Oyster Bay, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Discovering Mold in Your Oyster Bay Home
The presence of mold and microbial growth might not always be glaring and obvious, and it is why so many Oyster Bay homeowners allow the problem to persist for so long. While several signals can indicate mold development possibilities, such as harsh musty odors or spotting on porous surfaces like drywall, the precise and most direct answers come from air sampling. Third-party mold inspectors and testing are required through our state and prevent predatory practices by less professional restoration and remediation companies.
What Are the Most Efficient Remediation Strategies?
Remediation focuses most on the removal of active colonization from impacted areas of your home. Whether this refers to exposed contents or porous drywall structures, mold colony removal often falls to a series of strategies. Because exposed materials and contents vary in the damage, they have endured, some require discarding and removal, while others might only need light surface cleaning. Some of the standard remediation approaches include:
- Antimicrobial Cleaning
- Abrasive Cleaning/Soda Blasting
- Controlled Demolition/ Material Discarding
- Mold Inhibitors
Post Mold Damage Build-Back
With general contractors on our roster, we can offer comprehensive in-house solutions that include efficient remediation and the repairs/build-back that your home requires after this damaging organism spreads through the property. It is recommended that any space more than 10 square feet damaged by mold growth, you should seek the experience and fast response of experienced remediators like our SERVPRO team.
SERVPRO of Oyster Bay
- 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 – (516) 464-3300
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation 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 Oyster Bay is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Oyster Bay community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We proudly serve Oyster Bay, NY, Glen Cove, NY, Bayville, NY, and surrounding areas.
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 - (516) 464-3300
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
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
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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 Oyster Bay, 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
SERVPRO of Oyster Bay has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Oyster Bay, 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 (516) 464-3300 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.