Wilmington, DE Mold Damage Remediation

As the most populated city in Delaware, homes and businesses suffer various disasters that require professional restoration. Homes along the Christina and Brandywine Rivers can battle humidity that leads to mold growth threats. We have different remediation strategies for the more than 70,000 residents in the city. 

Mold Removal Strategies to Help Wilmington Homes 

Removing mold from your home or business relies on data collected during a job scoping inspection of the property. We determine the type of mold damage present, the affected materials, and the necessary removal process. Some of the areas we specialize in include: 

  • Water removal services
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Attic mold removal
  • Mold inspections

Can Containment Help the Remediation Process?

Containment is one of the keys to successful mold remediation. By preventing the spread of active spores and microbes, the damaged area can be better regulated for airflow, temperature, and moisture. Plastic sheeting over structural openings and pathways like the HVAC system can be instrumental in stopping the spread of active organisms.  

What Efforts Remove Mold and Prevent Future Infestations for Wilmington Houses? 

New England homes' basement and attic areas are highly susceptible to moisture penetration and subsequent mold threats. Repairs and reconstruction services possible with our general contractor license ensure that adequate measures are taken to eliminate structural vulnerabilities leading to recurrences.  

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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 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 Hockessin / Elsmere is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Wilmington 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

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

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 Wilmington, 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

Here at SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Wilmington, DE. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (302) 992-0104 and we will be on our way to help.