes with old wiring and plumbing, and risky areas, such as high-crime neighborhoods or homes near woods that often catch fire, usually have more claims. Insurance companies don’t like paying out many claims.

    The same goes for a home with mold or ones with previous mold-related claims. Insurance companies view those homes as risky.

    In that case, your insurance company will likely decline a mold endorsement or charge you a lot for that coverage.

    That means it might be worth paying for the mold removal yourself.

    How do I file a mold damage claim?

    Similar to any other home insurance claim, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to file a mold claim.

    If you’re not sure if your policy covers mold damage, check your home insurance policy or call your insurance company.

    Mold grows quickly so take photos and then stop the source of the leak and clean up the water before calling your insurance company. An insurance company expects you to be proactive in fixing problems and avoiding further damage.

    Here are the steps to take:

    • Stop the leak. You might need to shut off the water to your home if you have a leaky pipe or patch a hole if there’s water coming from your roof.
    • Remove the water with a mop or wet vac. If there’s a lot of damage or clean up, call a company that specializes in removing water and clean-up.
    • Remove rugs, insulation, and any other materials that can collect water and become breeding grounds for mold.
    • Open windows and doors and use fans to dry out the area.
    • Wash the area thoroughly. Use non-ammonia detergent and water to clean hard, nonporous surfaces, such as metal, glass, wood, and plastic. Scrub rough surfaces like concrete. Disinfect with water and bleach. Don’t mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Wear non-porous gloves and eye protection.
    • Call your insurance company with detailed information as to damages, what happened, and what prevention and clean-up you’ve done. Document what’s damaged, how much you paid for them, and when you bought them. Take photos.

    Don’t throw the materials away until you call your insurance company. Take photos and keep the damaged materials. An insurance adjuster might want to see the damaged materials. Put them in a garage or another place that’s away from your living areas until you meet with an insurance adjuster.

    If you are concerned about possible health risks, discuss with your insurance company if there is a need to move out of the house. If you do need to move out until the mold is removed, determine how much additional living expenses (ALE) your home insurance will provide you.

    How to prevent mold

    Mold forms and spreads quickly so it’s important to prevent mold by reducing moisture.

    The Centers for Disease for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the following ways to control mold growth:

    • Control humidity levels
    • Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows, and pipes
    • Thoroughly clean and remove water after flooding
    • Ventilate shower, laundry, and cooking areas

    Mold needs moisture and a “food source” to grow. Food sources include insulation, drywall, carpeting, and mattresses.

    Mold is most commonly found in places with high humidity. That can include under leaky pipes and appliance hoses, in attics under a leaking roof, and in basements with drainage issues.

    Buying mold insurance

    If you want mold insurance and it’s excluded from your homeowners insurance policy, ask your home insurance company if you can add an endorsement to your policy. An insurer bases the cost on your home and area’s risks.

    Mold endorsements will cost you more in humid areas and in older homes made with materials more prone to mold. The cost can range between $500 and $1,500 annually.


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    Denver, CO Mold Removal and Mold Remediation #mold #removal, #mold #remediation, #black #mold, #mold

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    Mold Remediation and Restoration

    Related Mold Services

    Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Denver home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

    Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips .

    If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (303) 593-1374

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    Understanding Mold

    Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. 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.

    Why Choose SERVPRO of West Littleton / Sheridan?

    We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

    A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

    We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

    As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

    • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technician

    We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

    Our advanced equipment helps to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.

    The Mold Remediation Process

    Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

    1. Emergency Contact – (303) 593-1374
    2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
    3. Mold Containment
    4. Air Filtration
    5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
    6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
    7. Restoration

    Common Mold Misconceptions

    With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. Learn the facts about mold and the mold remediation process.

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of West Littleton / Sheridan is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Denver community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

    We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:


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    Water Damage Clearwater, FL – Water Damage Restoration and Extraction, Fire, Mold and Wind

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    Flooding from external sources, plumbing failures or water leaks could result in mold or water damage in your home. Master Restoration, a leading water damage restoration company with many years of experience, will repair and clean up the problem fast! We guarantee your satisfaction!

    Our water damage restoration service includes a team of mold remediation specialists that will provide mold removal and restoration services from water damage of any kind in your home or commercial building.

    Need a fire damage restoration contractor? We are your repair and clean up solution for fire damage, soot damage and smoke damage.

    If you experience a disaster due to wind damage from a hurricane, tornado or tropical storm, we are your first choice in wind damage repair companies, prepared to take on any type of storm damage.

    Why We’re Different

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    question and kept me informed. I had
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    and loyal to me and I was very pleased
    with them.

    Patricia Sjeime – Clearwater, FL

    Large Loss and Residential Services:

    • 24-hour disaster response with a response time of 60 minutes or less
    • Certified in fire, smoke, plumbing failures, water leaks and mold remediation
    • Water extraction, mildew removal, drying and dehumidification
    • Complete carpet cleaning services
    • Board-up and security fence services
    • Smoke and organic odor removal due to fire damage
    • Demolition and debris removal specialists
    • Chinese drywall removal services
    • Contents clean up, repair and restoration
    • Secondary damage prevention specialists
    • Insurance Claims

    You’ll breathe easier knowing we can solve the problem, fast!

    By employing the latest technology and innovation,
    you are assured the best possible results.

    Water Extraction Services Why is time of the essence?

    Standing water creates mildew, stimulating mold and other bacterial growth, leading to asthma and other health issues.

    Master Restoration’s water extraction services and water damage dryout services eliminates the hazards associated with leaks, flood waters and other types of water damage.
    If your home or business has recently had any type of water damage it is important to have a professional water damage restoration company, check to make sure there is no hidden moisture and the dryout process was done correctly to prevent future problems with mold and bacteria growth.

    Fire Damage Restoration.

    Fire creates smoke and soot, causing cough, shortness of breath, hoarseness, headache and even mental status changes.

    Smoke and soot can travel and penetrate into other rooms of a residential home or commercial building affecting paint, carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and other personal belongings.
    If your home or business has sustained fire damage and you are seeking the services of a fire damage repair contractor. You have come to the right place, with Master Restoration’s professional fire damage services you can rest assured you’re in in good hands.

    Do-It-Yourself solutions.
    Can backfire.

    Incomplete or non-professional remediation can lead to more damage, and your insurance company may deny your damage claim.

    In todays world the internet provides information about all subjects, however when it comes to damage restoration it is always best to hire a professional damage restoration company for any clean up needs.
    At Master Restoration we take great pride in providing our clients with the best and newest techknowlogies possible for their restoration needs. We provide services for water damage, fire damage, storm damage and mold remediation.


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    Water Damaged Drywall – Dry or Replace?

    Drywall or gypsum is the most common building material in the US today and is used to build interior walls and ceilings in both houses and commercial buildings. Drywall is composed of a gypsum core sandwiched between two paper-based sheets on both sides. Drywall is easy to build with but looses it’s strength when wet. It goes soft and can be damaged easily, but as long as it’s not kept wet for extended lengths of time it will normally return to it’s prior hardness and strength prior to being wet. Water damaged drywall needs to be dried as soon as possible in order to prevent mold growth.

    Most times drywall can be saved but there a various factors which need to be considered when determining whether to remove water damaged drywall or dry it in place.

    Wet drywall ceilings that are sagging should always be removed in order to speed up the drying time of the materials above it since sagging ceilings can trap excessive moisture and prevent drying of important structural members. Even if the sagging drywall ceiling can be dried efficiently and cost effectively it won�t return back to a pre-loss condition and will need to be replaced later anyway. Wet ceiling drywall can also pose a significant safety issue as it could fall down at any moment, the best course of action is to remove it as soon as possible.

    Insulation found in exterior walls can also be an influencing factor on whether to remove the water damage drywall or not. Most times, insulation saturated with water can take a long time to dry and sometimes it�s more cost effective to cut out the drywall and remove the wet insulation. Sometimes the insulation and walls can be dried with a wall cavity drying system that blows hot dry air into the wall cavity through small drilled holes and dries the wall out from the inside. This should only be considered in a category one water loss situation and not in a category two or category three scenario.

    Multi-layered drywall can also pose a problem to restorers. Layers of drywall sandwiched together can normally found where a fire-break or noise reducer is required such as in fire-rated walls and elevator shafts. Water damaged multi-layered walls can be a major issue when drying a water damaged structure and if it’s ever suspected then invasive inspection is required in order to make that determination. If multiple layers of saturated drywall is discovered then a decision needs to made quickly whether to remove it or attempt to dry it. If an attempt is made to dry it then a wall cavity drying system is required in order to dry out the drywall from the inside (as well as the outside). If it is determined that the multiple layers of drywall are to be removed and that drywall is functioning as a fire-rated wall then consultation with a fire martial or structural engineer may be required.

    If the situation calls for water damaged drywall removal it�s best if the demolition is conducted within containment with appropriate PPE. Once the wet drywall is remove the remaining members such as wood framing structure (studs) should be dried appropriately to within at least 4% of the dry structural standard (usually around 16% moisture content). Framing materials should be dried out completely before reinstalling new drywall or paneling in order to prevent mold growth. Another issue that can develop if the water damaged wood studs are not dried properly is nail popping which is caused when the wood framing shrinks further as it dries and pulls away from the newly installed drywall.

    If you have experienced a water related loss and have water damaged drywall it’s always prudent to call your insurance company and/or a water damage restoration company like PuroClean. PuroClean is certified and knowledgeable in the field of water mitigation and can help you through difficult situations like wet drywall. Call PuroClean Home Rescue, we are available 24/7 and our expert technicians are standing by to mitigate your water loss and prevent secondary damage. Call us now: 1-866-722-7876.

    Regardless of the circumstances – if water damage occurs from storms, floods or other sources, call your local PuroClean Home Rescue office, the Paramedics of Property Damage. All PuroClean offices have professional, well-trained and certified Technicians who provide the latest state-of-the-science services to all property damaged from water, fire/smoke, mold, and other disasters.

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    Paul Davis of Northeast Indiana

    Welcome To Paul Davis

    Paul Davis Restoration of Northeast Indiana has been locally owned and operated since 1993. We service all of Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. We are a locally owned franchise and have the resources of over 300 Paul Davis offices across the United States at our fingertips during your time of need.

    Because your property is important to us, we educate all of our technicians in proper loss management. All technicians and associates are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC), the leading organization for training and certification in fire, water, and mold damage. This helps to ensure that your emergency needs are being met in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

    We are a community of experts that have come together from diverse backgrounds. We have over 260 years of combined construction, restoration and insurance experience. Also, as an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau, you know the service you are receiving from Paul Davis is being held to the highest standards.

    You need not worry regardless of what city you live in. We’ve provided services to homes in Angola, Columbia City, Auburn, Warsaw, Churbusco, Decatur, Bluffton, Ossian just to name a few. If you live in Northern Indiana or own a business in Northern Indiana, we are here and ready to help you restore home or business back to normal.

    Our Blog

    A significant flooding event in your area can bring destruction to your home. Rising floodwaters can sweep through your home.

    Disasters often occur swiftly and without warning, and their effects can be devastating. However, there are ways to minimize the.

    Saving Money by Keeping Your Home Up-to-Date If it seems like your utility bills keep rising, odds are that.

    Insurance Professionals

    Paul Davis Restoration believes in education. We work with Insurance Professionals from around the State to advance their knowledge of situations, insurance standards, etc. that can help the homeowner in the end.

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    TIME TO CLEAR YOUR BOARDS. Game 2, ROUND 3 is now OVER as we have 5 winners to finish out Game 2. We will be taking a month off from BINGO and will start back up on Wednesday, July 5th. Keep those boards handy.

    ** As we have been trying to transition our marketing efforts to those in just our territory, please note that starting on January 3rd 2017 only those in our service areas can win BINGO. This way we are being fair to our active clients that we serve. These areas include the following Indiana counties. Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley. Our Ohio service areas include: Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert, and Williams counties. If your office is outside of our service area, we would be happy to direct you to the Paul Davis office in your area to send inquiries. Thank you!

    Make sure to keep your BINGO card as we will be using the same boards throughout the year.

    If you have any questions or if you win, please email our Marketing Intern, Lauren, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Proudly Serving Adams – Allen – Blackford – DeKalb – Fulton – Grant – Huntington – Jay – Kosciusko – LaGrange – Miami – Noble – Steuben – Wabash – Wells – Whitley


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