Woodbury, 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 belief. 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

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 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 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 Woodbury 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

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 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

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 Woodbury, 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 Woodbury, 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.