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

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 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 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 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 - (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 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 Newport, 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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Newport, 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

In Newport, MN, SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove 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 (651) 314-4631 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.