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Mold Types

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

The cities of the Victor Valley are loaded with businesses. Whether you’re looking to grab a milkshake and a cheeseburger, file taxes, go to a dentist, or see a movie, you can find what you’re looking for in this little slice of paradise. Unfortunately, no matter where you go, mold does not discriminate.

Mold exists everywhere, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Penicillin is a common medicine that saves lives and kills infections. Guess what? Mold is the primary ingredient. Blue cheese, which is the best of the cheeses, is mold. Blue cheese is essential - best when combined with buffalo wings (can you tell I am hungry?). Mold thrives in warm, moist environments with little more than air. It eats away at everything it comes into contact with, potentially affecting the structural integrity of a property.

Moisture Control

The key to preventing mold growth is to keep things dry. Mold thrives in warm, moist environments. As a business owner, it is important to be mindful of areas that may collect moisture. If you're unsure of the water in your business’s walls, ceilings, or flooring, call SERVPRO of Hesperia / Apple Valley. We use electronic moisture detectors to see exactly how much moisture is in your structure.

Here are some hot tips for spotting mold.

Black mold looks like little black dots.

Be on the lookout for those, as it is likely black mold which is hazardous.

Odor + Health Symptoms

Mold smells pretty bad. The trademark earthen / dirt smell is almost unmistakable. If mold is inhaled, symptoms like coughing, skin irritations, and a runny nose can occur. Pay attention to how you feel.

Mold is dangerous, but it can be put back in check. We are here to help with your commercial mold event, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

If you'd like to learn more about what SERVPRO of Hesperia / Apple Valley / Barstow / Twentynine Palms has to offer, visit our website at

The Pentagon

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

No business or commercial building is immune to water damage. Case in point: The Pentagon building. When water pipes located in the basement of the Pentagon burst in the early morning hours of September 11th, 2001, they released a hefty 1.8 million gallons of water over the 565,000 square feet (17 miles) of hallways and office spaces, SERVPRO Professionals responded en masse. With the multitude of franchises teamwork, the dry-out was completed.

Despite the emotions and logistic difficulties involved in the restoration effort, SERVPRO dried nearly 300,000 square feet in addition to providing fire, soot, and smoke cleanup restoration services. Upon completion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provided mold remediation services in other sections of the facility. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals met the challenge and completed the process in just 90 days.

We use the phrase “Faster to Any Sized Disaster” often in these blogs and in our advertisements; we live by the sentiment. 9/11 was a massive event that caused tremendous amounts of damage, but SERVPRO was on scene and ready to assist in any way possible.

If you experience a water, fire, mold, or biohazard loss in your home, SERVPRO of Hesperia / Apple Valley / Barstow / Twentynine Palms is prepared to help to “Make it like it never even happened” 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.