Archived Why SERVPRO Blog Posts
Crawl space of a local home.
Looking at this picture, you might be wondering what you're looking at. It actually is the crawl space underneath a house that was overgrown with mold. The homeowners were out of town when their dishwasher decided to leak and a week later a neighbors saw water coming out of their front door. In just that week alone, the mold growth was massive. In situations like this, it is not enough to only clean and dry out the home itself. With that much water, we had to go underneath and pull out all of the insulation too that was absolutely soaked. If we had not done this, the mold would have continued to keep coming back. The production team is thorough and tough and never back down from a challenge.
Bottles of booze found with mold growth in them.
I am the marketer for SERVPRO of Vero Beach and sometimes I will go out in the field with the production team and help out. One particular home we did I was shocked with what I found. I could understand mold growing in opened bottles of booze, but when I discovered mold growth in sealed bottles, it just shows you how damaging mold growth truly is. Did you know that one million mold spores could fit on the tip of a pencil? That really puts in perspective how imperative it is for you to call the professionals if you find mold in your home. Call SERVPRO today. We can answer all your questions and put your mind at ease. We are ready to be of assistance 24/7.
Fried Mold Anyone?
Mold growing in a frying pan.
SERVPRO of Vero Beach loves fighting mold. Pesky little mold spores do not stand a chance against us. We know how to eradicate and restore. We also know how to prevent and educate. We are a brand tried and true and are here to serve our community household by household. This picture is of a house we arrived at where there was not an inch of it that was not sabotaged with mold. Jobs like these show the intensity mold will grow. Every single cabinet, every single room, and every single drawer we opened had mold growing in it. Do not fret, just call us and we will come make it "Like it never even happened." We know where to look and how to eradicate.
Mold Will Grow Anywhere!
Mold found on, in, and around a refrigerator.
As seen in the picture, mold will even sneak into compressed spaces like the tight fit of refrigerators. I was amazed the first time I opened a cupboard and saw how the mold had deposited a colony in between plates. Did you know that a million mold spores could fit on the tip of a pencil? We strongly recommend not disturbing a colony when you come across one for this very reason. With one swipe, you have now caused however many million spores to enter the air and are free to deposit in the next space they land in. And trust me, there is not a space they won't land on. They even can get into sealed areas. Call the professionals instead, you won't regret it!
Water heater malfunctioned in this local home.
When the water heater in this Vero Beach home malfunctioned, not only did it flood the garage, but it had also seeped inside the home. When a home has many boxes of content, it makes it a little more time consuming to go through each one, but is a must so the items in the boxes can dry properly. Throughout the years at SERVPRO, I have discovered going through all my storage boxes before an emergency can occur is the best option because then I can go through them at my leisure. It is often sad to see a client already in distress because a pipe burst at 3 A.M., have to go through boxes of content and sort them out at that hour.
Due Diligence Always
Hidden root behind the drywall.
At SERVPRO, we do not skip corners or steps. We make sure to find the root cause and our goal is to always make it "Like it never even happened." Sometimes, a root cause is not always visible to the naked eye, so we at SERVPRO of Vero Beach use the most efficient, up to date technology to find the source. This allows us to find the cause of loss with the most minimal amount of damage. Since the source was behind drywall, we were able to locate the exact spot before having to cut into the wall. Most clients are grateful for this. Many homeowners would prefer not having to see multiple holes in their walls especially if it all could be avoided to begin with.