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Mold and Insurance Coverage

What Homeowners Need to Know About Mold and Insurance Coverage

It's a nightmare for many homeowners: after dealing with water damage in your home, you discover mold. Good thing you have insurance, right? Well, maybe not. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t always cover mold growth. To get full mold coverage, you may need individual mold insurance. 

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You Can Not Just Wait For Mold to Die

Because mold is a living organism like any other, you may hope that mold will eventually die off on its own and leave you with a clean, mold-free home. But mold, particularly black mold, is far more dangerous than you think. If you want to rid your home of mold, you need to understand why the waiting game is one you’ll always lose.

Learn more on why you cannot just wait for mold to die.

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Mold Containment Prevent Cross Contamination in a Commercial Property

If you are dealing with mold contamination in a commercial property, a mold cleanup service may recommend containment. Containment can help prevent cross-contamination, such as the spread of mold to a new environment or the reintroduction of mold spores back into a structure that has been treated for mold. 

The experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can provide more insight into mold remediation for your home or business. 

Mold Can Grow Hidden Behind Wallpaper

Given food, moisture, and a dark space, mold can thrive in a variety of spaces. Unfortunately, that includes spaces that are hidden from your day-to-day view, like behind your wallpaper.

If you notice peeling edges of your wallpaper, in a moisture-heavy room or smell a moldy odor, you may have hidden mold. Lift a corner, near the floorboard or other out-of-sight areas to look behind the wallpaper. Keep in mind that removing the wallpaper can lead to a large release of spores, so before removing all of it, consider hiring a remediation company.

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Mold and Indoor Air Quality in New Castle County Schools

Common Moisture Sources Found in Schools

Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by a variety of conditions, including roof and plumbing leaks, condensation and excess humidity.  Some moisture problems in schools have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the past twenty to thirty years.  These changes have resulted in more tightly sealed buildings that may not allow moisture to escape easily.  

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Christmas Tree Mold

Reduce Christmas Tree Mold Levels

Live Christmas trees may bring more than the fresh pine scent of the holiday season into homes.  With most trees cut in advance of the holidays and stored in a moist environment for fresh keeping, this makes them a likely mold source. 

Here are a few tips to help you cut the Christmas mold level in your home, without giving up the fresh tree:

  1. Limit The Time You Leave Your Tree Up
  2. Wash Your Tree
  3. Use an Air Purifier
  4. Go Fake

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Understanding Mold

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Mildew can be described as a specific type of mold. Mold is a fungus that contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in the form of black or green patches which penetrate beneath the surface of the affected material. Mildew, on the other hand, has flat growth that remains on the surface where it can be easily removed. While mold usually grows on food or inside permanent structures, such as walls and crawl spaces, mildew is to be found on damp surfaces, paper, fabrics, and various organic materials in your home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE (302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold

The Best Way to Control Mold Growth is to Control Moisture

Mold is part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture.

CLICK HERE for a few tips on mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.

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Understanding Mold

What Is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys Chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE(302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold and the Remediation Process

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

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Properly Clean Your Children’s Toys to Avoid Mold Growth

Properly Clean Your Children’s Toys to Avoid Mold Growth

Mold and bath toys often go hand in hand. When the warm water is left to sit inside the tub toy, it provides a warm, moist environment for mold to grow. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is nearly impossible to remove this mold. It is safest to replace the moldy toys with new toys. 

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Where Is the Mold?

Mold Is Present Almost Everywhere

Mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere. It can be found in drywall, in a leaking roof, and even in a Christmas tree. Most of the time, a low level of mold will have little effect on you.

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

If you suspect that your Bear, DE home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inspect, assess and remediate your property. Call today! (302) 392-6000

Beneath the Surface

Mold Beneath Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is more resilient to water than laminate flooring, because it does not absorb water and is glued down not free floating. If a vinyl floor is affected by water damage, it can be saved depending on the amount of time the water has been dwelling. Once water has found its way underneath the tiles, the tiles must be removed. Vinyl acts as a vapor barrier and does not allow for evaporation which is needed in the drying process.

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Avoid Bathroom Mold

Use a Squeegee After a Shower to Remove the Excess Water

Bathrooms are the least favorite room for homeowners to clean. However, dust, dirt, grime, and moisture sitting on your bathroom surfaces can lead to mold and mildew. So, why avoid the cleanup and put your family’s health at risk? Bathrooms should be cleaned weekly, but there’s also little things that can be done daily that can help keep mold from growing.

If you suspect that your Bear home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Beneath the Surface

What's Behind That Wall?

The wall tile in this bathroom looks as though it is in good shape. As the tiles are peeled away from the wall it revealed the scope of the mold problem.

Mold damage can occur beneath the surfaces in many areas. If you are in the midst of a renovation and identify water leaks or mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000. We will customize a solution for your specific needs.

Caring For Your Belongings

Moldy Furniture In a Bear, DE House

This was the aftermath of a pipe leak in New Castle, DE. The homeowners were out of town and unaware of what was happening to everything in their home. It didn't take long for mold to grow throughout the entire property.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

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