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
SERVPRO of Putnam County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Putnam Valley 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:
- Mahopac, NY
- Carmel, NY
- Southeast, NY
- Kent, NY
- Putnam Valley, NY
- Lake Carmel, NY
- Patterson, NY
- Cold Spring, NY
- Garrison, NY
- Putnum Lake, NY
- Brewster, NY
- Brewster Hill, NY
- Peach Lake, NY
- Phillipstown, NY
- Nelsonville, NY
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 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 Putnam Valley, 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
Here at SERVPRO of Putnam County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Putnam Valley, 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.