Is Mold Remediation Necessary in Your Coconut Grove Home?

With the typical hot, humid climate conditions expected in Coconut Grove, we can expect that any of the thousands of structures in the area can fall victim to microbial threats and mold growth. Mold spores exist naturally in nearly every environment, so high moisture content in structures like the Miami-Dade Public Library or the waterfront high rise buildings on Grove Isle can leave the property vulnerable to developing mold colonies.

Leading Mold Remediation Company for Coconut Grove

With our experience and continued education for the Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) certification, we provide knowledgeable, empathetic, and experienced professionals to remediation jobs. Whether it is your family home near the Village Center to larger structures like Florida International University campuses and Mercy Hospital, remediation strategies are often universal. Depending on the severity of the damage, we can offer options such as:

• Sanding
• Soda Blasting
• Surface Cleaning
• Antimicrobial Treatments
• Controlled Demolition

Pre-testing and evaluation ensure that abrasive cleaning techniques do not damage original construction materials whenever possible. With historic properties in the region like the First Coconut Grove School, the right cleaning process can prevent deterioration and a need for build back.

Mold Damage Repairs

Controlled demolition and repairs are not always entirely avoidable with microbial growth and damage to the property. We have a full division of qualified and licensed contractors that can repair, rebuild, and even start new construction projects following the demolition of irreparably damaged structural elements.

SERVPRO of South Miami

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (305) 269-8900

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 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 South Miami is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Coconut Grove residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (305) 269-8900

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 Coconut Grove, FL 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

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 South Miami 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 Coconut Grove, FL 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

SERVPRO of South Miami has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Coconut Grove, FL. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (305) 269-8900 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.