Lowland, TN Mold Damage Remediation
Mold remediation is needed for structures of all sizes throughout Hamblen County. With Lowland known for its history of synthetic fiber production and manufacturing facilities, our remediators must be prepared for mold removal needs in larger structures as well.
Effective Mold Remediation of Lowland Homes
There is a finite timeline for restoration and recovery for houses impacted by destructive mold organisms. The longer that homeowners wait to secure experienced professionals like our SERVPRO team, the greater this damage ultimately becomes when mold colonies exist. Our professionals are experienced with many post-mold processes like:
- Air quality cleaning
- Content cleaning
- Post-mold repairs
- Mold inspections
- Mold remediation
- Mold odor removal
- Moisture management
How Do Mold Odors Get Removed from Lowland Properties?
Musty odors are a consistent product of active mold colonization. The movement and spread of these smells during remediation must also be addressed as quickly as possible. Harsh scents make comfortable living a challenge. We use counteractant and cleaning products to reduce malodor strength, but equipment like our ULV foggers often completes this job.
When Are Mold Damage Repairs Required?
Mold can be highly destructive, making the need for repairs more consistent than many homeowners might think. For example, prolonged exposure to drywall materials requires removing the material as remediation strategies will not be effective. Our contractor license can help in these efforts.
For more on mold removal strategies and remediation solutions, see our main page.
SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger 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 – (423) 318-6733
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 Fire Disaster
A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Lowland community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2190, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
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 - (423) 318-6733
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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 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
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums 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 Hamblen & Grainger 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 Lowland, 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 Hamblen & Grainger Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Lowland, 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 (423) 318-6733 and we will be on our way to help.