South Peabody, MA Mold Damage Remediation

With significant water bodies for Essex County such as Spring Pond and Tapley Brook directly supplying South Peabody, we strive to keep area residents informed about the risks and possibilities of developing conditions like mold and microbial colonies. The facilitation of mold can be destructive to any home, especially when the initial signs go unnoticed, and colonies can spread quickly throughout a broad area of the house. Our remediation professionals can help to contain these threats beginning as soon as we arrive.

Mold Remediation Options for South Peabody 

Much like mitigation, remediation seeks to move quickly to address active colonies throughout the property when organisms are spreading. While containment can help to eliminate the movement of specific spores from one area of the property to another, addressing the impact of colonies on organic matter requires a combination of direct actions. Depending on the severity of the mold colonization and the impacted materials supporting colonies, there is a range of difficulty in the likelihood of restoring installed materials. Controlled demolition is often necessary in some regard, though other options exist such as:

  • Sanding
  • Surface cleaning
  • Soda blasting

Mold Odor Removal in South Peabody Homes

One of the defining traits of many mold colonies present in a home is a musty odor left behind. Deodorization becomes a necessary element of remediation, and this requires several tools. Among the most common options selected are thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators.

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SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead

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

Understanding Mold

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

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

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 Salem / Peabody / Marblehead 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

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in South Peabody, MA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (978) 744-4545 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.