Marco Island, FL Mold Damage Remediation
Because of the island's position in the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The conditions during the wet seasons spanning from May through October can consistently provide high moisture content in the environment to facilitate organisms and allow for mold threats. Remediation should begin as quickly as possible when mold growth is suspected in a home, as our experienced team can help reduce total loss and potential health effects.
Does Your Marco Island Home Suffer Mold Damage?
You might not immediately recognize when conditions exist that can facilitate the growth of mold. It is often up to the homeowner's diligence to determine where active colonization might be present when problem areas, such as crawl spaces, can stay perpetually damp. One of the practical approaches to definitively determining the presence of microbial threats is through environmental testing. With an in-house mold hygienist, we can implement air sample testing to identify higher concentrations of spores that would indicate a nearby colony.
Mold Removal from Marco Island Homes
Removing active colonies can involve many different approaches, much of which depend on the exposed material and the severity of the situation. There is no preserving affected structural elements like drywall and gypsum board in some cases, and these materials must get removed and discarded to eliminate mold threats. In other situations, remediation includes:
- Abrasive Cleaning
- Wipe Cleaning
Find out more about mold remediation and odor removal here.
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island
- 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 – (239) 302-5700
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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Marco Island residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Naples, FL
- Marco Island, FL
- Naples Manor, FL
- Old Marco Junction, FL
- Weavers Station, FL
- Paolita Station, FL
- Wagon Wheel, FL
- Miles City, FL
- Fakahatchee, FL
- Monroe Station, FL
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 - (239) 302-5700
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
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
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
In Marco Island, FL, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island 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 (239) 302-5700 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.