Mold Management - A "Typical" Mold Removal Process
When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Dane County West has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.
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The mold cleanup and restoration process begin when you call SERVPRO. A representative will ask a series of questions to determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.
Inspection and Damage Assessment
Your property will be carefully inspected for mold signs using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.
Here at SERVPRO of Dane County West, we highly recommend that our customers engage Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists to detect exactly where microbial growth may be found in their homes. This is a partnership we strongly recommend and is mutually beneficial for our customers.
Industrial Hygienists/Environmentalists are specialists who tend to approach indoor mold conditions primarily from a scientific perspective. They are trained to take air samples and surface samples of visually apparent mold and develop a protocol for the remediation process.
Once a customer has a sample analysis completed, SERVPRO of Dane County West completes the detected mold's remediation.
Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent these mold spores' spread while the mold remediation is in progress.
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. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
Cleaning Contents and Belongings
SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals clean restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.
Depending on the mold damage level, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It may entail major repairs such as reconstructing various areas or rooms in a home or business.
SERVPRO of Dane County West Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you regain control quickly. We work with your insurance. SERVPRO of Dane County West is proud to serve the West Dane County, Madison, WI area. Equipped with the training, tools, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate water or fire damage and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dane County West will help make it "Like it never even happened.”®
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If You See Signs of Mold,
Call SERVPRO of Dane County West Today – (608) 497-3331