Montrose, CO Mold Damage Remediation

As a seat of Montrose County with more than 19,000 residents, our outdoor sporting reputation and natural lifestyle have dated back to the time of the Ute Indians. With reserves like the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in our area, many of the homes and businesses are likely to combat a higher degree of moisture and humidity. Add in the high volume of snowfall and rain expected throughout the year, and situations like flooding or structural damage can welcome mold growth and microbial threats into homes. Our SERVPRO remediators can help with: 

  • Mold remediation
  • Attic mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Black mold
  • Mold removal

Black Mold Removal Techniques Used in Montrose Properties

Black mold can be a threatening presence in Montrose homes, primarily because of how quickly these organisms and spores can spread throughout moist environments to impact new hosting materials. Without prompt intervention and containment strategies, the situation can get out of control. Our SERVPRO remediation team has multiple mold removal tactics to help area homeowners get back to normal life as quickly as possible. 

How Can SERVPRO Manage Odors After Mold Removal in Montrose Homes?

Mold odors can be a formidable obstacle after colonies get removed because these conditions do not dissipate naturally. We must employ surface cleaning and deodorization practices to neutralize musty smells after mold remediation and restoration completes. 

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SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (970) 240-6970

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

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

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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 - (970) 240-6970

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride 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

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

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Montrose, CO. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (970) 240-6970 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.