Gatlinburg, TN Mold Damage Remediation

Whether it is the Hollywood Star Cars Museum or large commercial structures like the Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Convention Center, mold damage can threaten those exposed. Our remediators respond fast when microbial threats might exist in area properties.  

Where is Remediation Needed in Gatlinburg Homes?   

Knowing where the work must happen is one of our remediation specialists' objectives of a full mold inspection. With training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our team can help remove mold all over the house, including: 

  • Bathroom mold removal 
  • Basement mold remediation 
  • Attic mold removal  
  • Post-flooding mold remediation 

Will Post-Mold Damage Repairs Be Necessary for Gatlinburg Properties?    

While every mold situation does not demand repairs and reconstruction, this is a set of actions possible with our contractor license to help area homes and businesses. The determination for the need for rebuilding comes from data collected through mold inspections by our competent team.  

Eliminating Harsh Odors from Gatlinburg Properties 

Odors can be a formidable obstacle after mold damage and one that must be addressed for homeowners to be satisfied. As is the case with all odor threats from fires, mold, or biohazards, lessening the severity of the effect is the first step. Counteractant products and thermal foggers reduce the smell so that our hydroxyl machines and ozone generators finish the job.    

Learn more about mold removal and malodor neutralization on our main page. 

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (865) 429-8885

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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Gatlinburg community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (865) 429-8885

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 Gatlinburg, TN 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

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties 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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Gatlinburg, TN. 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 (865) 429-8885 and we will be on our way to help.