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Overcoming the Effects of White Plains Mold Damage

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Remediation Should Be Managed Quickly

A common threat to area homes is excess moisture and water leaks leading to the possibility of mold development. In Westchester County, basements and attics are the most susceptible to this fungal presence, and if you suspect it might exist in your home, you should act quickly for removal.

Overcoming White Plains mold damage begins with the fast response of our SERVPRO remediation team. Because of the urgency of these conditions, we have professionals ready 24/7 to mobilize for inspections and remediation solutions.

What Makes Mold a Threat?

Understanding what makes mold and microbial growth a problem for area homes and businesses is essential. Knowing how organisms move through the residence and how rapidly colonies can replicate can express the urgency of securing remediation professionals when you see this threat exists. Some concerning attributes of mold colonization include:

  • Colonies Are Destructive – Mold feeds on organic matter, destroying hosting materials like drywall and other building elements.
  • Mold Moves Quickly – Another disturbing attribute of mold development is how quickly colonies move throughout a structure. Moist environments make all nearby surfaces susceptible to support migrating mold spores.
  • Living with Mold – While naturally occurring spores are in almost every environment, higher concentrations make comfortable living a challenge.

How Do You Find Mold?

Suspecting mold in your home might not be enough for you to consider seeking the assistance of our remediators and project management. There are ways to help you have a better idea of whether microbial growth is likely in your residence. Physical signs can point to higher spore concentrations and even colonies existing out of sight. Some of these signals include:

  • Damp Surfaces
  • Spotting
  • Musty Smells

Remediation Solutions for Mold

Choosing the right approach to remove mold damage from your home is more than just a universal solution. Careful consideration must be made to the hosting material's state, the damage's location, and the concentration of mold colonization in the area. Some mold removal solutions include:

  • Surface Mold – When mold is still only impacting the surface of hosting materials, this is when remediation and cleanup are most straightforward. We have several sporicidal products that can destroy mold spores on contact.
  • Infestation Beyond the Surface – Through abrasive cleaning and approaches like sanding, we can often reach mold that has moved just beyond the outermost layer of structural components.
  • Fully Impacted – When the mold has overtaken the entire hosting material, there is no way to restore and preserve it. We must remove and discard these structural elements.

What Are Lingering Effects of Mold Damage?

Mold is destructive because it can impact your property in many ways. Even after you have removed any colonies remediation could find, there are still lingering threats that could exist that require attention. Much of this cleaning process hinges on restoring the appearance of former colony-hosting materials. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians follow specific protocols for effective remediation. It could also address the concerns of severe, musty malodors throughout the structure. Our focuses during post-remediation cleanup include:

  • Refinishing
  • Odors
  • Structural Damage
  • Need for Moisture Management

Is Reconstruction Necessary?

The role of repairs and reconstruction after mold damage is essential for your home. Not only will our general contractor license allow us to replace the materials removed to eliminate the colonies and the threat of spreading organisms in your house, but repairs are needed for other reasons. Preventing the recurrence of mold growth through installing better ventilation, patching and repairing structural vulnerabilities, and replacing damaged portions of plumbing keeps microbial threats from returning this same way.

White Plains mold damage can threaten comfortable living in your home. Let our SERVPRO of White Plains and New Rochelle remediators help you resolve this threat quickly and prevent it from coming back. Give us a call now at (914) 684-1560.

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