Why Choose SERVPRO to Manage Mold Damage in Lenoir City
SERVPRO Offers Thorough and Effective Mold Remediation Services
Discovering mold in your Lenoir City property can be discouraging to a homeowner. The media spotlight on mold issues in recent years has been unrelenting, and what you hear can be frightening. Take the time to educate yourself about the realities of microbial growth and partner with a reputable mold remediation company to get your life back to normal.
Mold damage is a frequent problem in Lenoir City, and the reasons you experience it in your home are usually straightforward. Mold reproduces through spores, tiny particles that are present everywhere. Mold spores need water to grow and typically have no problem finding a moisture source outdoors.
Mold has the essential job of breaking down organic plant and animal materials, and if it were not available to do that task, outdoor debris would become unmanageable.
When water soaks into the structure of your dwelling, the spores floating or settled on surfaces swell and begin growing into colonies within 24 to 48 hours. Immediate response to any water damage is the key to avoiding mold growth, and SERVPRO’s water damage teams can remove moisture fast, minimizing the risk of damage from the mold.
Unfortunately, water damage often hides, and mold does not need light to multiply. Any organic surface such as wood framing, drywall, wallpaper, insulation, carpeting, and many more examples of common building materials and fixtures, sustain mold development if water is available. If a musty smell is noticeable, staining, and feathery or leathery growths of any color occur, a mold remediation assessment by SERVPRO is a must.
Mold Damage Remediation in Lenoir City
Our mold remediation crew trains to contain and remove the offending microbial infestation. SERVPRO technicians use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to handle a mold outbreak. They are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists.
We take care to contain the outbreak, using physical barriers or equipment such as negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent moldy debris from circulating throughout your property during remediation. SERVPRO crews then remove the mold and any porous surface infiltrated, bagging the debris for appropriate disposal according to local hazardous waste rules. The affected area is sanitized with effective antimicrobials, and lingering debris is evacuated with vacuums equipped with HEPA filters.
The moisture source must be identified and then eliminated. SERVPRO monitors moisture levels in the air and structures until satisfied mold growth is unsustainable. Repairs of leaky plumbing or roofs need completion. Humidity levels must be reduced permanently to between 30 and 50 percent to prevent future development of the many mold strain spores still in the home.
If you suspect the possibility of mold damage in your home, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties has strategies that work to eliminate current colonies and minimize problems in the future. Schedule a mold remediation specialist evaluation by calling (865) 986-3015.