Pigeon Forge, TN Mold Damage Remediation

From properties like the historic Pigeon Forge Mill or the massive Pigeon Forge Convention Center, a range of properties could be heavily damaged by developing mold colonies. As leading remediation professionals in Sevier County and beyond, our SERVPRO team provides fast mold removal and cleanup solutions, including the homes of nearly 6000 residents.    

How Can Mold Removal Occur in Pigeon Forge Properties?    

Choosing the ideal mold removal tactic is a product of the severity of mold exposure and the affected materials. Remediation can take several forms, including: 

  • Controlled demolition 
  • Black mold damage repairs 
  • Surface cleaning 
  • Sanding 
  • Soda blasting 
  • Mold removal products 

Is Containment Helpful for the Remediation Process?    

One of the needs of a property during remediation is effective containment strategies. Preventing the spread of mold spores to new areas of the house helps cleanup and remediation to be more efficient and effective. This process often involves the placement of plastic sheeting but can also include equipment like air scrubbers and negative-pressure machines.  

Keeping Mold from Returning to Pigeon Forge Basements and Attics 

Preventing recurrences of mold damage can be one of the ultimate goals of our remediation professionals. Often, this is achieved through reconstruction and repairs of structural vulnerabilities that allow for persistent moisture damage. With a general contractor license, we can perform these build-back needs and protect the property.    

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SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties

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

Understanding Mold

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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Pigeon Forge residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (865) 429-8885

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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Pigeon Forge, TN 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

Here at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Pigeon Forge, 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.