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Mold Growth 101: How To Keep Your Home Safe

mold damage martin, mold removal martinMold is a disgusting, fast-growing villain that can spread within just 48 hours of water damage. In walls, under sheetrock, in cupboards, on ceilings, and all sorts of other places, mold can be found just about anywhere if it is in the right conditions. However, you might not know what these conditions are, how to recognize mold, or what to do about it if you find it. Below, we have compiled a simple mold crash course to keep you informed and at the ready in case of mold damage in your home.

THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT

Have you ever noticed something white or blue and fuzzy growing on a loaf of bread? This is because the inside of a bread bag is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold needs organic matter, moisture, warmth, and oxygen to grow and spread. This is why mold thrives off of water damage affecting your home. 

HOW TO SPOT MOLD

Mold can appear white, blue, black, or even not visible at all! It can appear as fuzzy blobs growing on the surface of your home like the mold found on bread, or it can look like a black, patchy discoloration in your walls. If the mold is growing due to water damage, there is also a high chance that you will find discolored and strange-textured walls, cracking or bubbling paint, warping, etc. However, mold can also be airborne and thus undetectable save the cold-like symptoms it can cause upon inhalation.

Because it can often be virtually invisible to the naked eye, it is important to be able to predict the highest-risk areas in your home. Does your basement seem to have a new sort of funk? Does it have a strong, musty odor? If so, you probably have mold growing there. A basement is a common place for mold growth because it is often the most water-damaged part of the home, and the conditions are often just right. Mold can also grow in bathrooms, behind walls under leaky pipes, or anywhere you might find water damage. 

THE SCARY TRUTH

Mold may seem like not much more than a cosmetic problem, however, if left undetected and unmanaged, mold growth can pose a serious health threat to everyone that enters your home. Especially for those with allergies, respiratory issues, or compromised immune systems, mold spores can cause serious respiratory malfunctions and can even land more sensitive cases in the hospital. It is best to handle mold growth before it grows too late.

WHAT NOW


If you find mold in your home, or think you might have mold growing but can’t find it, you can call your local restoration service. If you live in the Martin area, you can call Regency DRT any time of day or night for fast, emergency response. When they get there, they will conduct a complete evaluation of the home and remove any mold found, and can even take care of problem areas to prevent further mold growth in the future. Companies like Regency DRT are experienced experts in mold removal and will ensure that your home is safe and mold-free without hassle.

Important Things to Keep in Mind While Decorating for the Holidays.

“Tis the Holiday season to decorate and be merry ” during this time of the year Regency DRT wanted to give some quick tidbits for a safe and merry holiday….  

holidayWatch out for frayed wires, broken sockets, or loose connections on holiday lights. A couple of sparks on a dry tree and you could have an out of control fire before you know it—make sure to purchase a fresh tree with green, sturdy, and pliable needles and keep the stand filled with water. 

Hang decorations away from heat sources, like fireplaces and heating vents. Don’t overload circuits. And while the warm glow looks pretty through the window, don’t leave candles burning in the house when you go to sleep……

Keep in mind accidents can happen if it does contact Regency DRT and we will help you and your family to regain normalcy during the holiday season. 

Regency DRT teams up with Wonder Makers Environmental to help Restore Kindness

Restoring Kindness

Shortly after a much anticipated and deserved retirement, John N. was dismayed to learn that he would undergo triple bypass heart surgery. His wife, Bonnie, would be his caretaker at home after the open heart surgery, however, a cause of concern was her ongoing struggle with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, which could complicate John’s recovery.

When Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc. and Regency DRT learned of their circumstances, they joined forces to disinfect John and Bonnie’s home. Regency DRT sanitized the home utilizing SteraMistTM by TOMI and Wonder Makers Environmental conducted testing to confirm that the sanitation was effective.

Regency DRT Earns 2013 Claims Award

Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, presented Regency DRT with the 2013 Claims Award at Insights 2014: The Property Restoration Conference and Tradeshow, held in Palm Springs, California. The award recognizes the excellence of all three of Regency DRT’s locations; Clinton Township, MI, Charlotte, NC and West Palm Beach, FL.

The Claims Award is presented to DKI companies who exhibit exceptional claims service during the previous year. Selection for the Claims Award is based on several factors including client feedback, DKI employee feedback, and an analysis showing how well the company responds to claims. DKI employees consider such things as which companies work in the spirit of partnership with the DKI claims operations staff, and which companies strive to benefit the entire DKI network. After a careful review of all of the above factors, it was determined that Regency DRT excelled in providing a high level of service, reporting, and assistance relative to claims and was one of the select companies chosen for this award.

Scott Stamper, President and CEO of Regency DRT, is pleased with Regency DRT’s achievement, and is proud to be part of a company that continues to uphold the DKI mission, vision and values. Providing quality service to customers is Regency DRT’s number one priority, and the company consistently works to provide quality service to their customers and promote DKI as The Source for Quality Restoration.

Regency DRT Helps Fund Medical Mission Trip

Regency DRT is pleased to recognize Project Manager Owen Blandford, who will take part in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua, where he, his family, and other members of the community will provide free medical and health screenings for nearly 1000 adults and children.

Scott Stamper, First Restoration /Regency DRT President and RIA Board Member, states “I am extremely proud to have someone like Owen as part of my team. His sacrifice and willingness to help others in need is an advantage to the restoration industry.”

On April 6, 2013 Owen, along with his family and friends, held their annual charity golf tournament to raise funds for medical and dental supplies for their mission trip to Nicaragua. Of nearly 60 sponsors, Regency DRT was among the Gold Sponsors, donating $1000.00 to their efforts. Continue reading “Regency DRT Helps Fund Medical Mission Trip”

National Volunteer Week – Giving Back to our Community

Disaster Response Team Gives Back to the Community

This week is known as National Volunteer’s Week. Disaster Response Team’s goal is to better the homes and the community around us. Therefore, volunteering is something that is a core value of our company.

American Red Cross Community Partner

One community project that is near to our hearts is being an American Red Cross Community Partner. As a community partner, our company, closely work with the Central Panhandle American Red Cross throughout the year. Being a restoration company, we see the terrible destruction that a disaster leaves. Therefore, from witnessing the disaster first hand, our company wanted to be able to assist in more ways. The American Red Cross’ mission is to provide compassionate care to those in need.  From the owner volunteering on the board for the American Red Cross, to our marketing director assisting with major fundraising events, and even our office manager is able to use her talents with digital design; our entire team is dedicated to helping the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

American Cancer Society – Making Strides against Breast Cancer

Also, another volunteering project that is important to our company is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for the American Cancer Society. Cancer has affected some of our employees and their families. There are many reasons our team takes pride in being a part of this great event. Each year we look forward to raising awareness about breast cancer and fundraising for the programs the American Cancer Society offers those who have cancer. This walk normally is hold at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach, FL in October.

Bay Humane Society

Our company also likes to support the Bay Humane Society. Disaster Response Team offers a very prepared pet program. Due to fires, floods, and hurricanes, there are many pets who are lost or harmed each year. Many homeowners have plans for their family and their home, but often do not remember to include their pets when planning. Disaster Response Team offers free window clings in the event of an emergency that shows how many pets are in the home. Additionally, we have free pet disaster plans to ensure your pet is prepared in case of a disaster. The disaster plan walks through preparation before a major storm such as a hurricane all the way through if the power is out. We support the Bay Humane Society in their effort to rescue unprepared pets in their mission to find their new forever home.

 National Volunteer Week

As this week comes to a close, our company thought about how much of an impact one company can make. As a result, volunteering our time and efforts, we are able to impact so many lives. We are proud to be able to give to our local community. Futhermore, our company would like to not only thank our staff, but to the places we serve. The American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Bay Humane Society have given so much time and resources to help the people and pets in Panama City, Panama City Beach, and all of our local community.