Fayetteville, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Mold damage is a common consequence in Fayetteville homes and businesses, secondary in most cases to hidden or incompletely removed water and inadequate structural drying after a loss. Mold spores continuously present absorb moisture, including from the air, when relative humidity levels are higher than 60 percent. Colonies multiply 24 to 48 hours.

Do Mold-Infiltrated Materials Need Tear-Out and Disposal in Fayetteville?

The highly-qualified managers and technicians at SERVPRO of East Onondaga County evaluate each mold damage scenario with an open mind and a restorative approach. Remarkable success is obtainable as we follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for mold remediation:

  • Locate the mold
  • Contain the affected space with 1.6 polypropylene sealed with negative pressure from air scrubbing equipment
  • Mechanically remove the mold
    • With brushes and scrapers on non-permeable surfaces
    • With controlled abrasion on permeable materials like drywall, including soda or dry ice blasting that removes colonies and incapacitates deeply embedded mold hyphae
  • Clear away and bag debris for lawful hazardous waste disposal, using HEPA filter-equipped vacuums and EPA-registered spray cleaners
  • Disinfect the space and surfaces with broadcast and hand spraying of EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold rebound

Can Your Property in Fayetteville Remain Mold-Free?

Because of dormant spores' presence even after mold remediation, managing moisture in homes and commercial buildings is critical for mold control. SERVPRO of East Onondaga County guides customers after remediation to ensure your property remains dry, averting mold growth.

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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 Fire 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.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of East Onondaga County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Fayetteville 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 2250, 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 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 - (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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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 Fayetteville, 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 Fayetteville, 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.