Naples, FL Mold Damage Remediation

Despite nearly 20,000 residents in Naples alone, surrounding islands and portions of the Everglades present a marshy atmosphere and environment that continually offer high humidity conditions. Throughout this region, homes and businesses can contend with these circumstances and battle the facilitation of mold and microbial threats in areas that might not be readily accessible or regularly checked in your home. If you suspect that mold might exist, it is essential to act quickly to protect your property and its occupants.

Mold Testing to Confirm Colonization in Naples Homes 

Many home and business owners have dealt with mold and microbial threats in their lifetime, which can lead to a misinterpretation of this situation's severity. When you suspect that mold growth might exist, it is crucial to rely on testing and inspections to confirm these suspicions to shorten any delays in getting remediation and repairs started in the home as soon as possible. Air sampling takes small collections of matter trapped in filtration devices in specific areas of your home to a lab for evaluation.

Mold Remediation Strategies for Naples 

From the Coastland Center to Waterside Shops, remediation must begin as soon as possible for homes and businesses in the region. Prolonging this needed action can allow organisms to spread further and impact more materials and contents. Several strategies exist for remediation depending on the hosting material, including: 

  • Hand/Power Sanding
  • Surface Cleaning with Antimicrobial Products
  • Controlled Demolition 

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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (239) 302-5700

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

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 Naples residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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

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

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 Naples / Marco Island 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Naples, FL 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 Naples / Marco Island has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Naples, FL. 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 (239) 302-5700 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.