Merritt Island, FL Mold Damage Remediation

How Damaging is Mold Growth in Merritt Island Homes?

The presence of mold colonies in a Merritt Island home or business can be a hazardous situation for people and pets exposed. As natural as these conditions might seem with the humid environment of our coastal community, microbial threats should get addressed as promptly as possible using trusted removal methods and containment strategies. As a leading mold remediation company in Brevard County, we can help the thousands of homes, as well as larger structures like Merritt Island Airport or The Savannahs Golf Course, contend with these microbial concerns.

Is Mold Removal Possible for Merritt Island Homes?

Misinformation can often be as damaging as the presence of mold in your Merritt Island home or business. Mold removal is not entirely possible, as naturally occurring spores exist in every environment, from your Lotus and Angel City residences to Honeymoon Lake and the Kennedy Space Center. Remediation seeks to remove active colonization that can become health hazards through several practices like soda blasting, sanding, antimicrobial treatments, and mold inhibitors.

Mold Damage Repairs

Structural deterioration is one of the effects that colonization can have on your home or business, which often requires controlled demolition and later reconstruction to resolve. Careful removal of impacted surfaces can be a staple of remediation. It can also help structures like Merritt Square Mall, Merritt Island High School, or the Space Center Visitor Complex to stay up and running in a limited capacity when environmental testing indicates a mold threat.

SERVPRO of Central Brevard

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (321) 638-4947

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

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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 - (321) 638-4947

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

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

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 Central Brevard 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 Central Brevard we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Merritt Island, FL. 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 (321) 638-4947 and we will be on our way to help.