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
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation 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
We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our water damage 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
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 Knoxville, 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
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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 Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Knoxville, 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 (865) 862-8907 and we will be on our way to help.