Slidell, LA Mold Damage Remediation

With a humid subtropic climate and positioning on major water bodies like Lake Pontchartrain, Slidell homeowners can battle humid conditions year-round. Without adequate airflow in a structure and persistent moisture concerns, properties from single-family homes to the Fremaux Town Center and Slidell Museum can suffer microbial growth and damage. 

Does Every Slidell Home Need Professional Mold Inspections? 

Mold inspections provide perspective to an overwhelming situation. Homeowners can often be unclear as to the best mold removal techniques or approaches, and in nearly all cases, should not attempt this remediation on their own. Mold inspections catalog damage and the presence of microbial colonies to direct action to come. 

How Can Mold Remediation Help Slidell Homes? 

There are several types of mold remediation, so the mold inspection process can help determine what methods are required and where. Removing active colonies can help to protect exposed elements and hosting materials. Starting sanding and sporicidal cleaning can help in all areas of mold recovery, including:

  • mold inspections
  • black mold damage repairs
  • attic mold removal
  • mold remediation
  • bathroom mold removal
  • mold specialists

Does Attic Mold Removal in Slidell Mean Repairs? 

The attic can be a common place for mold development, and it can spread fast through a household without immediate action. In many cases, our general contractor license can help when repairs and reconstruction are necessary. 

See more about our mold remediation and damage repairs on our main page.

SERVPRO of Slidell

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (985) 649-1516

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 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

SERVPRO of Slidell is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Slidell community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2240, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

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 - (985) 649-1516

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

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 Slidell, 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

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

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 Slidell, 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

In Slidell, LA, SERVPRO of Slidell is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (985) 649-1516 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.