Riverview, FL Mold Damage Remediation
As its namesake would suggest, Riverview is surrounded by several bodies of water – not to mention proximity to the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Greater Tampa metropolitan area. The ever-present humidity throughout every season of the year poses potential concerns, but this is even more amplified through the hurricane season from May through the end of September. Storm damage, water disasters, or humid conditions can all play a direct role in developing mold and fungal threats for area homes and businesses.
Mold Inspections and Air Sampling in Riverview
Understanding the severity of the situation is among the most critical aspects of developing a tailored plan for mold remediation. Because not all mold growth is apparent and blatant, environmental testing can help to determine the extent of the organism’s spread. Hygienists and remediation professionals of our SERVPRO roster can capture air samples for evaluation to assess spore concentrations and identify mold risks.
Remediation Solutions for Riverview Homes
Mold removal efforts only focus on active colonization for remediation, which returns the damaged property to a safe and sanitary space for the occupants. Several approaches can remove active organisms from the house and the exposed hosting structural materials and contents. Some of the standard methods for eliminating higher concentrations of mold spores and physical colonies from surfaces include:
- Air scrubbers
- Negative air chambers
- Drying equipment
- Antimicrobial surface cleaning
- Abrasive surface cleaning
- Controlled demolition
- HVAC system and duct cleaning
Learn how SERVPRO mold remediators can help you today.
SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview
- 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 – (813) 741-3473
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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Riverview residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We proudly serve Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, Mango, FL, and surrounding areas.
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 - (813) 741-3473
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
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 Riverview, FL 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
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 Brandon / North Riverview we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Riverview, 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 (813) 741-3473 and we will be on our way to help.