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 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 Amityville / Lindenhurst is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Amityville 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 2070, 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 - (631) 319-1680

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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

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

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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 Amityville, 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

In Amityville, NY, SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (631) 319-1680 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.