Recent Biohazard Posts

Be Prepared, Know The Signs of Mold in Your Home

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

As summer weather continues to heat up in our area, you may begin to notice signs of mold in your home. Read below to get a step ahead of these signs and stop mold growth before it becomes a major, and costly problem.

Leaks or Past Water Damage
If you have experienced recent or past water damage, or if you notice there is a current leak in your home, mold growth may have taken place. Mold grows in dark; moist environments and a leak can provide enough moisture for mold growth. Additionally, past floods can contribute to mold growth. To prevent water damage from turning into mold, act quickly to dry up any leaks or spills and if it is major damage, contact a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO of York, James City County & Poquoson, to clean it up fast.

If you notice a musty odor, especially one coming from a basement, crawlspace or an area with limited circulation, this is a very good indicator of mold. Even if you can’t see any discoloration, the smell could be coming from under the flooring or behind walls where you can't see it. By the time you can smell it, steps should be taken to inspect for mold and then clean or remove and affected materials.

Remember, sometimes elevated humidity can be enough to support mold growth in an area with un conditioned air.  

SERVPRO of York, James City County & Poquoson is here to help.   Contact us today at 757-229-3442 or 1-800-899-5002 to schedule a Mold Inspection to help get your home or business back. 

Crazy Deer

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

December of 2015, we received two phone calls from customers that stood out to our SERVPRO franchises. We had a residential home and an insurance agency office on the same day have a deer jump through a window.  Both of these deer proceeded to track blood all throughout the structures in their dazed state of confusion.  After being in business for over 20 years we have done many different types of blood clean ups. Deer blood is included in our variety of experience for Bio Hazard Remediation.

What Would Your Office Do?

When it came to the insurance office with the deer jumping through the front window, they knew exactly who to call. SERVPRO was out on site the same day as the loss occurred. There were a total of six areas affected when the deer finally stopped running around. Everything from the office entry way to desks, printers, floors, ceilings, filing room, bathroom, break room, hallways, and main office had to be cleaned and sanitized.

            As the insurance company expected, from previous claims we had work with them on, SERVPRO had them back up and running in only 3 days. That time frame included the first day of work where we received the emergency call around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Though the insurance agency wished they never had to go through something like this, SERVPRO made it "Like it never even happened." for them.

Is this Reality or a Murder Show?

Now the equally dramatic if not more terrify phone call about a window jumping deer was from homeowners that called us in to clean up blood. The wife walked in their home late in the evening and she immediately saw blood everywhere. Logically the homeowners called 911, thinking that someone was in their home. The police sent officers out to clear the home for entrance, only to find out there had been a deer trapped in the home.

            Our on call crew got the call late at night about the Bio Hazard Clean Up and was out there that night. The deer ran through a total of six rooms in the home, leaving a trail everywhere it went. After four days of cleaning the homeowners were back in their home. The structure had been disinfected and cleaned so it was "Like it never even happened."