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. 

Our main mold remediation service page has more information.

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (865) 862-8907

Understanding Mold

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 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 2070, 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:

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 - (865) 862-8907

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Downtown Knoxville, TN. 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 (865) 862-8907 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.