Upper West Side, NY Mold Damage Remediation

With thousands living in this residential borough of Manhattan, apartment owners and renters rely on expedient mold remediation when these threats exist. From the Julliard School to the Children’s Museum, we have efficient mold removal tactics to help with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Black mold 
  • Mold inspections
  • Attic mold
  • Bathroom mold removal

Containment Solutions for Upper West Side Basement Mold Remediation

Mitigation for mold damage fixates most on preventing the situation from getting worse. Closing pathways for migrating mold spores can prevent further colonization elsewhere on the property. We cover registers, vents, doorways, and other structural openings with 6mil plastic sheeting.  

What Black Mold Removal Options Exist for Upper West Side Homes? 

Removing mold from your home requires several specific actions by our SERVPRO team. Based on a mold inspection of the property to determine where damage exists and the extent of this destruction, various remediation actions are necessary. Surface treatments start this process, including antimicrobial products and power or hand-sanding painted surfaces and wood.  

Mold Odors Get Removed in Upper West Side by SERVPRO Mold Specialists

Odors tend to be one of the most considerable challenges to getting Upper West Side homes back to comfortable living conditions. Because musty smells indicate active colonization, these are a common concern for post-remediation cleaning and deodorization. We have several products and tools to address strong odors. 

For more on remediation and black mold damage repairs, see our main service page.  

SERVPRO of Upper West Side

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (917) 498-1362

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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Upper West Side is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Upper West Side residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We proudly serve Upper West Side, NY, Manhattan, NY, Central Park West, 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 - (917) 498-1362

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

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 Upper West Side 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 Upper West Side, 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 Upper West Side we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Upper West Side, 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 (917) 498-1362 and we will be on our way to help.