Stuart, FL Mold Damage Remediation
Mold is a natural-occurring microorganism, which exists everywhere whether we like it or not. Every home and business has natural concentrations of microscopic mold that are a part of the ecosystem. However, circumstances like high humidity and water leaks can upset this natural balance and make the mold grow out of control.
Mold may seem trivial, something that spoils your house’s beauty but is ultimately harmless. Nothing further from the truth: mold can actually be very dangerous, not only to your health, but also to the house itself. If left to grow unchecked or incorrectly removed, it will feed on wood, paper, fabrics and glue to the point that it could cause the property’s foundations to collapse.
Your Stuart home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water, such as a leak or a badly dried carpet, is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Seeing the dangers that it poses and how fast it can spread, you should call the experts of SERVPRO ® to inspect your home or office immediately. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
From the very assessment of the damage to the restoration of your property to its previous state, SERVPRO ® of Martin County will make it "Like it never even happened." Call (772) 334-8762 for more information.
Until we arrive, you can review these mold damage tips.
SERVPRO of Martin County
- 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 – (772) 334-8762
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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Martin County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Stuart residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Stuart, FL
- Palm City, FL
- Jupiter Island, FL
- Indiantown, FL
- Jensen Beach, FL
- Hobe Sound, FL
- Hutchinson Island, FL
- Port Salerno, FL
- Sailfish Point, FL
- Sewalls Point, FL
- Ocean Breeze, FL
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 - (772) 334-8762
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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
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
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
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
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 Martin County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Stuart, 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 (772) 334-8762 and we will be on our way to help.