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Clearwater Florida Home Mold Expert Shares Video Tip on Getting Rid of Mold in Your Home

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Most of us would love to submit and have questions asked by a local real estate expert, mortgage expert, home insurance expert, carpet cleaning expert, mold remediation expert and more. The great thing about a Clearwater Community blog like ours is that we can help you get your questions answered and put you in touch with some of the most reputable, honest people serving Pinellas County.     

Today I was speaking with Matt Jerabek, Owner of Mr. Dry Out and is our Clearwater Florida Mold Remediation Expert. He is the leading Water Extraction and Structural Dryout for homes and condos in Pinellas County ~ Pasco County and even parts of Hillsboorough County. You might be wondering when you might need his services - here are a few of the times I've seen him save the day when:

  • a pipe bursts and you have a flood of water inside your home you need to act fast before mold can start,
  • a hose bursts or leaks on your washing machine and you have water flowing everywhere you need dryed out and extracted,
  • you have an Air Conditioning unit that backs up and these are sometimes the worst surprises because you may not realize it happened until you stumble across the moldy mess 
  • then the one I hate the most - a sewage backup problem - while the plumber with handle the blockage or stoppage - it's Matt's team is going to be the one you'd call to clean up the mess.  

IMG_7020I have seen him work his magic and when clients of mine had a luxury condo and had an unexpected Air Conditioner water leak just days before the condo was scheduled to be sold and the day the appraisal was to take place – Matt came in and quickly and efficiently extracted all the water and ensure there was no mold started as a result.

In a state like FLorida where Home Sellers and Home buyers can sue over issues that affect the material value of a property makes mold an issue you can’t afford to mess around with – you need an expert like Matt Jerabek and the Mr Dry Out Team     

Mr Dry Out gives Clearwater Home Owners Easy Tip

Matt takes a consultative approach to his business and today he agreed to share a simple tip for our Clearwater Home Owners who may find a small amount of mold around their windows or in their bathrooms. I was surprised that my first thought on what to do was exactly what Mr Dry Out said was the worse thing I could do for my home– oops.

So in FLorida – our homes are subject to lots of humidity and it’s easy to see mold starting – so what do you do and why? Listen to Matt Jerabek’s simple home solution in the video below….       

Clearwater's Mold and Water Extraction Expert, Matt Jerabek - MrDryOut.com shares Easy Tip

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Comment balloon 27 commentsCyndee Haydon • October 16 2007 12:16AM

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Cyndee- This is a great series of posts you are doing with local people on subjects people need to know about. Are these posts getting you more views based on the subject matter? 
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 11 years ago
Cyndee - you rock and you have some great contacts in the community giving your buyers and sellers an even better resource
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago
Wow, now this is a great use of video and wonderful info on mold.
Posted by Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker (BrokerInTrust Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Cyndee I am so impressed by your blogging and your In-the-Know expertise and connection with local community experts!   I am inspired to do the same here locally.  

Give you a grape... and your turn it into a bottle of wine I tell you!!!

Great job!!

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) about 11 years ago
This is terrific information! Florida has serious issues with mold and mildew and this can be helpful to any reader.  Who would've known (on their own) to use peroxide vs. bleach?  Excellent tip!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 11 years ago
Two homes on my street alone had to use a service like this. In both circumstances it was the washing machine line to the water that broke.  Buy braided lines!
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 11 years ago
Cyndee, I never knew proxide would work. Does it work in the shower too ? Great interview.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago

Cyndee,

This is so important. Mold and Mildew is horribly dangerous, and easy to overlook.

Nicely Done!!

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) about 11 years ago
Katerina - my guess is yes because I know the people I interview share the info with their clients, friends and more. I am tracking now - I'll let you know how it goes.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Thesa - thank you for your kind words - I do think being a Clearwater community resource is part of what I bring to the table. When people buy and sell their home - they need reputable people to provide solutions to the problems along the way. Thanks you again.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Tracey - it's great to have you stop by and I appreciate your kind words. You never know when you're  implementing an idea if it will work out like you think.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Katrina - I think it's a great way to share informaton about Clearwater businesses, services, things going on. I got to meet a famous local artist the other day and had my camera and now you know there's a video interview :-) 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago

Susie - there are so many things we don't know or understand about Mold - and I see it as one of the biggest exposures Clearwater home sellers have - especially with the right to sue the home seller for up to 5 years for anything that materially effects the value of a home.

All I can say is I've seen Matt and the Mr Dry Out team at work and they are definitely one of the best at Water Extraction (so you don't get mold in the first place) and the more expensive Mold Remediation (when problems are discovered)  

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Chris - Wow - I hadn't even heard of braided lines - thanks for the tips - I need to check into it. It's definitely NOT something you can ignore. Ironically the Ozone machines he uses also kill bugs and insects too in the process if I remember right - just a bonus :-)  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Missy - I'll have to ask him to find out if we should use it in the shower too - great questions!!!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago

Very informative...with mold everywhere we could all benefit from this.

Good post, thanks for sharing it.

Take care and good luck to you.

Posted by Armando Rodriguez, Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI (QUEST REALTY SERVICES) about 11 years ago
Tom - We are seeing people we help buy homes being more and more aware and concerned about MOLD - like I said - I believe it's the most litigious issue facing most home sellers in the Clearwater Florida area. The scary thing is it's a problem where what you "can't see" should really scare you.   
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Well How Do You Like That?!!?? Thanks Matt and Cyndee!! I'll be trying that tonight!
Posted by Lysa Napolitano about 11 years ago
Armando - thank you for stopping by - I just spent the weekend camping in Ft Wilderness with the cub scouts so I know you guys deal with the same thing in the Orlando area. :-)   
Posted by Anonymous about 11 years ago
Armando - oops the comments are acting funny today - I left the comment above :-)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Cyndee, Such an important post for everyone. The "M" word is such a scary word these days that most realtors in our area rather not deal with it, but I say bring it on. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Lysa - Glad it was helpful - I spoke to Matt today and asked him about tile in bathrooms and he said that products like Tilex were designed there to do much better - this was most helpful on porous surfaces.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago
Cyndee- Mr. Dry Out is certainly someone your readers want to know about. Mildew and mold should not be taken lightly.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 11 years ago

Cyndee:

Mr. Dry Out sounds like a lucrative business for Florida.  You can always find mold down here for sure.

Posted by » Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator (» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator) about 11 years ago

Cyndee,

I love your use of local subject matter experts.  If you don't have the knowledge you find someone who does.  That can be a valuable asset for your buyers and sellers in Clearwater. 

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) about 11 years ago
Cyndee - thanks for the information and link to his site!!! That will really come in handy!!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago

Cyndee,another useful blog here.I all agree with their comments.You're one expert Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agent.Continue being the best on what your doing! Best wishes!
 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 6 years ago

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