Johns Creek Kitchen Mold Removal

Mold Removal in Kitchen Cabinets and Cavities

Small leaks and seepage often go unnoticed by property owners, especially where walls and cabinets conceal cracked pipes and loose connections. Mold removal in Johns Creek kitchens often becomes necessary after broken appliances quietly drip fluids, leaving behind trapped standing water and moisture absorbed into wood and drywall. Fungal spores always in the environment then have the opportunity to absorb the moisture and begin their destructive life cycle.  

Conditions that Cause Mold

Molds are primitive organisms with relatively few needs. They require only the following:

  • Oxygen

  • Water

  • Temperatures found in homes and commercial buildings

  • Organic materials to use as a "home base" and a source of nutrition (building materials are perfect for this)

  • A few uninterrupted days to begin growing in the moisture-rich environment (24 to 48 hours)

The colonies do not grow faster or spread farther because of dirt or poor housekeeping. Note that light is not critical to fungal growth. The common denominator is the persistent presence of water, precisely what lurks under or behind kitchen cabinets and equipment if appliances leak.

Signs of Water Damage and Hidden Mold

Perhaps the first signal you receive that you have invisible water and mold damage in your kitchen is a musty smell. As fungi grow, they give off an unpleasant odor. When investigating the source of the stench, homeowners can notice some or all of the following:

  • Puddles by the base of cupboards recur even without a spill, warning of water trapped beneath.

  • Squeaky or "bouncy" flooring and the bottom shelves of cabinets indicate warping and weakening from moisture.

  • Veneer cracking or varnish bubbling on cabinets and paint or wallpaper peeling off walls are classic clues pointing to water-saturated porous materials.   

  • Stained surfaces unrelated to dirt flag fungal growth moving deeply into fixtures and structures.

How Do Professionals Perform Mold Removal?

When fungal colonies spread invisibly throughout your Johns Creek kitchen, removal is best planned and implemented by the experts at AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford. Our technicians master strategies to remediate outbreaks through training and certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI). We also are experienced in resolving and preventing contributing water damage. Expect your project to cover the following:

  • We locate all colonies, pulling off kick plates and even disassembling cabinets. Cuts into walls and lifting of flooring reveal the additional spread of the fungus. Workers pull refrigerators and dishwashers from their normal position to check for leaks, clogs and overflowing drain pans that encourage microbial growth.

  • We contain the workspace with heavy-duty polyethylene and seal seams with the help of negative-pressure air scrubbers.

  • We use brushes and scrapers for mold removal and tear out heavily-infested porous materials.

  • We double-bag all debris for lawful disposal as hazardous waste.

  • We vacuum residues with HEPA-filtered equipment and wipe down solid surfaces with EPA-registered cleaners.

  • We apply EPA-registered antimicrobials to cleaned materials to inhibit an immediate rebound of fungal activity.

  • We take advantage of information gained during the mold removal phase to set the stage for water damage remediation and structural drying. The only way to avoid another emergency is to manage moisture. Spores will reencounter water without resolution of the underlying moisture problems, including appliance leaks. 

Johns Creek mold removal is a specialty of AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford. We inspect and plan for successful remediation, even for concealed fungal infestation. Arrange an assessment and begin planning with one call to (470) 819-2070.

Rely on the experts from AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford for mold removal due to appliance leaks. We equip our IICRC and NORMI-certified technicians with the resources to resolve current microbial outbreaks and prepare customers to avoid future issues through effective moisture management.

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford

(470) 819-2070

3050 Business Park Drive # D, Norcross, GA 30071


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