Riverview, FL Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be a universally damaging situation for homes and businesses in our community of all sizes. High humidity is common in coastal Florida, so we respond throughout the Greater Tampa area to help with remediation. 

What Mold Removal Option is Best in Riverview Houses? 

There is no one choice that is right for mold remediation, and this decision is more based on the conditions in which our professionals find the house. Colonies can spread through multiple rooms, but the severity of this damage changes. Evaluating the condition of hosting materials shows which mold removal tactics are ideal, such as: 

  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Power sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Controlled demolition
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Mold removal products

When Do Containment Strategies Occur

Containment is an essential element of mold remediation because this prevents the movement of active spores to new areas in the house. Preventing undamaged hosting materials from becoming damaged by mold organisms can limit the work area and allow remediation to complete more quickly.

How Common is Attic Mold for Riverview Homes? 

Because of how frequently severe storms can impact homes and businesses, the attic space is a traditional location for homeowners to find mold growth. Water penetration is more common through roof vulnerabilities than property owners think, so we provide contractors for needed repairs and remediators to resolve active microbial threats.

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SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (813) 460-0204

Understanding Mold

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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Riverview community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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 - (813) 460-0204

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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Riverview, 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

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

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk 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

Here at SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Riverview, 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 (813) 460-0204 and we will be on our way to help.