Harriman, TN Mold Damage Remediation

With more than 6000 residents in this Roane County community, homes and businesses alike contend with threatening situations like mold development. Venues like The Manor at Stowers Hill or the Harriman Community Center can become heavily impacted by developing mold and microbial concerns, as hundreds use these structures for events throughout the year. We have skilled remediation technicians capable of help 24/7.

Removing Mold Damaged Materials from Harriman Homes 

Remediation often involves several practices working together to eliminate direct threats to the house and its occupants. Ideally, restorers and remediators work to reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction with sanding and soda blasting practices. Unfortunately, direct exposure to many sensitive materials like drywall can make conventional restoration solutions impossible, leaving no choice but to remove and discard these impacted elements. Our general contracting license keeps this work in-house and happening more efficiently than pursuing subcontractors. 

Mold Odor Removal Strategies in Harriman

One of the signs of mold development in your home or business is a strong, musty odor. Colonies emit these smells as the organism feeds on organic matter, and the threat spreads further through the structure. Even with successful remediation to eliminate active colonization, separate restoration actions are necessary to remove and neutralize harsh odors these colonies can leave behind. Deodorization can begin with odor counteractants like beads and granules to reduce the severity, followed by elimination with hydroxyl generators and HEPA filtration products.

Learn about our mold remediation and removal service here.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (865) 986-3015

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Harriman community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (865) 986-3015

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

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. 

Step 3: Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been 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. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

In Harriman, TN, SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (865) 986-3015 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.