“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Mold spores are everywhere—both indoors and outdoors. Although we cannot see them, these spores can lie dormant for a long time before they are activated by moisture. Unfortunately, due to the size and numbers, it's impossible to completely remove them from your Lenoir, Hickory or Morganton, NC home. Some companies will advertise "mold removal" services and guarantee to remove all mold, but this is a fallacy. 

SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties understands that mold only presents a problem when there is active growth. Our Lenoir-based team is professionally trained and certified to perform mold remediation, a process that addresses active mold growth in your home or business. 

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (828) 396-1070

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (828) 396-1070
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: