Recent Biohazard Posts

When to Hire Professional Mold Remediation Services

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

If mold is in your home, act now and call for professional remediation services. SERVPRO® of Buffalo Tonawanda is always ready to help.

What experienced homeowners - and even renters - know is that, no matter how clean your home is, mold is the number one enemy to the health of your house. It’s an unfortunate side effect of homeownership - but you don’t have to deal with it alone.

Sometimes, ridding your home of mold is an easy fix and just needs a little DIY cleanup. But othertimes, a professional touch is required for mold remediation.

Not sure if you can handle the mold yourself? Read on to learn more.

  1. Mold likes water

Mold is a common household pest because all it really needs to grow is water or humidity.

You probably know that this is why the bathroom is a favorite mold hangout - especially in tile creases or along the bottom of the shower liner.

But what about the other humid spaces in your home? A poorly ventilated attic or basement can also become mold hideouts. Be sure to check these spots regularly for mold growth or increase their ventilation.

  1. Mold likes to hide

Bathroom, basement, attic: check, check, check. But mold also likes to hide, which means there is another common culprit for mold growth: the walls.

In particular, mold likes to hide inside the walls. Especially inside porous walls like untreated drywall. If a mold colony goes unnoticed for too long and grows larger than 10 square feet, the infected wall section has to be cut out. If this is the case in your home, then it’s time for an expert.

  1. Mold likes to spread

Mold needs water to grow, but it only needs air to travel. Yes, mold spores travel through the air. Mold spores can also travel via water, animal fur, or fabric.

Unfortunately, many people have mold allergies that are agitated by airborne mold spores. Even for people without allergies, mold has been known to cause serious respiratory issues or even skin reactions. The health dangers of mold are one of the most important reasons for swift remediation services.

If mold is in your home, act now and call for professional remediation services. SERVPRO® of Buffalo Tonawanda is always ready to help.


Biohazard Cleanup

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Buffalo/Tonawanda is fully trained and specialized in the cleaning and disposal of biohazard contents and affected materials. 

When it comes to a biohazard situation, protection is the name of the game. Protection for our employees, protection for the home or business owner and protection of the environment during the disposal process. We never know what type of call we might get so our crews are always ready with Tyvek suits, industrial-grade gloves and full face respirators.

An Buffalo resident knew to call the experts at SERVPRO of Buffalo/ Tonawanda, and that they would be able to properly clean his home with chemicals that cannot be purchased in your local hardware store for biohazard cleanup. We were able to restore his home back to it's original state and make it "Like it never even happened."

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Call 694-9949.

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

A sewage back up caused by heavy rains.

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup? Call Today: SERVPRO of Buffalo-Tonawanda at 716-694-9949

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  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreatedCategory 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.
  • Category 3: "Black Water"
  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backupWater contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Buffalo-Tonawanda Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.
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