Hockessin, DE Mold Damage Remediation

From the Red Clay Consolidated School District schools to the more than 13,500 residents of our town, removing mold and restoring homes involves many steps and stages. Our experienced remediators can help with:

- Water removal services

- Odor removal

- Controlled demolition

- Attic mold removal

- Black mold damage repairs

Can Mold Spores Be Contained in Hockessin Properties?

Containing active mold spores can be one of the small victories awarded to restoration and remediation professionals working on a damaged home. Preventing the movement of active microbes defines the parameter of the work area and focuses on mold removal efforts. 

What Remediation Approach Suits Hockessin Homes the Best? 

There are dozens of possible mold removal strategies that could get employed in damaged homes. Choosing among these is often the result of data gathered from mold inspections about the affected materials, the severity of the situation, and the environmental conditions. We can begin with surface cleaning, but a more aggressive approach is often necessary to remove colonies fully. 

Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Needed in Hockessin Residences? 

Structural weaknesses are not uncommon after mold damage and microbial threats. As the organism seats deeply into hosting materials, the structural integrity of these surfaces becomes weak and degraded. With a general contractor license, we can provide black mold damage repairs to replace damaged materials and prevent mold recurrences. 

See more about our attic mold removal and odor elimination on our main page.

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (302) 992-0104

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 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

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Hockessin 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 2050, 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) 992-0104

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 Hockessin, 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

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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 Hockessin / Elsmere has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Hockessin, 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) 992-0104 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.