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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Mold Remediation for a Local Dallas Home Office Space

Often, homeowners do not realize how critical their awareness of changes in the home environment can indicate when something is wrong. With this Dallas property, the owner discovered what he believed to be a developing mold colony in the room due to a persistent musty odor and some discoloration and staining near the baseboards. With the fast response of our SERVPRO team, we arrived that day to begin assessing the damage and choosing the most efficient remediation approaches to address any active colonization found.

Content Removal and Protection During Mold Damage

One of the first steps our SERVPRO team took in this situation was to protect contents in the immediate area and any documents that could be overcome by active spores circulating. With furniture like the shelving removed from where the mold was believed to be, our professionals could begin the controlled demolition process to access the structural cavity and remove all doubts. The underlying wall system materials had fallen victim to long-standing moisture damage and allowed mold growth to occur and spread. When it breaches the surface of the drywall, it becomes a more formidable presence to the homeowner.

Moisture Detection for this Dallas Home

Initially, our SERVPRO professionals had to identify how widespread the moisture damage had become, as this can often indicate how likely mold is in these various points as well. Surface moisture detection devices and infrared tablet cameras can track cooler air signatures and the presence of damp pockets throughout exposed materials. This would indicate the work area that needed to get established, showing what contents should get relocated.

Controlled Demolition and Cleaning Exposed Surfaces

The Before Photo shows our SERVPRO IICRC certified technician team through the content removal process, though the After Photo illustrates the microbial presence discovered. Our team worked fast to regulate rapidly changing conditions through containment strategies. While the most impacted materials, such as the porous sheetrock surface elements, were getting discarded, complete deconstruction of the impacted area was unnecessary. Mold inhibiting or antimicrobial cleaning products applied to these typically hidden elements prevented more of these building materials from becoming hosts for spreading colonies.

Repairing the Moisture Damages

Thorough drying solutions are always critical with mold remediation jobs, and we had to carefully inspect the damaged areas of this Dallas home to identify the source of the water damage in this home office. This determination focused air movers and dehumidification equipment to the appropriate points for higher evaporation production. The After Photo shows the progress of this process before thorough cleaning began. Centrifugal air movers were placed along the bottom of the wall system where the damage was at its worst, promoting a fast removal of trapped water with strategically placed dehumidifiers.

“Like it never even happened.”

The homeowner was grateful for our prompt response and cleaning efforts for mold-damaged structural elements. We replaced the removed drywall and repainted the top layer, returning the office space to its original condition before the mold damages occurred.