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SERVPRO Handles Visible and Hidden Mold Remediation in Naples Homes

A homeowner knew they had a water damage problem but did not realize the mold damage's extent within their Naples property. Upon bringing in SERVPRO to scope the bathroom, the technicians found the area needed extensive mold remediation due to long-term leakage from the tub. As seen in the Before Photo, there is no visible evidence of the need for bathroom mold removal.

First Actions Include Mold Inspection in Naples Properties

The technicians scope the areas where they suspect mold has set up a home and investigate outward to determine the infestation size in the Naples house. This action entails:

  • Professional devices to determine areas of collective moisture
  • Determining the presence of black mold
  • Using their training as mold specialists

On the Lookout for Any Needed Black Mold Damage Repairs

When needed and with the property owner's permission, SERVPRO technicians can bring in an outside industrial hygienist to take air and colony samples to determine the type of mold cultures present. It is not uncommon for more than one kind to infest a property, and fortunately, nearly all mold types require three things to exist, which are:

  • Elevated humidity levels
  • Organic consumable materials
  • An undisturbed place to grow

Performing Controlled Demolition as Part of Mold Removal in Naples

The use of controlled demolition sounds destructive, but in fact, it is one of the most-used weapons against property damage in a restoration specialist's arsenal of tools. It gets done by carefully scoping to ascertain the level of mold growth or moisture within the sheetrock and on the flooring. If there is a seepage problem under tile in a bathroom, there can also be a mold issue. The same rule applies to sheetrock in the room. If there is mold growing on the wall's interior, generally, those building materials have no potential for reuse through cleaning, and the ruined articles get removed. Only the damaged areas get eliminated, leaving as much of the original structure as possible to keep repair costs down for the homeowner.

Removal of Elevated Humidity During Mold Remediation in Naples Structures

Although Florida is known as a humid environment, lowering the interior humidity can dry existing mold infestations and leave dried matter that only needs removal. SERVPRO technicians use both air movers and dehumidification equipment in tandem to remove the moisture rapidly and monitor the process carefully. Afterward, they use various methods to remove dried colonies, such as careful hand scraping, hand vacuums fitted with HEPA filtration, or mechanical methods such as soda or ice blasting that remove the dried matter without marring wood studs.

Deep Cleaning Against Mold Damage in Naples

As seen in the After Photo, the tub, a portion of the walls, and the flooring required removal during the bathroom mold removal. Once the equipment dried the room and the techs verified the air moisture levels were below the life-sustaining levels for mold, they moved on to the final step of the mold remediation process. The techs manually wipe down surfaces with their EPA-approved antimicrobial cleaning agents and apply sealant on surfaces where colony removal took place to ensure no return of the homeowner's issue.