Harriman, TN Mold Damage Remediation
With more than 6000 residents in this Roane County community, homes and businesses alike contend with threatening situations like mold development. Venues like The Manor at Stowers Hill or the Harriman Community Center can become heavily impacted by developing mold and microbial concerns, as hundreds use these structures for events throughout the year. We have skilled remediation technicians capable of help 24/7.
Removing Mold Damaged Materials from Harriman Homes
Remediation often involves several practices working together to eliminate direct threats to the house and its occupants. Ideally, restorers and remediators work to reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction with sanding and soda blasting practices. Unfortunately, direct exposure to many sensitive materials like drywall can make conventional restoration solutions impossible, leaving no choice but to remove and discard these impacted elements. Our general contracting license keeps this work in-house and happening more efficiently than pursuing subcontractors.
Mold Odor Removal Strategies in Harriman
One of the signs of mold development in your home or business is a strong, musty odor. Colonies emit these smells as the organism feeds on organic matter, and the threat spreads further through the structure. Even with successful remediation to eliminate active colonization, separate restoration actions are necessary to remove and neutralize harsh odors these colonies can leave behind. Deodorization can begin with odor counteractants like beads and granules to reduce the severity, followed by elimination with hydroxyl generators and HEPA filtration products.
Learn about our mold remediation and removal service here.
SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane 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) 986-3015
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 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 Loudon & Roane Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Harriman residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Oak Ridge, TN
- Lenoir City, TN
- Harriman, TN
- Kingston, TN
- Loudon, TN
- Rockwood, TN
- Tellico Village, TN
- Oliver Springs, TN
- Ten Mile, TN
- Greenback, TN
- Philadelphia, TN
- Dixie Lee Junction, TN
- Rarity Bay, TN
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (865) 986-3015
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
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 Harriman, 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 Loudon & Roane Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Harriman, 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) 986-3015 and we will be on our way to help.