White Plains, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Westchester County and White Plains specifically are highly sensitive to the year-round humidity concerns near the Hudson River and weather systems that could impact homes and businesses in the area. When properties are left to contend with prolonged moisture concerns, mold and microbial threats can result. Our AMRT-Certified technicians can help with:
- mold removal
- mold inspections
- mold prevention
- remediation services
- structural drying
- odor removal
Containment for White Plains Homes
One of the first steps for restoration professionals working in mold-damaged homes and businesses is erecting physical containment barriers. Preventing the spread of active spores can be a considerable step in slowing the progress of colonies and making the removal of mold organisms more manageable.
What Mold Remediation Works Best?
Choosing the right remediation approach is vital to determine how long homeowners are displaced by damage or the unwanted intrusion of cleaning technicians occurs in the house. We evaluate the severity of these situations and the colonies' location to choose mold removal strategies. While surface cleaning is the ideal approach, more aggressive measures, like dry ice blasting or even controlled demolition, can often be necessary.
Clearing Strong Odors in White Plains Properties
One of the telling signs of an active mold infestation is a strong, musty odor in the house. Even after remediation, these lingering odors can persist. We have powerful deodorization approaches to neutralize smells on contact.
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SERVPRO of White Plains and New Rochelle
- 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 – (914) 684-1560
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 White Plains and New Rochelle is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the White Plains community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- White Plains, NY
- New Rochelle, NY
- Harrison, NY
- Mamaroneck, NY
- Rye, NY
- Rye Brook, NY
- Purchase, NY
- Larchmont, NY
- Port Chester, NY
- Pelham, 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 - (914) 684-1560
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
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 White Plains, 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
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
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 White Plains, 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 White Plains and New Rochelle we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in White Plains, 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 (914) 684-1560 and we will be on our way to help.