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Remodeled Rooms Hit Hard By Mold

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remodeled Rooms Hit Hard By Mold Even a small amount of water soaked into these areas encourages mold growth as spores are always present.

Mold In Remodeled Rooms

House hunters find an older home in a desirable neighborhood and make it their own by upgrading and remodeling. Expanded kitchens and basements transformed into living areas are common household projects. Modern materials replace lathe and plaster or cinder block walls. Amid the pleasure of gaining comfortable space in your new-to-you comes the surprise of unexpected mold growth. SERVPRO is ready to investigate, remediate, and plan for your mold-free future.

The components used to rehab or remodel increase the possibility of mold damage to your Knoxville home. Drywall has high levels of cellulose, the perfect diet for mold growth. The new trim that adds style to your transformed living areas often is a pressed or chipped wood product, not a solid expanse of minimally processed hardwood like that installed decades ago. Our technicians learn about how these remodeling choices increase mold growth challenges during the restoration training we require for continued employment.

Moisture that would sheet down a plaster wall or easily wipe off original hardwood baseboards instead saturates the brand new construction components. Even a small amount of water soaked into these areas encourages mold growth as spores are always present. Something as innocuous as a steamy kitchen following the cooking of a big meal or a tiny leak in the hose leading to your new dishwasher provides enough wetness to activate the mold and the cellulose-based walls, cabinets, and trim offer a place for the fungi to bloom and grow.

Call in SERVPRO mold remediation specialists to contain and remove the obvious mold. Then work with our team to make changes in the areas you remodeled to limit future mold growth. Eliminate the soaking and mold starves.

Options include proper venting and exhaust fan installation. Plumbing leaks need repair and areas of your home that a naturally more humid, such as a basement area that is now your new family room, need to be assessed for high relative humidity levels. Vapor barriers and consistent dehumidification go a long way toward minimizing the moisture that transforms benign mold spores into robust mold colonies. SERVPRO works with you and other contractors to make these changes.

Enjoy your remodeled home without fear of microbial infestation with the help of SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. Call us at (865) 862-8907 to schedule a mold remediation assessment.

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Concerns When Mold Is Found In A Daycare Center In Knoxville

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Concerns When Mold Is Found In A Daycare Center In Knoxville Battling mold on your own is unwise.

Mold Damage In A Daycare Center


When you operate a business catering to small children and their families, you see issues arise if you experience a mold outbreak. Parents express great concern, and you fear local or state agency inspections lead to consequences including possible closure. Battling mold on your own is unwise. SERVPRO has the resources to help you remove the mold you have today and prevent other infestations in the future.

Daycare centers feature many places where mold damage appears, causing worry for Knoxville licensed child care facilities. Bathrooms, water fountains, kitchens, craft rooms, and diaper changing areas all have plumbing. Sinks, toilets, and the pipes that link them to the water and sewer or septic system threaten to feed mold outbreaks through spills, overflows, backups, and leaks. We offer schools and commercial building owners our skills as experts certified in the mold remediation protocol created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Although no reputable mold remediation company can promise to eliminate mold, SERVPRO promises to contain and remove current colonies and to work with you to significantly limit the possibility that the fungal growth returns. Mold spores hide everywhere, lighter than air, floating on air currents. Moisture awakens the spores, causing them to proliferate. Almost any surface is a good host for mold growth, and daycare centers have many areas when mold gains a quick foothold.

When we arrive, your expectation is that our technicians scour all areas of your center to find visible mold. We contain the outbreaks, using physical barriers like plastic sheeting to keep the mold from spreading. Large amounts of mold mean we bring in the air scrubbers, negative air pressure machines with filtering technology that restrain mold or spore movement. Areas that supported mold growth receive disinfection using products SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians learned about during comprehensive training leading to certification.

Finally, our staff locates all sources of moisture and develops a plan to stop the water from invading the daycare. SERVPRO looks for leaks and areas where spills remain unattended. The areas identified are dried thoroughly using air movers and dehumidifiers. Plumbing malfunctions find resolution and cleanup protocols enforced for puddles and pools. With no water for food, we stop mold in its tracks.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville awaits your call to respond to mold damage issues. Dial our operators at (865) 862-8907 who schedule a visit from our mold remediations team.


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Hazardous Waste & Biohazard Services That Protect You, Your Family, Your Facility and Your Staff

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Hazardous Waste & Biohazard Services That Protect You, Your Family, Your Facility and Your Staff Make certain that the restoration company that you hire knows how to handle biohazards properly. Call SERVPRO to discuss the situation.

Trust SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE to Secure Your Property and Possessions from the dangers of Waste and Biohazards



The majority of biohazards in existence are only visible through the use of a microscope. Exposure to biohazards can be harmful. The two biggest problems you face are the dangerous elements and possible exposure and not knowing if the deceased is infected with any diseases. Organisms that exist outside the body and in sewage, floodwaters and even some condensation created by air conditioners possibly contain hazards that may be harmful to your health.

In some cases you may see the visible evidence of a biohazardous problem, but not the actual pathogens themselves. Black Water from sewage damage or rising river water carry elements hazardous to your and your family.  Many know this information “logically.” However, under stressful situations, people find themselves “smack-dab” in the middle of it as you see on the evening news after major floods.  In some cases, people can logically comprehend that flood waters and standing waters pose various health risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries.  However while personally experiencing a catastrophe, their personal loss or experiences sets them into a state of panic, and now they are in “survival mode” and often unable to think of these dangers.  So when you see people wading “in it” as the media shares the devastation, year after year, are these people unaware of the dangers?  They often have a higher need like life-saving or even a family heirloom?

Clean water sources may also pose a biohazardous threat if left in a structure too long or it comes in contact with certain elements. Any water source or excessive moisture can provide bacteria, fungi, and viruses with a perfect growing environment.  If you were to experience this type of loss, an inspection by a certified remediation company should be considered.  We all know the saying “Time is Money” and usually the longer these type of problems are allowed to remain, (grow), the unaware hazardous or more severe they become. Delaying to take action or choosing not to take action, could become a threat to you, your staff and/or even your business.  Statistics state: “50% of businesses go out of business when a disaster occurs.” The sooner the issues are dealt with, the less expensive is, if dealing with a repeatable restoration company. Build a good relationship with a restoration company who will bring forth honesty and integrity in their work and their billing practices. If you have products in your home or building and they are not properly stored, that poses some potential hazards.  This could be as little as some small amount of property damage and could potentially become hazardous to touch or breath.  In extreme cases, it could become volatile enough to cause a fire. Even if there was no fire and only presented itself as smoke, those products are likely to emit pollutants which could become a health risk.  It would also require experienced/trained technicians to get you back or keep you in business with the least amount of business interruption while minimizing the loss of revenues.  I strongly suggest every business owner and/or facility management company find a company who understand your needs and can respond and facilitate them in a timely manner.

Become a partner with your local Large Loss SERVPRO such as SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE prior to an event/loss.  If you need help, we are here to help and your business becomes prepared in ways you never knew were available.  This is a specialized service to help Building Owners, Property Managers, Business Owners, Mantainence Managers, Insurance Companies/Adjusters/Agents and any other decision makers by partnering with them to control their loss ratios.  We do this getting to your next disaster as soon as we get your call.  

When we were children in school, we did so many things to prepare ourselves in the event a natural disaster hits. Drill after drill, year after year. When learning to drive, take on a job even soon to be a new parent, we take classes.  We do all these things to prepare us for what is to come. Why is it that many companies do not know there is a disaster preparedness process we provide for our premier partners?   A simple phone Call to SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE to get your name on a list to learn more about becoming a premier partner and what all that means for you, your building and your clients.  If any disaster or building issues come your way, you have a partner who is centrally located, one you can trust to help you through whatever you are hit with.  You are not supposed to handle this alone; it can be bigger than you ever imagined. Dealing with any disaster is difficult but dealing with BioRecovey has so many other layers of complexities.  We have a staff that is fully trained and certified who are ready to walk and work with you, side by side.  We can help speak and work with your insurance company and ensure there are clear lines of communication along the way; keeping you, the decision maker in control.  
 
Before deciding which professional crime scene, BioRecovey service company to use on your property, you need to perform the proper research to determine whether they have the ability to perform to the standards you have paid for within your policy or when needing to make direct payment. Unfortunately, there are still a few companies that attempt to offer these services without the proper training, certifications which make it particularly important for you to verify their certifications and association with national and international organizations such as the IICRC, RIA or ABRA. Doing this prior to allowing them to begin work on your property would be wise.  Crime scenes are hectic with so many moving parts and so many people out there claiming they are the expert. We value the well-being of everyone in our community but as with everything in which we employ, “buyers beware.”
 
SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE is a proud member of the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA).  This franchise takes pride in our training both in house as well as countless certifications with IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications).  We, the owners choose to train relentlessly so to better ensure that safe and secure methods and practices are used in your home or facility.  We can categorically state that any biohazard services performed on your property fall well within or exceed the standards and regulations set by governing bodies. Our primary objective here at SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE is to deliver the required services in an empathetic manner.  We see you not only as a customer but also a neighbor in our Knoxville community. We are a team of compassionate and caring, service professionals who live and work, just around the corner.  Our staff is 31 strong and we are proud of the services we provide.  
 
SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE Managers, Crew chiefs, and technicians all have extensive training and experience which allows us to provide you with the proper processes and procedures to remove biological threats from your home or business with the least amount of disruption to the environment.  Our company is ABRA Certified, and we have one of 16 in the world CBRM, (Certified Bio-Recovery Master) who is able to provide bio restoration consultant services to you, upon request. Our methods provide premiere services which reduce the possibility of causing exposure and cross contamination to unaffected areas and persons on the job site. SERVPRO of ROCKY HILL/SEQUOYAH HILLS/SOUTH KNOXVILLE understands that biological substances have the potential of posing risks to your health and deploy all appropriate safety precautions before performing bioremediation services or attempting to remove microbial threats from your property.  Our technicians are a team of well-trained men and women in the restoration industry who regularly put their personal safety on the line to ensure that your family and or business have a safe, healthy environment to call home or work.
 
We are proud to provide education and training regarding these risks to property managers, maintenance personnel and/or anyone else who needs help understanding how to protect yourself or your property.  We have vast experience in how to keep you from becoming contaminated or even spreading” it,” (cross-contaminating).  We are here to help. We can train you at our facility with hands-on experiences as well as bring our educators to provide CE credits at your location.  We are only a phone call away for your next CE Class and/or Breakfast/Lunch or Dinner-N-Learn at no cost to you.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/ South Knoxville today for additional information about the many professional services that we can offer to put you, your family, staff and/or facility back on track.  On a personal level, we try to help bring in the new normal in the lives we serve. We have staff available 24 hours a day and are here locally, when you need us the most.
(865) 862-8907

Careless Mistake Causes Fiery Catastrophe

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Careless Mistake Causes Fiery Catastrophe Our team of fire damage experts comes as soon as possible after the Fire Marshall clears your home for cleanup.

When A Fire Strikes Your Home, SERVPRO Will Be There To Help!


The end of the heating season does not mean that mornings and evenings are always cozy. Rather than turning the furnace back on many folks simply decide to use a space heater to take off the edge of the chill. Forget about the heater for even a moment or two, and the cheery warmth transforms into a blaze. Flames extinguished, SERVPRO arrives to set things right.

Space heaters are notorious causes of fire damage, including inside your Rocky Hill home. They are unstable and prone to tipping, especially since they need to be plugged into a wall socket, stretching their cords in under the feet of you or your family. Pets and children bump into them or drape items near them resulting in fast, hot fires that quickly get out of control.

Our team of fire damage experts comes as soon as possible after the Fire Marshall clears your home for cleanup. SERVPRO staff take basic and advanced classes in fire restoration. Once at your home a project manager assesses the damage and designs a comprehensive plan to return the premises back to preloss condition. You are part of the plan and invited to manage tasks that do not require specialized training.

It is wise to wait until you speak to our staff before jumping in to try to clean and restore. The nature of soot and smoke damage cleaning is sometimes counterintuitive. A homeowner is best off following specific directions rather than trying to use routine cleaning methods for extraordinary challenges.

Our team determines which surfaces respond best to a dry cleaning, using dusters, dry sponges or HEPA vacuums to clear ash and other dry, loose debris. Stickier grime, perhaps due to an oily accelerant like kitchen grease or candles, needs a spray and wipe technique with appropriate cleansers, or even an abrasive sponge or cloth. Fabrics and carpeting often require a foam cleaner, applied with a brush or pouf. Items that sport carving or complicated construction like knick-knacks or window blinds restore well after immersion. SERVPRO has units that use immersion plus ultrasonic waves for deep cleaning. Only our certified technicians qualify to use this specialized approach.

The air itself needs scrubbing and deodorizing after a fire. SERVPRO staff members are familiar with various methods of deodorization. We match the odor “cure” with the way the smell entered your home. Never a cover up, our smoky aroma solutions remove the unpleasant stench.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


Recover quickly from a space heater disaster with help from SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville. Call a dispatcher at (865) 862-8907 to set up an appointment.

How Water Damage Can Spread Within A Rocky Hill Home

4/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Can Spread Within A Rocky Hill Home In Rocky Hill, homes can have water damage throughout their entire structure because water does not remain in one location.

Water Damage


Water is one of those substances that is needed by every living thing on Earth, and it is one of the most adaptable substances, as well. Taking the form of gas, liquid, or a solid, depending on its temperature, water can change from one state to another swiftly and easily.

In Rocky Hill, homes can have water damage throughout their entire structure because water does not remain in one location. A state of equilibrium is sought after, where water, as moisture, exists evenly distributed throughout any environment. When moisture evaporates and moves from one spot to another, this is part of that search for even distribution. Condensing onto another surface is also part of the process of achieving equilibrium.

While all of this is going on, water damage is becoming more extensive. Add to this that ice and snow on the roof can not only allow water to enter your attic but cause costly damage to the roof and the attic long before any damage is discovered in lower areas of the home.

There are many signs of water damage that you might find in your home, but almost all of them mean that the problem has existed for some time. This can mean repairs cannot wait, also. The sooner remediation of water damage begins, the better it can be for your home.

SERVPRO does more than remediation, repairs, and restoration. These and preventative measures can protect your home from future problems. Fixing the problem will not, alone, keep it from reoccurring again in the future. Making changes that allowed the water damage to exist in the first place is a huge step in making sure that repairs and restoration are worth the time and effort, as well as the money, put into repairing the damage.

Putting an end to water damage by knowing how it travels through your home, and the damage it can cause, are what we do best. When you have water damage, call us, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville, at any hour of the day or night, at (865) 862-8907.

Finding And Identifying Mold In Knoxville

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding And Identifying Mold In Knoxville The sooner SERVPRO is called in to clean up mold, the better.

Locating And Classifying Mold

By far the most important step toward combating mold damage for a homeowner is the successful identification of a colony. An observant homeowner may be able to locate and confirm mold growth earlier than uninformed peers, allowing remediation services to proceed in less time and with greater ease. The sooner SERVPRO is called in to clean up mold, the better. Follow these steps to gather critical information on your mold and locate its source before calling us for help.

Odor
The smell of mold damage in Knoxville homes is often one of the most reliable and effective identifying factors in mold infestations of all sizes. Many types of mold emit a strong, foul or musty odor that grows more pungent as the colony grows. This is the best way to locate mold growth in out-of-sight places such as the space below floorboards, as the smell is strongest directly above the heaviest mold concentrations. If the smell is faint, this is a good sign: it likely means the mold has not had a chance to get out of hand. Note that this is not to say you should not call, as a weak mold case may quickly develop into a strong one without proper attention.

Water Damage
Noticed a leak? Found a patch of unusual wetness? Signs of water damage are also, in many cases, indicators of mold growth. Mold grows most commonly in places where it has ample water, and particularly when that water has had a chance to soak into materials such as wood and carpet. SERVPRO is certified to handle both mold and water at the same time, and all of our water damage restorations include preventative measures against mold growth.

Ways To Identify Dangerous Mold
Some types of mold are very dangerous and have a high chance to cause ill health effects in humans and animals nearby. This is colloquially known as black mold, which has a distinct dark green to black color. Also, this mold usually has a very pungent odor and can cause many side effects in humans. If you have found a patch of dark mold and have noticed any unusual health effects, vacate the area immediately and call us for further guidance.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is a locally owned and operated provider of mold remediation and prevention services with a full set of certifications. Call us 24/7 at (865) 862-8907.

Ways You can Reduce the Amount of Flood Losses in Your Bearden, TN Home

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ways You can Reduce the Amount of Flood Losses in Your Bearden, TN Home Overflowing River Banks Result in Bearden Flood Damage

Tips from SERVPRO to Reduce Flood Damage and Property Loss


When a flood is imminent, and you have time before you need to evacuate, there are different things that you can do to decrease the amount of damage from floodwaters. These should only be done if there is enough time – you should never risk the lives of others or your own, in attempting to act on these tips.
 
There is not immunity to the effects of flood damage in Bearden, TN and this harm can include effects caused by increased levels of humidity in the air inside your home. Higher levels of humidity can cause photographs to stick together and also permit mold to start growing on otherwise seemingly mold-free garments, among other things.
 
SERVPRO can always help undo the damage to your home, but you are in charge of your safety and that of your family. Floods are responsible for thousands of dollars in damage every year, and many deaths, as well. Here are some suggestions that can reduce the damage from a flood.
 
Move more fragile belongings to a higher level.
Simply taking items higher, such as electronics, television sets, stereos and speakers, computers, to another floor, or even to the attic, can keep these items from ever being touched by the dirty water that floods are known to bring.
 
Guard your food.
Food that is even slightly submerged cannot be consumed. Microbes can settle on indentations in cans and under the rims, posing risks even after food has been cooked correctly. Boxed foods should be placed in a large garbage bag and taken to a higher level to protect the packaging, and the contents, from high humidity levels.
 
Canned foods should be placed in sturdy boxes and also stashed in a safe location. Pathogens such as e-Coli produce toxins that are not removed or rendered inactive by cooking, making the food dangerous to eat. Food that is refrigerated or frozen might be able to be saved if it can be placed higher-than-normal in the refrigerator, but this is not guaranteed to protect the food, and everything should be examined upon your return before preparing any of the contents.
 
Open upper floor windows slightly.
Having windows open a slight amount can allow humidity to escape. During a flood, while it may seem like there is water everywhere and that humidity levels remain the same everywhere, this is not true. Humidity inside your home can become elevated rather quickly. Higher levels of humidity travel to areas of lower levels until an equilibrium is reached. However, do not open windows completely, as this can allow rain to enter, making matters worse.
 
As you go through your home, have a basket or two to place items in that must go with you when you leave.
When you evacuate your home, you will most likely need certain things while you are in a shelter or temporarily living with friends or family. These should include important items and anything else you want to protect, such as photo albums. Keys to vehicles and doors, personal identification and other documents, both prescription and non-prescription medications, cell phones, chargers, baby monitors, and few days' worth of changes of clothing for yourself and family members. Personal items and even memorabilia that are located in easy-to-reach areas that do not require any extra time to grab and place in your basket can help ease the stress of having to relocate temporarily.
 
We at SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville live in the same area as our customers, and we know how damaging floods can be when they affect our homes. We are always here to help your family return home as quickly as possible. Call us at (865) 862-8907, and we can begin working within an hour on restoring your home.

SERVPRO ERP for Office Fires in Rocky Hill

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO ERP for Office Fires in Rocky Hill SERVPRO Protects Your Business in Rocky Hill from Fire and Floods

Rocky Hill Businesses Can Prevent Damage Caused by Fires and Floods with the ERP Mobile App


The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system is designed to help business owners most effectively manage their property damages and seek help as quickly as possible. Precious minutes or hours otherwise spent gathering information from you are saved at the touch of a button, and our technicians can arrive with detailed and robust understandings of the building in question. The benefits can be obvious for floods, but what about fires? Many see fire damage restoration as a much more straightforward task, but the ERP system can provide some solid benefits for these projects as well, especially for office spaces.

HVAC Layouts
One of the biggest problems for larger buildings like Rocky Hill offices is fire damage from smoke. This combusted byproduct comes in many forms, from microscopic and odorous particles to ash-carrying and visible marks. Some types of smoke can coat entire walls and surfaces, causing massive long-term damage. The ERP system allows us to see the layout of HVAC systems in your building and respond to smoke's primary distribution method most effectively.

Critical Point Maps and Layouts
Critical points in the building such as water and electrical breakers, HVAC shutoffs, and emergency equipment can be difficult to locate and use if damage from the fire is heavy. However, when the ERP system sends documents to SERVPRO, we can receive information on the relative locations, layouts, and specification of these important points of interest. In most cases, we can then access and use them no matter how difficult they are to find otherwise. This ERP mobile app is an excellent service that we provide to our clients.

Faster Responses
Offices usually contain delicate equipment and materials, making fast mitigation-centered responses a must for containing damages and reducing costs. With the faster responses gained through the ERP system, we can save most of these fragile and time-sensitive devices.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is your local answer having the tools and personnel necessary for any office's damage restoration. Just call us 24/7 at (865) 862-8907.

Don't Let Last Night's Storm Damage Keep You Up at Night in Knoxville

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Let Last Night's Storm Damage Keep You Up at Night in Knoxville We handle all jobs of any size. If a storm has damaged your siding, we can repair that, too.

Is Your Knoxville Home's Storm Damage Keeping You Up at Night?


When you have spent the night lulled into a restful sleep by the rain on your roof and windows only to wake up to a ceiling dripping water on your bed, you know you have storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO can get things repaired quickly.

In Knoxville, storm damage happens to many homes. Missing or torn shingles and toppled trees are no match for our technicians. We find where the leak is at and repair it. We repair the interior of your home and leave it “Like it never even happened.” We begin in the attic and repair any damage found there, including the attic's ceiling and its floor. Our SERVPRO technicians replace insulation if needed which is especially important when insulation is wet. Compression of insulation leaves it unable to function as it should. The ceilings below the leaky area are repaired, leaving them looking the way they used to.

Because storm damage affects your outdoor area as well as the interior of your home, we also clean any debris left behind. Tree limbs, shingles, leaf-cluttered lawn furniture, and anything else left in disarray by the storm also be tidied up and straightened out again. Making sure that everything is safe again means a lot to us, and we know it is important to you, also.

We handle all jobs of any size. If a storm has damaged your siding, we can repair that, too. We have the experience and the certifications to cover any repairs and restorations related to storm damage. Our certifications are from the IICRC and cover installations, repairs, cleaning, and restorations.

We know your home reflects how you view yourself and your family and we want to assure you that restoring everything is possible. SERVPRO always works as quickly as possible, but we also know that some details take time. Patience and perseverance ensure our work is of the best quality.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


Calling SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907 can save you time and find problem leaks that you might not know you have before they cause problems. We are always here to take your call, 24/7.

Bring The Curtain Down On Mold Damage In Knoxville Theaters

1/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Bring The Curtain Down On Mold Damage In Knoxville Theaters Musty smells and creeping stains across walls indicate mold has taken hold in your theater.

Mold Damage


The local theater scene depends on clever deception to keep things interesting. Unfortunately, the curtains and swags that keep audiences guessing can also hide the dampness that feeds mold damage. SERVPRO technicians seek out the hidden sources of water that support fungal growth in every corner of a performance venue.

When drama or comedy lovers line up to enjoy the show, mold damage can really take away from the Knoxville theater experience. Musty smells and creeping stains across walls indicate mold has taken hold in your theater. Managing this mold infestation requires the professional skills of our trained and experienced technicians. Because the area is large, there may be more than one source of water feeding the fungus. The organic materials the microbes can grow on are many and varied in the theater -- curtains, costumes, and sets are just a few of many items that can support mold colonies.

Ceilings are high in a theater, and the mold up near that leak in the roof may have been growing for some time, unseen because the areas are in darkness or covered. These difficulties will not deter SERVPRO crews. The training received by all our mold remediation specialists is through, a complete education in the ways mold spreads and grows. Our project managers will design a plan that finds, contains, and removes all active mold colonies, sometimes requiring that materials that cannot be cleaned be discarded. Any leaks in the roof, heating or cooling systems or plumbing must be repaired to curtail the growth of new microbial colonies. Our goal will be to bring the microbial activity down to an acceptable level, as it can never be completely eradicated.

Although that actual health consequences of mold growth for any particular individual cannot be determined without consultation with a healthcare professional, the public is concerned whenever mold is discovered in public places. Your entertainment space must be free of visible mold growth and odor. Cleaned and deodorized by our experts, your theater welcomes the local arts scene back, and your investment is protected.

If your theater has signs of mold damage, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville can help you resolve the problem. A call to (865) 862-8907 will deliver a full-service mold remediation team before the show.