Cocoa, FL Mold Damage Remediation
The Threats of Mold in Cocoa Homes and Businesses
Mold is a presence that many Cocoa homeowners have experienced at some point or another with the actively humid conditions of South Florida. With more than 17,000 residents alone, we are a mold remediation company that stays active in environmental testing for structures and colony removal. Our fast response can help protect structures like the satellite campuses for Eastern Florida State College and the University of Central Florida.
Protecting the History of Cocoa from Destructive Mold Colonization
Throughout the town, many historic properties can often be just as susceptible as the 1400 other registered businesses to experience mold growth and microbial threats. Protecting the original construction materials in landmark properties like the Aladdin Theater, Porcher House, or St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a focal point of remediation that forces a substantial reliance on abrasive cleaning techniques like soda blasting and antimicrobial treatments that do not damage the hosting construction material. When demolition is necessary, our in-house contractors can work carefully to remove only the severely damaged portions.
Remediation Strategies for Mold Colony Removal
Cultural centers like the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science or transportation depots like the Florida East Coast Railway Station in Cocoa are hubs of bustling activity that require careful remediation strategies when mold colonies get detected. After containment to prevent cross-contamination, our SERVPRO professionals can implement several trusted approaches to remove mold colonies, such as media blasting, sanding, and controlled demolition.
SERVPRO of Central Brevard
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (321) 638-4947
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Central Brevard is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Cocoa residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Cocoa, FL
- Merritt Island, FL
- Cape Canaveral, FL
- Cocoa Beach, FL
- Rockledge, FL
- Viera, FL
- Kennedy Space Center, FL
- Pineda, FL
- Patrick Air Force Base, FL
- Sharpes, FL
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 - (321) 638-4947
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 Cocoa, 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
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
SERVPRO of Central Brevard 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 Cocoa, 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
Here at SERVPRO of Central Brevard we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Cocoa, FL. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (321) 638-4947 and we will be on our way to help.