The Possibilities of Mold for Mahopac Homeowners

With so many water bodies throughout the Mahopac area, including Bloomer Pond and countless creeks and streams, flooding can be a persistent threat during the winter and summer seasons when Putnam County receives the highest percentages of annual precipitation. Mismanaged moisture and dampness can facilitate mold growth in as little as 48 hours, making it critical to secure professional mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team to help. The presence of mold can be devastating to properties, especially historic sites like the Old Town Hall or current municipal buildings like the Carmel Town Hall or Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.

What Can Be Done for Active Mold Colonies?

Remediation is a practical plan designed explicitly for the damaged property with colony removal steps and recovery options for deodorization and repairs. Whether it is the damp basement of a home off of Route 6 or retail shops and commercial properties like the Mahopac Village Shopping Centre or Mahopac High School, we have solutions ranging from antimicrobial solvents and detergents to sanding and media blasting. Only when materials are heavily compromised is controlled demolition chosen.

Mold Damage Repairs Prevent Recurrences

With in-house contractors and experienced remediators, we understand the measures that can get taken to remove moisture from areas of your property to prevent mold recurrences. From installing dehumidification equipment to permanent water diversion for facilities like Caremount Medical or the Mahopac Golf Club, we can often limit recurring mold concerns. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County

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

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 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 Mahopac 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) 228-1090

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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Mahopac, 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 Putnam County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Mahopac, 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) 228-1090 and we will be on our way to help.