Quick Mold Remediation in Knoxville Halts Material Deterioration
SERVPRO Offers Knoxville Homeowners Efficient Mold Cleanup
Long-term flooding or general wetness in a house is likely to ruin most interior finishes and contents and cause microbial growth. Managing mold issues in your home requires identifying and fixing moisture sources. For example, clogged condensation pans in your HVAC system may lead to moisture damage which, when left unchecked, initiates microbial growth in that area.
Mold remediation processes in Knoxville require safety equipment to minimize exposure to chemical solutions and particulate matter hazards. Even though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that a homeowner can perform cleanup on areas less than 10 square feet, you may still require professionals to safely and effectively manage the situation. SERVPRO has skilled teams who perform a thorough mold inspection to identify mold levels that may affect spaces.
Examples of PPE used during mold cleanup include
- Heavy-duty gloves
- Splash goggles
- Full body suits
When carrying out the remediation process, demolition may be necessary for non-salvageable materials. Typically moldy porous materials are best handled through replacement. Therefore professionals must put on heavy-duty gloves to help protect the hands during damaged structural material removal.
Another reason you need professionals such as SERVPRO to take on such work is because of the chemicals, techniques, and accessibility of equipment for a successful remediation. Infested materials also need to be handled and disposed of carefully, which you may need help to do.
Surface agitation helps remove colonies from surfaces. A method like vacuuming is the best to contain debris. Unlike traditional vacuum cleaners, our teams use HEPA vacuums on all contaminated surfaces to trap mold spores while releasing clean air. Before doing so, we set up containment and ventilation. Using proper ventilation and air filtration devices (AFDs) ensures that disturbed spores do not spread to uninfected areas. After physically removing the colonies, disinfecting surfaces is also crucial.
Other necessary measures include:
- Ventilation of enclosed areas
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville takes every case of mold remediation seriously to ensure successful remediation. Call us at (865) 862-8907. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.