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
- 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 – (917) 498-1362
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 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 Upper West Side is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Upper West Side community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (917) 498-1362
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 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.