Copiague, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Mold is one of the most widely misunderstood and underappreciated threats that Copiague homes must face in their lifetime. Because so much of Babylon and Copiague's neighborhoods are along the South Oyster Bay, the higher humidity and moisture content in the environment becomes a continual concern for poorly ventilated, low-traffic areas of your residence like the basement or the attic. Crawlspaces can also often get overwhelmed by flooding or moist conditions to allow for mold and microbial threats.

When Can Mold Damage Remediation Work Begin?

Actions like mold removal and surface cleaning cannot begin as soon as you suspect microbial threats could exist in your house. We abide by strict New York laws that ensure a third-party inspector assesses conditions and samples the property, and reports their findings/suggestions to our SERVPRO mold remediation team. The actions that we take next is to remove active colonization through several unique approaches tailored to current conditions and the hosting organic matter.

What Does Remediation Entail?

You might not always know what to expect with mold remediation or even mold damage repairs. A thorough inspection of the damaged areas can help our technicians through challenging mold removal. A firm grasp of the degradation of exposed materials can help choose among multiple remediation and restoration approaches. Whether its Copiague beach condos or your home in Babylon, remediation techniques do not vary significantly:

  • Sanding
  • Soda/Dry Ice Blasting
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

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SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst

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

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Copiague residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums 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

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 Copiague, 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

Here at SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Copiague, NY. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (631) 319-1680 and we will be on our way to help.