Newport, MN Mold Damage Remediation

You might not always recognize when mold has developed in your Newport home. In many situations, the organism seats and spreads on organic matter like drywall and wood in low traffic areas of the property. When homeowners do not regularly access areas like the basement or attic that can become damp, or do not have the appropriate ventilation in steam-ridden portions of the property like the kitchen or bathroom, mold can develop. Identifying these conditions without clear signs often falls to mold hygienists on our roster to test the environment and conduct air sampling. This analysis shows concentrations of mold spores, which can indicate active colonization when it exists.

Mold Removal for Newport Properties 

Mold remediation seeks to remove active colonization from hosting materials within the damage zone. Depending on the affected materials and the condition of these surfaces, there are multiple strategies for remediation. A combination of effort by our general contractors and our experienced remediators can offer effective and practical strategies for managing mold, including:

  • Sanding
  • Media blasting
  • Surface cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Mold Damage Repairs and Reconstruction of Newport Homes

Mold can deteriorate hosting materials as these elements get used as a source of food for the growing and spreading organism. Controlled demolition and discarding damaged material can provide a clean and stable surface for rebuilding and reconstruction after remediation. We can seamlessly transition from this mitigation and recovery to repairs and build back.

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SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove

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

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Newport community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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

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 - (651) 314-4631

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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove 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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Newport, 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.