Woodcrest Hills, TN Mold Damage Remediation

Water bodies like Panther Creek and other groundwater sources and flooding can increase the likelihood of mold and microbial threats to nearby homes and commercial properties. SERVPRO of Hamblen County’s mold remediation specialists can help with:  

  • Attic mold cleanup
  • Mold removal
  • Black mold elimination
  • Mold inspections

Removing Mold Growth from Woodcrest Hills Houses

It is essential to get mold cleanup and removal started as soon as possible in area homes and businesses. Surface cleaning can be among the favored options here, but this is not always feasible or practical when greater damage has taken root. We can provide several types of remediation, including:

  • Power sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Sponge pressure cleaning

Experienced Mold Specialists for Content Cleaning

We have skilled professionals with AMRT-Certifications from the IICRC to overcome hundreds of residential mold types in your house. Because many personal belongings are suspectable to mold growth, we also prioritize content cleaning and relocation when we first arrive.  

How Challenging is Mold Odor Removal from Woodcrest Hills Homes?

One of the final steps that our SERVPRO team must take after mold remediation is the removal of harsh, musty odors from the premises. Volatile organic compounds are created by active colonies and linger in the house after mold gets removed. Cleaning products can reduce these odors, but final neutralization uses hydroxyl machines and ozone generators.  

For more on our mold removal and repair services, see our main page.

SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (423) 318-6733

Understanding Mold

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

SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Woodcrest Hills 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 2250, 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

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Woodcrest Hills, TN home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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

Here at SERVPRO of Hamblen & Grainger Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Woodcrest Hills, 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.