Suffern, NY Mold Damage Remediation

From the historic Lafayette Theater that housed the legendary Rochambeau encampment that would ultimately help win the American Revolutionary War in Yorktown, VA, to being only 30 miles from Manhattan, there are many reasons Suffern has become a popular place to visit and live. Because of the humid rainy seasons and storm damage structures can suffer, buildings and properties in the region should be mindful of mold and microbial threats. Our remediators can help with mold removal and black mold damage repairs to aid in:

  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold
  • Mold specialists

How Does Mold Removal Begin for Suffern Properties?

Mold removal is not a universal process for all Suffern homes, making it a decision made by competent mold specialists during a mold inspection of the property. As overwhelming as black mold might appear in the house, we can assess the most efficient remediation strategies based on the hosting material and its condition. Many of these approaches involve surface cleaning and abrasive tactics like dry ice blasting and antimicrobial cleaning.  

Can SERVPRO Complete Black Mold Damage Repairs in Suffern Homes?

When structural deterioration is too great to overcome, our mold remediation specialists can use our general contractor license to offer controlled demolition. We can also provide repairs and reconstruction where necessary in mold-damaged homes and businesses to prevent recurrences.

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SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 400-4888

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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Suffern residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (845) 400-4888

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 Suffern, 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

Here at SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Suffern, 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 (845) 400-4888 and we will be on our way to help.