St. Petersburg, FL Mold Damage Remediation
Whether it is the Tropicana Field where the Rays play ball, the Coliseum, or St. Petersburg College, the threat of mold and microbial growth is more prevalent than property owners realize. Persistent moisture concerns can leave structures vulnerable to mold and microbial development. With how fast microorganisms can spread in moist environments, our remediation team can mobilize fast to provide mold removal and cleaning solutions for homes. We can help with:
- Mold remediation
- Mold specialists
- Black mold
- Bathroom mold removal
- Attic mold
Is Attic Mold Removal Common for St. Petersburg Homes?
Attic spaces can be a common location for moisture to go unnoticed, facilitating mold growth and allowing organic matter to become hosts for colonization. Attic mold removal is not a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a combination of mold remediation strategies tailored to the specific situation. Evaluating these needs starts with a mold inspection and can direct our responding remediation professionals to surface treatment options like sanding, dry ice blasting, and abrasive cleaning.
Mold Odor Removal by SERVPRO Professionals in St. Petersburg Homes
Odors are often an indicator that active colonization exists but continue to linger after mold removal occurs. Controlled demolition and surface cleaning can lessen these threats, but odor neutralization is often still necessary. Our responding technicians can implement strategies to eliminate trapped smells in porous materials using a combination of deodorization equipment like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines.
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SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg
- 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 – (727) 522-0000
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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast 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 NE St. Petersburg is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help St. Petersburg residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Northeast St. Petersburg, FL
- Shore Acres, FL
- Meadowlawn, FL
- Snell Isle, FL
- Coffeepot Bayou, FL
- Placido Bayou, FL
- Old Northeast, FL
- Vinoy, FL
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 - (727) 522-0000
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
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
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
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 St. Petersburg, FL 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 NE St. Petersburg we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in St. Petersburg, 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 (727) 522-0000 and we will be on our way to help.