Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Managing Mold

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

When there is a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately SERVPRO of Northeast Mecklenburg County professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. 

Call the Green Team

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

Inspection and Damage Assessment 

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 

Mold Containment 

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. Our technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

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. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of the mold-infected porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents and Belongings 

Our professionally trained team will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment. 

Restoration 

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be 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.  

Where did all the water go?

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growth behind a baseboard The water you don't see can be a major problem

Water damages happen, how you address them can prevent mold from having an advantage in your home.  We are here to help, and prevent this type of discovery from being an issue in your home.  It is the water you do not see that we will locate and remove from your home.

Limiting  Mold Growth

"Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur indoors-act promptly... A prompt response (within 24-48 hours) and thorough clean-up, drying, and/or removal of water damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth."*

*Quoted from OSHA - A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace, Safety and health Information Bulletin 03-10-10.

The Job

SERVPRO of Northeast Mecklenburg County was called out to a home that had a leaky washing machine, the homeowners paid no attention to the leaks and only laid a towel down when water would be present. After awhile the homeowners smelled a ripe smell from the laundry room, our team came out to fine the baseboards and wall behind the machine was wet and had mold growth. Our highly trained team got the lovely family back to a safe and clean environment in no time! 

Do you have a Mold Problem in your Charlotte, NC Home?

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold growth after a water leak This home owner had a water leak which quickly changed conditions in their garage. This picture shows the growth impacting the structure and contents

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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 50  percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Service Response Guidelines

- Within one hour from notice of loss, one of our SERVPRO professionals will contact you to arrange for services.

- Within four hours of loss notification, one of our SERVPRO professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services.

-Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

If You See or smell Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 704-547-6200