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Expert mold remediation near you

Almost nothing can make your home feel less like a sanctuary than discovering mold. Unfortunately, mold spreads as soon as 24 hours after finding an adequate place to thrive. That means, by the time you’ve discovered it, it’s had time to make itself at home in your space. To keep the damage from worsening, allow ServiceMaster by Cornerstone to help with mold remediation and damage restoration services in Memphis.

Because mold is naturally occurring, you already have low levels that aren’t harmful to you or your loved ones. It isn’t until humidity or bacteria create the perfect environment for mold to grow that you have a mold infestation on your hands.

Has your home suffered the effects of mold damage? Call our Memphis mold remediation experts today at (901) 459-3675 or contact us online!

How to Test for Mold in House

There are a few methods for testing for mold in a house. Here are a few options:

  • Visual inspection: The most obvious sign of mold growth is visible mold on surfaces such as walls, floors, and ceilings. If you see any visible mold growth, it's likely that there is additional mold growth that is not visible.

  • DIY mold test kits: There are several mold test kits available for purchase that allow you to collect samples of mold in your home and send them to a lab for analysis. These kits typically include swabs or strips that you can use to collect samples from surfaces such as walls, floors, and ceilings.

  • Professional mold testing: A professional mold inspector can conduct a thorough inspection of your home to identify any areas of mold growth. They may also use specialized equipment such as air sampling devices to test the air quality in your home for mold spores.

It's important to note that DIY mold test kits may not always be reliable, and may not be able to detect all types of mold. Professional mold testing can be more accurate, but can also be more expensive. If you suspect that you have a mold problem in your home, it's important to address it as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential health problem

How to Get Rid of Mold on Walls

Depending on how severe the mold growth is on the walls of your home, you might be able to get rid of it. Unfortunately, if your walls utilize porous materials such as bathroom tiles, then it is likely that they will need to be replaced. However, if it is made of non-porous materials such as plaster or sheetrock, and you noticed mold growth in its early stage, it is possible to remove the mold yourself.

Get rid of mold growth on non-porous surfaces in your home by doing the following:

  • Clean the surface with a solution made up of detergent and water. Use a sponge or brush to wipe away the mold. Let it dry completely.
  • Follow up with a solution of water and bleach -- mix ¾ cup of chlorine bleach to a gallon of warm water. While wearing rubber gloves, use a sponge or brush to apply the mixture to the mold stains on the wall. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • After the water-bleach mixture has sat for 5 minutes, scrub the wall, rinse it, and let it air dry.

If the mold growth is severe or you or your loved ones are allergic to mold or have a sensitive respiratory system, it is better to have a Memphis mold removal expert on your side. Reach out to our team ServiceMaster by Cornerstone to schedule an appointment today to get rid of mold on your walls.

Call our mold clean-up company today at (901) 459-3675 to help make your home safe and healthy again.

Mold Damage Services Available 24/7

Our restoration service company is different from others in the area because we’re available to support you day and night. It only takes a few hours for mold to spread, so there’s very little time to waste, which is why we can answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer you a mold removal process that includes:

  • Inspecting your property to locate moisture sources and repair the issue immediately
  • Assessing structural damage caused by mold and fortifying damaged areas
  • Containing the mold infestation by blocking off rooms to keep you and your loved ones safe from mold exposure
  • Dehumidifying and deodorizing all affected areas to improve air quality and remove any lingering foul odors

Rest assured that our Memphis mold damage specialists will deliver a customer-focused experience and superior quality results that you’ll be happy with.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Cornerstone?

Our local Memphis restoration service experts are backed by a legacy of six decades, helping residential customers, just like you, reclaim their homes. We employ proven methods and use state-of-the-art equipment to remove mold, repair any damage, and try to keep it from returning.

Do you need mold testing in memphis? Get started by calling (901) 459-3675 or contacting us today.

frequently asked questions

  • What are the most common causes of mold?

    Keep a look out in your home for the following top causes of mold:

    - Water: moisture that occurs from rain, leaks, spills or other source are breeding grounds for mold growth 

    - Poor ventilation: because mold grows best in damp areas with little ventilation, areas with poor air flow are favorable for mold

    - Humidity: an air humidity level of 55% or higher can contribute to mold growth
  • What are some of the warning signs of mold growth?

    - Brown or black spots on the ceiling, walls and/or floors 

    - Condensation forming on surfaces in the home, indicative of high moisture levels in the home 

    - Musty or mildew odor that doesn't go away
  • What is the difference between mold removal and mold remediation?

    Mold removal is the act of cleaning surfaces affected by mold or cutting away/throwing out material that has been significantly impacted by mold. 

    Mold remediation is an umbrella term for the entire mold restoration process - from mold testing to containment, clean-up and prevention services.
  • Can I remove black mold myself?

    If you don't have substantial knowledge of this particular fungus, you shouldn't attempt to eliminate black mold yourself, regardless of the scope and severity. If you have experience and black mold damage is minimal, you can use detergent and water or a cleaning product like bleach. Even so, hiring a mold remediation expert with access to specialized techniques ensures the elimination of mold without dispersing spores into your home's air supply. This is essential to avoid recurring issues. 

     If you decide to do the job on your own, you should seriously consider your health and safety. By wearing protective clothing, such as gloves, goggles, and masks, you can prevent skin irritation caused by spore contact and prevent inhalation. It is imperative that ventilation be properly considered prior to any cleanup procedure since poor removal techniques could result in more contamination. Ultimately, black mold elimination is considerably safer when handled by professionals.
  • Who to call for mold problems?

    Mold remediation companies: These companies specialize in removing mold from homes and businesses. They have the necessary equipment and expertise to identify the type of mold and the extent of the damage, and to safely remove the mold from the affected area.

    (2) Environmental consultants: These professionals can conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business to identify the source of the mold and the extent of the damage. They can also provide recommendations for remediation and prevention. 

    (3) Home inspectors: If you are buying or selling a home, a home inspector can identify any mold problems and provide recommendations for remediation.

    ( Indoor air quality professionals: These professionals can test the air quality in your home or business for mold spores and other contaminants, and provide recommendations for remediation.