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
  • Sanding 
  • 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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (516) 464-3300

Understanding Mold

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 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 Oyster Bay is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Oyster Bay residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums 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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Oyster Bay we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Oyster Bay, 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 (516) 464-3300 and we will be on our way to help.