Clearwater, FL Mold Damage Remediation
Despite humid conditions, CBS Money Watch named Clearwater one of the ten best places for people to retire in 2012. Moisture content in the environment can adversely affect structures, however. Damp areas unaddressed by drying equipment and ventilation can lead to microbial development that overtakes hosting materials with destructive colonies. Mold remediation by our mold specialists can involve multiple approaches beginning with thorough mold inspections. We can help with:
- Bathroom mold removal
- Attic mold
- Black mold
- Mold remediation
- Mold specialists
How Does SERVPRO Remove Black Mold in Clearwater Homes?
Even though Clearwater does not become impacted by hurricanes and severe weather as often as coastal cities in Eastern Florida, damaging weather events can still impact roofs and exterior elements to allow water penetration. Moisture through the roof can lead to attic mold growth that requires immediate mold remediation strategies to begin. Removing black mold involves several steps, depending on the severity of the situation. Professionals can move colonies via controlled demolition, surface sending, or antimicrobial cleaning.
Can Mold Specialists Remove Mold Odors from Clearwater?
Harsh odors left behind after mold growth can often be considerable obstacles for mold remediation and bathroom mold removal efforts. Musty smells can overwhelm areas of your home, requiring multiple deodorization approaches ranging from neutralizing equipment like foggers and hydroxyl generators to air filtration equipment and HEPA products like air scrubbers to trap circulating active spores.
See how our mold specialists handle black mold on our main service page.
SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach
- 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 – (727) 614-0099
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. 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 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 Fire Disaster
A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster 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 Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Clearwater community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
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 - (727) 614-0099
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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
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 Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Clearwater, FL 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
Here at SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Clearwater, FL. 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 (727) 614-0099 and we will be on our way to help.