Amityville, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Contending with the Threat of Mold Growth in Amityville Homes

One of the most substantial concerns as a community along the water is the significant humidity, groundwater, and moisture present all around Amityville homes. New York requires the mold inspection and sampling process to get conducted by a third-party contractor, so we can confer with these results and offer suitable solutions for mold remediation. Mold removal is not practical in a universal sense, so remediation seeks to address active colonization and protect exposed surfaces, contents, and occupants of the property.

Mold Damage Repairs and Reconstruction

Because so many structural elements and construction materials can be sensitive to hosting mold colonies, each of them manages this exposure differently. Much like water damages, sheetrock and gypsum board used in constructing wall systems for your home can quickly deteriorate and degrade when hosting mold colonies. With a team of contractors and remediators licensed (01359) through New York, we can efficiently manage mold damage repairs and full-scale reconstruction needs your home might have after microbial threats exist.

Removing the Signs of Mold Damage

In many situations where mold and microbial threats spread throughout the property, homes can be left with lingering threats and effects like harsh odors or damp conditions. Some of the approaches to address these concerns include:

  • Thermal fogging odors
  • Repairing damaged masonry
  • Mold inhibitors and antimicrobial products
  • Crawlspace encapsulation
  • Permanent dehumidification equipment
  • Surface cleaning

You can learn more about SERVPRO mold remediation here.  

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 319-1680

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Amityville community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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 - (631) 319-1680

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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mold Containment

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Amityville, NY home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

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

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Amityville, 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 (631) 319-1680 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.