Wilmington, NC Mold Damage Remediation
The historic Riverwalk in the city is home to some of the area's many shops and restaurants, but it can also be an area that battles higher humidity and moisture concerns throughout the year. New Hanover County structures rely on SERVPRO to help after mold.
Mold Inspections Help Wilmington Properties
Inspections are an important part of the remediation process. Professionals like ours can evaluate the condition of structural elements and hosting materials to determine the best possible removal approach based on environmental conditions and the structural integrity of impacted surfaces. We also determine where cleaning and relocation of contents are necessary.
Is Surface Cleaning Sufficient?
In the early stages of mold development, surface cleaning can still be an effective method of remediation and removal. Only when the infestation embeds beyond this surface level or completely overtakes the hosting element is there no benefit to using antimicrobial or sporicidal products. Additionally, these chemical agents prevent further colonization.
Where Is Mold Likely to Grow in Wilmington Homes?
Finding mold is not always as simple as it seems. Often, mold can form and spread inside structural cavities and underneath surface materials to be hard to identify immediately. You must find signs of growth like musty odors, wet surfaces, or early spotting. Common areas to encounter mold can include:
- basement mold
- kitchen mold
- crawlspace mold
- attic mold
- bathroom mold
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SERVPRO of New Hanover
- 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 – (910) 762-8180
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 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 New Hanover is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Wilmington residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Wilmington, NC
- Wrightsville Beach, NC
- Castle Hayne, NC
- Kure Beach, NC
- Carolina Beach, NC
- Elizabethtown, NC
- Figure Eight Island, NC
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 - (910) 762-8180
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
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
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 New Hanover 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 New Hanover we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Wilmington, NC. 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 (910) 762-8180 and we will be on our way to help.