Pigeon Forge, TN Mold Damage Remediation
From properties like the historic Pigeon Forge Mill or the massive Pigeon Forge Convention Center, a range of properties could be heavily damaged by developing mold colonies. As leading remediation professionals in Sevier County and beyond, our SERVPRO team provides fast mold removal and cleanup solutions, including the homes of nearly 6000 residents.
How Can Mold Removal Occur in Pigeon Forge Properties?
Choosing the ideal mold removal tactic is a product of the severity of mold exposure and the affected materials. Remediation can take several forms, including:
- Controlled demolition
- Black mold damage repairs
- Surface cleaning
- Soda blasting
- Mold removal products
Is Containment Helpful for the Remediation Process?
One of the needs of a property during remediation is effective containment strategies. Preventing the spread of mold spores to new areas of the house helps cleanup and remediation to be more efficient and effective. This process often involves the placement of plastic sheeting but can also include equipment like air scrubbers and negative-pressure machines.
Keeping Mold from Returning to Pigeon Forge Basements and Attics
Preventing recurrences of mold damage can be one of the ultimate goals of our remediation professionals. Often, this is achieved through reconstruction and repairs of structural vulnerabilities that allow for persistent moisture damage. With a general contractor license, we can perform these build-back needs and protect the property.
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SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties
- 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 – (865) 429-8885
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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Pigeon Forge residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Sevierville, TN
- Gatlinburg, TN
- Pigeon Forge, TN
- Jefferson City, TN
- Newport, TN
- Dandridge, TN
- Cosby, TN
- White Pine, TN
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 - (865) 429-8885
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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Pigeon Forge, TN 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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Pigeon Forge, TN. 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 (865) 429-8885 and we will be on our way to help.