Downtown Knoxville, TN Mold Damage Remediation
Mold can be one of the most underappreciated threats to your home or business, especially considering how many downtown Knoxville properties battle these organisms every year. Moist conditions resulting from proximity to water bodies and the subtropical climate leave many structures battling higher humidity and moisture content in the environment. From the thousands of homes and apartments around Old City to the multitude of larger commercial facilities, addressing mold threats quickly is vital.
Mold Damage Repairs for Downtown Knoxville
With the general contracting license, we offer your home or business the repairs and reconstruction often necessary after mold exposure. Removing materials is not always needed but having the ability to conduct these actions when necessary can provide a more efficient outcome for mold damaged properties. We can also offer a wealth of services to prevent recurrences in the future, such as:
- Plumbing repairs
- Foundation patching
- Roof repairs and reconstruction
Odor Removal Tools Used in Downtown Knoxville Residences
One of the indicative signs of mold development in your home is a musty odor overwhelming the area. Despite the ability to remove mold growth from exposed materials and return your property to preloss condition, deodorization is still one of the final steps necessary to make mold losses “Like it never even happened.” This process ranges from using counteractants to lessen smells to mobile foggers or hydroxyl machines to neutralize them.
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SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville
- 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 – (865) 862-8907
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 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 Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Downtown Knoxville 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 2190, 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:
- Knoxville, TN
- Downtown Knoxville, TN
- Rocky Hill, TN
- Sequoyah Hills, TN
- South Knoxville, TN
- Bearden, TN
- Fort Sanders, TN
- Lyons View, TN
- University Of Tennessee, TN
- Holston Hills, TN
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 - (865) 862-8907
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 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 Downtown Knoxville, TN 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
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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Downtown Knoxville, TN 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 Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Downtown Knoxville, TN. 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 (865) 862-8907 and we will be on our way to help.