Is Mold a Serious Threat in Talleyville Homes?

Many Talleyville home and business owners do not fully recognize the risks and hazards with allowing mold to grow and spread unabated in a property. Because of the moisture in the environment, many homes throughout the area battle water in their basements and subsequent mold. Without addressing these concerns directly, the threat can spread to more challenging areas of the building, which can be highly hazardous in environments like the Nemours / Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children or assisted living centers like Sunrise of Wilmington and Forwood Manor.

Removing Mold Colonies As Quickly as Possible

Because of how threatening mold can be, professional mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team can efficiently manage these conditions and keep your family safe. With museums and historic properties like the Nemours Estate or the Delaware Art Museum, mold can also impact irreplaceable items. Management of these conditions involves a combination of practices, including containment with negative air chambers, colony removal with soda blasting and sanding, and controlled demolition to manage severe exposures.

How Can SERVPRO Prevent Mold Recurrences?

With a team of in-house contractors, we can work efficiently to establish the best solutions to reduce the possibilities of recurrences for mold in your home or business. For some structures, better ventilation and permanent dehumidification can reduce moisture concerns, but larger facilities like Harris School of Business, St. Edmond's Academy, and Brandywine High School might require more intricate repairs. 

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (302) 762-8080

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 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

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Talleyville community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 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 Talleyville, 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Talleyville, DE 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

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Talleyville, 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.