How Threatening is Mold in Your Ft. Lauderdale Home?

With constant humid conditions throughout the year, the high expectancies of mold development in Ft. Lauderdale homes and businesses become a continuous concern. Our central location can have us reaching damaged homes and businesses quickly to perform inspections, assessments, and environmental testing. This evaluation and testing show the severity of mold growth and what steps must be taken to remove active colonization.

Mold Remediation for Ft. Lauderdale Homes

While many modern structures could fall victim to spreading conditions like mold growth, such as Jersey College or the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, we also have historic properties in the area that require immediate attention and remediation strategies such as Bonnet House. As a well-trained mold remediation company, we arrive with skilled tools, professionals, and containment strategies to reduce the need for tear-out, repairs, and reconstruction. With in-house contractors, efforts like controlled demolition can happen with the earliest mitigation to prevent further spread.

What Does Remediation Entail?

Mold remediation and mold damage repairs are two efforts that hinge significantly on the proper assessment of the impacted structure. We have effective remediation strategies from the massive properties like the War Memorial Auditorium and Broward General Medical Center to your single-family home around Port Everglades. Removing active mold colonization falls to several specific tasks, including:

• Antimicrobial Treatment
• Surface Cleaning
• Air Quality Control
• Controlled demolition
• Sanding
• Soda Blasting

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (954) 776-2000

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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Ft. Lauderdale residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (954) 776-2000

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

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 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 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 Ft. Lauderdale, FL, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South 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 (954) 776-2000 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.