Dewitt, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Floral and fungal growth are natural wonders from Cedar Bay and its surrounding structures to natural beauties like the White Chapel Memory Gardens. When mold develops in your household, it is a situation that should be resolved and removed quickly. We help with: 

  • Water removal services
  • Drying
  • Mold inspections
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Attic mold removal

Containing Mold Damage in DeWitt Properties

The containment of active colonies is a vital first step in making remediation more efficient overall. We can install plastic sheeting over structural openings, returns for the HVAC system, and other pathways to undamaged areas of the household. 

Protecting Mold-Damaged Contents 

Contents are all over the house, so it is challenging to keep them away from the damage when mold growth forms. We can provide fast relocation services to get items out of harm’s way, but in some cases, cleaning is needed at our nearby SERVPRO facility. Between drying, cleaning, and deodorization, we can help protect what matters most.  

Effective Removal of Mold After Damage to DeWitt Homes

There are several remediation strategies possible for homes and commercial properties. The early inspection by our competent team generates usable data to formulate an effective plan for eliminating active mold. From surface cleaning with antimicrobial products to more abrasive blasting or sanding, we have options to help how you need it.  

For more on mold removal and damage repairs, see our main page.

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (315) 446-8776

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

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Dewitt community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2040, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (315) 446-8776

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

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County 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 Dewitt, 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

In Dewitt, NY, SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (315) 446-8776 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.