Raleigh, NC Mold Damage Remediation
With a land area of more than 142 square miles, Raleigh is home to more than just commercial buildings and residential areas. The natural landscapes of Wake County can attribute to conditions like flooding and moisture concerns that leave structures vulnerable to mold and microbial development. We can help with:
- Mold removal techniques
- Attic mold removal
- Water/moisture management
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Mold inspections
How Can Containment Help the Mold Removal Process?
To successfully implement remediation practices, containment is vital. Physical barriers can prevent spore circulation, which is especially crucial for Raleigh businesses to keep operating in a limited capacity while mold removal gets underway.
Remediating Mold Growth in Raleigh Structures
There are several options for remediation and restoration of mold damage in a home or business. Mold removal strategies vary considerably based on the damage to the property and the affected materials. Surface cleaning is a common starting point for light mold damage with antimicrobial cleaners and biocides. More aggressive measures also exist for more threatening conditions.
Removing Mold Malodors from Raleigh Homes
Mold can impact homes in many ways, and one of the most widespread and overwhelming of these is the musty odor that microbial colonies can leave behind. Deodorization practices can neutralize open-air concerns in the environment but products like odor-sealing primers work to contain trapped malodors on surfaces to be repainted.
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SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon
- 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 – (919) 250-0455
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 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
SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Raleigh community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2060, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Raleigh, NC
- Garner, NC
- Knightdale, NC
- Zebulon, NC
- Wendell, NC
- Willow Spring, NC
- Auburn, NC
- Shotwell, NC
- Lizard Lick, NC
- Eagle Rock, NC
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (919) 250-0455
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 Raleigh, NC 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
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
SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon 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 Raleigh, NC 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 East Raleigh / Zebulon has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Raleigh, NC. 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 (919) 250-0455 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.