Recent Mold Remediation Posts

When Mother Nature takes hold!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy bathroom Mold contaminated bathroom

Life throws at us many challenges as well as our home's plumbing system. Once again SERVPRO of Centennial Hills received a call about a plumbing burst from a fresh water supply line to a toilet. When we arrived, this seasonal home was in unbelievably bad shape as far as the loss goes. The water had been spraying for quite some time without warning for the homeowner. We were able to stop the water burst and start assessing for further damages to the home.

The picture shows excessive amounts of mold growth on the walls, ceiling and trim. The owners have not occupied this residence in four months. Mold growth can get out of hand quick with the right atmospheric temperature and water availability. Mold has the potential to destroy a home structurally and create health effects.

Going forward the best advice we can give is have a trusting friend or family member keep an eye on your seasonal dwelling in order to help prevent this kind of loss.

Excessive mold loss

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy closet Moldy closet

A reverse osmosis system burst while the owners of the home were out of town.

A few months later when the owners came back they had damp floors and excessive mold growth everywhere.

Pictured below does no justice in describing as to the sheer amount of non-stop water damage that affected the inside of this two-story home, for three months straight. 

They called SERVPRO of Centennial Hills for help and we quickly started the mold remediation process to get their house back the way it was.

SERVPRO set up a three stage containment area for don/doff of PPE i.e. Tyvex suits, P100 performance respirators, Nitrile gloves to be worn under heavy duty work gloves, eye protection, and duct tape to properly adhere our gloves to the Tyvex suits. 

After securing their belongings within the home, we started on the first floor by removing every square inch carpet and tile.

SERVPRO then focused on the drywall; every square foot of it on the first floor.

Easily the most daunting task was removing all of the blow-in type insulation on the first floor.

Next, nails and staples were removed from every single stud. 

SERVPRO followed this up my palm-sanding every stud-twice. 

After palm sanding, SERVPRO wire-brushed every stud-twice.

To monitor the efficacy of SERVPRO and it's services, IAQ was sprayed to check any studs that still harbored mold or bacteria. 

Following this, SERVPROXIDE was sprayed on every stud for good measure. 

SERVPRO consulted a mold inspector for the final inspection and he noted the phenomenal work, passing the inspection with flying colors. 

 The owners were so grateful that SERVPRO was right beside them during their hard times helping to make things better for them.

Water loss that became a mold loss

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold hiding behind the kitchen cabinets. Wet and Moldy drywall!

SERVPRO of Centennial Hills got a water loss call from a customer complaining about their kitchen faucet leaking.

When SERVPRO arrived, we empathized with the customer's concerns and quickly jumped into action. Upon closer assessment, further mold damage was noticed.

Originating from a faulty drainpipe in the kitchen sink, leaking water seemed to soak the subfloor of the second floor of this apartment.

Because of the exceedingly high moisture readings, paired with information that the downstairs garage was just below the sink, SERVPRO gained access to the garage and discovered water infiltration into the downstairs garage ceiling.

Along with removing the kitchen tile upstairs, we removed the drywall in the downstairs garage ceiling.

After the mold was removed in the affected areas, air movers, scrubbers and dehumidifiers were set up in the upstairs kitchen and in the downstairs garage.

With a desiccant dehumidifier placed in the garage as well as the air movers, this task was completed aggressively because the affected areas were targeted from two areas.