Syracuse, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Mold growth and damage in Syracuse residential and commercial properties always link to moisture. Without a water source, mold spores are benign, joining other tiny particles in the environment rotating between airborne or settled on surfaces or inside cracks and crevices. Add a bit of moisture, and mold growth commences within 24-48 hours. Early professional intervention is mandatory, and SERVPRO of East Onondaga County offers specially trained remediation crews to provide relief from an infestation.
What Can You Expect from Professional Mold Remediation in Syracuse?
We call our mold response “remediation” because mold elimination is impossible in residential and most commercial properties. Instead, the SERVPRO mold remediation team’s goal is to remove active mold colonies appropriately, following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA )protocols:
- Contain the moldy space.
- Remove the mold organisms and irreparable infected structures.
- Dispose of the moldy materials per local regulations for hazardous waste.
Focus on Moisture Management in Syracuse
SERVPRO evaluates and offers solutions to rid your home or commercial properties of the moisture underlying mold growth. Residences or businesses including restaurants, shops, or production centers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, or campuses such as Syracuse University or State University of New York Upstate Medical University scale moisture mitigation to the level of problems found:
- Spill cleanup
- Immediate repair of plumbing and roof leaks and equipment malfunctions
- Consistent use of exhaust fans in high humidity areas, moderating relative humidity levels to 30 to 50 percent
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SERVPRO of East Onondaga 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 – (315) 446-8776
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 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 East Onondaga County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Syracuse community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Syracuse, NY
- Fayetteville, NY
- East Syracuse, NY
- Manlius, NY
- Jamesville, NY
- Dewitt, NY
- Kirkville, NY
- Minoa, NY
- Pompey, 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 - (315) 446-8776
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
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
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
In Syracuse, 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.