Fort Lauderdale, FL Mold Damage Remediation
Mold is more common in Fort Lauderdale homes than you might think. From the businesses of Las Olas Boulevard to the high-rise condominiums closer to our beaches, many structures can be influenced by high humidity levels or unresolved water damage to facilitate mold growth and damage.
Is Containment Needed in Ft. Lauderdale Properties?
An initial objective of remediation professionals at the damaged residence is to stop the spread of spores to new areas of the house. This occurs through erecting physical containment barriers to stop spore movement and gain control over drying principles like airflow, temperature, and the humidity of the workspace.
How Does Mold Remediation Work?
Remediation is not a universal system for recovery and cleanup in a mold-damaged residence. There is deliberation and assessment that experienced technicians of our SERVPRO team must conduct to determine what approach suits the situation best. Factors that influence this decision include the infestation severity and the condition of the hosting material. Options for remediation include:
- Surface cleaning
- Abrasive cleaning
- Controlled demolition
Mold Malodors Overwhelm Ft. Lauderdale Homes
Strong smells are a common occurrence with mold damage. We must overcome these malodors to restore comfortable living conditions in the house. Often, it is necessary to go beyond the remediation methods to influence these effects directly, such as introducing oxidation machines, pairing products, or thermal and ULV foggers to help.
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SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors
- 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 – (954) 516-7611
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 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 Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Lauderdale residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
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 - (954) 516-7611
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 Fort Lauderdale, 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
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
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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
In Fort Lauderdale, FL, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (954) 516-7611 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.