Putnam Valley, NY Mold Damage Remediation
The Threats of Mold Growth in Putnam Valley Homes
With our positioning in the Hudson Heights region with so many preserves and state-protected lands, many of the lower-lying homes in Putnam Valley are at risk of flash floods or storm damages. Beyond structural concerns, persistent water and moisture after these disasters can often facilitate mold growth. Moisture damage to wooden structures and cabins found along Bryant Pond and Oscawana Lake can quickly become compromised by spreading microbes and damaging organisms.
Mold Remediation Steps for Putnam Valley Properties
Whether it is one of the homes of the nearly 12,000 residents in town or aging structures that have become an attraction like Willow Ridge Farm and Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, we can help with efficient cleaning and colony removal. As a leading mold remediation company for Putnam County, we know practical abatement approaches like sanding and surface scrubbing with antimicrobial products to eliminate the threats. In more severe situations, like deterioration of structural elements such as drywall, carpet, and wood, controlled demolition by our contractors can be beneficial.
Mold Damage Repairs and Deodorization
The final recovery stages for mold remediation involve replacing discarded materials, repairing moisture-causing conditions, and deodorizing. If mold becomes a recurring threat for municipal buildings like the Putnam Valley Free Library or Justice Court, books and documents could become irreparably damaged by organisms feeding on organic matter. Removing harsh, musty odors is another vital effort, and can often happen last with potent thermal fogging devices.
SERVPRO of Putnam County
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 228-1090
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 Putnam Valley residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Mahopac, NY
- Carmel, NY
- Southeast, NY
- Kent, NY
- Putnam Valley, NY
- Lake Carmel, NY
- Patterson, NY
- Cold Spring, NY
- Garrison, NY
- Putnam Lake, NY
- Brewster, NY
- Brewster Hill, NY
- Peach Lake, NY
- Phillipstown, NY
- Nelsonville, NY
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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
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 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 Putnam Valley, 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
In Putnam Valley, NY, SERVPRO of Putnam County is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (845) 228-1090 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.