Gretna, LA Mold Damage Remediation
As the seat of Jefferson Parish, the nearly 18,000 residents of the city are consistently combatting humid conditions that could facilitate mold growth. Our SERVPRO team has solutions for all damage types, from single-family homes to the Oakwood Center and La Maison Creole.
How Does Mold Remediation Help Damaged Gretna Homes?
Mold remediation is a general term describing dozens of possible cleaning and mold removal efforts. Our experienced restoration professionals have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to complete:
- Mold inspections
- Mold remediation
- Black mold damage repairs
- Attic mold removal
- Bathroom mold removal
Can You Contain Spores During Bathroom Mold Removal in Gretna Homes?
Containment is a vital effort for the remediators working on restoring properties after mold damage. Spores actively look to spread out as far as possible, making it essential to prevent this migration to limit the work area. Polypropylene sheets and wood frameworks can become makeshift walls when actual structural boundaries do not exist to cover with the plastic sheeting.
Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Common for Gretna Homes?
The needed repairs and reconstruction for a mold-damaged home does not mean that customers have to pursue finding and vetting subcontractors. Our experienced roster is rounded off with a general contractor license to complete the needed repairs and build-back for even large commercial structures like the Westside South Shopping Center.
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SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (504) 348-7526
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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Gretna residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- New Orleans, LA
- Gretna, LA
- Belle Chase, LA
- Terrytown, LA
- Harvey, LA
- Marrero, LA
- Westwego, LA
- Algiers, LA
- Avondale, LA
- Waggaman, LA
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 - (504) 348-7526
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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 Gretna, LA 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
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 Gretna, LA 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 The New Orleans Westbank has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Gretna, LA. 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 (504) 348-7526 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.