Lewiston, NY Mold Damage Remediation
The humid climate makes the conditions right for such hearty yields of crops from orchards and farms in the area. Mold damage can also result from these moist conditions, however. Niagara County homes rely on SERVPRO for:
- Mold inspections
- Moisture management
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Mold removal
What Benefit is Containment for Damaged Lewiston Properties?
Containment is one of the universal processes of remediation, as this keeps active mold spores and microbes from finding pathways to new surfaces and areas of the house. Containing the workspace creates a place that can be more easily regulated for temperature, airflow, and humidity.
How Many Types of Remediation Are There?
Remediation can come in many forms, and the choice in what works best depends on the condition of the hosting material and the severity of the colonization. Surface cleaning can sometimes be effective in these situations, though often more aggressive actions like media blasting or even controlled demolition might be needed.
What Removes Harsh Odors from Mold Damaged Lewiston Homes?
Mold odors can be one of the final obstacles in remediation, but one that is important to restoring comfortable living or working conditions. Harsh, musty odors can be formidable and overwhelming. We use counteractant products to reduce the severity of these smells and neutralize them fully with tools like hydroxyl machines and ozone generators.
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SERVPRO of North Niagara County
- 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 – (716) 299-0330
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 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of North Niagara County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lewiston community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Niagara Falls, NY
- Lewiston, NY
- Newfane, NY
- Niagara, NY
- Love Canal, NY
- Lasalle, NY
- Hartland, NY
- Barker, NY
- Youngstown, NY
- Sanborn, NY
- Burt, NY
- Appleton, NY
- Olcott, NY
- Wilson, NY
- Tuscarora Nation, NY
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 - (716) 299-0330
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
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 Lewiston, 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
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 Lewiston, 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 North Niagara County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Lewiston, 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 (716) 299-0330 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.