Riverhead, NY Mold Damage Remediation
While many love the fun on the Peconic Bay beaches and the attractions of the Long Island Aquarium, unresolved water damage in your home or business can lead to mold damage and microbial threats. We have focused remediation solutions for the thousands of Suffolk County homes we serve and venues like Vail-Levitt Music Hall or the Long Island Science Center.
Is a Mold Inspection Helpful for a Damaged Riverhead Home?
Among the initial actions, our remediators take when getting mold removal started is an inspection. We evaluate the condition of the property and the effect of migrating organisms on sensitive materials in the house. This data helps to formulate a specific restoration and remediation plan.
What Mold Removal Techniques Work for Riverhead Properties?
There are several unique mold remediation approaches possible for area homes and businesses. The choice of the most effective options often boils down to the condition of the hosting materials and the accessibility of the damaged area. Some options include:
- Media blasting
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Controlled demolition
- Mold removal products
Is Damage Repair Possible After Remediation?
Mold can be a destructive force to sensitive and porous building materials. When repairs and reconstruction are needed, many homeowners must secure contractors to complete this work after remediation. We provide a license to complete build-back, demolition, and full-scale construction where necessary.
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SERVPRO of The North Fork
- 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 – (631) 591-3771
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 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 The North Fork is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Riverhead community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Riverhead, NY
- Jamesport, NY
- Mattituck, NY
- Cutchogue, NY
- Peconic, NY
- Southold, NY
- Greenport, NY
- Shelter Island - S.I. Heights, NY
- Manorville, NY
- Wading River, NY
- Aquebogue, NY
- Calverton - Baiting Hollow, NY
- Laurel, NY
- East Marion - Orient, NY
- New Suffolk, NY
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 - (631) 591-3771
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 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
To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Riverhead, NY home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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
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
SERVPRO of The North Fork 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 Riverhead, 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 The North Fork has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Riverhead, 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 (631) 591-3771 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.