Forest Hills Gardens, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be a formidable and damaging presence to homes and businesses, making the safe removal and cleaning of properties vital. Whether it is the historical venues that once helped household musical artists The Ramones and Simon & Garfunkel to stardom, or the Childhood Home of Peter Parker Museum, mold remediation can protect items and structural elements however these properties require.  

Can Mold Inspections Help Your Forest Hills Gardens Home?

Mold inspections are much needed for properties and homes. Our production manager can first look over the house with the property owner and determine customer priorities and the best remediation approach to reduce as much damage as possible. 

How Can Mold Remediation Begin for Forest Hills Gardens Properties?  

There is no mistaking the importance of remediating active colonization when mold gets discovered. With thousands of residences throughout Forest Hills Gardens, the solution for each of these properties differs based on the building materials and the moisture conditions of the household. Our experienced team helps with:

  • Mold removal
  • black mold
  • attic mold removal
  • basement mold remediation
  • bathroom mold removal
  • mold inspections

Are Odors Harsh During Forest Hills Gardens Bathroom Mold Removal? 

Mold can produce volatile organic compounds that overwhelm rooms and their contents with musty odors. We have multiple deodorizing tools and products to help this venture, beginning with foggers and hydroxyl machines. 

Learn more about mold damage repairs and remediation strategies on our main page. 

SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (718) 381-3702

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces 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 Forest Hills / Ridgewood is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Forest Hills Gardens community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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 - (718) 381-3702

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 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 Forest Hills Gardens, 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

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

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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Forest Hills Gardens, 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 (718) 381-3702 and we will be on our way to help.