Lenoir City, TN Mold Damage Remediation
Humidity is a consistent concern for the Eastern region of Tennessee and Lenoir City residents. Homes in Loudon County are aware of mold development risks in their home's dark, damp areas like the basements, crawlspaces, and attics. Removing moisture can be a challenge without addressing underlying issues that allow the dampness to persist. Our mold remediation team can help with eliminating mold colonies and managing the necessary repairs to prevent recurrences.
Mold Remediation Options in Lenoir City
Choosing the right remediation and mold removal option means a careful evaluation of the property. We have skilled and competent inspectors to assess the damage and the affected materials to determine the best remediation approach to save time and money. Choosing among multiple options means deciding which provides the least destructive path to removing active mold colonization while minimizing the need for reconstruction and repairs. Beyond controlled demolition that removes overly damaged drywall and porous materials after mold exposure, other strategies include:
- Surface sanding
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Abrasive cleaning techniques
Mold Odor Removal from Lenoir City Homes
Musty odors can often indicate active colonization in your home yet persist after these colonies get removed with remediation practices. Odor elimination and neutralization are a primary focus of responding technicians to get a property back to preloss condition. We can use many deodorization tools and instruments in this process, including thermal foggers and air scrubbers.
You can learn about our mold remediation and repairs on the main page.
SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (865) 986-3015
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces 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 Lenoir City community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Oak Ridge, TN
- Lenoir City, TN
- Harriman, TN
- Kingston, TN
- Loudon, TN
- Rockwood, TN
- Tellico Village, TN
- Oliver Springs, TN
- Ten Mile, TN
- Greenback, TN
- Philadelphia, TN
- Dixie Lee Junction, TN
- Rarity Bay, TN
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
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Lenoir City, TN home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
Here at SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Lenoir City, TN. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (865) 986-3015 and we will be on our way to help.