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Mold Damage Occurs in Collegedale

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERPRO Safely Remediates Mold Problems in Your Collegedale Home

Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation for Your Home

One of the hidden results of flooding in a home is mold. Although the floors and carpets may be dry or even replaced, there is still the possibility that mold may have found an area where a few spores were able to expand and grow.

Your home here in Collegedale may have developed mold damage in these hidden or out of the way areas such as basements, laundry rooms and behind walls. These areas may not have been dried out properly after a flood, or the mold could have developed when a leak from the roof or is simply not caught due to it being in an attic or a leaky pipe has created the perfect environment behind a laundry room wall. SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment to handle all of these possibilities.

If you have no obvious problem now but are still worried about a previous incident (especially if you detect a musty odor), call us to perform an inspection. Our SERVPRO inspectors will use state of the industry testing equipment to determine if you have a growing mold colony or if there is an area that might just need to be properly dried.

When it is only drying that is required, our restoration team will place fans and dehumidifiers in the affected areas to return the moisture content of the surrounding air to standard. If needed, technicians will drill holes through trim or drywall to help air flow and speed up the process. Lowering the moisture content will prevent mold from growing and also stop mold growth that is already present.

If mold growth is discovered, technicians will determine how far it has developed and then isolate the affected area. They will then use the anti-fungal cleaners in our chemical inventory to destroy the spores. The next step they'll take is to use anti-microbial disinfectants to remove pathogens that may be present. If the mold is behind a wall, the restoration team will use the same techniques for drying to deploy anti-fungal foggers to destroy the spores.

In case the growth is discovered in your home's HVAC system, the team will seal it off and then scrub the ductwork using anti-fungal foggers to destroy every possible spore that we can. Specialized fans will be placed at the vents to remove all loose spores and dispose of it outside.  Air scrubbers and HEPA filtered vacuums are part of our arsenal to combat mold proliferation. The team will also replace all air filters and clean every vent cover thoroughly.

If you believe that you may have a mold problem, call us today at (423) 326-1406. SERVPRO of East Chattanooga is here to help get you back into your home.

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