New Orleans, LA Mold Damage Remediation
From the historic French Quarter to the homes of our nearby 400,000 residents, New Orleans is no stranger to the damage that humid conditions can create. Mold threats are destructive to homes along the Mississippi River, but our SERVPRO team can help.
How Does Mold Remediation Get Started for New Orleans Residences?
Understanding the multiple types of mold remediation can help to target specific threats when they exist. Surface damage can often be resolved with sporicidal products and antimicrobial cleaners, for example. Knowing what the property needs helps us to be efficient with managing:
- Bathroom Mold Removal
- Mold Removal
- Black Mold
- Attic Mold Removal
- Mold Inspections
- Mold Specialists
Can the Spread of Mold Be Stopped in New Orleans Properties?
Containment is a much-needed element of remediation. This process uses physical barriers and filtration equipment to stop the spread of active mold spores to new house areas. By constructing framing, we can hang plastic sheeting over doorways, windows, HVAC returns, and more to keep the work area isolated and prevent cross-contamination.
Mold Damage Repairs for Compromised New Orleans Homes
One of the advantages of choosing our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team is our general contractor license. After mold damage following flooding, reconstruction and repair are inevitable. We can save customers time and money without compromising on the final product quality.
Our main service page has more on mold remediation and black mold damage repairs.
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
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 The New Orleans Westbank is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help New Orleans 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
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 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
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
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 The New Orleans Westbank we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in New Orleans, LA. 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 (504) 348-7526 and we will be on our way to help.