Farmingdale, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Almost every town and municipality on Long Island, including Farmingdale, must contend with elevated moisture and groundwater concerns. Mold is a persistent threat for many of the homes near to water bodies throughout Suffolk County. When you suspect that microbial threats exist, we can help you get started with the mold remediation process according to New York’s strict policies and regulations for remediation companies like our SERVPRO team.

Protecting Your Property and its Occupants from Mold Effects

When you consider large manufacturing facilities along the harbors and ports or even the board for the enrolled student body of State University of New York at Farmingdale, you can see how mold development might ultimately threaten those exposed. Mold can lead to health effects, so starting containment and subsequent remediation efforts immediately reduces cross-contamination and can help area businesses stay operational while colony removal gets underway.

How Does Remediation Work?

While mold removal often gets used interchangeably with remediation, there are specific differences, namely that remediation seeks to exclusively address the immediate active colonies. The methods of managing these impacted fixtures and contents change based on the hosting organic matter. Our technicians might choose sanding and dry ice blasting for the mold-damaged wood framework but might need to consider more direct approaches like controlled demolition for moldy or mildewed carpeting. Remediation strategies vary considerably but include:

  • Demolition
  • Sanding/Sandblasting
  • Soda/Dry Ice Blasting
  • Antimicrobial Surface Cleaning
  • Agitative Cleaning

Check out more helpful information on our mold remediation services page.

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 Emergency

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Farmingdale 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 1,700, 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

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

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

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 Farmingdale, 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.