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Managing Mold

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

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When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business.  Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property.  Fortunately SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.  Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same.  The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold remove process.

Call SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area

A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources and personnel needed.

Inspection and Damage Assessment

Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources.  Mold feeds on cellulose and water can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air.  Our technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

This step depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which mold appears.  Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming.  Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate mold growth.


Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. This step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new flooring.

SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area understands mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold your home or business.

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