Bay Ridge, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Bay Ridge homeowners have several areas where mold development could be a threat. The more these organisms can move and grow in the house, the more of a threat they become. SERVPRO professionals can help to clear up the damage that mold can cause in several ways:

  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Structural drying
  • Water removal services
  • Mold cleanup 
  • Deodorization
  • Repairs

The Importance of Early Containment in Bay Ridge Properties

One of the earliest steps in effective remediation is stopping the movement of active spores through the residence. The air ducts of the HVAC system are sealed up, technicians build temporary barriers, and we use HEPA air scrubbers to contain the workspaces effectively. 

Remediating Mold Damage 

The remediation process is far from a one-size-fits-all solution for homes. Choices must be made based on specific property conditions, such as the infestation severity and the location of the organisms. Surface cleaning is often the most favorable option, but we can also lean on more aggressive tactics like media blasting with abrasives. 

Removing Strong Mold Smells from Bay Ridge Homes

Odors can be an important element in discovering mold damage in your home or business. We have several strategies for regulating these offensive malodors moving through the structure and lingering after remediation. Deodorization products can be dispersed through the house with thermal and ULV foggers, providing widespread coverage of neutralizing agents. 

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SERVPRO of Bay Ridge

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (718) 765-5572

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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

SERVPRO of Bay Ridge is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Bay Ridge community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2250, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (718) 765-5572

We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. 

Step 3: Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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 Bay Ridge, NY 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

SERVPRO of Bay Ridge has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Bay Ridge, NY. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (718) 765-5572 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.