Newport, DE Mold Damage Remediation

With our placement on the river, homes and waterfront warehouses can be susceptible to mold development. We can help with residential mold remediation and large damage scenarios for properties like Delaware Military Academy and John Dickinson High School. 

What is the Best Remediation for Newport Homes?  

Choosing among the multiple remediation approaches available depends on where mold colonies exist in the house and any other results our professionals hope to achieve. Newport homes are susceptible to flooding and storm damages, making certain areas more vulnerable to mold growth than others. We have solutions for:

  • Attic mold
  • Black mold
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold containment
  • Odor removal

How Likely is Basement Mold for Newport Properties? 

The basement can be a common location for mold growth, namely due to the lack of airflow and the persistent dampness of this underground level. In moist conditions, after the water has penetrated vulnerable mortar joints or infiltrated in other ways, exposed elements like wood subflooring can become hosts for destructive colonies.  

Can SERVPRO Complete Mold Damage Repairs? 

While not all mititgating situations ultimately require repairs and reconstruction, having this capability with our general contractor license ensures that your home returns to preloss condition more quickly. We can provide a wealth of build-back services, beginning with controlled demolition and continuing through material replacement and foundation repairs. 

For more on mold damage repairs and remediation services, see our main page. 

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere

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

Understanding Mold

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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Newport residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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) 992-0104

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

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

In Newport, DE, SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (302) 992-0104 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.