St. Petersburg, FL Mold Damage Remediation

Whether it is the Tropicana Field where the Rays play ball, the Coliseum, or St. Petersburg College, the threat of mold and microbial growth is more prevalent than property owners realize. Persistent moisture concerns can leave structures vulnerable to mold and microbial development. With how fast microorganisms can spread in moist environments, our remediation team can mobilize fast to provide mold removal and cleaning solutions for homes. We can help with: 

  • Mold remediation
  • Mold specialists
  • Black mold
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold

Is Attic Mold Removal Common for St. Petersburg Homes?

Attic spaces can be a common location for moisture to go unnoticed, facilitating mold growth and allowing organic matter to become hosts for colonization. Attic mold removal is not a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a combination of mold remediation strategies tailored to the specific situation. Evaluating these needs starts with a mold inspection and can direct our responding remediation professionals to surface treatment options like sanding, dry ice blasting, and abrasive cleaning.  

Mold Odor Removal by SERVPRO Professionals in St. Petersburg Homes

Odors are often an indicator that active colonization exists but continue to linger after mold removal occurs. Controlled demolition and surface cleaning can lessen these threats, but odor neutralization is often still necessary. Our responding technicians can implement strategies to eliminate trapped smells in porous materials using a combination of deodorization equipment like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines. 

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SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (727) 522-0000

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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help St. Petersburg residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (727) 522-0000

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

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 NE St. Petersburg 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 NE St. Petersburg we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in St. Petersburg, 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 (727) 522-0000 and we will be on our way to help.