How Do You Know if There is Mold in Your Claymont Home?
As damp and humid as conditions often are for Claymont and the surrounding areas, many homeowners are still unsure of how to diagnose mold growth in their properties before the situation gets out of control. Typically the adage we use is 'see the mold, treat the mold.' This showcases the importance of visual inspections conducted by competent professionals like our SERVPRO team. In complexes like The Reserve at Darley Green or the Darley Green Apartments nearby, mold development can spread to infest multiple units.
Removing Mold Colonies Where They Get Found
With so many historic properties in the area ranging from the Darley House to the Claymont Stone School, we have to move quickly to address mold concerns in these structures. Combining this with the more than 15,000 residents of the city, and our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) on our roster are active on projects year-round. We have effective environmental sampling methods to determine the likelihood of mold and efficient remediation strategies like sanding, media blasting, and surface cleaning to remove it.
Long-Term Prevention Solutions
Preventing mold in the future is always the ultimate goal of our SERVPRO team, as this is a long-term solution to the problem. From rebuilding basement walls for homes along the South Branch Naaman Creek to installing permanent dehumidification equipment in venues like Bellevue Hall and the Knollwood Community Center, we can reduce the possibilities of recurrences.
SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington
- 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 – (302) 762-8080
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Claymont community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Wilmington, DE
- Claymont, DE
- Brandywine, DE
- Talleyville, DE
- Edgemoor, DE
- Bellefonte, DE
- Ardentown, DE
- Greenville, DE
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 - (302) 762-8080
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
To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Claymont, DE home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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
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
SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Claymont, DE. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (302) 762-8080 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.