Mold removal can be an intense project depending on the extent of the mold growth. By looking for these signs of mold and calling a mold remediation professional at the first sight of mold growth, you can prevent expensive mold damage.
If you are in one of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, whether you are at a shelter, returning home, or working to help the victims, you must be aware of the potential health risks and dangers from the flood water.
After Harvey's flood waters receded, ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning's commercial division was on location at the Kingwood H-E-B. A restoration plan was put in place and the cleanup process began.
One of the best things about summer is cooking outdoors. If you have your own equipment, you never have to worry about what to make for dinner – when in doubt, just fire up the grill! Follow these grilling and food safety tips and you’ll be able to enjoy eating outside all summer.
In reality, burst pipes can happen at any time of year, at any time of day or night. It’s not always a pipe that’s easily accessible that breaks; many times pipe bursts takes place inside walls where it can go undetected for days or even weeks. See non-weather related causes of burst pipes and how to prevent pipe bursts.
Prevent home flooding with these simple bathroom inspection tips from ServiceMaster. Follow the checklist to fix a running toilet. In case of water damage - call us!
If you live in an area where strong storms happen, it's important to make sure your home is secured and protected. Watch the video and follow these hurricane safety tips provided by ServiceMaster Restore
Mold removal is a complex, and sometimes costly process that requires extensive training, experience, and specialized tools and equipment. In the state of Texas, mold remediation service providers must be licensed by the Texas DSHS and adhere to the standards of mold removal written in House Bill 329. It is very important that you make sure to choose a mold removal company that is properly licensed and equipped to provide effective results. Remember, you aren’t just protecting your property with mold removal, but the health of you and your family as well.
Raw sewage cleanup, in particular, is especially laborious and risky as it not only causes a lot of hassle and inconveniences, but also presents a variety of health hazards (sewage spills contain contaminants that can cause serious diseases) and sanitation issues. Professional help is your best option in such situations, but you can do a few things to limit the extent of the damage before the experts arrive (or even deal with the problem yourself if the damage is not too severe).
The typical reaction to finding mold in your home is to grab the nearest industrial-strength cleaner, preferably with bleach, douse it, and frantically scrub. Surprisingly, bleach only kills surface mold, not the membrane underneath, which means it will grow back.