Peabody, MA Mold Damage Remediation

Despite Peabody's often-humid conditions, it was still one of the most industrious locations for tanning throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. While these organizations needed to overcome specific threats that moist conditions could cause the product, homes have always contended with a higher moisture content that presents direct threats to the structure and its occupants like mold and microbial growth. Cellars and basements are ideal locations for mold development, as these are often poorly ventilated and battle the worst of groundwater moisture concerns.

Mold Environmental Testing in Peabody 

Identifying the presence of mold colonies in your home can be a challenge without appropriately skilled professionals. Mold does not always have direct physical signals of its presence in areas where you frequent the most. Environmental testing like air sampling can determine concentrations of mold spores that could lead to the determination of active colonization. Once these colonies have been confirmed, remediation strategies can begin. These solutions often include:

  • Sanding
  • Dry Ice Blasting
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition 

Mold Damage Repairs for Peabody Homes 

 A complete division of general contractors apart from our mold remediation professionals ensures that we can offer a more comprehensive solution to restore your home after mold damage. We have skilled professionals capable of handling the repairs necessary to specific utilities and the reconstruction often required after controlled demolition occurs. These same professionals can also aid in the relocation of affected contents requiring off-site cleaning and restoration. 

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SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 744-4545

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 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 Salem / Peabody / Marblehead is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Peabody residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (978) 744-4545

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 Peabody, MA 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 Salem / Peabody / Marblehead we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Peabody, MA. 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 (978) 744-4545 and we will be on our way to help.