Southeast, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Addressing Mold Growth for Southeast Homes
There are hundreds of creeks and streams throughout Putnam County and near to Southeast, so the threats of flooding or even mismanaged humid conditions can result in microbial growth. Because mold is such a common threat to residential basements and storage spaces for businesses and properties like the Southeast Town Office, we must act quickly to ensure that records and documentation do not become irreparably damaged by standing water and oversaturation. Freeze drying and on-site content cleaning are effective strategies to protect these files.
Removing Colonies from Your Southeast Structure
There are multiple strategies ideal for eliminating mold colonization, especially in larger commercial properties like the Brewster Ice Arena or the Centennial Golf Club. When you also consider the higher volume of accommodations near the East Branch Reservoir, Peach Lake, and other attractions, reducing exposure to mold colonies is critical. Containment is a convenient method for this, allowing us to get more aggressive with abrasive cleaning and antimicrobial treatment without circulating spores throughout the damaged property.
Mold Damage Repairs for Long-Term Protection
Because there are thousands of homes in the neighborhoods of Southeast ranging from Drewville Heights and Brewster Hill to Milltown and Deans Corners, countless houses could become victims of microbial threats. Long-term reconstruction and repair strategies can prevent the same appealing moisture conditions that facilitated mold growth initially. Historic properties like the Tilly Foster Farm require careful remediation strategies to preserve original materials and the house's integrity.
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
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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Putnam County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Southeast community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
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
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
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
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
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 Southeast, 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 Southeast, 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.