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Tips For Commercial Business Owners When Dealing With Fire Damage

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Following a fire, to get your business up and running again, on whom should you depend? Are you going to do it yourself? You're certainly not going to ask your employees to provide cleanup services. The best way to recover after a commercial building fire is to call in certified, reputable technicians. If your place of business has experienced fire damage, turn to the experts at SERVPRO.

Why is an expert fire restoration company the best course of action? As an employer, you have a responsibility. Before your workers can return to the premises, you must ensure that proper steps have been taken where fire damage restoration is concerned.

Sure, you want to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. However, there are more reasons for immediate restoration action. If not addressed right away, the impact of water and smoke damage can produce additional negative effects.

When it comes to commercial building fire damage, cleanup, and restoration, what's involved?

Initial Safety Work and Damage Assessment

The extent of damage done to the property must be fully documented before workers can return to work, before the cleanup process can begin, and certainly for the purpose of insurance claims. Professionals can provide the best course of action when it comes to the complicated process of cleaning up after a fire. In fact, in order to process an insurance claim, fire restoration and water removal professionals may be required.

To make sure that additional damage has not been endured by support walls, the roof, windows, etc., you can also rely on experts to verify your commercial building’s safety. Existing damages aside, damage prevention is the name of the game here. Before any cleaning process can be initiated, a thorough investigation must be executed.

It's Time for Water, Smoke, and Soot Removal

Before employees can return to work, specialized cleaners, tools, and techniques are needed to remove soot, smoke, odors, and more from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Additionally, because a lot of water is used by firefighters to extinguish fires, flooding related water issues are bound to develop. To identify potential problems, you will need a professional team. The last thing you want is for mold to take root in your place of business. To put employees’ minds at ease, soot, smoke, and water must be completely eradicated from your commercial property.

Repair, Restoration, Cleanup, Etc.

You can proceed to structure and item cleanup once you've addressed large-scale cleaning needs for fabrics, carpets, and rugs, as well as repairing major structural items. Professionals will likely use special equipment, cleaners, and tools to bring your materials (desks, chairs, floors, etc.) back to life and remove odors.

Tasks like painting, which may seem normal and easy to handle, can be hindered by the bubbling, peeling, or chipping paint that results from fire and water damage. Refinishing, sanding, and large-scale scraping will likely be needed first.

Has Your Business Experienced Fire Damage?

For resolutions where commercial fire damage is concerned, turn to the certified, experienced experts at SERVPRO.

Time is money in the world of business. Don't wait another minute to recover from a fire. Contact us today.

Good Office Cleaning Practices To Implement

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Even if clients and/or customers never see the office(s) belonging to your company, office cleaning practices are important. For one thing, the health and happiness of your employees can be greatly affected by the cleanliness of your office. The appearance of your office, and how clean you keep it, goes a long way toward defining your company's culture.

To help you in your quest for office cleanliness, we're going to offer a handful of tips. Let's look at some good office cleaning practices to implement.

Adhere to a Schedule

By booking a professional cleaning team, you can have your office cared for by people who not only know what they are doing, but have all tools needed for the job. While encouraging your employees to tidy up after themselves is fine, don't rely on them for regular or deep cleaning. Turn to a trusted company. Work with the company to decide what should be cleaned and when.

Regular Station Cleaning

Employees can certainly tend to their own stations. They can wipe down their keyboard, printer, and monitor. Encourage the use of disinfectant to guard against germ transfer. This can be done daily.

Reduce Clutter

Get rid of the following whenever you can: extra pens, unused coffee mugs, expired calendars, outdated business cards, etc. They make your office look untidy and take up valuable space. They can also be distracting.

Practice Good Hygiene

Along with wiping down common surfaces with disinfectant, make sure when dealing with sensitive electrical equipment, appropriate safety precautions are taken. Confer with professional cleaners if you're in doubt as to how to regularly clean certain surfaces/equipment and what products to use.

Clean As You Go

This is particularly applicable when it comes to break rooms, cafeterias, and the like. Encourage your employees, if they make a mess, to please clean up after themselves. Before leaving the office for the day, also encourage them to make their desks look at least somewhat organized. This will be beneficial for appearances as well as making it easier for your employees to be efficient and productive.

A Place for Everything… And Everything in Its Place

You've heard this before, probably from your mom. But it applies to any work space, including your office. When effective office cleaning is executed, your supplies, files, accessories, etc. are more organized and found in an easier fashion. Anything you don't want handled by the cleaning company, simply put it away in a drawer or cabinet. Enhance office appearances, improve focus, and reduce chaos by maintaining the cleanest office space possible.

Need Your Office Cleaned on a Regular Basis or A Big One Time Cleaning?

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle various types of cleaning jobs including both commercial and residential. Need a major cleanup in a hurry due to a disaster? We offer 24-hour emergency service. If you just need regular cleaning of an office, we can take care of it for you. If you need a sizable cleaning project executed, we've got you covered there, too.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial cleaning services or residential cleaning services, we can help.  Call us at 201-656-0035 with any questions or concerns. 

 If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Understanding Government Office Cleaning

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

Understanding Government Office Cleaning

Few offices, government or not, require their employees to do any kind of significant cleanup. Usually, regular cleaning attention is given to hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, and office space by qualified, professional cleaners. The thing about professional cleaners and government offices is that special accommodations are required because some areas are security sensitive.

Where government office cleaning is concerned, how often should you tidy up? Which areas need the most attention? What kind of cleaning should be involved?

Why is the topic of cleaning so important to an office atmosphere? Here's the thing… people feel healthier, more motivated, and happier in an environment that is clean. What exactly is "clean" when it comes to government offices?

Areas Used by Employees

Employee-used areas must be cleaned as well as the offices. Workspaces must be vacuumed, sanitized, and dusted. Lunch areas/kitchens and restrooms must be thoroughly cleaned. Shine them up and disinfect them regularly.

Everyone will be healthier and happier if employee areas are kept clean, tidy, and disinfected.

Dusting and More

Yes, dusting needs to be done on a regular basis. But there's a lot more to cleaning a government office than just that.

Chairs must be kept stain and spot free and straightened daily. Windows should be fingerprint free, floors shined, reception areas vacuumed, and more. Where high traffic spaces exist, any restroom accompanying the area will need extra attention. Sinks and toilet areas must be disinfected. Dirt and grime must be removed from light switches, doors, windows, mirrors, etc.

A pleasant and safe visit will be better ensured if these areas are tidy and sanitized.

Precise Requirements for Trash

For whatever government office needs cleaning, there is likely a required protocol where dealing with trash is concerned. With respect to the handling rules for trash, shredding and or disposal should be appropriately executed. On a regular basis, in kitchens, public areas, and throughout the office, recycling, regular trash pickup, and trash/disposal of sensitive papers and more must be done by the rules.

There may be a need for more than once-a-day trash disposal in extremely high traffic areas.

Safety And Floors

In office spaces, floors not only need to be kept clear of dropped objects and wet spills, they need to be picked up, wet mopped, dry dusted, and/or vacuumed. To help safeguard against accidents, as they arise, safety issues should be addressed. Floor cleanup must be kept up with because, before you know it, high-traffic areas get incredibly dirty.

Does Your Government Office Need Cleaning? Call SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City!

Does your government office need cleaning? If so, there is no better service to call than the professionals at SERVPRO. Even if you have a building that has nothing to do with government or offices, we can help there as well. If you've experienced some kind of water damage, mold and mildew problem, storm damage, fire damage, or what have you, we are here for you.

Do you have an emergency? No problem. We offer 24-hour emergency service. The important thing is that you contact us before any further damage occurs.

What Can A Fire Damage Restoration Company Do For You?

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

Here are some disturbing statistics: House fires in the United States kill approximately 4,000 people every year. In 2019, in the United States, every 24 seconds on average, a fire was responded to by a fire department. Every 93 seconds, a home fire was reported. Every three hours, a home fire death occurred. Every 43 minutes, a home fire injury occurred.

What does that point to? Answer: In this country, it's very likely a home will experience a fire of varying severity. If, at your business or home, you ever face a fire, obviously, the fire department will be the first call you make. Following that, however, a company experienced and knowledgeable in fire restoration should be contacted (along with your insurance company).

Can they wave their hand and magically restore your property to its former beauty in an instant? Of course not. But they will help you get your home or business back on its feet as quickly and expertly as possible. If, that is, you pick the right company. Later, we'll introduce you to just such a fire restoration team. (Spoiler: It’s SERVPRO of Hoboken.)

Fire Restoration – What Is It?

For the sake of brevity, let's look at the basics involved in fire restoration. To its preloss state, a smoke and fire damaged property can be returned through the process of fire damage restoration. Depending on the damage caused and the size of the fire, the process of restoration can take up to several months, but possibly only as little as a few weeks.

What can be involved?

  • Complete reconstruction
  • Demolition
  • Property board up
  • Fire restoration
  • Deodorization
  • Cleaning
  • Soot and odor removal
  • Debris removal

Will every one of those be involved? Not necessarily. However, because fire damage is frequently followed by water damage, water restoration services will be part of the fire restoration service. Let's break down these basics.

The Process of Fire Damage Restoration

The following steps are, for the most part, involved in a fire restoration service/project:

  • Once entry to the burned structure is deemed safe, the process begins. Damage will be assessed by experts. Questions that will be answered: How far has smoke penetrated the structure? Regarding cleanup, how lengthy and extensive will it be? Emergency repairs are then completed. Against more damage, the property is protected by sealing things that need it: putting a fence around the property, boarding up windows and doors, etc.
  • Contents removal will be executed first, by salvaging any contents from the property. The items will be carefully removed if it is deemed practical by the owner/team. These items will be removed from the property, sanitized/cleaned, and restored. At a warehouse facility or some other location, the items will be stored until you move back into your property. To recover damaged documents and/or records, commercial customer services may be provided if the damage involved has occurred where a business is concerned.
  • Following fire damage, water damage usually occurs, as suggested earlier. So, affected areas must have all the water removed and be completely dried out. As soon as possible, this must be done because the contents and the structure itself can be further damaged the longer the water sits. To prevent secondary damage (mold), dehumidifier services will be performed in addition to drying.
  • Controlled demolition may need to be done if certain property sections are deemed irreparable. Demolition of ceilings, flooring, drywall, and other materials will be followed by removal of said materials.
  • The contents within your property and building materials will be damaged because soot is acidic. It is essential that a cleaning and decontamination process take place next. Any byproducts considered harmful must be cleaned professionally and removed safely. This could even include sewage if you're dealing with a burst pipe. That means additional viruses and bacteria must be considered.

Call SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City For Commercial or Residential Fire Restoration

Thanks to extensive education and experience, the SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City team knows the damage and hazards fires routinely cause. But we stand ready, waiting for your call! We have 24-hour emergency service and are faster to any disaster than our competition.

In addition to fire restoration, we provide cleaning services, residential services, and commercial services that cover the damage done by water, mold, and so much more. We use highly trained restoration technicians and the most advanced restoration and cleaning equipment available.

Within the restoration industry, we are a valued and trusted leader. What’s more, we’re locally owned and operated. 

Call us at 201-656-0035 or contact us through our convenient online form.

Top Tips For Safe Animal Waste Disposal

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

For pet owners, their pets are part of their family. However, it is just human to loathe picking up after them. Pet waste can be a nuisance but as a responsible pet owner, picking up dropping is part and parcel of caring for a pet. The basic step is to simply pick up after them, but what is the correct procedure to dispose of pet dropping? To ensure you are doing it the right way, here are some animal waste disposal tips that you can follow.

Proper Animal Waste Handling

The first basic step that all pet owners should already be aware of by now is to scoop up your pet’s dropping in either a plastic bag or a biodegradable packaging. The bag then needs to be tightly sealed to remove any air before being placed inside yet another bag before disposing it off in a garbage bin. If you need to handle a high volume of animal waste, you can consult a professional biohazard cleanup specialist who will make use of the proper channel to prevent contamination.

Double Bagging Animal Waste

Not every pet owner actually double bag their pet’s dropping as they regard it as a waste or as extra work. However, it is truly an important step to prevent the dropping from accidentally spilling during handling. Double bagging can also protect the inner bag should it burst when garbage is compacted at the garbage center. This is also the reason why removing as much air as possible before double bagging the inner bag is important as excess air can cause the inner bag to explode.

Flushing Dog Waste

This is the most recommended animal waste disposal option if your home is connected to the local treatment sewage system. Septic tanks are not designed to contain animal waste and waste flushed down the toilet can be washed into the waterways. Bags are also not supposed to be flushed down the toilet as they may cause your toilets to be clogged. For cats, their litter belongs in the garbage as cat litter is made from a material that could damage pipes and septic tanks when it gets mixed with water.

Tackling Odor

For domestic pets that are not toilet-trained, there may be instances whereby they will defecate anywhere around the house. Animal waste emits a strong odor that can be hard to removed, especially on fabric. If you ever have to face such a situation, always seek professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services to get your belongings back into their original condition.

Responsible Pet Owner

Anyone can be a pet owner but not everyone is a responsible pet owner. The tips we have shared in this article can guide you on how to better handle your pet’s dropping. The tips are simple to follow yet they are highly useful in helping you and your pets to co-exist without inflicting harm to the environment. For professional biohazard cleanup or carpet and upholstery cleaning services, seek the professional services of our cleaning and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hoboken / Union City. We are available around the clock or for non-emergency cases, we can be reached through an online request.

Benefits Of Regular Restaurant Cleaning

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

One of the biggest turn offs for restaurant customers is uncleanliness. If the food, service or environment isn’t pristine, the customers will never return and may also post negative reviews online which can damage the reputation of the business. Below are the benefits of regular restaurant cleaning.

Cleanliness Boosts Ambiance

Fine dining is about more than just the food; it is also the experience and ambience. While the food must be delicious, the atmosphere must be pleasant and inviting, and the best way to accomplish this is through cleaning the area on a daily basis, both the kitchen and the eating area. Dusty lights, mold, sticky floors or stains on the table will kill the mood instantly in a way that is often impossible to recover.

It Makes the Food Safer

The worst nightmare for any restaurateur is having a customer get sick from eating their food. The consequences of this are so severe that in extreme cases it can lead to the restaurant being closed down, perhaps permanently. This is an area for which no mistakes can be made.

Every single ingredient that you use in your food must be tested and reviewed to ensure it is fresh, healthy and not contaminated in any way, and the equipment you use must also be clean. In most states throughout the U.S, those operating a restaurant are expected to follow stringent health codes; be sure you’re always in compliance with them or the restaurant you worked hard to build could crumble right before your very eyes.

It Makes Customers Want to Return

Repeat customers are worth their weight in gold, yet you have one chance to make a good first impression. If a customer arrives to your eatery for the first time and is not impressed because of something they saw, you’ll never be given a second chance. The restaurant business is highly competitive, especially in major metropolitan areas where there are often hundreds of them. If you want people to come back to your business you’d better give them a good reason to.

Essential Things That Every Restaurateur Should Do

Make your restaurant pest free. Rats, flies and roaches should be kept as far away as possible, which is easier said than done since these annoying critters are attracted to any place that has food. Make sure the trash is taken out daily and hire a professional pest control company to visit your premises on a monthly basis to implement measures to prevent these creatures from gaining a foothold; because once they do it can be very difficult and costly to get them out.

The next step is to hire slowly yet fire quickly. Every employee that works in your restaurant should understand cleanliness and the importance of remaining in compliance, and if they fail to do so you must get rid of them quickly. The owner of the restaurant might not always be present and those that are must be trusted to maintain hygienic standards at all times.

Important Things To Do Before Fire Damage Cleanup

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

As you stand there watching flames consume your business or home, it's difficult to imagine anything worse. What's more, you still have to face more destruction after the fire trucks leave. Possibly charred beyond repair, you will find numerous belongings as well as your burned structure. Sometimes, however, only minor damage results, if you’re lucky. However, major fire damage cleanup will still be needed due to water from the firefighters, contamination from soot and smoke, and more.

Fortunately, fire damage cleanup today can be executed by reputable, trained professionals. We'll introduce you to just such a team shortly. For now, however, let's look at some of the things that need to be done before fire damage cleanup/restoration can begin. Remember, this will be a major undertaking. It can be emotionally draining as well as physically.

Fire Damage Cleanup – What's Involved?

Before you face all the challenges involved in fire cleanup/restoration, STOP! Breathe. Before things return to normal, know ahead of time that it's going to be a bit of a long haul. Prepare yourself. You will face the stress and anxiety of the situation better if you try, as much as possible, to get ready for it. Be patient.

Here's what you need to do.

Have You Contacted Your Insurance?

If your insurance company hasn’t been contacted yet, do so immediately. This way, you can get hold of a reputable restoration company and get the project started. There is every chance the restoration process needs to be authorized by your insurance company. So, find out for sure. Then, cleanup can begin in earnest.


To house you and your family, you may need an alternate place, even if the fire was on the small side. Before you move back in, you want everything cleaned and thoroughly checked. Many health risks can be posed by burned material. For your health, fire/smoke damage cleanup is essential. But so is cleaning up ash, soot, and smoke damaged materials.

Your Property

While you're waiting on the restoration, against the elements and further damage or theft, securing of the property will likely be insisted upon by your insurance company. It's a good idea regardless. For ceiling holes and other areas, tarps may do the trick. For covering up missing doors and windows, however, you'll want to hire a board-up service.

Now it's time to get hold of a professional fire restoration team. One you can rely on and who will get the job done as quickly as possible, as professionally as possible, and with expert knowledge and equipment.

Call SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City To Clean Up Fire Damage

The SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City team knows – through extensive education and experience – the damage a fire can cause. But we’re ready, rest assured, and waiting for your call!

We offer cleaning services, residential services, and commercial services that cover the damage done by fire, water, mold, and so much more. As well as being locally owned and operated, within the restoration industry, we are a valued and trusted leader. We use highly trained restoration technicians and the most advanced restoration and cleaning equipment available.

Call us at 201-656-0035 or contact us through our convenient online form. Remember, too, that we have 24-hour emergency service and are faster to any disaster than our competition.

Top Tips To Choose The Right Air Duct Cleaning Company

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Routinely, both homes and commercial buildings need air duct cleaning. One air duct cleaning company may accomplish this differently than another company, however. The better you comprehend the differences, the more likely you are to hire the company that's appropriate for your needs. Rather than simply picking a company at random, it pays to do a little research and know the right answers to certain questions.

So, here are the questions to ask when hiring an air duct cleaning company.

How Much Will it Cost?

If price is a consideration, ask for an estimate before the job is booked. Once you are satisfied with the expected costs, ask the following questions if you want to know the true value of a company.

What Results Can I Expect From Cleaning HVAC Vents?

You should see less dust once your home’s HVAC vents have been cleaned. With better airflow, you may even see a dip in your utility bills. Odors could lessen after vent cleaning, as well.

In some cases, if respiratory issues were occurring before the cleaning, the sufferer may notice improvement afterward.

Does the Company Have Certifications and Qualifications?

If the company you're considering has NADA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certification, all the better. Find out if they also have certification for mold remediation, should you run across a mold issue. Certification generally means that a company has invested money and time into professionalism and training.

How Does the Air Duct Cleaning Company Carry Out its Job?

Find out precisely what it is the company plans on doing and how it will accomplish the task. Example: Ask if the evaporator coil will be cleaned? If you get a blank stare or several seconds of silence, be forewarned! The results of the service can be greatly impacted by this very critical component.

Entering crawl spaces is likely going to be necessary for this service. If the company you’re talking to doesn't do crawl spaces, there could be a problem. Another question to ask is whether they will pull the blower to appropriately execute the cleaning project. Again, if they can't answer you right away, move on to another company.

What Type of Equipment is Used?

The shop vac that you use in your home doesn't provide half the power that is required by equipment used in professional vent cleaning. A minimum of 5000 CFM capacity should be used for residential duct systems. Find out about the vacuum equipment the company uses and its cubic feet of air per minute.

Here's the Best Air Duct Cleaning Company You Can Hire

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle various kinds of cleaning jobs including both commercial and residential. If you need a big cleaning project executed, we can take care of it for you. If you just need regular cleaning of a retail location, we've got you covered there, too. Need a major cleanup in a hurry due to a disaster? We offer 24-hour emergency service.

It doesn't matter whether you require duct cleaning through our commercial services or residential services, we’re here for you.  Call us at 201-656-0035 with any questions you may have (fax: 201-656-0037).

If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Water Damage Restoration Tips For Businesses

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Any water-related damage can be difficult to deal with as a business owner. Flooding caused by a burst pipe may cause a serious dent in your profits as you will need to close to repair this unfortunate damage. Meanwhile, if you choose to neglect leaking or any other water-related issues, this may cause further damage. In fact, ignoring water damage can be worse for your business as it may result in mold formation that causes structural damage, which is often costlier to fix. Hence, acting promptly when you face water damage is extremely important. Here are some of our top tips if you are to help you deal with water damage restoration.

Understanding The Extent of Damage

There are varying degrees of water damage. The source of the water and where this water arose from affect how you should respond to the damage. There are mainly three types of water damage- clean water damage, gray water damage, and black water damage.

  • Clean water damage: damage caused due to a broken appliance. The water that emerges is usually clean, free of any contaminants.
  • Gray water damage: damage caused when water emerges from a source that may be contaminated
  • Black water damage: damage caused when water that contains viruses, bacteria, or parasites encounters your equipment. This is the most serious and dangerous form of damage because this water contains contaminants that can have effects on your health if ingested.

The type of damage also helps you determine what are the next steps you should be taking. If the water damage was caused by a spoilt appliance, it may be time to look into replacing it.

Settling Your Insurance

You should try to settle your insurance as soon as you can after you have settled the flooding or water damage. This helps you greatly in the claims process. Remember to take all the pictures so that you can have all the proof fully documented. Speaking to your insurance providers would also give you a greater sense of clarity about how to proceed next. However, if you feel extremely overwhelmed with recuperating from the losses due to the water damage, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is here to help! We can help to ease your burdens by dealing with the insurance paperwork so that you can deal with the more pressing matters. We can make the entire claims process stress free for you as we understand the worries that come along with dealing with water damage.

Hiring A Water Restoration Company

The above tips are better if you are certain that no serious damage has been done to your business. However, in more serious cases, it would be best to recruit a water restoration company to help you throughout this process. Companies such as SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City have years of experience that would allow us to best meet your needs. We have seen a multitude of water damage cases which is why no case will be too difficult or challenging for us to take on! We can make the recovery process smooth sailing for you, so wait no longer and give us a call today!

How Do Mold Spores Spread Across A House?

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a type of fungi that grows from microscopic spores that can be found anywhere in our surroundings. These mold spores are inactive but they will spread once the humidity levels go beyond 70 percent. Temperature that exceeds 65 degrees increases the risks of mold thriving in the environment. Once the mold cluster starts thriving on surfaces, they spread and reproduce to eventually become noticeable to the naked eye. Let us explore other conditions that support the growth of mold.

Key Ingredients That Support Mold Growth

There are various key ingredients that support the growth of mold and they include factors such as the presence of mold spores, oxygen, a surface for the mold to grow, warmth, and darkness. Water can be present on any surface through stagnant water, a water leak, or high humidity levels that can kickstart the mold problems. The mold spores that are smaller may look like dirt or soot which is often the reason why people ignore them. If you do spot any mold spores regardless of the size, it is best to seek mold remediation services before they increase in size and spread.

How Do Mold Spores Spread Across Your House?

If there is a presence of mold in a crawl space or basement of your house, its spores can spread across the house. This process is known as “stack effect” whereby warm air rises and escapes through the higher floors of the house. When this happens, a vacuum is created on the lower floor which then draws air upwards onto the crawl space and basement. Dust mites, odors, and mold spores will be drawn into the main section of your house which are inhaled by the people inside.

What to Do Upon the Discovery of Mold?

Upon discovering mold in your house, there are three major steps that you need to take. Firstly, identify the source of moisture that is letting mold to thrive. After determining the water source, try to stop it or seek professional water damage repair specialists for assistance. After the water source has been stopped, you can make use of dehumidifiers and fans to keep the area dry. However, you should never use fans if the mold spores are clearly visible as they may be blown across the house and spread. Remember to always put on protective gear when dealing with mold and get rid of it upon completion.

Truth Behind House Mold

Organic materials like fabric, wood, dust, paint, and wallpaper are more than enough for mold to thrive. They act like nourishment to mold which allows it to grow and spread actively. Mold does grow year-round in any home, even the cleanest ones and a typical mold spore can be about 0.0002 inches in size which makes it almost invisible to the human eye. The best environment for mold to grow and spread is one that has adequate nourishment, humidity, and warmth in the air.

Mold infestation can have detrimental effects onto your health and in the long run, it may also cause severe damage to your property. Work with SERVPRO of Hoboken / Union City for any mold remediation services.