Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Managing Mold

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO professionals have the training, protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.

Call the Team in Green

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources and personnel needed. 

Inspection and Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration 

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress. 

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials 

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. 

Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment. 


Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

We understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. 

Preventing Mold Growth

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Summer is here! Unfortunately, that means rain is as well. Mold thrives in moist environments. We can help to identify what the moisture source was that led to the mold growth to avoid future mold issues. Mold remediation is significant because mold can cause serious health problems such as nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation and skin irritation. In some cases, people can experience bleeding in the lungs and nose. While you may not be aware of dust mites because they are microscopic, many homes have them. You can prevent mold growth by keeping humidity levels as low as possible, preventing moisture with proper ventilation, drying wet areas immediately, and fixing any leaks in your home’s roof, wall or plumbing so mold doesn’t have moisture to grow.