Mold Remediation and Restoration

Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

Mold and Microbial Threats in Your Riverhead Home 

Many Riverhead homeowners mistakenly believe that mold is not severe because they have been around it on and off throughout their whole life. Most people have experienced a damp basement with an undeniably musty odor, but this was as potentially compromising to your  health then as it is today. Mold can be damaging to those exposed, not to mention its ability to deteriorate host materials supporting the colonies. 

What Should You Do When You Find Mold? 

If you discover mold in your home, splashing bleach around at the problem is not always the solution. Despite what you might find on the internet, there are thousands of residential molds, and DIY cleaning strategies like bleach might be wholly ineffective or only address surface mold. Reach out to our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) to help. 

What Can SERVPRO Do to Help? 

There are many ways that our SERVPRO team can help resolve the mold situation in your Riverhead home. Beginning with addressing the moisture concerns that allowed mold colonization, we can work to remediate the threat in your home on many fronts, including: 

  • Removing active colonies from surfaces
  • Controlled demolition for heavily damaged materials 
  • Abrasive cleaning to remove the full mold organism from hosting materials 
  • Mold debris removal
  • Drying damp areas 
  • Developing permanent solutions for moisture regulation
  • Deodorizing musty odors 
  • Removing at-risk contents to protect from colonization
  • Treating materials and contents with antimicrobial solutions to prevent the spread of mold

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (631) 591-3771

Understanding Mold

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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

Why Choose SERVPRO of The North Fork?

fast response to mold damage

We’re Faster to Any Size 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.

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highly trained mold remediation technicians

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

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fast mold damage cleanup

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

We invest in the latest equipment and ongoing mold remediation training because it helps us restore your home or business quickly and effectively. We will isolate the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber.

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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:

  1. Emergency Contact - (631) 591-3771
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of The North Fork is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Riverhead community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 2250 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: