Mold Remediation Photo Gallery

Black mold on cement walls near the top inside a cellar.

Winter frost promotes mold growth

Mold formed from frost over the winter in this cellar located under the front concrete stoop. Although this was a tight space, our technician was able to get in there and remediate the mold! He was careful to contain all the mold spores within that space and using an air scrubber to filter the bad air outside. 

Close up of front loading washer machine. Rubber inside the machine has mold.

Front Loading Washer Machine has mold

It is common for mold to start growing on the rubber of your front-loading machine. Avoid growth by cleaning it regularly and making sure the room is dry from humidity.

What's hiding behind your walls?

The mold in this photo was hidden behind wooden paneling in a customer’s basement. This customer shared, “The project manager kept me in the loop, and I always felt like I knew what was going on and what was next. His crew was top notch, always professional, and left the work space clean at the end of the day.”

Drilling a Hole to Prevent Mold

After a water loss, many times we’ll drill holes in the affected wall. By drilling holes at the base of you wall—underneath the base board of course—we can actually SAVE your wall from having a serious problem such as mold.

The problem with having water behind your walls is dry wall is highly absorbent of water and moisture, and you usually can’t see it until it dries and leaves a yellowish stain. By this point, it’s clear there’s a problem.

The holes we drill provide ventilation when air movers are aimed at the affected area and eliminate the chance of having the yellowish stains as well as mold.

Mold Remediation Containment Barrier

Whenever mold is discovered and confirmed, we separate the contaminated area away from the rest of the house with a mold remediation containment barrier. The barrier is made from long sheets of plastic taped into place and held up with rods.

The containment barrier prevents mold particles from flying all around the house when we are removing it. In addition, we wear protective gear because mold can be harmful to your body and lungs if you’re exposed to it for long periods of time.

If you ever find mold in your home or work place, remember not to disturb it. Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO of Black Hawk County.


Mold was discovered behind drywall in a basement! What NOT to DO:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

DON'T take matters into your own hands: Call SERVPRO of Black Hawk County at 319.268.1521. This IS what we DO!