When Is Mold a Threat for Kent Homes and Businesses?

Because we are a community in the Hudson Highlands of Putnam County, Kent and its more than 13,000 residents remain susceptible and sensitive to mold growth based on multiple factors. Streams and creeks, even underground channels, lead to immense hydrostatic pressures on basement walls. Many homes contend with damp basements and lower levels, which can facilitate mold growth and microbial threats. As a leading mold remediation company, our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to these emergencies to help.

What Can Be Done About Mold Growth in Kent Homes?

While the entirety of mold can never get eliminated from homes and offices, the removal of active colonization is a centerpiece of successful mold remediation. Our professionals can understand how vital this process is for health-compromised individuals that might exist both in assisted living facilities such as The Plaza at Clover Lake or the nearby Carmel VA Clinic. To protect potentially exposed individuals and prevent relocation, we can implement containment procedures with our remediators and contractors' arrival.

Is Mold Damage Repair Necessary?

Often remediation requires controlled demolition and discarding of materials too severely compromised to restore and clean. Efficient mold damage repair and reconstruction can ensure that any damaged property, from Hill & Dale Country Club structures to the historic Mt. Ninham Fire Tower gets the appropriate attention necessary after mold exposure. In some cases, material discarding and replacement can be more efficient than drying and cleaning. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 228-1090

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

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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 - (845) 228-1090

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

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 Kent, 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

SERVPRO of Putnam County 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 Putnam County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Kent, 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 (845) 228-1090 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.