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 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 Syracuse 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 1,700, 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:
- 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 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
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 Syracuse, 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
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
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
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 Syracuse, 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
Here at SERVPRO of East Onondaga County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Syracuse, NY. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (315) 446-8776 and we will be on our way to help.