Cottage Grove , MN Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be one of the more underrated threats to area homes and businesses, yet it is more common than many believe. Because microbial threats can develop quickly in moist environments, our remediation professionals work quickly to contain the organisms and begin removing colonies as soon as they get discovered. 

The Benefit of Mold Inspections by Trained Professionals 

One of the first steps and mold remediation is identifying the extent of the damage to your home. Our production manager or crew chief can walk the property with the customer to determine how severe the infestation is and the affected hosting materials. Inspections allow our personnel to create a tailored remediation approach to make mold removal as efficient as possible. 

How Can Remediation Help?

Mold removal solutions are critical for homes affected by microbial growth, as the presence of this organism will only become more severe. Based on where the damaged area exists, various remediation possibilities exist. Ideally, we hope to resolve all mold concerns with surface treatments, but often more direct and aggressive methods are necessary with:  

  • Attic mold removal 
  • Basement mold remediation 
  • Crawlspace mold cleanup 
  • Bathroom mold remediation
  • Mold odor removal

Do Mold Removal Efforts Lead to House Repairs?

With controlled demolition being a possibility for remediation, reconstruction and repairs will be needed to return a property to preloss condition. Our general contractor license allows us to perform a range of build-back actions to help.  

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (651) 314-4631

Understanding Mold

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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

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

We proudly serve Woodbury, MN, Cottage Grove , MN, Newport, MN, and surrounding areas.

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 - (651) 314-4631

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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Cottage Grove , MN home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Cottage Grove , MN 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 Woodbury, Cottage Grove we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Cottage Grove , MN. 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 (651) 314-4631 and we will be on our way to help.