Knoxville, TN Mold Damage Remediation
With the warmer climate and proximity to significant water bodies like the Tennessee River, Knoxville can contend with higher moisture and humidity concerns throughout the year. These conditions can ultimately threaten area homes and businesses with damp conditions to facilitate mold growth in less trafficked areas. A fast response to these conditions can help to remediate the situation and prevent the further spread and severity of these organisms throughout the structure.
Mold Removal and Remediation in Knoxville
There are multiple options when it comes to remediation and mold removal in area homes. Often, choices get made in the most efficient solutions for colony removal based on the severity of the situation and the hosting materials affected. While controlled demolition is often a final option when other choices have been exhausted, multiple levels of remediation and surface treatment can sometimes occur before this is necessary. Some remediation strategies include:
· Surface sanding
· Antimicrobial cleaning
· Media blasting
Mold Damage Repairs for Knoxville Homes
With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO team can provide a wealth of services for rebuilding homes and businesses as necessary. Evaluating how destructive mold organisms have become to materials in your home can often indicate where controlled demolition is needed and where reconstruction will be as well. We also strive to repair or reconstruct areas that allowed moisture and water penetration to prevent recurrences.
See the main service page for more on our mold remediation and damage repair.
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville
- 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 – (865) 862-8907
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
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Knoxville community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Knoxville, TN
- Downtown Knoxville, TN
- Rocky Hill, TN
- Sequoyah Hills, TN
- South Knoxville, TN
- Bearden, TN
- Fort Sanders, TN
- Lyons View, TN
- University Of Tennessee, TN
- Holston Hills, TN
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 - (865) 862-8907
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
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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Knoxville, 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
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Knoxville, TN. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (865) 862-8907 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.