Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Benefits of Soda Blasting - updated

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

male employee soda blasting in ppe dark background Here is an example of soda blasting being performed in a crawlspace.

Soda blasting is a great blasting media to use for many different remediation/cleaning jobs. This method of cleaning can be used for microbial growth and soot contamination removal from structural building materials that can not or are not being removed or replaced.  The baking soda media that is used not only acts as a more abrasive method to remove mold or soot it also acts as a natural deodorizer and drying agent.  This can be very beneficial when trying to reduce moisture levels in crawlspaces as well. 

The process of soda blasting is attached to a 185 cfm compressor to the soda blasting machine with the use of air hoses.  The pressure flows the soda media through the blast hose and out the nozzle with a strong force to remove the microbial growth or soot contamination from the surface you are applying it to. 

Soda blasting is sometimes a more effective method to cleaning mold over hand cleaning. This is dependent on the size and amount of mold growth.  Remember there is more clean-up associated with soda blasting.

Call SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline today if you have a situation where you think Soda Blasting may work for you!  We are always here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."  

Our office number is (804)730-6788.


5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Sporicidin, the EPA registered disinfectant!

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline was recently asked to clean the ducts in several systems in a very large mansion that was uniquely constructed.  Some were accessible and some were not and some of them had humidifiers in each system. Some were partially insulated where the humidifiers were located and had microbial growth present.  The management company did not want to replace the system due to construction and demo that was needed.  The solution was to perform a duct cleaning and treat the unit with Sporicidin to prevent any future microbial growth.

Sporicidin is an EPA registered disinfectant and deodorizer which can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces.  Sporicidin is a very versatile product and used in various medical facilities (hospitals, doctor offices, dentist offices, veterinarian offices) that is used to clean up blood born pathogens and has a low toxicity rating.

Introducing ... SERVPROXIDE

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPROXIDE - the KO punch!

The great thing about SERVPRO is that we have chemists on staff at our corporate headquarters that create and provide us with top notch products to use for our customer's.  Recently, SERVPRO introduced SERVPROXIDE to our arsenal of products.  

SERVPROXIDE is an EPA registered, stabilized chlorine dioxide based disinfectant and sanitizer. The great thing about SERVPROXIDE is that is carries the EPA's lowest toxicity rating and is safe for everyday use.  This product is designed to kill harmful bacteria, viruses and mold on hard surfaces and is an effective sanitizer for soft surfaces.  On top of all the great things this product provides, it can be used just about any where!

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline is excited to put this new product to use on our next mold job! 

Understanding Mold - update

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

green image with 2 eye balls Take care of your water damage as soon as possible, so you don't have to meet this little fella! Mold can be a monster!

Microscopic mold spores can and does exist in almost every enviornment.  It can be outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  That is why we compare the inside air of your home or business to the outside air.  This is how we are able to determine if the air within your space is safe.

Here are some facts about mold:

  • 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 and can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. If the water source is not addressed, then mold will come back.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • High humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline?

  • We are faster to any disaster.  A fast response limits damage and reduces cost.  Mold can spread quickly, so something small can turn into something large.
  • We are trained professionals and have Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists on staff 24/7.

It is important to mitigate any water damage that occurs in the home.  A water damage that goes unattended can result in a larger problem, MOLD!  Call SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline to help with water damages or mold remediation.  We make it “Like it never even happened.”