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Mold Removal Services in Wilmington and Fayetteville

Mold is more than a smelly nuisance. For homeowners, it can discolor and damage your home and present a serious health concern, thus demanding a swift response. To get things back to normal fast you need the speed, efficiency and expertise of residential/commercial restoration experts who understand the importance of not only removing mold, but also the proper procedures for performing the service. Mold is serious and requires a serious response for both health and liability considerations. It’s up to you to choose a qualified expert to help you navigate your particular situation. ServiceMaster Clean works with nationally recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, laboratory analysis and written remediation plans at a reasonable price. We know how to identify and eliminate the source of what has caused the mold, and implement the proper processes in order to eliminate mold growth. We can clear the contamination, while Restoring Peace of Mind®.

From fire and water, to mold remediation and trauma cleanup, we are the experts in commercial and residential restoration.

Proven processes for mold remediation

The ServiceMaster Clean® action steps for responding to mold contamination:
  1. Observe and assess.
  2. Report observations to insurance company.
  3. Establish extent and isolate/contain contaminated area.
  4. Determine appropriate mitigation procedures. (i.e. environmental testing, establishing types present and baseline levels, preparing a written remediation plan).
  5. Remove mold and protect areas from spore spread.

Mold defense varies with each occurrence. Our goal is to work with insurance companies to establish the proper procedures to handle every mold situation.

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How does mold develop in a home?

Mold in a home usually forms when there's too much moisture or water gets in. Here are the main reasons:

  • Leaky Fixtures: Roofs, windows, pipes, or other parts of the house can leak, bringing in moisture that's perfect for mold growth.

  • High Humidity: Poor ventilation, especially in humid areas like bathrooms, can lead to moisture buildup, encouraging mold.

  • Flooding: If there's flooding or water damage, it creates ideal conditions for mold to thrive.

  • Condensation: Areas with frequent condensation, like poorly insulated windows or walls, provide the moisture needed for mold.

  • Damp Materials: Mold can grow on materials like wood, paper, or cardboard if they stay damp for a long time.

To prevent mold, it's crucial to fix water issues promptly and ensure proper ventilation.

What is the scope of the mold removal project in a home?

The scope of a mold removal project at home depends on how much mold is there. Here are the main parts of the scope:

  • Inspection and Assessment: A careful look to find the affected areas and see how bad the mold is.

  • Containment: Keeping the affected areas isolated to stop mold spores from spreading.

  • Remediation Plan: A detailed plan for how to get rid of the mold, including the methods and steps.

  • Removal of Contaminated Materials: Getting rid of materials that can't be cleaned properly, like drywall or carpet.

  • Cleaning and Treatment: Using special cleaning stuff and techniques to clean and treat the surfaces with mold.

  • Preventative Measures: Taking steps to stop mold from coming back, like fixing moisture problems.

What methods will be used for mold removal at home?

Removing mold in a home involves different methods and techniques. Here's what might be used:

  • HEPA Vacuuming: Using strong vacuums to get rid of loose mold spores.

  • Cleaning Agents: Putting special solutions on surfaces to kill mold and stop it from coming back.

  • Abrasive Cleaning: Scrubbing surfaces with brushes or rough materials to get rid of mold from porous things.

  • Biocide Application: Using special substances to kill mold and keep it from returning, usually after a thorough cleaning.

  • Air Filtration: Using machines with filters to catch mold spores in the air during and after cleaning.

  • Encapsulation: Sealing treated surfaces to stop mold spores from getting out.

ServiceMaster Restoration of Wilmington tailors these methods to the specific conditions of the house and the type of mold present. This ensures effective removal and a safe, healthy home environment.