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Mold Remediation FAQ

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation FAQ SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

What is Mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring fungus. It’s present in all kinds of environments, both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic and spread through the air, which makes it easy for mold to grow. The best environment for mold growth is a dark, warm, and humid room. We often see the need for mold remediation in rooms where a source of water is introduced, like kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and laundry rooms.

Does Mold Removal Take Care of All Mold?

100% mold removal is not possible. Since mold is a natural part of our environment, removing it completely is an impossible task. Although most people think “mold removal” is what happens when they have a cleanup, the better term is “mold remediation.” Mold remediation companies eliminate a large amount of mold to make the environment safe and healthy again for habitation.

What Happens in a Mold Inspection?


Every mold remediation company works differently. At SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, we provide mold assessments and estimate. Here is our process: 

  • When you call us, we schedule a time to inspect your property.
  • One of our mold remediation specialists will inspect your property. He or she will look for the usual hot spots and ask you about your property’s history with water damages, roof damage, and anything that will help pinpoint where mold may be growing.
  • If we find mold, we will take photos along with measurements. Shortly afterwards, we’ll present you with an estimate to remediate your mold.
  • Sometimes, the problem isn’t mold but something else. No matter the cause, we will do our best to help you solve the problem.

Do I Need Mold Testing?


Few people really need to know the exact type of mold found on their property. All mold remediation is treated with the same level of caution and care, and knowing the type of mold present will not change our procedure. Unless you have a specific medical or personal need to know the type of mold, we don’t require mold testing. If you do request mold testing, we can recommend a licensed Industrial Hygienist.

How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost? 

It’s important for us to perform a mold inspection at your property to give you an accurate estimate. The cost of remediation will depend on the size and scope of the mold. Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle to schedule a mold assessment and estimate

Do You Remove Black Mold?

Yes, we have successfully removed black mold in many homes and businesses.  

Does Bleach Kill Mold?

Bleach damages the mold’s structure. However, mold remediation is not as easy as grabbing a bottle of bleach and doing your own cleanup.  In fact, DIY mold removal projects involving bleach often cause the accidental spread of mold spores.

What Do I Do If There’s Mold in Apartment?

If you find mold in your apartment, ask your landlord if you or the apartment complex is responsible for the cost of mold remediation. We’re asked this question often, but only your landlord can provide the answer. Ask to see your rental agreement and how damages like these are covered.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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