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Mold, Meth, and Marijuana Seminar - New Bedford 02744

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

back shot of the audience at the seminar Owner, Doug Glassman, addressing the attendees on matters related to mold remediation at the RASEM lunch 'n' learn seminar

Recently, our friends at RASEM (Realtor Association of South Eastern Massachusetts) invited our owner, Doug Glassman, to be one of the speakers for a talk about Mold, Meth, and Marijuana. You can guess which one we spoke about… (hint: it was the one that’s not a drug). 

Doug talked about how important it is to take care of mold before it spreads and affects other areas in a home that could lead to greater disasters if not treated in time. He mentioned how the crews and technicians of SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford take care of mold by walking the attendees through the mold remediation process that consists of:

  • Finding the root cause.

This is usually done by a contractor and could be as simple as fixing a leak, to sealing up cracks in the foundation. 

  • Set up containment 

This prevents the mold spores from spreading once the cleaning begins. 

  • HEPA Vacuum Affected Area 

This directly pulls mold spores from the food source

  • Filter contaminated air

As the mold spores are being HEPA vacuumed, our technicians set up air filters to catch the spores and filter out clean air

  • Anti-microbial treatment

This is used to clean the affected area and remove any residual bacteria 

  • Encapsulation/Stain Removal

After the affected area has been cleaned, there are still stains leftover by the mold. To make the affected area look cleaner and really, “Like It never even happened.” our technicians paint over the stain to leave no trace of mold.

We were accompanied by a local real estate mentor and investor, Gualter Amarelo, who discussed how the marijuana industry is affecting the real estate market. He cited information and data taken from five-year studies conducted in Colorado and how real estate prices grew by 67% in neighborhoods that had a marijuana dispensary nearby. 

The New Bedford Chief of Police, Joseph Cordeiro, also joined us and spoke about meth labs and how the police force is encouraging landlords and real estate investors to take better care of their property by correctly screening tenants and reporting any suspicious activity. “The best way to get these criminals out of your neighborhood,” the Chief said, “is to make sure they know you won’t tolerate illegal activity.” 

Overall, it was great getting to speak with local real estate agents about the work we at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford do and how we’re able to help when they, and their clients, need it most. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 508-999-2380 for a free estimate. 

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