The Mold Removal Process
We here at SERVPRO of White Plains get a lot of calls from people saying they have black mold. Often they are in a panic and want us to come out right away to get rid of the mold. While we are a licensed mold remediation company there are New York State Guidelines we have to follow.
For mold over 10 square feet, a licensed mold assessor is required for mold testing. The assessor will come out to your home and do sample testing. Air samples, swabs on walls, ceilings, etc. Once the test results are back from the lab, the assessor with write up a report. That report will be the remediation protocol that we are required by the State of New York to follow. The mold report and the estimate we give based on this protocol is what we submit to the homeowner and or insurance company if applicable. The report will also tell the homeowner what spore of mold they have found. Many times it is not the dreaded Black Mold, but just mold that is black in color.
After Hurricane Ida came and smacked this area back in September 2021, so many people had never before seen amounts of water in basements. While the water has been pumped out and drywall often replaced, we are still getting calls from people finding mold in their basements. Often the calls start with, we had water in our basement during Ida, and now we are seeing mold. We have been to so man of these jobs and have really given people piece of mind when we explain the whole process and get out there and get the mold remediated.
Don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of White Plains, not only for water and fire, but we are trained, and New York State Certified in Mold Remediation and abatement work.