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When a Leak Goes Undetected

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich. responded to a call for mold remediation in Woolwich, New Jersey.  The ice maker line in the refrigerator was leaking for an unknown length of time.  As a result, the floor and cabinets were wet.  As soon as the homeowner discovered the floors were wet, he called SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich.

Upon tearing out the kitchen floor, our technicians learned that the subfloor was also effected by mold and had to come out, along with the cabinets.  The wood in the subfloor and the cabinets is a food source for mold.  In order to grown, mold requires an organic material to feed on, sustained moisture, and time.  This Deptford kitchen met these requirements.

The kitchen was approximately 150 square feet.  SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich. set up an air scrubber and dehumidifier within the containment in order to properly clean the space.  The family could not use their kitchen for the three days our company was working, but they were not displaced from their home.  After the tear out, we vacuumed the space with a HEPA vacuum to catch any errant mold spores from the remaining surfaces in the kitchen. 

So as you can see, a small leak that goes undetected for a period of time can cause major damage!  Make sure you have someone to call as soon as you notice a problem.  SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich. responds to all emergency cleanups 24/7. 

The Difference When Your Ducts Are Clean..

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns.  This inspection can provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.  Benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

TIP:Do you want to get rid of unusual odors that linger in your kitchen sink? Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays before running them down the disposal. The ice will sharpen the disposal blades and the vinegar will kill odor-causing bacteria.

  • For more information on duct cleaning, or to set up a written inspection and estimate, call SERVPRO of Washington/Woolwich @ 856-241-9997